Education

Ross School’s Sophie Griffin Strives for a Narrative Based on Compassion

Sophie Griffin said Ross’s curriculum focuses on narratives: hearing people’s stories, learning empathy and looking at things from a different perspective, which she found valuable. 

Ross School’s Leif Wood Plans To Pursue Degree To Effect Social Change

Last summer, Leif Wood lived out of his car as part of his senior project at Ross. He kept everything he bought — all of his trash — and made an art installation afterward about consumerism and living with less.

One Final Morning Program

The Pierson High School senior graduating class of 2019 was presented to the students, faculty, family and friends at the Sag Harbor Elementary School...

Plans for Semkus Memorial Push Forward

Drew Harvey is hopeful the Sag Harbor School Board of Education will approve the construction of the work-out station with a memorial plaque in memory of Michael Semkus at its next meeting.

Gillibrand Backs Nomination of SANS Community to National Register

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has urged the National Park Service to place the SANS neighborhoods of Sag Harbor on the National Register of Historic Places as rare post-World War II African-American beach communities.

Sag Harbor School Board Approves Parking Contract with St. Andrew

The Sag Harbor School District Board of Education narrowly passed a motion Monday night to support a contract between the district and St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church for 12 parking spaces.

Communication Model to Change in Sag Harbor Schools

The Sag Harbor School Board of Education has begun looking at how it communicates with the public and how to improve on that process.

DiLorenzo Earns History Scholarship

Graham DiLorenzo was awarded the 2019 James McCrosson Jr. Memorial History Scholarship.

School News: Pierson Names Top Graduates, Seniors Honored, Johnson Wins Arts Contest

Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School’s Hannah Tuma and Emily Hallock have earned the top spots as valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2019.

School Board Fails to Adopt Contract For Parking at St. Andrew Church

On Monday, the Sag Harbor School Board of Education failed to carry a four-vote majority to approve a proposed three-year contract with St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church for the use of 12 spaces in the parking lot behind the Division Street church.

Sag Harbor School Board Votes to Add Bus Run to Alleviate Transportation Issues

Continuing a discussion about how to reduce transportation costs, the five members of the Sag Harbor School Board of Education at Monday night’s meeting approved a resolution to add one bus run to Pierson Middle-High School.

Sag Harbor School Board Debates Timeline For Superintendent Search

The board began debate on the best path forward following the announcement late last month that Superintendent Katy Graves plans to retire.

Sag Harbor Voters Approve School Budget, Bus Referendum

Sag Harbor School District voters on Tuesday approved a $42.88 million spending plan for the 2019-2020 school year.

School Budget, Farmstand Leases Are Approved in Bridgehampton

Voters in the Bridgehampton School District gave a collective thumbs-up to the school’s $18.69 million 2019-2020 budget on Tuesday.

A Small Pierson Ensemble Takes on Big Names in Classical Music

“They’re all level-six musicians,” said Will Fujita, Pierson’s orchestra teacher and chamber group advisor. "That’s the highest level you can get to in New York.”

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Sag Harbor Superintendent Katy Graves to Take Leave for “Immediate Surgery”

“With a heavy heart, I regret to inform the members of the Board of Education and the community that I will have to step away from my duties beginning on November, 22, 2019 as the Superintendent of the Sag Harbor Schools for immediate surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City,” said Ms. Graves in a letter to the board of education on November 15.

Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust Hopeful For Route 114 Project

Members of the Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust, a nonprofit formed in 2008, said this week they remain hopeful that a partnership with the Town of East Hampton might result in a housing project on Route 114 in Wainscott, just outside of Sag Harbor Village, one that could result in many more housing units than the organization would be able to construct on its own.

Grants Will Be Sought to Restore Revolutionary War Grave Sites at Old Burial Ground...

The Old Burying Ground, one of the South Fork’s oldest cemeteries, is home to more than 330 gravesites, some dating back to the Revolutionary War. And many are in dire need of repair, local historic preservation consultant Zachary Studenroth reported to the Sag Harbor Village Board at its Tuesday night meeting.