Education

Hopson Graduates Police Youth Academy

On Friday, April 27, senior Jalyn Hopson graduated from the Suffolk County Police Youth Academy, a rigorous training program for local area students who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

Students Work on Mapping Early America

As part of their social studies curriculum, Sag Harbor Elementary School fourth-graders in Jeff Reed’s class created a comprehensive map of early America.

Students Explore American Society in New Art Project

Nearly 100 students from East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, Hampton Bays and Southampton high schools will participate in artist Barthélémy Toguo’s international postcard community art project, Head above Water.

Harder Security Measures – Along with ‘Softening’ – Planned in Sag Harbor Schools

Superintendent Katy Graves has described “hardening” as increased security, technology, policy and practice geared toward physically making the schools safer, while “softening” means making schools warm and vibrant places where students feel emotionally safe and connected.

Bus Companies Appeal Judge’s Dismissal of Sag Harbor, Wainscott School Suit

Two local school bus companies have appealed a judge’s dismissal of a suit filed against the Sag Harbor and Wainscott school districts that alleged the schools’ transportation agreement was illegal and not in the best interests of their taxpayers.

Sag Harbor Voters Approve School District’s 2018-2019 Budget

Sag Harbor voters came out Tuesday to approve the school district’s 2018-19 budget, with close to 69 percent saying “yes” to the $40.88 million spending plan.

Bridgehampton School District’s 2018-2019 Budget Approved

In the Bridgehampton School District, 69 percent of voters approved the $16.3 million budget plan for the 2018-19 school year. The final vote count on Tuesday was 100-44, which represented a decrease from last year’s voter turnout of 176.

Hayground Wants To Expand The Farm

From the roadside, the campus of the Hayground School appears uncluttered. Barnlike buildings are set back on a nearly 13-acre site between Mitchell and Butter lanes in Bridgehampton.

Sag Harbor School District Proposes $41.88M Budget for 2018-19

On the table in the Sag Harbor School District is a $41.88 million spending plan with a proposed year-over-year spending increase of 4.95 percent and proposed tax levy increase of 3.51 percent.

Bridgehampton School District Floats $16.3M Budget for 2018-19

The Bridgehampton School District is proposing a 13.5-percent year-over-year spending increase, up to $16.3 million, with a tax levy increase that is within the state-imposed limit.

Sag Harbor Superintendent Offers Overview of Special Education System

Sag Harbor superintendent Katy Graves on Monday said students’ individual needs and federal and state laws prevent the Sag Harbor School District and school board from openly discussing the specifics of the special education programs.

BoardDocs Online System Coming to Sag Harbor Schools

The searchable system is widely used by Suffolk County school districts to post school board meeting agendas, minutes, policies and contracts the board signs with outside vendors and companies.

Sag Harbor Parents Criticize School District’s Special Needs Program

Some parents with children who have special educational needs have questioned the ability of the Sag Harbor School District to adequately provide for their children, or have alleged discrimination.

Bridgehampton Students Compete in National Scrabble Championship

Sixth graders Mikhael Feaster, Keanu King and Samantha Udave were joined by fifth graders Aiyana Spears and Marques Thomas on the Bridgehampton Spelling Bees team, representing both Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor.

Hatfield and Brindle Named Valedictorian and Salutatorian at Pierson

Pierson High School has named its Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian. They are Leigh Hatfield and Hope Brindle, respectively — two high-achieving, hard-working and involved students.

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A Celebration of All Things Sly Comes to Sag Harbor

On Thursday, September 27, Dan Koontz and his hand-picked posse will kick off the eighth season of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival performing the songs made famous by Sly and the Family Stone at 8 p.m. at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Thiele Pitches Commuter Trains in Sag Harbor

Members of the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor, the union of faculty employed by the Sag Harbor School District, expressed cautious support of the proposed South Fork Commuter Connection in a survey conducted by the school district last week.

Hurricane of 1938: Old Negatives Offer New View Of Storm’s Fury

Both black-and-white photographs—the first of a house near Lake Agawam, and the second of a home along Meadow Lane—were taken in Southampton Village shortly after the Category 3 hurricane, later named “The Long Island Express,” steamrolled the East End on the afternoon of September 21, 1938.