Education

Stella Maris Renaming Survey Postponed

Citing a desire to engage with more community members, administrators in the Sag Harbor School District have postponed to September a survey about the renaming of the former Stella Maris Regional School that they initially intended to send out this month.

Sag Harbor Board Member Goes Out With Style

At the close of Monday’s regularly scheduled board meeting, Stephanie Bitis offered a memorable goodbye speech in which she called teachers “heroes” and said being a school board member was “overwhelming.”

Hundreds Gather to Honor Ross School Founder

On Sunday, June 3, Ross School celebrated the contributions of its founder, Courtney Sale Ross, in advance of her transition to a new role as Trustee Emeritus.

Bridgehampton School Celebrates Construction Groundbreaking

The cornerstone of the original building says 1930 and, aside from a handful of repairs and portable buildings added over the years, the campus remains largely the same. That will all start to change soon.

Sag Harbor Diversity and Inclusion Committee Presents Ideas

An ad hoc committee tasked with examining the Sag Harbor School District’s diversity practices and policies has presented a number of recommendations to the school board, including school-wide training sessions on diversity, inclusion, equality, disabilities, sensitivity and poverty simulation.

School News: Pierson Elects Officers, Lions Award Scholarships

Kelly Kinsella and Graham DiLorenzo were elected Pierson’s student council president and vice president, respectively, during elections on Thursday in which students used Suffolk County voting machines for school elections for the first time.

Hundreds Gather to Honor Ross School Founder

On Sunday, June 3, Ross School celebrated the contributions of its founder, Courtney Sale Ross, in advance of her transition to a new role as Trustee Emeritus. More than 400 members of the Ross community attended the gathering, including alumni, parents, current students and special guests.

Sag Harbor Board, Teachers Reach New Contract Agreement

The Teachers Association of Sag Harbor and the School District have agreed on a new five-year contract that for the first time gives teachers annual pay raises that are tied to the Consumer Price Index.

Sag Harbor School Board to Tackle Middle School Cell Phone Policy

When a state-issued Amber Alert sounded an alarm on what seemed like everybody’s cell phone two weeks ago advising people to “check your local media," students at Pierson Middle School were a bit shaken up.

School News: Valedictorians Honored, Parrish Budget Approved,

Suffolk County’s highest-achieving students from the Class of 2018 were honored by school district superintendents, administrators and parents.

Bridgehampton School Schedules Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Bridgehampton School District has planned a June 8 groundbreaking ceremony to kick off its $24.7 million renovation and expansion project.

Facilities Committee Plans Stella Maris Naming Survey

The Sag Harbor School Board’s Educational Facilities Planning Committee is in the final stages of planning a survey to be released to the entire community seeking input on the renaming of the former Stella Maris Regional School building, which the district acquired from St. Andrew Church in 2016.

Exploring Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor Elementary School fourth-graders recently participated in walking tours of Sag Harbor alongside award-winning photographer Clarence Shepard.

New Pupil Personnel Services Director in Southampton

The Southampton School District has appointed Jeanne-Marie P. Mazzaferro as director of pupil personnel services, effective June 29. 

Patching Kindness Into a Quilt

To inspire her students to always be kind to others, Sag Harbor Elementary School first-grade teacher Chelsea King fashioned together a kindness quilt that is now on display in the school.

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