School News: Nutrition Center in Bridgehampton, Future Pols in Sag Harbor

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Marta Blanco talking with Mr. Meyers’ health class while enjoying a healthy snack.
Marta Blanco talking with Mr. Meyers’ health class while enjoying a healthy snack.
Marta Blanco talking with Mr. Meyers’ health class while enjoying a healthy snack.

Nutrition Takes Center Stage at Bridgehampton School
Marta Blanco a Nutritionist from Cornell Cooperative Extensions Nutrition Health and Obesity Prevention Program has been visiting Mr. Steve Meyer’s health class for Nutrition Tuesdays. Students have been learning about proper nutrition for cooking, shopping and eating out. Students will have a chance to prepare a healthy meal this week with the help and guidance of Mrs. Blanco. They will be making black bean quesadilla, a salad, salsa, and homemade dressing.

Mr. Kameron Kaiser’s Virtual Enterprise class headed to the Brookville campus of Long Island University for a leadership conference on Wednesday. Milo Youngerman, an 11th grader, competed in the elevator pitch competition where he had to pitch his business in 60 seconds or less.  Mr. Youngerman competed against 72 other firms for the best pitch.  The class also watched a breakout session about fashion and learned insider tactics for business.

This Thursday, students in grades 10 through 12 will attend a performance of “The Scarlet Letter” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. The performance will be followed with a discussion afterwards with the cast and theater crew.

Salamon Visits Hayground

Bestselling author, Julie Salamon, visited The Hayground School last Wednesday. Ms. Salamon’s most recent book, “Mutt’s Promise,” was endorsed by the Humane Society for its message.  She is an animal rights activist and she talked to our students about the creative process, literary matters and puppy mills as part of the narrative.

Apprenticeships have been going full steam in Charlie Freij’s class. Students will continue to work in the community until Monday, November 21. In the weeks following the Apprenticeships, students will write reflective essays and create presentations about their experience to the school. The long-term culinary arts apprenticeship has been a real success. So far Chefs Mike Ruggiero, Eddie Schall and Sarah Phoon from Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton have led the group to make chicken Marseille, cornbread casserole, flourless chocolate cookies, and a plethora of sides. Chef Colin Ambrose from Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor made turkey burgers, fries, salad and apple crumb cake with the students. This past week, Joan Turturro from the Orient Inn on the North Fork guided our students in a paella lesson.

Sag Harbor Elementary School fourth-graders created PowerPoint presentations as part of a unit on government. Pictured (from left) are Matthew Greenwald, Adam Drohan, Lillian Jaeger and Gillian Tanner. Photo courtesy of the Sag Harbor School District.
Sag Harbor Elementary School fourth-graders created PowerPoint presentations as part of a unit on government. Pictured (from left) are Matthew Greenwald, Adam Drohan, Lillian Jaeger and Gillian Tanner. Photo courtesy of the Sag Harbor School District.

Future Politicians at Sag Harbor Elementary School

To display what they have learned about politics and government, Sag Harbor fourth-graders in Libby Lattanzio’s class created and delivered PowerPoint presentations to their classmates. The students’ PowerPoint presentations included information they had recently learned about the three branches of government, the U.S. Constitution, the election process, amendments and how a bill becomes a law.

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