Christopher Merkert is no stranger to innovation.
Mr. Merkert, who heads the East Hampton Middle School’s science department, will take part in Google’s Teacher Academy in New York City early next month. He’s one of 50 educators chosen from around the country.
With a new school year under way, the Child Development Center of the Hamptons has appointed a new leader. Patricia A. Loewe, who has more than 20 years of combined classroom and administrative experience, replaces Maria A. Taliercio as the school’s education leader. For the past eight years, Mrs. Loewe worked for the Montauk School District, where she was the director for pupil personnel services. She lives in Springs.
The Ross School will start this year’s Adult Learning @ Ross program on Wednesday. Residents can enroll in a variety of courses — painting and drawing, bridge, ceramics, creative writing, sewing, jewelry design, journal writing, poetry, foreign languages, media, defensive driving, feng shui, belly dancing, and hypnosis, among other offerings. The courses cost from $35 to $750.
With school about to start on Sept. 5, and just days to go before a fund-raising deadline, seventh and eighth grade student-athletes at the Springs School and their parents are breathing easier. The Springs Athletic Booster Club announced this week that it had raised nearly $35,000 to ensure that the sports program Springs has shared in the past with the East Hampton Middle School will continue.
On Monday night, at the second Springs School Board meeting of the fiscal year, tensions quickly erupted as a packed house argued against the elimination of the sports program that seventh and eighth graders have enjoyed at East Hampton Middle School.