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In Support of New Parents

In an effort to improve the health of underserved communities, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, a branch of Northwell Health, has recognized the Bridgehampton School District as a breastfeeding-friendly workplace.

Sep 29, 2022
New Ross Head of School Settles In

“My first impression of the school is that it was very deliberately designed from both the curriculum standpoint and physically, on campus,” Thomas Sturtevant, who in July started his new role as the Ross School’s head of school, said this week. “It’s thoughtful and innovative, so it’s an exciting place to work.”

Sep 29, 2022
Kids Culture for September 29, 2022

Activities on the agenda for kids and teens this week include a celebration of LatinX culture at the Children's Museum of the East End, fun for would-be teenage sleuths, crafts, a salamander search, and opportunities to earn community service credits.

Sep 29, 2022
Eyes on East Hampton School District’s Debt

By June 2029, the East Hampton School District will have finished making annual $4.9 million debt payments from the $79.2 million renovation and expansion plan approved by voters in 2006. The following year, with a $1 million payment, the district will be done paying it off altogether. Looking ahead, school officials said this has created an opportunity for the district, which is about to begin prioritizing future capital projects across its campuses.

Sep 29, 2022
New Pierson Program in Full Swing

Born in the 2018-19 school year out of the desire for a more rigorous curriculum that also lined up with New York State’s changing academic requirements, Pierson Middle and High School’s PLANT program — Preparing Learners for a New Tomorrow — is finally blooming.

Sep 22, 2022
Glimmer of Hope for Boy With Rare Disorder

Ketamine, an illegal hallucinogenic party drug, also known as Special K, might hold the key to treating 10-year-old Rowland Egerton-Warburton of Water Mill, who was diagnosed in 2016 with ADNP syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder.

Sep 22, 2022
Kids Culture for September 22, 2022

Big Truck Day returns Saturday to the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. Plus, pajama story time, leaf printing, and puppets at the Sag Harbor American Music Festival.

Sep 22, 2022
Raising Oysters, Inspiring Stewards

Working toward the goals of cleaner waters and stable shorelines, the South Fork Sea Farmers engaged students from the Springs School and East Hampton High School to help construct a new oyster reef in Accabonac Harbor this week.

Sep 22, 2022
Springs School Board Seeks New Volunteers

Want to improve communications at the Springs School, or weigh in on topics like health and safety, school policy, or technology? The school is seeking parents and community members to volunteer for topic-based committees.

Sep 22, 2022
East Hampton Begins Drivers Ed Discussion

During a preliminary school board discussion on Sept. 6, East Hampton School District officials indicated they are looking into the idea of adding driver’s education — complete with on-the-road driving lessons — back into the school day.

Sep 15, 2022
Weigh In on Equity and Inclusion in Bridgehampton

The Bridgehampton School District is planning to reboot its social-emotional and equity task force, which it originally launched two years ago.

Sep 15, 2022
Math, Reading Progress Hobbled By Pandemic

America’s 9-year-olds “are performing at a level last seen two decades ago,” said Daniel McGrath, the acting associate commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, a branch of the United States Education Department. His announcement addressed a recent federal study that exposed the devastating effects of Covid-19 on the nation’s schoolchildren.

Sep 14, 2022