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East Hampton Superintendent Will Retire in June

The East Hampton School Board on Tuesday formally accepted a retirement letter from Richard Burns, who has served the East Hampton School District as superintendent since 2011. His retirement, effective June 30, 2021, will cap a more than 30-year career in East Hampton.

Dec 2, 2020
Two Tonics for Tech Overload

During the pandemic, the online overhaul of work, school, and the rest underscores a tech-aware message passed along by Denise Roland's Intentionally Unplugged and Nicole Delma's Mind Offline, brainchildren largely inspired by their real children.

Nov 25, 2020
How to Teach Science in a Pandemic? Experiment

From online laboratory simulations to individual sets of science supplies to constant cleaning of equipment, teaching and learning science amid the Covid-19 pandemic has been one big experiment in itself for local educators and students. In normal times students would be able to work in groups, clustered around a table sharing lab equipment like beakers, burners, and microscopes — but these are not normal times.

Nov 25, 2020
A Return to More In-Person Learning in Bridgehampton

The Bridgehampton School is anticipating approval from the Southampton Town fire marshal this week to begin using three temporary trailers for teacher offices and five of its newly constructed classrooms for educating students, even though the rest of the construction project is still in progress.

Nov 25, 2020
Teens Tapped for International Art Project

Students from East Hampton High School are taking part in an international effort called the Breathing Project that is meant to be therapeutic for essential workers who have kept society afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In it, students first interview doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, food pantry staff, social workers, and others, with the goal of gathering their personal stories. Then, artists from the high school's National Art Honor Society, along with others from around the world, create works of art to illustrate or represent those stories.

Nov 24, 2020
Kids Culture 11.24.20

Bedtime stories, bouncy balls, online trivia and creative writing sessions, and a Thanksgiving photo contest for teens.

Nov 24, 2020
New Covid Case Will Close John Marshall Elementary School

A new case of Covid-19 diagnosed in a fourth-grade student at the John M. Marshall Elementary School has led the East Hampton School District administration to close that school to in-person classes for the two days leading up to the Thanksgiving break next week.

Nov 20, 2020
Kids Culture 11.19

A new program for girls from the Neo-Political Cowgirls, a photography contest for teens through the East Hampton Library, and more.

Nov 19, 2020
I-Tri Reaches $200k Goal

I-Tri, an East Hampton nonprofit, met its goal last month of raising $200,000 over 11 days for its programs fostering positive body image, empowerment, and healthy lifestyle choices for adolescent girls.

Nov 18, 2020
Schools Wary of Possible Shutdown

A Covid-19 outbreak in a school can impact the community, and an outbreak in a community can impact its schools. So goes a circle that school officials here are keeping their eye on — while still planning, in some cases, to bring back more students for in-person classes.

Nov 18, 2020
Schools Grapple With Ever More Covid Cases

One more positive test result was confirmed in Sag Harbor, meaning with four total cases, 22 students and five staff members are quarantined. The East Hampton Middle School reported its second covid case on Monday, and two additional East Hampton High School students have tested positive, bringing the school's total to 16 as of Monday.

Nov 17, 2020
Covid-19 Inventions From the Minds of Kids

At the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, students in Julie Fanelli's class of middle learners, who are between 6 and 11 years old, have been busy imagining and building "Covid-19 inventions" to eventually share with the community.

Nov 13, 2020