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Kids Culture 2.25.21

On the Ice
Katy's Courage, an organization dedicated to education, research, and support for pediatric cancer patients, will have an ice-skating fund-raiser at the Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton on Saturday for kids ages 10 and up. There will be ice-skating lessons starting at 12:15 p.m., open skating sessions at 1:15 and 3, an ice show at 6, and a hockey game at 7:30 that night. Baked goods will be for sale all day. Tickets are $35 each, and Covid-19 restrictions make advance registration a must by calling 631-324-2243.

Feb 25, 2021
Full Day Pre-K May Return in East Hampton

East Hampton School District officials on Tuesday said it is their goal to restore the full-day prekindergarten program at the John M. Marshall Elementary School. Those classes were reduced to half-days this year because of space restrictions made necessary by the pandemic. The proposed 2021-22 budget provides for such a program.

"The overall consensus from the prekindergarten team is that they would like to go back to full-day," said Karen Kuneth, the interim elementary school principal.

Feb 25, 2021
East Hampton Schools Plan to Bring Back More Kids

As Covid-19 case counts and positivity rates continue their general decline, East Hampton School District officials are expected to unveil plans next week to bring more students back for in-person learning.

During a budget workshop this week, Richard Burns, the district superintendent, said there will be a detailed discussion of the plans at a regular board meeting on Tuesday. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be live-streamed on YouTube by LTV. There will be an opportunity for community members to call in comments.

Feb 24, 2021
East Hampton Hoops: Boys Vying and Girls Trying

East Hampton High School's boys basketball team was 2-1 in league play as of Tuesday, and 2-3 over all.

Feb 18, 2021
Swimmers' Three-Peat a Singular Feat

For the third year in a row East Hampton High's boys swimming team won the League II meet, this one contested Saturday at Hauppauge High School, topping four teams — Hauppauge, West Islip, Sayville-Bayport-Blue Point, and Northport — that had defeated the 3-4 Bonackers in dual meet competition.

Feb 18, 2021
Generation C: College in the Covid Era

At the beginning of September, four South Fork college students talked with The East Hampton Star about their expectations and experiences so far attending school during the Covid-19 pandemic. One semester later, this is how it's going.

Feb 18, 2021
Kids Culture 2.18.21

A student art show, birdwatching, abstract drawing, and more activities coming up for kids and teens.

Feb 18, 2021
In Sag Harbor, 'Lowest Increase in Seven Years'

The Sag Harbor School District last week reported that costs for school busing, office administration, maintenance, utilities, and operations are increasing only marginally in its 2021-22 budget proposal. A senior school official also announced a target tax-levy increase of 1.5 percent, which is a smidge under the maximum that Sag Harbor would be allowed to enact under New York State's limits on tax levy increases.

Feb 18, 2021
More Money for Mental Health in East Hampton School Budget

With the pandemic still upending normal life, East Hampton School District officials have made it clear they are taking seriously the mental health and academic needs of their students, quite literally putting their money where their mouths are.

Feb 18, 2021
Bridgehampton Teen Is Coding Star

Maxwell Gomberg, a ninth grader at the Bridgehampton School, recently put his love of computer technology to good use in a national coding contest. His team emerged the first-place winner on Jan. 31 at the competition's advanced level II.

Feb 18, 2021
Avenues School Stays Another Year

Avenues: The World School, a for-profit independent school that set up a small "studio" campus last summer at the Hampton Country Day Camp in East Hampton, this week announced that it will remain there for another school year.

Feb 18, 2021
Six Teams Met in Track Meet

It was pretty much good news all around for East Hampton High's active winter teams this past week. The swimmers, in their final home meet of the foreshortened season, defeated Lindenhurst 71-59, "exhibitioning" in the final two events so as not to run up a score; the boys track team here on Saturday defeated Rocky Point 50-45, and the girls, whose coach, Yani Cuesta, was still awaiting Rocky Point's long jump results as of Sunday, were leading 43-39.

Feb 11, 2021