School News

Four local student-musicians will perform in News 12’s “Sounds of the Season” holiday segment on December 19. From left: Ethan Young (Eastport-South Manor), cellist; Tessa Arnzen (Southampton), violist; Kristina Georges (Hampton Bays), violinist; and Sofia Skoldberg (Southampton), violinist. Independent/Courtesy Southampton School District


To mark Computer Science Education Week, Westhampton Beach Elementary School students spent an hour learning code on December 3 through activities provided by Known as the Hour of Code, the experience gave students an opportunity to explore coding as the basis for a possible career in computer science. It also allowed them to hone their problem-solving skills.

Springs School

To celebrate Hanukkah, Mrs. Bickley and Ms. Hoffman kept to their annual tradition and made latkes to offer students in the Commons Room.

Junior high students who joined Cyber Club are enjoying their meetings every Friday afternoon. “Cyber Club is an after-school activity in which students can play cooperative and competitive multiplayer games in a social environment,” explains advisor Mr. Osterweil.

Gearing up for January, the eighth grade is hosting its annual breakfast fundraiser at the Springs Firehouse. The breakfast will be held on January 6 from 7 to 11 AM. Tickets must be bought in advance and can be purchased from any eighth grader or by email, [email protected] All proceeds will benefit the eighth-grade trip to Boston later in the year.


The Southampton School District is proud to announce that Languages Other Than English teachers Sarah Trujillo-Underhill and Ellen Martin, along with Laura Perez Sanchis, an International Spanish Academy Language and Culture teacher from Spain, were published in the University of Valencia’s annual Spanish language magazine, Foro de Profesores de E/LE.

The trio’s published work, “Life is a Carnival: A multi-level collaborative unit of study,” discusses a project that was implemented for the 87 students in the Southampton School District’s International Spanish Academy program.


The following students will be serving as Student Council officers for the 2018-2019 school year: President: Vanessa Reyes – Grade 8; Vice President: Melissa Reyes – Grade 6; Treasurer: Thayer Schwartz – Grade 8; Secretary: Michelle Mendoza-Nava – Grade 6; and Student Council Activities Coordinator: Sebastian Morales – Grade 6.

During the month of December, Tuckahoe Student Council is holding a hat and mitten drive. They are collecting new hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves to adorn a Christmas tree located in the front hall of the school. The council members’ goal is that no child goes without a hat or gloves because of need this winter season.

Hampton Bays

In its mission to take history out of the textbooks by honoring a local veteran each month of the school year, the Hampton Bays School District is paying tribute to Bob Ettl by flying an American flag in his honor throughout the month of December.

Opening the ceremony on December 7 at the elementary school, members of the Hampton Bays High School jazz band performed the national anthem. High school student Ian Hubbard read his “Voice of Democracy” essay, while fellow student Michael Blanco read Ettl’s biography. The ceremony culminated with the raising of the flag on the school’s flagpole.sch

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