Students at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School were rewarded with a lip-sync battle between their principal and fourth grade teacher James Richardson after conquering a challenge to read for 100,000 minutes during their school’s annual Reading Week.
The students beat the challenge set by their principal by reading a combined 131,000 minutes.
During a celebratory March 6 assembly, Principal Thomas Payton praised the students and performed “Let It Go” from “Frozen” and “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. Richardson entertained the students with his rendition of “Friend Like Me” from “Aladdin” and “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana,” while wearing a grass skirt.
Raising Autism Awareness
Members of Hampton Bays Elementary School’s service club, K-Kids, recently raised $300 for Camp Flying Point in Southampton as part of an annual autism awareness fundraiser. To garner the funds, the students sold bubbles, necklaces, and paper puzzle pieces they had created. All puzzle pieces sold were displayed in the school’s main hallway.
Robotics Team Supreme
The Bridgehampton School District Robotics Team Supreme 5659 completed designing and building a robot for The FIRST Robotics regional competitions. Eighteen students in grades seven through 12 built a robot using AutoCAD software, 3D printers, aluminum extrusions, and state-of-the-art brushless motors over an eight-week period. The Bridgehampton School was also gifted with two 3D printers by Liberty Iron Works that are being used with AutoCAD software to build precise parts for the robot. The district is grateful to Jonathan Fletcher, an employee at Liberty Works, who donated his time and expertise with metal fabrications and programming of the 3D printers to make plastic parts for the robot.