East Hampton School News, May 2

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East Hampton High School
New members were inducted into the National Honor Society during a school ceremony on April 25. The National Art Honor Society inducted new members last month, and on May 1 the East Hampton World Languages Honor Society will be inducting students for the first time in a ceremony that evening.

Troy Grindle’s Far East Fiddle Group and David Douglas’s male and female choral groups are performing with the Daisy Jopling Band at Guild Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Ms. Jopling is a classically trained violinist who has an international performing and recording career as a rock violinist.

Honks and beeps were heard in the parking lot on April 22 when the Justice League emulated the popular “Honk If You Love Someone” movement and held up signs in the car line.

The family and consumer science class has done it again. For the third year in a row, the students have created the first-place winner in the Long Island Healthy Snacks Challenge. This year’s creation, “The Lettuce Taco,” is the brainchild of Max Lerner, Jennifer Brito, Lilah Minetree, Nina Piacentine, and Mariyah King, each of whom will receive $20 and the recipe might be included in a cookbook. Business students representing 20 schools across Long Island competed on April 16 as part of the Long Island Business Teachers Association Competition. East Hampton students were Eva Grenci and Tyler Shaw (business law), Morgan Gaugler and Shana Devlin (career and financial management), Karen Vega and Justine Intermaggio (entrepreneurship), and Ryann Ward (sports marketing).

The Key Club’s care package drive, part of Jordan’s Initiative, a local charity in Sag Harbor, was a success, with 33 boxes filled with thousands of snacks and toiletries sent to troops overseas. Each box was accompanied by a letter and picture from an East Hampton student.

The East Hampton High School jazz band and orchestra, with directors Marilyn Van Scoyoc and Troy Grindle, traveled to Washington D.C. on April 26 and met with U.S. Representative Timothy Bishop. They toured of the U.S. Capitol building and sat in the gallery of the House of Representatives. They performed at a Festival of Music at Northern Virginia Community College where the jazz band received a rating of “Superior” and the orchestra received a rating of “Excellent.” The groups also visited the Smithsonian and took a cruise on the Potomac River on the Spirit of Washington.
East Hampton Middle School
The eighth grade held a smoothie day last week. It was a special treat at the end of a week-long series of fun activities that Lea Bryant’s health class put together for recess. The objective was to improve the school environment and encourage healthy group activities that everyone could join in on. The group also had a pipeline adventure game, tag games, a scavenger hunt and class relays. The entire week was part of the health class’s anti-bullying project.

The next PTA meeting and principal’s breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 2, at 9:30 a.m. At this meeting, there will be a panel of staff members, including guidance, psychology, and social work, who will talk about the roles they play in helping kids learn about healthy behaviors.

Sixth graders are invited to a dance on Friday, May 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. Parents must pick up their children at 9 p.m. sharp.

The eighth-grade class is getting excited about the annual trip to New York City. On May 10, the class will go on a boat cruise, experience city views from the top of Rockefeller Center, enjoy the games and ambience at Dave and Buster’s restaurant, and sit in the audience for a performance of the Broadway musical “Cinderella.”

The next day, Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the students will hold a car wash in honor of Mother’s Day. All proceeds will go toward the eighth grade graduation dinner and dance.

Parents are welcome to Detective Forrestal’s presentation on the problems associated with internet use and electronic devices on Monday, May 13.
John M. Marshall Elementary School
On Friday morning, May 3, students will perform the annual Earth Day play during all-school meeting. Also, rehearsals continue for Disney’s “Cinderella Kids,” which will be performed at the middle school on Wednesday, May 22, and Thursday, May 23.

Registration for Kiwanis Club T-Ball, a free community program with no age requirement, will be held on May 11 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the JMMES fields.

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