Southampton School News, May 9

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Southampton High School
Parrish Collaborative Club members traveled with art teacher Gail Altomare and Parrish Art Museum Education Director Cara Conklin-Wingfield to New York City on Friday, April 12 to tour the Abrons Art Center and the New Museum on the Bowery. Students talked to three artists-in-residence at Abrons and developed a new understanding of the historical significance of the AIDS epidemic in the 80s and 90s at the New Museum.

The string orchestra took home Gold With Distinction honors at the NYSSMA Major Organization Festival at Bay Shore High School on Thursday, May 2. The Level 6 orchestra performed for 45 minutes for a panel of judges. The orchestra was led by concertmaster Christian Oliveros, principal second violinist Carley Guida, principal violist Veronica Oviedo, principal cellist Kivlan King and principal bassist Harrison Carter. This is the second consecutive year that the ensemble has received the highest rating “With Distinction.” This is awarded to less than 1 percent of ensembles across New York State.
Southampton Intermediate School
The fifth and sixth grade band paid a visit to Southampton Elementary School on Thursday, May 2, to play with the fourth grade band members in order to showcase the band program for the students in third and fourth grade.

The school will be holding a 3-on-3 basketball fundraiser on Friday, May 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend and support the teams playing for trophies and prizes as they raise money to benefit the school’s field trip fund. Hot dogs and refreshments will be sold and there is a $5 per person admission.
Southampton Elementary School
A parent workshop titled “Help Your Child Protect Him/Herself” will be held at the school on Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

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