East Hampton School News, May 30

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East Hampton High School
On May 17, the guidance and counseling department sponsored a trip to Suffolk Community College in Riverhead for students accepted for admission to the college, and their parents. Accompanied by Candace Stafford and Tony Lazaris, students attended an orientation session, toured the campus, ate lunch in the student union, took the required placement tests, and scheduled appointments to select their courses for the fall semester. All presentations were held in English and Spanish. “Hopefully this is a trip that will be repeated next year and every year,” Ms. Stafford said.

On Tuesday, May 28, Advanced Placement art students from Heather Evans’s and Sheila Batiste’s classes traveled to Springs after school to install their artwork at Ashawagh Hall. This is the 11th year that Ms. Evans has organized the exhibit with her students. The exhibit gives students the experience of selecting a body of work to show, the practice of preparing the works for exhibition, and the actual installation of the artwork. The reception is Wednesday, May 29, from 3 to 7 p.m.

The Senior Local Scholarship Program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, during which graduating students will be recognized by community organizations, local businesses, and individual donor award scholarships.

Seniors planning to attend the senior banquet on June 20 need to pick up the information packets and get their permission slips in to the main office. No tickets will be sold after June 7.

Priscilla Campbell, who is spearheading a summer trip to Senegal with students to help build a school in a small village, is trying to raise about $15,000 more needed for the trip. “Every little donation will help us realize this goal,” she said. One way to donate is on the buildOn, the group with which the project is associated, website at webuildon.buildon.org/ehhsstudents.

Saturday, June 1, will see Student Association President Melanie Mackin and Principal Adam Fine taking part in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., along with a WWII veteran from the area. “The Suffolk County High School Principals Association got me involved,” said Mr. Fine, adding that they are covering the cost for Melanie Mackin as well. Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans, transporting them to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at the war memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans, World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

The high school athletic banquet for varsity athletes, their families, and special guests will be held on Wednesday, June 5, at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Tickets are available through the athletic office; no tickets will be sold at the door.

The hallways are crackling with excitement over this year’s senior barbecue and carnival on Thursday, June 6. Seniors will be invited onto the field first, with the rest of the school joining an hour later. “It’s going to be a great day,” Mr. Fine said.
East Hampton Middle School
Lea Bryant and Barbara Tracey put together the Bonac 5K last Wednesday. The event was well-attended by students, staff, and community. “It was great to see everyone out there doing their personal best,” said Joe Vas, the district’s athletic director. Several East Hampton High School students took home medals.
John M. Marshall Elementary School
End of year field trips continue to many exciting venues for the students this week. Visits to the Jackson-Pollock House, LongHouse Reserve, the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, the South Fork Natural History Museum, Gosman’s Dock, the Montauk Lighthouse, and the Quogue Wildlife Refuge are some of the destinations. Also, beach days are planned, along with seal-sighting field trips to Big Alberts, Sammys Beach, and Main Beach.

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