East Hampton School News, June 6

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East Hampton High School

Senior Melanie Mackin, accompanied by Principal Adam Fine, flew to Washington D.C. on June 1 with local World War II veterans as part of the Honor Flight program. “Melanie was chosen because of her deep commitment to this school community, and as president of the Student Association,” Mr. Fine said.

The varsity sports awards banquet will be held tonight, June 5; tickets will not be sold at the door. The dinner, which honors the year’s most dedicated athletes, is at 6 p.m.

The end-of-the-year senior barbecue and carnival takes place tomorrow, June 6, on the high school field.

Also on Thursday, a bake sale will be held at the high school to benefit a food service worker and single mother who has been diagnosed with cancer. All donations of baked good may be dropped off in the main office before noon.

Artist Camille Perrottet will be back on June 14 to discuss the anti-bias mural planned for the high school. Mme. Perrottet, along with the leaders of many student-run clubs like the National Art Honor Society, are coming up with vocabulary words to include in the mural.

Bonac Botanicals had a successful plant sale last weekend in spite of the wind and cold. Money raised from the sale will go toward building a shed in the school’s edible garden.

Five of Patty Conigliaro’s math students participated in the Mega Moody Math Challenge as a team, spending 14 hours competing online against other national high school teams to solve a real-life problem using math skills—in this case, how to improve recycling. The students—Courtney Dess, Ian Lynch, Lucas Escobar, Carly Grossman and Elias Van Sickle—received certificates for their hard work and fortitude, said Ms. Conigliaro.

Any local organization seeking volunteers, in exchange for community service hours, for events this summer, should contact Deb Mansir at 329-6462 before June 20.

East Hampton Middle School

Today, June 5, seventh-graders spend the day at the Mystic Seaport Museum and Aquarium.

Next Wednesday, June 12, the middle school plans an evening awards ceremony for students and their parents or guardians, focusing on academic and area achievement awards and other school and community awards. The event will begin at the school at 7 p.m.

John M. Marshall Elementary School

The fourth grade spring concert was held on Tuesday, June 4, and the fifth grade concert will be on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at the school.

The next day, Friday, is Field Day, during which teams will compete in different games, all in good fun. The day starts at 10 a.m.

Ms. Anderson’s kindergarten class is in need of costumes for the class play on Monday, June 10. If any readers happen to have crab, turtle, angel fish, octopus, or lobster costumes hanging around in the attic, or are willing to construct one, please let the school know.

Throughout the year, Linda Reiser’s fifth grade computer classes have been learning about hazardous electronic waste, and most recently, about reducing, reusing, and recycling. Using Edmodo.com, students have been communicating online about different project ideas. Some of the project proposals include having a clothing drive in conjunction with Project MOST, using tire rims as planters around the school, a glass recycling skit for the All-School Meeting, composting, and a “make your own household cleaners” brochure, among many others.

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