East Hampton School News, October 3

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East Hampton High SchoolThree seniors, Joel Johnson, Michael Abrams-Dyer and Josh LeClerc, were named commended scholars by the National Merit 2014 Scholarship program. Out of 1.5 million students who take the PSATs as juniors, only 34,000 are selected as commended scholars nationwide.

Meetings continue after school, once a week, with artist Camille Perrottet as progress is made toward designing an anti-bias mural in one of the school’s longest hallways. The advisory committee is made up of members from different clubs, from National Art Society to Justice League and Gay-Straight Alliance, along with Hispanic Leaders and more.

Next Friday, October 11, is the evening of the homecoming dance and other student activities, with music provided by DJ K-Alert (student Chris Kalbacher). Principal Adam Fine offers a reminder that the dance is for East Hampton High School students only. The theme is “black-out” and students are encouraged to dress all in black.

Homecoming Day, Saturday, October 12, starts the second annual induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame honorees, with a breakfast in the high school cafeteria at 9 a.m. Tickets are available through the athletic office. The afternoon kicks off with a barbecue and carnival on the school grounds at 3:30, followed by the big game versus the Southampton Mariners at 7 p.m.

John M. Marshall Elementary SchoolSpanish-speaking parents are invited to two separate welcome back nights at the elementary school: Parents of students in kindergarten through second grade on Monday, October 7, at 6:30 p.m., and parents of children in grades three through five at 3:30 on Wednesday, October 9. Childcare will be provided and parents will have a chance to learn about both the school curriculum and the ESL/Bilingual program.

Students at John Marshall are also getting into the spirit of homecoming week, following the same days as the high school: Monday, October 7, pajama day; Tuesday, USA day; Wednesday, neon day; Thursday, flannel day; and Friday, maroon and grey day.

This is also the week of the PTA’s book fair in the library. Students will be able to browse through books all week.

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