Southampton School News, November 20


Southampton High School

On Saturday, November 8, members of the orchestra, along with their families, attended a concert of the Stony Brook graduate orchestra at the Staller Center, on the campus of SUNY Stony Brook. Participants attended a pre-concert lecture. Works studied were by Mozart, Chopin, and Mahler. The lecture gave insight into the pieces to be performed later that evening. This trip was made possible by a grant that SUNY Stony Brook received to assist our students to experience a fine musical ensemble and see one of the top graduate musical schools perform.

The National Honor Society will be hosting its annual Fashion Show fundraiser, featuring outfits from local stores to raise money for the National Honor Society Scholarship Fund. Students, faculty and staff will take to the runway at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Admission is $5 per person.

Southampton Intermediate School

El Colegio del Cuerpo visited Southampton Intermediate School Spanish students on Friday, November 14, to present workshops to empower through movement. Led by Alvaro Restrepo and Marie France Delieuvin, the dancers traveled from Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) to Southampton, thanks to the Watermill Center. The students explored the use of movement to create an atmosphere of respect, trust, and discipline while communicating with the dance troupe members in Spanish.

Fifth grade dual language students last week shared a Skype session with Spanish author Rosa Navarro Durán at the University of Barcelona. Senora Durán is a well-known author and former professor of ISA Language Assistant Ismael Tharrats. Having read her book, Platero y yo, the students enjoyed having the author answer their questions and share about her writing life in Spain.

Southampton Elementary School

The Southampton Elementary School Student Council is holding its annual winter coat drive from November 17 through December 12. Gently used coats will be collected in special boxes located throughout the school, cleaned by Good Ground Cleaners, and distributed to families in need.

Since 1975, the Southampton Elementary School second grade classes have celebrated the upcoming holiday with a traditional Thanksgiving feast. This year’s event will be held in the gymnasium on Tuesday, November 25. It will be catered by Michael Mossolino, owner of the Deli Counter. String students will perform as the guests arrive. Before the meal, students will treat their guests to seasonal poems and songs. Native American faculty and students will share a traditional prayer, dressed in their time-honored regalia.

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