Southampton School News, October 17

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Southampton High SchoolChristian Oliveros recently received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Community from U.S. Representative Tim Bishop as a result of his volunteer work with the Kids Stock the House organization. Christian, who is known for his talents playing the violin, was nominated by the organization’s founder and director, Donna Oliverio, for his dedication, compassion and consistency in his volunteer work. Kids Stock the House is a local organization created to support the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.Southampton Elementary SchoolThroughout the week of October 7, the Southampton Village and North Sea volunteer fire departments brought their trucks and educational smokehouse trailer to the Southampton Elementary School bus circle where they taught students about fire safety.

Technology teacher Julia Best has received a grant from the One Thousand Robots program that will provide the school 50 “Finch” robots from BirdBrain Technologies this April. After she and fellow teacher Kim Garypie receive initial training from the program, their students will be introduced to programming the robots using Snap! The program will benefit students throughout the district and in the surrounding area as they will be invited to participate in an upcoming “Night of Programming and Robotics.”School CommunityThe first Community Science Night of the school year was held at Southampton High School on Wednesday, October 9. Visitors enjoyed the variety of hands-on science stations including Junior Chemists, It’s Alive!, Diggin’ Dinos, and Build It. During the evening, astronomy teacher Ryan Munkwitz hosted a planetarium show about black holes and shared slides of his recent experience at the NASA SOFIA program with fellow earth science teacher John Walsh.

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