East Hampton Community Notes, January 16


East Hampton High School

On Monday, January 6, a group of students from the Class of 2013 returned to East Hampton High School to speak at the annual Alumni Panel. The alumni—ranging from Ivy Leaguers to a student who spent a year in Spain—talked about life during their first semester of college and touched upon topics like dorm life, college professors, majors, workload, college selection, time management, athletics and more.

The panel consisted of Katelyn Anderson, University of Kentucky; Reese Donaldson, Boston University; Manuela Dossantos, Columbia University; Laura Gundersen, Cornell University; Collin Kavanaugh, Cultural Homestay International (Gap Year Program); LB Lownes, Brown Univsersity; Emily Martinez, SUNY New Paltz; Mario Mayorga, High Point University; Abby Schutte, Santa Barbara City College; Gresa Shoshi, Suffolk County Community College, and Tess Talmage, University of Vermont.

All the students in the school had a chance to visit the auditorium and ask questions as well.

Financial Aid Night is set for Thursday, January 23, with members of guidance and counseling offering information to parents and students about how to fill out and apply for college money.

On Friday, January 24, the Winter White Dance will be held in the cafeteria between 7 and 10 p.m.

East Hampton Middle School

A principal’s breakfast and PTA meeting will be held in the cafeteria on Thursday, January 16, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

On Friday, January 24, the school’s PTA will host an after-school activity for seventh-graders from 7 to 9 p.m. This usually includes games and sports.

The PTA is promoting an Islanders “Friends and Family Day” (Islanders vs. Panthers) to benefit East Hampton Middle School, that will take place on Sunday, March 2. The Bonnettes will sing the National Anthem before the game; and after the game, students will have an opportunity to go on the ice and take a shot on goal.

John M. Marshall Elementary School

Last night, members of the elementary school staff, along with Principal Beth Doyle, met with parents for a presentation on the Common Core standards for math and on the school’s math and science curricula.

On Tuesday, January 28, the pupil personnel staff will offer an anti-bullying presentation during the PTA meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The Student Art Festival at Guild Hall opens on Saturday, January 18, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibition will run until February 23.

John Marshall fourth-graders are looking forward to attending the Springs Fourth Grade Opera on Thursday, January 16, to support their fellow students and enjoy the show.

This week’s all-school meeting on Friday will honor Martin Luther King Jr., and feature a performance by the choir from the Calvary Baptist Church.

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