East Hampton School News, January 23

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East Hampton High School

A financial aid night tonight, Wednesday, January 22, will help parents and college-bound students applying for money for higher education. The event begins at 6 p.m.

This weekend kicks off with the Winter White dance on Friday evening in the high school cafeteria. Students should dress all in white, and the festivities begin at 7 p.m.

Next Wednesday, Principal Adam Fine will hold his monthly prinicipal-parent brown bag breakfast in the high school library. Although all high school parents are always welcomed, this meeting will focus on the ninth-grade. The counseling department will be presenting. Breakfast begins in the library at 8 a.m.

East Hampton Middle School

According to Dance Team coach Katelyn Pryal, “The East Hampton Middle School Dance Team competed last weekend for the first time in a very prestigious competition against many schools on Long Island. It took a lot of preparation and it was a long ride all the way to Uniondale, but the team did very well!” The team is coached by Ms. Pryal and Tracee Van Brunt.

Last week, Charlie Soriano held a principal’s breakfast and PTA meeting on January 16. In addition to the regular meeting the gathering featured two faculty members, Krystal Kost and Nancy McGuirk, who talked about “close reading” and strategies to support the Common Core at home.

This Friday, the PTA will host a seventh-grade activity at the school from 7 to 9 p.m. On January 30, the seventh and eighth grade choruses will perform the traditional and highly-popular Valentine Cabaret night, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The Student Art Festival opened at Guild Hall last weekend with art from many of the area schools. Brian D’Andrea’s and Sheila Batiste’s students have work that is prominently displayed. The show can be viewed until February 23.

John M. Marshall Elementary School

On Tuesday, January 15, three meetings were held concurrently. One meeting focused on the formation of the new Discovery Garden being planned at the school, which will offer students a chance to learn about agriculture, the environment, and the beauty of nature. A core curriculum meeting was held in both English and Spanish, with more than 200 parents at the latter, which was presented by Ana Nunez. Board members, Superintendent Richard Burns and Principal Beth Doyle were all present for the evening.

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