Southampton School News, May 8

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Southampton High School

Nine Southampton High School students earned National Latin Exam honors this spring. Matthew Palumbo, Hallie DellaVolpe, Shelby Pierson, Christian Oakley and Annie Connolly-Sporing earned Level 2 honors. Level 3 honors went to Sean Faron, and Level 4 honors have been awarded to Natalie Palumbo, Kit Ramgopal and Sarah Pierson.

Greg Metzger’s oceanography students were recently visited by SUNY Stony Brook doctoral candidate/Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Fellow Amber Stubler, who shared her knowledge about ocean acidification with them. After helping them complete a lab exploring the effects of increasing carbon dioxide on the pH of ocean waters. She and the Smithsonian have challenged the students to prepare three-minute video public service announcements about their learning and one will be selected to be hosted on the Smithsonian website.

Southampton Intermediate School

The school hosted a Lip Sync contest on Friday, May 2. Faculty, students and even administration got in on the act, performing and dancing to their favorite songs. A highlight of the event was an appearance by Sonny and Cher, aka Principal Tim Frazier and Assistant Principal Susan Wright.

Southampton Elementary School

A Night of Programming and Robotics, the first of its kind at the school, was held on Thursday, April 24. The event was a celebration of teachers Julia Best and Kim Garypie’s work with their students and the 52 Finch robots given to the school as a part of Birdbrain Technologies 1,000 Robots Project. Visitors enjoyed “Make-it and Take-it” projects and student-led demonstrations of their work with the robots.

On Friday, April 25, members of the third, fourth and fifth grade band demonstrated their talent to the students at Southampton Elementary School. Led by Susan Rumph, the students demonstrated their instruments, played a few songs, and answered questions from their peers.

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