June 07, 2006

School Days

Stella Maris

Mrs. Kaspar's kindergarten class went on a field trip to Amaryllis Farm in Sagaponack. The students enjoyed petting the horses and learning about the good work done there. The class is preparing for its graduation on June 15th at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Mrs. Ward's second grade class celebrated its First Holy Communion as a class, followed by a special pancake breakfast prepared by Sr. Angela.

Students in grades one through eight had Field Day at Mashashimuet Park. The school was randomly divided into two teams, and they battled in such games as tug of war, softball, capture the flag, omniball, and obstacle courses. A good time was had by all.

Everyone is invited to our annual spring play, Bye Bye Birdie, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Morriss Center School

After a three-week study of butterflies, the Nursery students released the mature specimen into the Peace garden. They invited their friends in Pre-Nursery and Pre-K to join them. All the students were able to share the process of metamorphosis with the gathered students, by explaining the various stages of growth they had observed.

The Pre-Kindergarten students are continuing their training in peacemaking using puppets to role play social situations that the children find difficult. Their ideas were insightful and allowed each child to express their feelings about conflicts that impact them on a daily basis.

The Third Grade spent a wonderful day at Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk. †The students witnessed historical reenactment from local history and rode on wagons around the beautiful ranch. †It was an educational and fun filled day! The class is also putting the finishing touches on their fictional stories, writing poetry and working on an informational coloring book of Bridgehampton landmarks. The students are gearing up for a big, blowout publishing party.

Lovers of experimental theatre won't want to miss the Morriss Center High School's world premiere of Onward Bound this Friday and Saturday at Guild Hall at 8:00 p.m. Written by award winning playwright in residence, Geoffrey Paul Gordon, Onward Bound is an exciting ensemble production of students who confront the question: what happens when a beloved alternative school suddenly folds? Admission to Onward Bound is free; for more information concerning Onward Bound, contact Lisa Del Favero at the Morriss Center High School at 631-907-3028.

Tuckahoe School

On May 23, 13 seventh and eighth grade Tuckahoe students were inducted into the Tuckahoe School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. The inductees are as follows: Lillian Bennett, Colin Buoniello, Cheyne Finocchiaro, Samantha Grimaldi, Paul Grindle, Amanda Hornstein, Brett Llewellyn, Melissa Morse, Grant Parnon, Brandon Quiros, Samantha Riccardi, Jordan Seymore, and Faye Stratford. Congratulations students!

Tuckahoe will hold its Budget Revote June 20 in the middle school lobby between the hours of 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On behalf of our children and our community, we ask that you vote on June 20. Thank you for your continued support.

Wainscott School

The Wainscott School is holding its second annual Open House and Ice Cream Social June 16 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors can make their own free ice cream Sunday and see the one room school house. Wainscott School is located 47 Main Street, Wainscott.

Pierson High School

The Pierson High School CPR Instructors went to the State Capital in Albany recently with the American Heart Association to speak about the importance of learning CPR in school. The students met with Assemblymen Fred Thiele, Harvey Weisenberg and Tom McKevitt, Catherine Nolan and Senator Hannon. The students assisted with the presentation of an award to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for his dedication to health issues and met with Senator LaValle on the floor of the Senate.

Students who attended the Albany session included: Gabby Arena, Tony Balsam, Kaley Castentine, Kate Everett, Vanessa Gobright, Libby Harwood, Nicole Jonat, Liam Keating, Ali McGrath, Kendra Ryder, Mary Samot, Jessica Spehler, Kayleigh Thommen, Kayla Yardley, parent Kendall Thommen, and teacher Sue Denis.

Southampton High School

Jordan Calabro is the Lions Girl of the Month for June. Jordan is an Advanced Placement scholar with honor, Maxima Cum Laude and she is a member of the National Honor Society. She took first place in the Suffolk County Math competition. Jordan is also a member of the Rotary Interact Club, Student Council and the South Fork Breast Health Coalition, and will attend Skidmore College in the fall to study biology.

Next Wednesday, the Point Break Reception and Reading ceremony will be held at the Rogers Memorial Library at 5:00 p.m. The 2005 edition of Point Break, the high school literary and arts magazine, has been awarded a Gold Medal for overall quality by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The co-editors of Point Break 2005 were Sarah Braun '05 and James Storch '06. An individual contributor to the magazine, Sean Finnerty '05, also won a prestigious award for his essay, entitled "Tidal Pool." Sean was given a Second Place certificate in the non-fiction category.

The Athletic Department has rescheduled the yard sale of old athletic uniforms, basketball jerseys, shorts, sweats, golf bags, and pullovers for this Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

Southampton Intermediate School

Tomorrow, as part of the Global Neighborhood Network program, students in Evelyn O'Dogherty's class will have an opportunity to listen to Mogamat Sedick Levy, who is from Africa.

The Annual Run/Walk for Hunger to benefit Human Resources of Southampton was held on Monday. Over $16,355 has been raised todate. Winners of the race were Paul Alessandrini in first place, Chris Davis in second place, and Colin McNamara in third.

Southampton Elementary School

The Elementary School PTA, in conjunction with the Kiwanis, Village Police Benevolence Association, and Rotations Bicycle Center, will hold their annual Bike Rodeo on Saturday on the field behind the elementary school, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

The Spring Concert was a wonderful, musical success. Yesterday, second grade students performed "Lights! Camera! Action!" for kindergarten and first grade classmates. Today third grade students will perform "Spirit of America." Students in the fourth grade will perform "Discovery" tomorrow at 1:45 p.m. in the gymnasium. The entire school is invited to hear the chorus perform "Disney" on Friday at 1:45p.m. in he gymnasium.

Young inventors at the elementary school devised some ingenious new gadgets and gizmos to solve a problem or make life easier. The inventions were part of the fourth grade Imagination Celebration. Among the items that may be headed to the United States Patent Office were the Deluxe Comfort Zone Grass Clippers, allowing users to stand upright while clipping grass, the Super Paw-Claw Cleaner 5000, a device that keeps pets' paws clean, and the Super Duper Book Holder, designed to keep books always easily within reach.

Mary Ann Tupper of Human Resources visited Southampton Elementary School for a special assembly to collect donations for Lunch Box Kids. The Lunch Box Kids program is designed to help students get a healthy lunch during summer school. At the school-wide assembly, each class emptied their Lunch Box Kids money container into a large box and then each student deposited a personally decorated heart on a stick into the box as well. Dr. Rein Griesmer and Mrs. Bertha Richard, elementary school principal and vice principal, also collected money for this very worthy cause. Over $700 was raised.

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