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Summer Learning in Hampton Bays

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This summer, Hampton Bays School District students are advancing in academics through the district’s annual Summer Academy.

The academy, which runs through Aug. 17, provides support to students in grades K-12 in English language arts and math. Students work in small groups where instruction is geared to meet individual needs through guided math, reading, writing and phonics-based lessons. Many of the lessons incorporate technology such as Chromebooks, which give students access to numerous educational programs. 

The academy also offers extended learning opportunities to Life Skills students, including visits to the Parrish Art Museum and Hampton Bays Public Library so far. In addition, students work in the district’s garden and have enjoyed presentations from guest speakers, including a dental hygienist and a representative with America’s VetDogs.   

Celebrating Middle School Music & Arts

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In the middle school, students are provided with ample opportunities to use their creativity within courses and extra-curricular activities related to art and music. Learn more in this short video and check back to view a video about the high school arts program.

Lip Dub Fosters School Unity

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To unite middle school students and promote positive character traits, the Hampton Bays Middle School organized an annual lip dub on Nov. 22.

During the filming of the music video, students, donning Hampton Bays colors and shirts, lined the school’s hallways and lip synced to 10 songs that rang over the school’s public address system. A camera captured the students’ smiling faces and the signs they made that featured positive messages.

The video, which includes all students and teachers, culminates as all students meet in the gymnasium and lip sync to the final song.

“The event spreads a positive message and showcases the values that we instill in our students,” said one of the organizers Meghan Bishop, school library media specialist and Drama Club director.  #engageHB

Top Students Recognized by Johns Hopkins University

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The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth has nominated 15 middle school students to participate in its annual talent search, which recognizes the academic abilities and success of high-achieving students.

The eighth-grade students were nominated based on high scores on their state assessments, as well as the SRI reading comprehension test and SMI math test.  They all scored in the 95th percentile.

The Hampton Bays School district extends its congratulations to the following nominees: David Catena, Alexi Cruz, Thomas Culmone, Melissa Fallo, Abigail Galvan Valverde, Grace Grimes, Kyle Gulotta, Tara Lauther, Marek Maslowski, Alvaro Mijangos, Priscila Putzulu, Katerina Reich, William Theiling, Samuel Williams and Nikola Zastkova.

Giving Back to the Bays

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In an effort to help protect the community’s natural resources, middle school sixth-graders in Jim Waring’s class planted spartina salt-water cord grass at the Old Ponquogue Bridge Marine Park on June 6. The planting culminated a yearlong project in which students germinated, grew and cared for the spartina that they planted. The project was completed in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Town of Southampton.