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Engineering a Ramp

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Hampton Bays Elementary School second graders learned how to engineer and construct ramps following a virtual visit with Brookhaven National Laboratory. During the session, the students enjoyed using pool noodles and other items found in their classroom to build the perfect ramp.

Senior Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

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Sporting college apparel, Hampton Bays High School seniors Tara Brochu, Darwin Fernandez and Cassidy Moore signed letters of intent during an informal ceremony on June 1.

Brochu will attend SUNY Geneseo to play Division III softball with the Knights. A two-sport athlete, she plays for her school’s field hockey and softball teams. She also serves as a manager for the school’s varsity wrestling team. She holds an All-Division field hockey title, as well as All-Division and All-County designations for softball.

Three-sport athlete Fernandez will attend Hartford University and compete in Division I track and field with the Hawks. Fernandez is a member of his school’s soccer, winter and spring track teams. During the 2018-2019 school year, his 4x100 team set a school record of 44.41 seconds. That same year, he qualified for the state championships. He holds All-Academic and All-League titles for winter track.

Cassidy Moore, a four-sport athlete, will attend SUNY Oneonta and play Division III lacrosse with the Red Dragons. When not playing lacrosse, Moore can be found on the soccer field, volleyball court and track. She holds an All-League title for soccer and received an All-County Honorable Mention.

The Hampton Bays School District congratulates these three seniors on their accomplishments and wishes them the best in their athletic pursuits.

Summer Dreams

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Hampton Bays Elementary School kindergartners sharpened their writing skills by penning sentences about their summer dreams. Among them were playing in the ocean, having fun on a playground and swimming in a pool.

Safety in Sun

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Students at Hampton Bays Elementary School received special lessons on boat and water safety through the Dominic Trionfo Memorial Fund. The nonprofit provided a variety of learning materials, including activity books and classroom kits, and engaged students in discussions about bike safety, tick safety, the importance of sunscreen and staying hydrated.

Hunting for Garden Critters

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Spring came alive for the first graders in Lauren Mikelinich’s class at Hampton Bays Elementary School as they studied garden helpers and garden pests. After reading a book on the subject, the students ventured to their school’s reading garden for a scavenger hunt, searching for caterpillars, beetles, birds and more.