Education

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From virtual reality sessions to book clubs to an SAT workshop, there’s a lot happening this week.
Johnette Howard
The Springs School Board was told on Monday that the school’s capital improvement project continues to proceed on schedule, and Principal Eric M. Casale and Superintendent Debra Winter explained to members what the New York State Education Department’s latest guidelines for the Every Student Success Act could mean for the school.
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Underwater Vehicles, Spielberg Movie Night, Inspired by Kandinsky, Apples and Cinnamon, New Art Workshops.
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The choreographer Alvaro Restrepo and the dance company El Colegio del Cuerpo, artists in residence at the Watermill Center, will perform “Animal Family,” a work in progress, during a family day at the center on Saturday. The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor has invited kids in fifth through 12th grade to go along on immersive virtual reality and augmented reality explorations this month. Open studio at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill
Johnette Howard
An Oct. 5 incident involving a Snapchat threat and a homecoming dance was also a chance for local law enforcement and school officials from Southampton to Montauk to see how the precautions they have in place would work in real time, and then consider whether their already robust safety policies need any changes or additions.
Johnette Howard
The Bridgehampton School Board voted unanimously on Oct. 17 to award all four contracts for the expansion and renovation of the school, clearing the way for the project to begin by November.
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School Notes and The Notebook from the Oct. 25 print issue
Judy D’Mello
With less than three weeks until the high-stakes midterm elections, political activists in New York State’s First Congressional District have decided to meet young voters where they spend significant amounts of time: on social media.
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At the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday, families with 3 to 8-year-olds will be treated to an interactive reading. The South Fork Natural History Museum’s Young Birders Club for kids 8 to 18 will have its first meeting of the fall with a new leader. Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, will present its annual Halloween show, “Frankenstein Follies,” at Bay Street Theater. The East Hampton Library will host a family screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” today at 4 p.m.
Judy D’Mello
Lessons about family rarely unfold in dramatic thunderclaps. But death has a way of clarifying what is important and what is not.
Johnette Howard
The Bridgehampton School District closed bidding on its school renovation and expansion project on Tuesday with no unwelcome surprises. It was the third round of bidding after the first two rounds, in summer, came back 25 percent higher than expected and the district went back to voters for an additional $4.74 million in September.
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Camp SoulGrow will have a scarecrow-making session for kids 7 and older. On Saturday morning, the Children’s Museum of the East End will pay a visit to the Milk Pail’s U-Pick Farm in Bridgehampton for apple picking. High school students looking for some extra help as they prepare to take the ACTs and SATs can find it at the East Hampton Library on Saturday.
Johnette Howard
Bidding on the Bridgehampton School District’s $29.4-million renovation and expansion project closes Tuesday at 11 a.m., and the school board intends to begin reviewing the bids immediately, hoping to be able to award a contract before the end of the month.
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NexGen Youth Theatre is offering a number of performance workshops at the Southampton Cultural Center. Sunday is membership appreciation day at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. A celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt is underway on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History Museum. At the East Hampton Library, high school students can earn community service credits by helping to plan a haunted library event and middle schoolers can unwind on Tuesday at 4 p.m. as they listen to music and color velvet posters. The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will host a tween screening of “The Haunted Mansion,”
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Shark tagging and tracking program just for girls. A free open mike night for acoustic musicians, poets, stand-up comics, and other performers in 5th through 12th grades. Guild Hall in East Hampton is accepting applications for its paid Teen Arts Council. Children’s Museum of the East End’s next Pizza and Pajama Night on Friday. Wish bracelets, terrariums, and an American Girl tea party are on the schedule this week at the East Hampton Library. At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, children 4 and older can make sun catchers.