Education

Star Staff

Judy D’Mello
Aspiramos, a recently formed nonprofit entity, will host its first Latino film festival on Friday, March 16, at Southampton High School, with screenings of “Mi Gran Noche,” a comedy about Latino traditions of New Year’s Eve, at 6:30 p.m. and “Neruda,” a biographical drama about the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, at 8:30. Tickets are available at the door for $10.
Judy D’Mello
As students across the country stage walkouts on Wednesday, the one-month anniversary of the shooting in Parkland, Fla., the Springs School is planning its own organized event and other schools are considering how to handle students’ participation.
Judy D’Mello
Residents in the Springs School District voted 484 to 323 Tuesday to approve a $16.9 million bond necessary for the school's fiercely debated expansion.
Hilary Thayer Hamann
Due to a more than 20-percent decline in student enrollment at the John M. Marshall Elementary School over the past four years, the East Hampton School Board is considering moving the district’s prekindergarten program to the elementary school building for the first time.
Judy D’Mello
In its Feb. 15 edition, The Star erroneously reported that Alexander Pintado was East Hampton High School’s first Latino valedictorian. Nick, as he is known, actually is the school’s second valedictorian of Latino heritage. The first was J. Sebastian Pineda, in 2006
Judy D’Mello
According to Niche, an online education review and ranking system, the East Hampton School District ranked 30 out of 55 schools in Suffolk County for safety, while Southampton was ranked as the number-one safest school on the list. Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton placed 41st and 42nd, respectively.
Judy D’Mello
On Tuesday, Springs taxpayers will decide whether to approve the $16.9 million bonds necessary for the Springs School District’s expansion plan to go forward.
Star Staff
The Children’s Museum of the East End’s Engineer’s Club will gather for science, technology, engineering and math activities on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. The drop-off program is for children 5 to 9. The cost is $12, but members can take part today.
Judy D’Mello
On March 6, taxpayers in the Springs School District will head to the polls to approve or reject the funds needed for a major expansion of the school, which was built for 350 students but currently serves 734.
Judy D’Mello
There are 59 diagnosed cases of ADNP in the U.S. and 146 worldwide. This extremely rare neurodevelopmental disorder is caused by a mutation in the activity-dependent neuroprotective protein gene that regulates brain formation, development, and function.
Star Staff
Children 5 and up can learn about African tribal headdresses that are true pieces of art on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Montauk Library. Kids will then build their own artful headdresses.
Judy D’Mello
The State Assembly has again passedd bill to secure financial aid for the roughly 4,500 undocumented students who graduate from New York high schools each year and hope to attend colleges in the state.
Star Staff
Animals from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will be in the Amagansett Library’s community room on Saturday at 2 p.m. An array of critters, including a snake, a turtle, a bird of prey, and various creepy crawlies, will be available to meet.
Judy D’Mello
Alexander Sigua Pintado has been named valedictorian of East Hampton’s class of 2018, and Jonathan Gomez Barrientos has been chosen as the salutatorian.
Carissa Katz
The school break may be a week and a half away, but now is the time to plan for it. There are a number of options for kids who are not heading out of town for the week.