Category | Schools

Pierson Students Evacuated Monday Due to Strange Odor

Posted on 25 February 2014

Just before the end of the school day Monday, the students and staff of Pierson High School were evacuated after administrators observed electrical problems and smelled a strange odor coming from the basement.

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The Great Prom Debate Heats Up in Sag Harbor; School Board Considers Veterans Tax Exemptions

Posted on 19 February 2014

The debate continues at Pierson High School, as students and administrators dispute the balance between autonomy and security at the prom.

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New York State Regents Delay Full Implementation of the Common Core Until 2022

Posted on 12 February 2014

Following criticism from Governor Andrew Cuomo, on Tuesday the New York Board of Regents delayed the requirement that schools fully implement Common Core learning standards until 2022.

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After More Than Six Months of Debate, Still No Decision on Taping Sag Harbor School Board Meetings

Posted on 12 February 2014

Each spring around the time of the Sag Harbor Board of Education (BOE) budget vote and elections, “transparency” becomes a buzzword for the district. Candidates and board members repeatedly stress the need for open communication with the public and express their commitment to ensuring the board is operating as openly as possible.

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Citing Exhausted High Schoolers, Sag Harbor Parents Ask for Later Start Times at Pierson

Posted on 12 February 2014

By 7:25 a.m. when many adults are either still asleep or just getting up, Sag Harbor teenagers are in class, solving math problems, writing chemistry equations, and, some say, struggling to stay awake.

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Sag Harbor School District Presents Budget Draft on PPS, Transportation and Technology

Posted on 12 February 2014

In the third budget presentation before the Sag Harbor Board of Education this school year, district administrators outlined their respective draft budgets for Pupil Personnel Services, technology and transportation.

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Spring Break Threatened by Snow Days in Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton

Posted on 11 February 2014

As incredible as winter weekdays spent sledding, ice-skating and relaxing by the fire are, snow days tend to be bittersweet memories come springtime, when long past days off begin to cut into awaited vacation time.

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Robots are Taking Over at the Bridgehampton School

Posted on 05 February 2014

Ask seventh grader Monasia Street what her favorite subject in school is and you may be surprised by the answer: sonar detection. Along with the rest of her class at the Bridgehampton School, Monasia has just finished designing, building and programming robots that can trace roads using light sensors, turn on at the sound of a clap and, Monasia’s favorite, spin around upon detecting an oncoming structure.

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First Draft of Bridgehampton School Budget Asks for 12-percent Increase

Posted on 05 February 2014

Bridgehampton School District officials were quick to stress last week that a newly unveiled budget calling for a 12.59-percent spending increase for the 2014-15 school year was only a first draft that would see significant cuts in the coming months.

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Sag Harbor Students Plea to Save Their Prom

Posted on 30 January 2014

Speakers at the podium at Sag Harbor school board meetings are generally thrifty community members or concerned parents; rarely do students appear to express their views — except, of course, when the prom is threatened.

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