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  • Staff writers for Hampton Bays High School’s student newspaper, The Tide, took home top Quill Awards during Adelphi University’s Press Day on January 28. From left, Schuyler Dorchak, Dylynn von Bartheld, Kiera Hughes and Julia Heming. Hampton Bays High School student journalists were recognized with top honors and several Quill Awards at this year’s Press Day, held Jan. 28 at Adelphi University. Among the awardees was Dylynn von Bartheld, who earned an honorable mention as most outstanding reporter; Julia Heming, who was honored with a third-place award for best news article; Kiera Hughes, who placed third in the opinion category; and Schuyler Dorchak, who placed third for best feature. All of the winning pieces had been published in The Tide.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 18</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School fourth-graders, from left, Lily Blenk, Lila Davin and Sarah Beckman, learned recently not to judge a book by its cover and selected one of the mystery books in the library.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 15</span>
  • Cristian Schroder, a 2015 graduate Of Westhampton Beach High School, graduates from Suny Cortland this May with a Bachelors’ Degree in Exercise Sciences and Kinesiology.  
Cristian will continue his studies in graduate school at Clarkson University where he has been accepted into the DPT (Doctor Of Physical Therapy) Program, Class of 2022. Cristian drew inspiration for his career path from Mr. Scotty Leogrande, Athletic Trainer at WHB, and his mentor Mr. Christopher Schwenker, PT;  as well his staff at Complete Rehab and Sports.  Cristian says his motivation, determination and perseverance, is a direct result of the guidance and teachings from his parents, family members, and the educators at both WHB and SUNY Cortland.  He would like to give special thanks to both Ms. Reed’s, Ms. King, Ms. Martrano, Ms. Habbersaat and Professor Jack Carr.  We wish him continued success on his journey!
<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Charlene Schroder, East Quogue, Feb 13</span>
  • Stephanie Tam’s second-graders at Hampton Bays Elementary School celebrated Chinese New Year on February 5. As part of the festivities, they learned about the holiday’s traditions, made colorful masks, learned to speak and write a few words in Chinese and received a traditional red envelope.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 13</span>
  • Dozens of volunteers turned out for a Surfrider of Eastern Long Island cleanup at at Tiana Beach and Dune Road, clearing 1330 pounds of marine debris. COURTESY SURFRIDER EASTERN LONG ISLAND<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 11</span>
  • Dozens of volunteers turned out for a Surfrider of Eastern Long Island cleanup at at Tiana Beach and Dune Road, clearing 1330 pounds of marine debris. COURTESY SURFRIDER EASTERN LONG ISLAND<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 11</span>
  • Dozens of volunteers turned out for a Surfrider of Eastern Long Island cleanup at at Tiana Beach and Dune Road, clearing 1330 pounds of marine debris. COURTESY SURFRIDER EASTERN LONG ISLAND<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 11</span>
  • Dozens of volunteers turned out for a Surfrider of Eastern Long Island cleanup at at Tiana Beach and Dune Road, clearing 1330 pounds of marine debris. COURTESY SURFRIDER EASTERN LONG ISLAND<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 11</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School students participated in the annual Hoops for Heart event on February 1. Hoops for Heart, also known as The Kids Heart Challenge, is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Together, each grade participated in various skill stations which included dribbling, passing, shooting, etc. At the end of the day some  teachers competed against each other in a game of shooting knockout. The event is a culmination of their physical education basketball unit and coincided with the Go Red for Women initiative. The East Quogue faculty and staff donated money and wore red to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke as one of the leading killers of women. Together, both Hoops for Heart and Go Red for Women has raised over $6,000 combined.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 8</span>
  • Meeting authors during HBES Author/Illustrator and Family Literacy Night<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by hbnewbie, Hampton Bays, Feb 2</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School's Drama Club members have been busy preparing for the opening night of "Mary Poppins Jr." on March 14 at 7 p.m.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School's Drama Club members have been busy preparing for the opening night of "Mary Poppins Jr." on March 14 at 7 p.m.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • Hampton Bays Middle School students paid tribute to the January Veteran of the Month, George Hitchcock, during a flag ceremony on January 25. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 31</span>
  • VFW Post 5350 is with Lars Clemensen and William Hughes at Hampton Bays Public Schools.
Published by William Hughes · January 26 at 9:01 AM · Hampton Bays, NY · 
George Hitchcock, Vietnam Veteran, combat wounded and member of VFW Post 5350 and American Legion Post 924 is being honored with the American Flag flying in his name for the month at the Veterans Flag Pole, Hampton Bays Elementary School.#vfwpostpride<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, Jan 28</span>
  • VFW Post 5350 is with Lars Clemensen and William Hughes at Hampton Bays Public Schools.
Published by William Hughes · January 26 at 9:01 AM · Hampton Bays, NY · 
George Hitchcock, Vietnam Veteran, combat wounded and member of VFW Post 5350 and American Legion Post 924 is being honored with the American Flag flying in his name for the month at the Veterans Flag Pole, Hampton Bays Elementary School.#vfwpostpride<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, Jan 28</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School sixth-graders Kyle Salerno and Gavin Cole were among the students who participated in the school's "Egyptian Market."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 28</span>
  • Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 recently delivered a check to the United States Coast Guard station in Shinnecock to help with expenses during the partial government shutdown. From left, Trustee Lee Allen, Trustee Peter Cuthbert, Commander William Hughes. Executive Officer J. Heath Watson, and Commanding Officer CWO2 Gregg Pescuma. TOM QUINN<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 28</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School students twirled and bopped on January 16, during an hourlong dance-a-thon sponsored by the school’s community service club, K-Kids. The event raised $800 for the Hampton Bays Kiwanis Club’s St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraiser. Students raised the funds through pledges they procured from family and friends prior to the event. Students Peyton Singles, left, and Emil Zaleski presented Debbie Brown of the Kiwanis Club with a check.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 25</span>
  • Meta Budtryte, left, and Emma Lockwood are among the East Quogue Elementary School fifth-graders who made rock candy as a culminating activity in a science unit on mixtures, compounds and states of matter.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 18</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School student Natalie Gomez interviewed local veteran Frank Fallo during a breakfast for veterans served and prepared by high school culinary students.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 14</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School fourth-graders are studying electricity and, last week, undertood numerous hand-on experiments, including creating a series and parallel circuits, testing various solid materials to determine if they conduct electricity, and making hidden circuit boards. The students, including  Joaquin Jimenez and Parker Dennis, applied their knowledge of hidden circuits by creating quiz boards in order to test their classmates on European explorers.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 11</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School hosted a weeklong “Reading Together” event the week of January 7, during which teachers read the popular children’s book “Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure!” by Jeff Brown to their students and engaged them in activities related to the story. From left, from left, Mahki Forrester, Quint White, Scarlett Macias and Samantha Tacuri-Chuqui.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 10</span>
  • Hampton Bays Middle School eighth-graders learned about a variety of colleges from Hampton Bays High School alumni during the middle school’s 11th annual College Awareness Day. The event is organized by Middle School Assistant Principal Diane Fox, guidance counselor Laurie O’Halloran and Principal Dennis Schug.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 4</span>
  • Joe Mackey and friends brought the Crazy About Words and Dictionary Diving programs, based out of Peconic Landing, to third-graders, including Carter Trelease, at East Quogue Elementary School. Each student received a dictionary, and the learned how to use it through song and games.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 27</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School has instituted a new Teens Teaching Teens program to address the issue of vaping. The program, which is being conducted in partnership with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, is designed to address the vaping epidemic by training students to conduct presentations to fellow students on the dangers of vaping. On December 12, 25 Hampton Bays High School students began training, working closely with two representatives from the department of health.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 18</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School students celebrated the holiday season with a “Holidays Around the World” performance on December 14.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 18</span>
  • During the month of December, students in first through fourth grade at Hampton Bays Elementary School have been learning to code using Botley the Robot during their STEM lab period. Under the direction of STEM lab teacher Jonathan Della Speranza, the students used code to solve challenges and program Botley to navigate through a maze, catch a ball, score a goal and detect objects in his path.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 18</span>
  • Second-graders in Marrisa Thompson’s class worked  with fifth-graders to complete the Marshmallow Tower Challenge. From left, Julia Sobani, Tyler Cagno and Logan Reinbachs.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 14</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School second-graders in Mrs. Palumbo's class read the book "Ishi" about a little rock that chooses happiness in its life. Afterward, the students chose their own Ishi (rock in Japanese) and personalized them with a face, name and birthday! These students are choosing happiness.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 14</span>
  • As part of their school’s character education program, Hampton Bays Middle School students helped the Hampton Bays Fire Department with its Stuff-A-Truck toy drive. Throughout the month of December, the students are collecting donations and helping to get the word out to the community. All donations will be delivered via fire truck to the Ronald McDonald family room in Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 14</span>