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  • During a ceremony on November 14, 67 third- and fourth-graders at Hampton Bays Elementary School were inducted into the school’s K-Kids community service organization. Participants of K-Kids meet before school once a month and organize fundraisers that benefit a variety of community organizations and causes, such as breast cancer awareness. They are currently holding a Thanksgiving food drive.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 16</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School students recently learned about boot camp from Ron Hurtado and Doug Weinert, members of the nonprofit Airborne Tri Team. During the sunny afternoon, the fourth-graders participated in a number of intense exercises, including jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups, high knee raises and races. Hurtado and Weinert also spoke about their experiences in the U.S. Army.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 14</span>
  • Members of the Hampton Bays High School Leo Club toured the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City on November 3. The students reflected on the events of the historic day and shared their thoughts on the museum with their adviser. Prior to the visit, the club members watched a documentary on 9/11.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 14</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School added a new element to its Glow Run this year: the Candy Challenge, in which the students were asked to bring in any unwanted/extra Halloween candy to be exchanged for money to be donated to the school by Bach & Grazina Orthodontics. The candy will be sent to troops overseas. After filling the third bucket, the students earned a "crazy hair" day.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 12</span>
  • Paul Stengel and Dominick SPoto from the Southampton Kwanis donating dictionaries to the 3rd grade student at Hampton Bays Elementary<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by VickieWeidner-Single, , Nov 9</span>
  • Paul Stengel and Dominick Spoto from the Southampton Kwanis Donating dictionaries to The Hampton Bays Elementary 3rd graders<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by VickieWeidner-Single, , Nov 9</span>
  • Paul Stengel & Dominick Spoto from The Southampton Kwanis donating dictionaries to The Hampton Bays Elementary 3rd Grade: Pictured 3rd grader Peyton Single<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by VickieWeidner-Single, , Nov 9</span>
  • Aldiana Brbutovic was among the Life Skills students from Hampton Bays High School who took a field trip to Spirit's Promise Horse Rescue on November 1. While there they learned how to clean stables, groom and exercise horses, and collect eggs from chicken coops.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 8</span>
  • Six-year-olds Kylie Buccello. left, of West Islip and Erik Vuik of Hampton Bays get an up close introduction to bats from Bat Lady Susan Ruocco, at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s Enchanted Forest event on Saturday. Courtesy Quogue Wildlife Refuge.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 5</span>
  • Student members of the Hampton Bays Elementary School service organization K-Kids recently donated $400 to the American Cancer Society, as part of their 14th annual Denim Day fundraiser. They raised the money by selling breast cancer awareness bracelets to fellow students, teachers and administrators. Students and staff also wore jeans and the color pink on October 26 in honor of the cause.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 5</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School named a winner in each grade for its antibullying poster contest. From left, Aryana Kappers (kindergarten), Jayden Mejia (first grade), Mariana Monsalve (second grade), Lorelei Palmieri (third grade) and Edgar Escarsega (fourth grade) took the top prize.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 5</span>
  • Quogue Library held a guess-the-weight-of-the-pumpkin contest at the library's capital campaign headquarters on Midland Street in Quogue on Saturday. Rylee, right, with her brother Ryan, guessed closest. The pumpkin weighed 75.6 pounds.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 5</span>
  • Over 100 people including kids in costumes and parents turned out at the Hampton Bays Community Center for a Halloween party on Saturday. The party was sponsored by the Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department, the Youth Bureau and the Hampton Bays Library. Prizes were donated by the Hampton Bays Civic Association and  pumpkins were donated by “Pumpkintown."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 31</span>
  • Over 100 people including kids in costumes and parents turned out at the Hampton Bays Community Center for a Halloween party on Saturday. The party was sponsored by the Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department, the Youth Bureau and the Hampton Bays Library. Prizes were donated by the Hampton Bays Civic Association and  pumpkins were donated by “Pumpkintown."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 31</span>
  • Over 100 people including kids in costumes and parents turned out at the Hampton Bays Community Center for a Halloween party on Saturday. The party was sponsored by the Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department, the Youth Bureau and the Hampton Bays Library. Prizes were donated by the Hampton Bays Civic Association and  pumpkins were donated by “Pumpkintown."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 31</span>
  • Over 100 people including kids in costumes and parents turned out at the Hampton Bays Community Center for a Halloween party on Saturday. The party was sponsored by the Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department, the Youth Bureau and the Hampton Bays Library. Prizes were donated by the Hampton Bays Civic Association and  pumpkins were donated by “Pumpkintown."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 31</span>
  • Steve Biasetti from the Group for the East End recently visited sixth-grade classrooms at East Quogue Elementary School to give an in-depth geology lesson on how Long Island was created. The lesson concluded with and ice cream glacier simulation.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 29</span>
  • Dylan Ameres was named a National Merit Commended student.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 29</span>
  • Hampton Bays School District honored U.S. Navy veteran David Dorchak by flying an American flag in his honor throughout the month of October. He was recognized on October 19 with a ceremony at Hampton Bays Elementary School, during which middle school students read his biography and recited their original patriotic essays. The event culminated with the raising of the flag on the school’s flagpole.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 25</span>
  • To do their part in improving the ecosystem, Hampton Bays High School Science Research students volunteered to seed 28,600 clams into local waters on October 17. The initiative, which connects learning to the local environment, was conducted in collaboration with the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program. The program was established in 2012 to improve water quality by populating the bays with hard clams, which assist in filtering thousands of gallons of water.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 25</span>
  • Four Hampton Bays High School students, from left,  Dominic Pensa, Gabrielle Caine, Sarah Oh and Ava Bianchi. were recently named All-County performers.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 18</span>
  • Scouts in Girl Scout Troop 759 earned their Bronze Award for constructing a bike rack for East Quogue. They decided on the project when they realized there was nowhere for them to park their bikes when they rode into town. Ron Campsey, who owns the New Moon Restaurant, and allowed the Scouts to put the bike rack on his property. Materials were donated by Speonk Lumber. From left back row, Ron Campsey, Megan Peters, Isabelle Schneider, Makayla Vignieri, Celeste Franks, Troop Leader Elizabeth (Missy) Capozzoli-Vignieri, Co-leader Cindy Schneider; front, Aurora Blowes, Lana Blowes, Margaret Falvey, and Maya Marino.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 16</span>
  • East Quogue Elementary School third-graders,  Logan Barnabee and Natalia Weidel, joined their classmates  in using Chromebooks. Students are learning to navigate Google Classroom, along with the various other Google apps. These third graders are also accessing programs such as Xtra Math, Kahoot!, and Quizlet to support their learning.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Students in the Hampton Bays High School Science Research program were given a unique opportunity to visit the federal Plum Island Animal Disease Center on October 5. During their visit to the facility, which is run by the Department of Homeland Security, students learned about the foot-and-mouth disease and African swine fever that affect many animals around the globe. The full day of research discussions included a guest talk by Dr. Luis Rodriquez, research leader of the Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • Scouts in Girl Scout Troop 759 earned their Bronze Award for constructing a bike rack for East Quogue. They decided on the project when they realized there was nowhere for them to park their bikes when they rode into town. Ron Campsy, who owns the New Moon Restaurant, and allowed the Scouts to put the bike rack on his property. Materials were donated by Speonk Lumber. From left back row, Ron Campsy, Megan Peters, Isabelle Schneider, Makayla Vignieri, Celeste Franks, Troop Leader Elizabeth (Missy) Capozzoli-Vignieri, Co-leader Cindy Schneider; front, Aurora Blowes, Lana Blowes, Margaret Falvey, and Maya Marino.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 15</span>
  • The second annual Take a Vet Fishing Tournament, organized by Hampton Watercraft and Marine, took place last month.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 12</span>
  • The second annual Take a Vet Fishing Tournament, organized by Hampton Watercraft and Marine, took place last month.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 12</span>
  • Technology with music at Quogue Library as part of children's education. Class instructors musicians Josh Pasca and Meg Flannery teach digital applications.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Quogue Library, Quogue, Oct 9</span>
  • Quogue Library after hours jazz featuring The Abe Ovadia Trio was a night to remember!<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by Quogue Library, Quogue, Oct 9</span>
  • The Hampton Bays School District’s Board of Education presented junior Gabrielle Caine with a certificate of recognition during its September meeting. During the summer, Gabrielle was selected, as part of the High School Honors Performance Series, to perform at the Sydney Opera House in Australia along with student performers from 43 countries and states. From left, Hampton Bays Assistant Principal Eric Ferraro, choral teacher Debra Liso, Gabrielle, and Principal Christopher Richardt.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 5</span>