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  • Hampton Bays Elementary and Middle School students recently competed in the 2017 NYSAHPERD-Suffolk Zone Fit Club Challenge at Lincoln Elementary School in Sayville. During the event, the 24 students, chaperoned by physical education teachers Tracey Carey, John Foster and Jeanne Polan, competed against students from 12 Suffolk County elementary schools. The students took on individual and team challenges including those related to muscular and cardiovascular strength and endurance activities, such as jump roping, tire flips, box jumps and sit-ups.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 24</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary first-graders recently learned about hatching chickens by placing 12 eggs in an incubator to kept them safe and warm for 21 days. Each day, the students learned about the chicks’ development inside the eggs and used flashlights to see shadows of the chicks inside the eggs. Jordan Boucher showed off an incubator.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 24</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary first-graders recently learned about hatching chickens by placing 12 eggs in an incubator to kept them safe and warm for 21 days. Each day, the students learned about the chicks’ development inside the eggs and used flashlights to see shadows of the chicks inside the eggs. Camilla Powers with one of the newly hatched chicks.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 24</span>
  • Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming and Southampton Rotary Club member Tim Corwin cut the ribbon on Friday of one of the 22 lifesaving stations erected by the Southampton and Hampton Bays Rotary Clubs along the Shinnecock Canal. DANA SHAW<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 22</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School first-graders recently visited the Suffolk County Farm and Educational Center in Yaphank. During the hands-on field trip, the students learned about the animals that reside of the farm.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 22</span>
  • Nick Panzarino at his graduation from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted May 17</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School fourth-graders Arianna Arroyo and Valerie Bennett interviewed Hampton Bays Senior Center member Anne Murphy as part of an intergenerational project.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 24</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School kindergartners, including, left to right, Miranda Molinas, Louise Brumagim, Sarafina Mancuso and Sophia Byckov  celebrated Earth Day by reading, “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle. They then learned about the different parts of flowers and how seeds can travel.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 22</span>
  • Three students were recognized as April Students of the Month during the Hampton Bays School Board of Education meeting on April 18. The students Matthew Zheng (elementary school), Isabella Jaramillo Arango (middle school) and Rina Tello (high school) each received a plaque and words of praise from their respective principals.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 21</span>
  • Three students were recognized as April Students of the Month during the Hampton Bays School Board of Education meeting on April 18. The students Matthew Zheng (elementary school), Isabella Jaramillo Arango (middle school) and Rina Tello (high school) each received a plaque and words of praise from their respective principals.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 21</span>
  • Three students were recognized as April Students of the Month during the Hampton Bays School Board of Education meeting on April 18. The students Matthew Zheng (elementary school), Isabella Jaramillo Arango (middle school) and Rina Tello (high school) each received a plaque and words of praise from their respective principals.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 21</span>
  • Southampton Town Bay Constables Don Downs and Alfred Greenwald assisted Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center staff in rescuring a trapped seagull.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 18</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School sophomore Jared Strecker  presented his research on mesothelioma at the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma on March 27 and 28 in Maryland. During the symposium, he met with top researchers in the field. He also shared his research, which focuses on therapies and treatments of mesothelioma and biomarkers found in plasma samples that could lead to earlier detection of mesothelioma. He selected the research project with the assistance of science research teacher Dr. Stephanie Forsberg and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Denise Sullivan during his freshman year. Photo Caption: Hampton Bays High School sophomore Jared Strecker presented his science research project at the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. He is pictured with science research teacher Dr. Stephanie Forsberg.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 17</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School students who participated in the New York State Earth Day poster competition will soon be displayed on Senator Ken LaValle’s website. Technology teacher Wendy Alberti selected the winning posters from each grade after the students worked on them in her classroom. With their posters are, left to right, Natalye Choy Vasquez, David Blas Ramirez, Andrew Guevara, Lilah Nydegger and Damaris Feliciano.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 7</span>
  • Erik Morastitla is the 2017 Hampton Bays High School valedictorian.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 6</span>
  • Nicholas Kolb is the 2017 Hampton Bays High School salutatorian.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 6</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School students have raised $1,000 for the Southampton Animal Shelter as part of their first-grade Community Service Committee project. As part of the project, the students learned about the shelter, made posters and organized a fundraiser in which they sold bracelets, stamps and puppy ducks. The students who showed their love of animals and dedication to the cause also got to meet two shelter animals, Lily and Toby<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Apr 3</span>
  • Allen Schneider of Hampton Bays was presented with the Silver Beaver Award by the Suffolk County Council, Boy Scouts of America, on March 23 at the Stonebridge Country Club in Smithtown for his impact on the lives of youth. Introduced in 1931, the Silver Beaver Award is a council-level distinguished service award of the BSA. Mr. Schneider is the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 483, based in Hampton Bays. With him at the ceremony are, left to right, Jeff DiLandro, Joanne Schneider, Mr. Schneider and Scott Comenzo.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 28</span>
  • Danna Ordonez Padilla was among the members of the Hampton Bays Elementary School Little Wizards STEM enrichment program who recently explored gravity and air resistance by engineering parachutes out of plastic eggs, straws and coffee filters. Students tested their designs by dropping their shoots from the top of the school’s playground equipment. Pictured with her parachute is Little Wizards participant .<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 22</span>
  • The newly installed bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Center, John Barres, made a visit for a Mass at the Church of St. Rosalie, pastored by Father Ed Sheridan. Clergy from parishes across the East End attended the Mass.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 20</span>
  • The newly installed bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Center, John Barres, made a visit for a Mass at the Church of St. Rosalie, pastored by Father Ed Sheridan. Clergy from parishes across the East End attended the Mass.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 20</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School musicians have been selected to perform in prestigious music festivals including SCMEA, HMEA and LISFA. The students were selected based on their NYSMA scores and teacher recommendations. See Hampton Bays community news for more information.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 20</span>
  • To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Hampton Bays Elementary School kindergartners in Mindy Brown’s class used their imaginations to design shoebox leprechaun traps that were baited with “gold.” The students also made paper shamrocks and dressed in green.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 17</span>
  • Members of Hampton Bays Elementary School’s service club, K-Kids, recently raised more than $500 for Camp Flying Point as part of an autism awareness fundraiser. To raise the money, the students sold paper puzzle pieces that they made, and bubbles. All of the sold puzzle pieces were displayed outside the school’s library.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 13</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School second-graders Dailym Herrera, Ethan Mena, Britanny Cajas and Jessi Feliciano Gonzalez practiced their writing skills while also celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as part of a lesson in which their teacher, Christopher Warren, read them the folk tale, “Three Wishes from a Fish” by Yara Mignon. The students used their imaginations to write about three wishes they would ask for, if approached by a leprechaun.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 9</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School kindergartners marked Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2 with the help of volunteers from Target. During the celebration, the guest readers shared some of Dr. Seuss’ tales with the students, including “Green Eggs and Ham.” 
<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by TinaBina, Farmingville, Mar 9</span>
  • The Love of Learning school in Quogue held its annual art show on Saturday, in which the students displayed art they'd been working on all month. MARY POST<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 6</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School student Jared Strecker will be presenting his research on mesothelioma at the International Symposium on Malignant Mesotheloma on March 27 and 28 in Maryland.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Mar 6</span>
  • Sean Deery of Hampton Bays, a business administration major at Suffolk County Community College, has been named as a recipient of the Phi Theta Kappa All-New York Academic Award.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 27</span>
  • The Hampton Bays Middle School Mathletes team, made up of mostly seventh-graders, recently completed its season with a number of accomplishments and learning opportunities. The team, under the direction of Ms. Samantha Renalds and Mr. John Roche, competed in a total of five meets this school year and are looking forward to the next season. “We are very proud of the team’s achievements and can’t wait to see them compete as eight-graders,” said Ms. Renalds.   
<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by TinaBina, Farmingville, Feb 23</span>