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  • Hampton Bays Elementary school students boogied and grooved on Jan. 19 during an hourlong dance-a-thon sponsored by the school’s community service club, K-Kids. The dance-a-thon raised $800 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through pledges the students procured prior to the event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 20</span>
  • Lieutenant Christopher Casale, Trooper Brandon Sumpter and Trooper Justin Puckett coached the Future Troopers youth basketball team from Hampton Bays on January 17. The Future Troopers is sponsored by the Trooper Foundation under the New York State Police Youth Program.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 18</span>
  • In marking Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, kindergartners in Lori Foster’s class at Hampton Bays Elementary School wrote about the dreams they have to make the world a better place. Students wrote about helping others by becoming police officers, always being a friend and doing good deeds. The lesson culminated with the students making cutouts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • In working on their literary skills, Hampton Bays Elementary first-graders designed snowmen projects that depict snowmen and sentences about their favorite part of the story, “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner. With their projects are, left to right,  Anais Perez, Gustavo Tzitzimititla and Matheus Ribeiro.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 16</span>
  • Hampton Bays Middle School students learned about various colleges during the building’s annual College Awareness Day. Middle School Principal Dennis Schug, Assistant Principal Anthony DeBlasio, and guidance counselors Lorie O’Halloran and Jessica Sears, with the participating alumni.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 6</span>
  • Members of the Hampton Bays High School Leo Club visited Southampton Hospital to sing Christmas carols on December 20. For 45 minutes, the students strolled the hospital, singing “Deck the Halls.” The Leo Club plans to make the hospital visit an annual event.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 2</span>
  • Hampton Bays Cub Scout Pack 483 once again filled holiday gift bags that were distributed to the homeless through Maureen's Haven. The scouts look forward to this important community service project each year.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 2</span>
  • The Hampton Bays High School Key Club held a blood drive in conjunction with New York Blood Services on December 16. More than 50 students, staff and community members donated, including senior Juan Arango.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 19</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary school fourth-graders in Michelle Ferguson’s class celebrated the holidays by designing a bulletin board outside their classroom that featured the students’ stories about being stuck inside a snow globe for a day.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 19</span>
  • Joan Johnston, left, and Sylvia Smith were presented with commendations recently for their service to the Hampton Bays American Legion Auxiliary Hand Aldrich Unit 924. The presentations were made to the organization's Christmas celebration on December 10, at the home of Pam and Ron Ryan.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 19</span>
  • Hampton Bays High School Leo Club members Zoey Smith and Michael Del Rey prepare food for Maureen’s Haven. It is one of the many community service projects of the club.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 14</span>
  • The Hampton Bays School District honored Vietnam veteran James Von Ende during a ceremony on December 9. Members of the high school's Leos Club helped honor him.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 12</span>
  • Student members of the Hampton Bays Elementary School community service club, K-Kids, spent a recent morning creating posters to advertise their two upcoming fundraisers — a coat drive and a fundraising campaign for Habitat for Humanity.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Dec 8</span>
  • To help raise money for the Salvation Army, members of the Hampton Bays High School Leos Club recently teamed up with the Hampton Bays Lions Club to “ring the bell” over a 10-hour period to encourage local shoppers to donate to the nonprofit. From left, Leo Club members Nayeli Trinidad, Neida Feliciano, Sandra Trinidad and Vanessa Urbano.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 29</span>
  • Members of the Hampton Bays Elementary School service group, K-Kids, have been collecting nonperishable items for those in need throughout the month of November. The third- and fourth-graders will donate all items collected to local food pantries.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 16</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School first-graders in Joan Barker’s class have been busy “hiding” paper turkeys to spare them from the farmer on Thanksgiving Day. The students “hid” their paper turkeys in “costumes” after reading, “Turkey Trouble” by Wendi Silvano. The project culminated with students writing a book about their turkey disguises.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 16</span>
  • Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts program students will prepare about 125 dinners for long-term patients and home-bound seniors of the Dominican Sisters of Hampton Bays. This marks the eighth year Suffolk County Community College has  done the holiday cooking.  About 30 students and faculty chefs from the college’s culinary program will prepare the meal with ingredients provided by the Dominican Sisters, which comprises more than a dozen, 20-pound turkeys, 100 pounds of mashed potatoes, 50 pounds of sweet potatoes; 80 pounds of stuffing, 25 pounds of assorted vegetables and 18 each of apple and pumpkin pie, and more than five gallons of gravy.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 16</span>
  • The Hampton Bays School district honored World War II veteran Robert Murray during a Veterans Day celebration on November 10. With Mr. Murray are, from left, Hampton Bays Elementary School fourth-graders Ashley Rodriguez, Emily Acevedo, Julia Brandes, Stephanie Cardona Claros and Briana Avendano.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 11</span>
  • Fifteen eighth-graders at Hampton Bays Middle School have been nominated for the 2015 Talent Search sponsored by the John Hopkins University Talented Youth Program. The Talent Search identifies and recognizes the success of high achieving students. The nominees are David Catena, Alexi Cruz, Thomas Culmone, Melissa Fallo, Abigail Galvan Valverde, Grace Grimes, Kyle Gulotta, Tara Lauther, Marek Maslowski, Alvaro Mijangos, Priscila Putzulu, Katerina Reich (not in photo), WilliamTheiling, Samuel Williams and Nikola Zastkova.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 10</span>
  • At Hampton Bays Elementary School, 86 third- and fourth-graders were inducted into the school’s K-Kids, affiliated with the local Kiwanis Club, community service organization. Coordinated by teacher Kaitlyn Roche, K-Kids participants meet before school once a month and organize fundraisers that benefit a variety of community organizations.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 10</span>
  • During the November 7 meeting of the Hampton Bays Beautification Association, the board presented an award to Past President Maud Kramer for her 20 years of service to the organization. At the presentation were, from left, Marianne Murphy, Susan von Freddi, Maud Kramer, Madeline O’ Keefe and Valerie Zuccarelli.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 10</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School fourth-graders Caren Amador Vallecillos and Brittany Vasquez, r ight, enjoyed the annual Harvest Parade at the school on October 31.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 2</span>
  • Hampton Bays Middle School students participated in a scientific research project in the Peconic Estuary on October 21, as part of the ninth annual “A Day in the Life” program, which was coordinated by the Central Pine Barrens Commission, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Peconic Estuary Program.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 2</span>
  • Dawn Reimer, of Hampton Bays, and her dad, Richard Webber, of Ridge, at The World Huntsmen Senior Games in St. George, Utah, recently.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Nov 2</span>
  • Kindergarten students at the East Quogue School showed off their Halloween costumes along with their teachers on Monday morning.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 31</span>
  • Kindergarten students at the East Quogue School showed off their Halloween costumes along with their teachers on Monday morning.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 31</span>
  • Kindergarten students at the East Quogue School showed off their Halloween costumes along with their teachers on Monday morning.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 31</span>
  • Kindergarten students at the East Quogue School showed off their Halloween costumes along with their teachers on Monday morning.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 31</span>
  • Kindergarten students at the East Quogue School showed off their Halloween costumes along with their teachers on Monday morning.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 31</span>
  • Kindergarten students at the East Quogue School showed off their Halloween costumes along with their teachers on Monday morning.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Oct 31</span>