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  • To mark Presidents Day, students in Brooke McKenna’s kindergarten class celebrated the life of President Abraham Lincoln on February 16. They made hats and learned about the important milestones in the 16th president’s political career.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 17</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School third-grader Agron Bytyqi working with one of the coding games recently implemented by technology teacher Wendy Alberti.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 17</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School librarian Marianne Pendlebury has created a new program that intermingles fairy tales with STEM-related activities. To kick off the initiative, Ms. Pendlebury recently read third- and fourth-graders “Three Billy Goats Gruff” and then instructed them to work in teams to design 9-inch long bridges that could hold three billy goats (marshmallows) for 30 seconds. To construct their bridges, students could only use two plastic cups, 30 toothpicks and 15 gumdrops. Eaden Spellman and Matthew Luce worked on their project.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 14</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School librarian Marianne Pendlebury has created a new program that intermingles fairy tales with STEM-related activities. To kick off the initiative, Ms. Pendlebury recently read third- and fourth-graders “Three Billy Goats Gruff” and then instructed them to work in teams to design 9-inch long bridges that could hold three billy goats (marshmallows) for 30 seconds. To construct their bridges, students could only use two plastic cups, 30 toothpicks and 15 gumdrops. From left, Piper Godsey, Patrick Comenzo and Christina Reddington build a bridge.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 14</span>
  • Hampton Bays Cub Scout Pack 483 just celebrated 45 years with its charter, The Hampton Bays United Methodist Church. The pack, Pastor Kent and members of the Boy Scout Council celebrated on January 31 with a ceremony and cake.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 11</span>
  • One winner and three honorable mentions were recently handed out at the reception for the Quogue Library Art Gallery's "50 Shades of White" juried group photography show. Alan Weinschel of East Hampton earned an honorable mention for "Winter Treescape."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 8</span>
  • One winner and three honorable mentions were recently handed out at the reception for the Quogue Library Art Gallery's "50 Shades of White" juried group photography show. Rich Faron earned an honorable mention for "Barn Door."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 8</span>
  • One winner and three honorable mentions were recently handed out at the reception for the Quogue Library Art Gallery's "50 Shades of White" juried group photography show. Jon Schusteritsch won for "Hallockville in the Snow."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 8</span>
  • One winner and three honorable mentions were recently handed out at the reception for the Quogue Library Art Gallery's "50 Shades of White" juried group photography show. Jacques LeBlanc earned an honorable mention for "New Snow, Jamesport."<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 8</span>
  • One winner and three honorable mentions were recently handed out at the reception for the Quogue Library Art Gallery's "50 Shades of White" juried group photography show.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 8</span>
  • Hampton Bays Middle School student Robert McNamera, left, won the school’s geography bee. With him are runner-up Steven Sutton and teacher Richard Doulos.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 6</span>
  • Albert and Dianna Catozzi of Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Allison Rose Maya, on December 26, 2016. Allison's parents are Jorge and Jeanne Maya of Hampton Bays. Her paternal grandmother is Rosa Maya of California and Mexico.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 6</span>
  • Hampton Bays Middle School winners of the annual Patriot Pen essay writing contest, Alisia Soto, left, Alexa Armas and Melissa Guzman (not pictured), were recognized on January 26 during a ceremony at VFW Post 5350, where Post Commander William Hughes presented them wtih certificates.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 6</span>
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School first-graders in Patricia Biscardi’s class are excited to read together through the school’s new reading program, Hampton Bays Reads Together.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • Beau Taylor of East Quogue was recently admitted to the New York State Bar.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Feb 1</span>
  • VFW Post 5350 held it Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen Awards night on January 26th. Pictured are two of the Patriots Pen winners from Hampton Bays Middle School, Alisia Soto and Alexa Armas with Post Commander William Hughes. #vfwpostpride — with William Hughes at VFW Post 5350.
<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted by jollyg, Hampton Bays, Feb 1</span>
  • The Quogue Library hosted a family program on Saturday during which those attending could learn more about the Moriches Bay Project's work with the Floating Upwell System installed in Quantuck Bay last summer. During the event, families constructed their own oyster cages.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 30</span>
  • The Quogue Library hosted a family program on Saturday during which those attending could learn more about the Moriches Bay Project's work with the Floating Upwell System installed in Quantuck Bay last summer. During the event, families constructed their own oyster cages.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 30</span>
  • The Quogue Library hosted a family program on Saturday during which those attending could learn more about the Moriches Bay Project's work with the Floating Upwell System installed in Quantuck Bay last summer. During the event, families constructed their own oyster cages.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 30</span>
  • Quogue, Westhampton Beach Fire Departments Conduct Joint Drill Sunday Morning
  • Hampton Bays Elementary School kindergartners learned more about the animals that live at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge during an in-school visit on January 27. During the event, Tony Valderrama, an environmental educator with the refuge, introduced students to several animal species, including a corn snake, bearded dragon, chinchilla and an owl. Students learned about the animals’ habitats, prey and lifecycles.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 30</span>
  • To help fifth-graders increase their understanding of math, science and social studies concepts, Hampton Bays Middle School teacher Scott Garofola recently turned his classroom into an escape room. As part of the activity, students had to use teamwork and their problem-solving and critical thinking skills to “escape” from their classroom that was filled with clues. Clues included invisible ink letters, hollowed out books and interactive puzzles that were all linked to lessons the students have been working on.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 27</span>
  • To help Hampton Bays Middle School living environment students fully understand chromosomes as they relate to alleles, eighth grade science teachers Toni Dossiano and Amanda Heenan created a lab using pool noodles. As part of the lab, students constructed “Chromobabies” by marking the “chromonoodles” with gene markers. “It was a great way to show students how genes are the markings on particular chromosomes that each code for a specific trait,” said Ms. Dossiano.<br/><span style='font-style:italic'>Submitted Jan 27</span>
  • 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>