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To mark Computer Science Education Week, Southampton Elementary School students spent an hour learning code through activities provided by Code.org, during their STEM period. Known as the Hour of Code, the experience gives students an opportunity to explore coding as the basis for a possible career in computer science. It also allows them to hone their problem-solving skills and celebrate the birthday of computing pioneer Grace Murray Hopper.

To mark Computer Science Education Week, Southampton Elementary School students spent an hour learning code through activities provided by Code.org, during their STEM period. Known as the Hour of Code, the experience gives students an opportunity to explore coding as the basis for a possible career in computer science. It also allows them to hone their problem-solving skills and celebrate the birthday of computing pioneer Grace Murray Hopper.

Southampton Intermediate School students, from left, Dyson Smith, Bryan Rosales, Danny Bustamante and Thomas Dunkirk will be representing their school at the CoderZ Cyber Robotics Coding Competition finals on December 13. To earn a spot in the competition, the Southampton seventh and eighth graders, under the direction of teachers Mei-Lynn Guerrero and Michelle Antonucci, competed against 30 schools in several rounds of timed, online coding qualification challenges.

Southampton Intermediate School students, from left, Dyson Smith, Bryan Rosales, Danny Bustamante and Thomas Dunkirk will be representing their school at the CoderZ Cyber Robotics Coding Competition finals on December 13. To earn a spot in the competition, the Southampton seventh and eighth graders, under the direction of teachers Mei-Lynn Guerrero and Michelle Antonucci, competed against 30 schools in several rounds of timed, online coding qualification challenges.

Lu Geffen, Rabbi Dan Geffen and Ilyse LaBue during the annual Hanukkah Party at Temple Adas Israel on Sunday.  MICHAEL HELLER

Lu Geffen, Rabbi Dan Geffen and Ilyse LaBue during the annual Hanukkah Party at Temple Adas Israel on Sunday. MICHAEL HELLER

Hampton Bays Elementary School fourth-graders used 3D printing technology in their STEM classes to design symmetrical snowflakes. The 152 individually designed works of art are displayed in the main hallway of the school.

Hampton Bays Elementary School fourth-graders used 3D printing technology in their STEM classes to design symmetrical snowflakes. The 152 individually designed works of art are displayed in the main hallway of the school.

On Thursday, November 21, members of the Shinnecock Nation offered a presentation to third-graders in honor of Native American Heritage month. The presentation included the sharing of Native American folktales, beliefs, traditions, and food. Students sampled homemade fry bread and watched the performance of a Native American song.

On Thursday, November 21, members of the Shinnecock Nation offered a presentation to third-graders in honor of Native American Heritage month. The presentation included the sharing of Native American folktales, beliefs, traditions, and food. Students sampled homemade fry bread and watched the performance of a Native American song.

Pierson Middle School hosted its annual Snowflake Tea on December 13. At the annual event, students in grades six, seven and eight gathered with their grandparents and role models to share schoolwork and projects and kicked off the season with a holiday singalong. Brandan Mitchell with his grandparents.

Pierson Middle School hosted its annual Snowflake Tea on December 13. At the annual event, students in grades six, seven and eight gathered with their grandparents and role models to share schoolwork and projects and kicked off the season with a holiday singalong. Brandan Mitchell with his grandparents.

Pierson Middle School hosted its annual Snowflake Tea on December 13. At the annual event, students in grades six, seven and eight gathered with their grandparents and role models to share schoolwork and projects and kicked off the season with a holiday singalong. Lily and Isabelle Caplin visited local businesses to get their support for the school trip “rewards card.”

Pierson Middle School hosted its annual Snowflake Tea on December 13. At the annual event, students in grades six, seven and eight gathered with their grandparents and role models to share schoolwork and projects and kicked off the season with a holiday singalong. Lily and Isabelle Caplin visited local businesses to get their support for the school trip “rewards card.”

The Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreational Center held its annual holiday fundraising dinner at the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton on December 15.  Among those attending were Sivia Loria and Bonnie Michelle Cannon, right, and a group of supportive teens.

The Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreational Center held its annual holiday fundraising dinner at the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton on December 15. Among those attending were Sivia Loria and Bonnie Michelle Cannon, right, and a group of supportive teens.

Southampton Village hosted a Senior Holiday Party at the Southampton History Museum's Rogers Mansion on December 12. Barbara Albecht and Betty Arnister were there spreading Christmas cheer.

Southampton Village hosted a Senior Holiday Party at the Southampton History Museum's Rogers Mansion on December 12. Barbara Albecht and Betty Arnister were there spreading Christmas cheer.

Lisa Votino-Tarrant received an award from Long Island Jobs with Justice for her work with asylum-seekkers at the southern border. She was presented with it at the annual Human Rights Day Interfaith Luncheon. So far, Ms. Votino-Tarrant has made five trips to Tijuana.

Lisa Votino-Tarrant received an award from Long Island Jobs with Justice for her work with asylum-seekkers at the southern border. She was presented with it at the annual Human Rights Day Interfaith Luncheon. So far, Ms. Votino-Tarrant has made five trips to Tijuana.

Hailey Bierfriend works on a word puzzle with her Step-Grandmother Nancy Buckley during the Pierson Middle School Snowflake Tea that was held in the Pierson High School library on Friday , December 13.     MICHAEL HELLER PHOTO

Hailey Bierfriend works on a word puzzle with her Step-Grandmother Nancy Buckley during the Pierson Middle School Snowflake Tea that was held in the Pierson High School library on Friday , December 13. MICHAEL HELLER PHOTO

Patrick Caufield works on making a picture frame with his grandmother Gerri during the Pierson Middle School Snowflake Tea that was held in the Pierson High School library on Friday, December 13.   MICHAEL HELLER

Patrick Caufield works on making a picture frame with his grandmother Gerri during the Pierson Middle School Snowflake Tea that was held in the Pierson High School library on Friday, December 13. MICHAEL HELLER

Hildreth's Department Store took first place in the window decorating contest sponsored by the Village of Southampton. DANA SHAW

Hildreth's Department Store took first place in the window decorating contest sponsored by the Village of Southampton. DANA SHAW

Westhampton Beach Police Benevolent Association President Detective Brian Prescott, Secretary Officer Andrew Kirwin, Vice President of Long Island Practical Shooters Association James Byrne and member of LIPSA Nicholas Schillaci gathering toys to donate for the holidays.

Westhampton Beach Police Benevolent Association President Detective Brian Prescott, Secretary Officer Andrew Kirwin, Vice President of Long Island Practical Shooters Association James Byrne and member of LIPSA Nicholas Schillaci gathering toys to donate for the holidays.

Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni; Southampton Town Historian Julie Greene; town supervisor Jay Schneiderman and town clerk Sundy Schermeyer unveil an historical marker for the Bridgehampton Automobile Race on Friday on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. The maker recognizes the historical significance of the Bridgehampton Fire Department’s Annual Carnival and Motor Races, Southampton’s first organized street racing at the turn of the 20th century. The Bridgehampton Fire Department’s Carnival, held annually, dating back to 1911, began offering automobile and motorcycle races in 1914. At the close of the carnival, two automobile races, 35 miles in length, were held for 30-horsepower cars, both wealthy sportsmen and local young men took part. The races began on Main Street and followed a course around Bridgehampton and through the scenic farmland. The races were held from 1914 until 1921. DANA SHAW

Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni; Southampton Town Historian Julie Greene; town supervisor Jay Schneiderman and town clerk Sundy Schermeyer unveil an historical marker for the Bridgehampton Automobile Race on Friday on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. The maker recognizes the historical significance of the Bridgehampton Fire Department’s Annual Carnival and Motor Races, Southampton’s first organized street racing at the turn of the 20th century. The Bridgehampton Fire Department’s Carnival, held annually, dating back to 1911, began offering automobile and motorcycle races in 1914. At the close of the carnival, two automobile races, 35 miles in length, were held for 30-horsepower cars, both wealthy sportsmen and local young men took part. The races began on Main Street and followed a course around Bridgehampton and through the scenic farmland. The races were held from 1914 until 1921. DANA SHAW

Erin Yaeger checks out Alexis Salazar's display depicting Baby Jesus during the annual Winter Museum Showcase event held by 4th Graders at the Sag Harbor Elementary School on Thursday morning.    MICHAEL HELLER

Erin Yaeger checks out Alexis Salazar's display depicting Baby Jesus during the annual Winter Museum Showcase event held by 4th Graders at the Sag Harbor Elementary School on Thursday morning. MICHAEL HELLER

All 300 students at Our Lady of the Hamptons participated in the original production of

All 300 students at Our Lady of the Hamptons participated in the original production of "Written in the Stars," presented in front of a sold-out crowd. Ballet and tap dance troupes, the string ensemble, members of the three choirs and student actors from all grades had roles. Featured vocal soloists included Winslow Ryan, Will Hantz, Rachell Rojas and Kai Ryan.

All 300 students at Our Lady of the Hamptons participated in the original production of

All 300 students at Our Lady of the Hamptons participated in the original production of "Written in the Stars," presented in front of a sold-out crowd. Ballet and tap dance troupes, the string ensemble, members of the three choirs and student actors from all grades had roles. Featured vocal soloists included Winslow Ryan, Will Hantz, Rachell Rojas and Kai Ryan.

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