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Eleanor Whitmore

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Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center pre-kindergarteners on the center’s sport court.

Enrollment is open at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center for the 2018-19 pre-kindergarten class to start in the fall. The center will hold an open house on Monday at 6 PM for families of young children to learn about the school’s full-day toddler, 3-K, and pre-K programs.

Tours and registration will be offered at the center April 17 to 20 from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, or by appointment.

Riverhead Middle School

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Riverhead Middle School students in Stephanie Kaimis’s class celebrated Women’s History Month on March 29 by presenting projects related to influential women.

Riverhead Middle School students in Stephanie Kaimis’s class celebrated Women’s History Month on March 29 by presenting projects related to influential women.

The students each selected an influential woman to research using a Chromebook. They created lists of facts about their individual’s background, achievements, and obstacles they had to overcome. With the information they gathered, the students made colorful scrapbook pages filled with data that they presented to their classmates.

Tuckahoe
Tuckahoe fifth-grade scientists are using their science, technology, engineering, art and math skillsto design and build bridges as part of the STEAM program.

Scientists are investigating the properties of matter while deciding which materials are best for bridge building. Bridges are due to be completed next week, just in time for load testing.

Hampton Bays School District

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An international scientific journal, Toxics, has published an article on research conducted by Hampton Bays High School science research student Caroline Oakland.

An international scientific journal, Toxics, has published an article on research conducted by Hampton Bays High School student Caroline Oakland.

“This is a huge accomplishment,” said Hampton Bays science research teacher Dr. Stephanie Forsberg. “Authors in this journal are typically adult, Ph.D. researchers in the field.”

In the article, Oakland discusses the research she conducted over the past four years with the assistance of her mentor, Dr. Jaymie Meliker of Stony Brook University. The research explores radon levels and incidents of female thyroid cancer in Iowa, New Jersey, and Wisconsin.

When not working on her research project, Oakland swims competitively with the East Hampton Hurricanes Swim Team, plays lacrosse, and actively participates in her school’s Leo and Key clubs.

Although currently undecided on which college she will attend, she plans to study political science in the fall.

To read the Toxics article, visit http://www.mdpi.com/2305-6304/6/1/17/pdf.

During a candlelighting ceremony on March 28, Hampton Bays Middle School inducted 31 eighth-grade students into the National Junior Honor Society, one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for students.

To be eligible for membership, students are required to have a cumulative average of 92 or better and meet standards of leadership, service, citizenship, and character.

“We are very proud to recognize these outstanding members of our student body,” said chapter advisor Laurie O’Halloran. “National Junior Honor Society members are chosen for, and then expected to continue, their exemplary contributions to the school and community.”

The Hampton Bays School District extends its congratulations to the following students: Steven Acevedo, Haley Castaldo, Angie Chinchilima Chabla, Maria Fernanda Cifuentes, James Clinton, Samantha Coulton, Aliyah Cukaj, Braeden Dorchak, Elle Dunkirk, Jamie Farez, Alexandra Fennelly, Kristina Georges, Riley Gerson, Logan Grismer, David Hall, Ryan Hughes, Isabella Jaramillo Arango, Aidan Kamp, Timothy Kraycar, Meegan Lennon, Robert McNamara, Andrew Oh, Dillon Ottati, Rodrigo Quintanilla, Noah Sanabria, Jonathan Sapio, Dylan Schultheis, Cooper Shay, Lily Simpson-Heavey, Stephen Sutton, and Nicholas Zbikowski.