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Meet our Top Two Class of 2019 Students

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Bridgehampton High School is proud to announce that seniors James Fairchild and Autumn Coffey have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2019.

James has an impressive high school résumé, which includes taking numerous honors and Advanced Placement courses. He is also a sportsman and has participated in varsity tennis, varsity swimming and junior varsity basketball. A member of the high school’s robotics team and Future Farmers of America, James was also a recipient of the DAR Good Citizens Award and the President’s’ Education Award in recognition of outstanding academic excellence.

His community involvement includes teaching coding to fourth- and fifth-grade students and working closely with South Fork Natural History Museum guiding underclassmen in designing and constructing an educational aquaponics system.

He cites his accomplishments – including his time spent on the robotics team where he designed with a team of peers and mentors – as additional lessons in communication and leadership.

“It feels that all of the work and time committed to my education has truly empowered me to study and to achieve anything I wish,” James said.

James was also named a Borlaugh Scholar by Cornell University and had a research paper that addressed food insecurities in Liberia published by the New York Youth Institute as well and critiqued and complemented by multiple international experts at the Global Youth Institute. He is a potential candidate for a Borlaugh-Ruan International internship and would like to study computer science, business or architecture in the future.

Words of wisdom that James wants to share with his fellow classmates are to “take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to you and trust that the dots will connect.”

Autumn is excited and proud of her honor as salutatorian of the Class of 2019. Her accomplishments include taking numerous challenging Advanced Placement, honors and college-level courses and being named to the school’s high honor roll. She is also a member of the school’s robotics team and was honored as an Academic All-County student for basketball. She is involved locally in the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center. Her post high school plans include majoring in nursing and possibly taking part in a study abroad program.

Asked about her recognition as salutatorian, Autumn said “I am happy to have achieved something so amazing. I am happy that all of my hard work has paid off.”

Commending both students on their exceptional achievements, Principal Michael Miller said “James and Autumn are both wonderful students who represent the well-rounded educational experiences at Bridgehampton High School. Their commitment to academics will certainly drive their future successes.”

Meet the Class of 2019 Top Two Students!

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Bridgehampton High School is proud to announce that seniors James Fairchild and Autumn Coffey have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2019.

James has an impressive high school résumé, which includes taking numerous honors and Advanced Placement courses. He is also a sportsman and has participated in varsity tennis, varsity swimming and junior varsity basketball. A member of the high school’s robotics team and Future Farmers of America, James was also a recipient of the DAR Good Citizens Award and the President’s’ Education Award in recognition of outstanding academic excellence.
His community involvement includes teaching coding to fourth- and fifth-grade students and working closely with South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, guiding underclassmen in designing and constructing an educational aquaponics system.

He cites his accomplishments – including his time spent on the robotics team where he designed with a team of peers and mentors – as additional lessons in communication and leadership.

“It feels that all of the work and time committed to my education has truly empowered me to study and to achieve anything I wish,” James said.

James’ research paper addressing food insecurities in Liberia was published by the New York Youth Institute and critiqued and complimented by multiple international experts at the Global Youth Institute. James was also named a Borlaug Scholar by Cornell University, and he is a potential candidate for a Borlaugh-Ruan International Internship. He would like to study computer science, business or architecture in the future.

“Take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to you, and trust that the dots will connect,” James said, sharing words of wisdom with his fellow classmates.

Autumn is excited and proud of her honor as salutatorian of the Class of 2019. Her accomplishments include taking numerous challenging Advanced Placement, honors and college-level courses and being named to the school’s high honor roll. She is also a member of the school’s robotics team and was honored as an Academic All-County student for basketball. She is involved locally in the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center. Her post-high school plans include majoring in nursing and possibly studying abroad.

Asked about her recognition as salutatorian, Autumn said, “I am happy to have achieved something so amazing. I am happy that all of my hard work has paid off.”

Commending both students on their exceptional achievements, Principal Michael Miller said, “James and Autumn are both wonderful students who represent the well-rounded educational experiences at Bridgehampton High School. Their commitment to academics will certainly drive their future successes.”

BOE Meeting

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Kindergarten Screening

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Teacher Conferences Link-April 15, 2019

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Dancing Classrooms

Bridgehampton welcomes Dancing Classrooms to the 4th-8th grade! We are excited for this new experience for our students.

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In Control with Robotics

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Good luck to our robotics team as they compete in two FIRST robotics regional competitions. Along with coaches Ms. Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz and Mr. Ken Giosi and mentors Ms. Julie Burmeister and Mr. Jonathan Fletcher, they have put in many hours working diligently to complete their robot. This year’s theme is Destination: Deep Space. The first competition for Bridgehampton’s Team Supreme, aka Team 5659, takes place at Hofstra University, March 27-30. They will then move on to the second regional competition in Quebec City, Canada, April 2-7.

Our Partner in Learning

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Kindergarten students learn about community helpers with a visit from Southampton Police officer Eugene LaFurno who read the children’s book “Hooray for Police Officers.” The book’s engaging format encourages young readers to build nonfiction reading skills and critical thinking skills in addition to understanding the important role of police officers in the local community.

Bee Mine

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Seventh- and eighth-grade students in the school’s culinary club created and enjoyed some no bake “Bee Mine” cookies to celebrate the cold winter days!

Bucket Fillers

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Bridgehampton School guidance counselor Ryan Barker visited first-graders in Jenna Pluta’s Health and Wellness classes to help students craft personal buckets so they can learn how to be “bucket fillers.” To help the District’s youngest students understand that words and actions can make a difference, they are learning the concept of “bucket filling” and “bucket dipping” behaviors based on Carol McCloud’s “Have You Filled a Bucket Today,” “Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children.”

Thank You

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Thank you Charles Lemonides and Lucy Weber for your hospitality in hosting our recent special guest speaker Milton Creagh. Your generosity and commitment to our school is another motivating factor in sharing with our students how our local community comes together for one another.

We are the Champions!

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Congratulations!

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Valedictorian James Fairchild and Salutatorian Autumn Coffey are honored by (from left) Assistant Principal Mr. Michael Cox, Principal Mr. Michael Miller, Director of Guidance Ms. Danielle Doscher and Superintendent of Schools Mr. Robert Hauser. Stay tuned for more on our two top students!

High Honor Roll Students

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Great job on this achievement. Keep up the great work!

Jaden Campbell, Nava Campbell, Olivia Cassone, Julian Cheng, Miles Clark, Autumn Coffey, Gylia Dryden, Ayanna El, James Fairchild, Dylan Fitzgerald, Madeline Grabb, Laura Hagerman, Caleigh Hochstedler, Jalisa Hopson, Liam Huberty, Alanah Johnson, Hugo Kapon, Sarah Kapon, Zoe Lucas, Avery McCleland, Makenzie Miller, Luna Paucar, Julian Pesce, Sheily Ruiz Soto, Monasia Street, Maximus Tiska, Kimberly Villa, Kristopher Vinski, Scott Vinski and Elijah White.

Honor Roll Students

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Congratulations for your hard work and commitment to your education!

Melanie Braia, Jaden Campbell, Nava Campbell, Autumn Coffey, Jonathan DeGroot, Nathaniel Depasquale, Gylia Dryden, Dylan Fitzgerald, Jaeda Gant, Chase Gudelauski, Jalisa Hopson, Alanah Johnson, Hugo Kapon, Aidan Ozsu, Kimberly Rojas, Monasia Street, Kimberly Villa, Melissa Villa, Kristopher Vinski, Scott Vinski and Elijah White.

Great Job Scholar-Athletes!

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Melanie Braia, Jaden Campbell, Nava Campbell, Autumn Coffey, Jonathan DeGroot, Nathaniel Depasquale, Gylia Dryden, Dylan Fitzgerald, Jaeda Gant, Chase Gudelauski, Jalisa Hopson, Alanah Johnson, Hugo Kapon, Aidan Ozsu, Kimberly Rojas, Monasia Street, Kimberly Villa, Melissa Villa, Kristopher Vinski, Scott Vinski and Elijah White.

Perfect Attendance Awards

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Bridgehampton High School students who were recognized as having perfect attendance are Anthony Cabrera, Olivia Cassone, Jose Dorado, Ayanna El, Yaritza Huacon, Hugo Kapon, Sarah Kapon, Maydelin Ruiz Soto, Monasia Street, Marques Thomas, Max Tiska, Justin Urgiles and Kim Villa. Congratulations on your commitment to excellence!

Three Cheers for our Cheer Team!

Three Cheers for our Cheer Team!
The Bridgehampton School is pleased to recognize the many students who work hard to achieve excellence in their school work and commitment to athletics. Congratulations to cheer team members Melanie Braia, Jaden Campbell, Nava Campbell, Jaeda Gant, Jalisa Hopson, Alanah Johnson, Kimberly Rojas and Melissa Villa for their hard work!

Grateful for our Community Connections

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The Bridgehampton School community continues to develop deep connections with the Southampton Town Police Department. The events and visits are not only opportunities for students to learn about careers in the police force but how a community functions with the services and assistance of local law enforcement.

The district commends the services of police officer Eugene LaFurno through the School Resource Officer program and Lt. Susan Ralph for her motivating contributions to the students.

“When he is not on patrol, Officer LaFurno is a welcome fixture in our school district,” Principal Michael Miller said. “He has read to our students, assisted with ensuring a student did not drop out of school and helped students and parents with crises at home. Lt. Ralph has introduced our students to the Law Enforcement Career Exploring Program, which offers leadership skills, lessons in law enforcement protocols, and opportunities to participate in various community-related activities. We are grateful to both of them for being role models for our students.”

Officer LaFurno also organized guest speaker Milton Creagh for three separate presentations for the elementary school, middle and high school. A renowned author, motivational speaker and television personality, Mr. Creagh’s message to the students were powerful, inspiring words of encouragement as to how to balance school work with other life demands.

Music In The Moring Program-Bridgehampton Library

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Bridgehampton Fancloth Catalog!!!

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Student Council Fundraiser Success!

Student Council Fundraiser Success
The Bridgehampton Elementary Student Council held a dance marathon that had everyone swinging and swaying to the music.

Organized by reading teacher Mrs. Ozsu, who is the Elementary Student Council coordinator, the event raised $118 to help fund the club. Students had their hands stamped with a smiley face as they entered and were greeted by Council members. They were able to buy refreshments and enjoyed a place to lounge with bean bag chairs. The gym was decorated with disco balls and a large banner and a list of all the generous donors.

The students started the dance with a warm-up, then a group dance led by volunteer fitness trainer Sabrina Manglaviti, who really had the students moving!

According to Ms. Ozsu, the dance then proceeded with an independent dance competition. Thanks to our volunteer judges Ms. Bagshaw, Ms.Guastella, Mr.Liberatore, Mr.Barker, Ms.Keenan and Ms. Mentuck, who all had a difficult time choosing a winner. They decided to have a dance off between Destiny Parker and Finn Alversa, who both were declared winners!

Congratulations also to Destiny Parker for most creative, Felipa Garcia for Last One Standing and Luca Hope, Kate Vinski, Asucena Dominguez-Ramos and Finn Alversa for
Most Enthusiastic Dancers!

Perseverance & Positive Attitudes Shared

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Professional motivational speaker Rohan Murphy was a welcomed guest at the Bridgehampton School recently.

Mr. Murphy shared his life story – being born with a physical disability to becoming a star wrestler for East Islip High School and an exceptional athlete and graduate of an Ivy League university. His positive attitude and work to overcome many challenges in his life were powered by his motivation and perseverance.

The schoolwide assembly was attended by students of all grade level as well as educators and administrators. In addition to his talk and a question and answer period, he shared some of his winning wrestling moves with students to much applause. He also toured the school after his speech.

“Rohan went to almost every class after the presentation; the kids loved him,” school counselor Ryan Barker said. “He continued to have great conversations about goals, his experiences, and how happiness is a choice we can wake up to every day.”



Investigating Careers in Law Enforcement

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Bridgehampton High School students had an opportunity to examine career paths in law enforcement when Lt. Susan Ralph from the Southampton Police Department visited the school to speak about the Law Enforcement Career Exploring Program, a national program that provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission and objectives of law enforcement.

Senior Sebastian Mir is currently in the program that offers advances in leadership skills, lessons in law enforcement procedures and protocols, opportunities to network with departments and officers in the police department and participation in various community-related activities.

If interested in the program, speak with Sebastian for details or fill out application here.

Honored for commitment to school and community

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The Bridgehampton School is proud to recognize its students of the month:

Jessica Rojas Cortes, Dominic Giosi, Daniela Herrera, Savanna Lillie, Steven Lucero, Davante Miller, Josimar Padilla, Ameila Reyes, Citlaly Trinidad and Dominic Uzhca.

State Assessments-3rd-8th Grade Update

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Innovative New Leaders Join our District

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The Bridgehampton School District has named Dr. Angela Austin Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Michael Cox Assistant Principal of the Bridgehampton School.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Austin and Mr. Cox as we move ahead in our educational goals of inspiring lifelong intellectual curiosity and teaching our students the essential skills necessary to be productive citizens in our global community,” Superintendent of Schools Mr. Robert Hauser said. “Their progressive ideas and leadership abilities will continue to guide our students in a stimulating and challenging learning environment.”

In addition to her new role, Dr. Austin will lead the special education as well as the English as a New Language program. She gained her administrative experience in the Westhampton Beach Union Free School District and the Connetquot Central School District as the director of pupil personnel services, assistant administrator/director of special education and supervisor of the Connetquot Alternative Preschool, respectively. Before that, she taught in various positions in schools throughout Long Island. Her strong background in educational leadership also includes positions as an adjunct professor in education at St. John’s University and St. Joseph’s College, and as a presenter of numerous workshops on 21st-century educational practices.

Dr. Austin earned a doctorate in administrative leadership with a focus in special education, transition planning and at-risk youth from St. John’s University. She also earned a Master of Science in administrative education from St. John’s and a Bachelor of Science in special education from Dowling College.

Mr. Cox joins the district with six years of teaching experience at the Shelter Island School District. His philosophy for education centers on the whole child concept, supporting the unique qualities of each individual, their passions and educational experiences. His experience includes extensive knowledge in math and science curriculums as well as the use of technology to support and enhance learning experiences. He has also spearheaded numerous community outreach and student activity programs on Shelter Island, skills that can seamlessly transfer to his position at Bridgehampton.

Mr. Cox earned an advanced graduate certificate in educational leadership from Stony Brook University, a master’s degree in literacy education from Dowling College and an undergraduate degree in childhood education from SUNY Cortland.

The Bridgehampton School District welcomes them to our school community.

Thank you Officer LaFurno!

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In a lesson about community helpers, Bridgehampton pre-K students had an opportunity to spend time with Southampton Town Police Officer Eugene LaFurno. He read them Police Officer, a book from the popular Busy People series for young children. He shared with them the responsibilities of being in the police force, how he helps to solve problems in the community and encouraged questions about his profession.

Hummus Among Us!

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Seventh-grade Culinary Club members continue to learn smart ways to create nutritious meals and snacks and this week they made some tasty and healthy hummus!

Spring Baseball Flyer!!!

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Non-Resident Student Enrollment

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This link provides an overview of the district’s non-resident student enrollment program, including tuition rates and applications. 

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Parent Guide to Common Core

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This is a series of materials, websites and guides aimed at helping parents navigate the Common Core Standards.

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Community Library

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Information on library hours, contents, computer system features, the inter-library loan system and how to obtain a library card.

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