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School News: Job Fair Coming Up; Student Sings in Albany

Also, middle school student headed to National Geographic Bee.

East Hampton High School
        The job fair is coming up on March 27. Those looking to employ eager students this summer, or even longer, are asked to contact Deb Mansir at 329-6462. Even if an employee can’t be there in person, application forms can be left with Ms. Mansir prior to the day of the fair.
        A second school meeting was held today to discuss the mural planned by Camille Perrottet. Kristine Swickard, head of the LOTE program at the school, asked the representatives of the after school clubs to come and brainstorm with the artist to come up with content. Hopefully, the final painting will represent not only the art clubs, but the gay-straight alliance, Hispanic leaders, justice league, the inclusion club, the African-American community, and more.
        Jeremy Quitko's students are discussing and brainstorming a new video project that would promote the East Hampton school district. Some of the students have videos in the Guild Hall Student Video Competition in April. Next Tuesday a handful of students will show both videos and photography in the Long Island Media Arts Show at Five Towns College.
        Yori Johnson, a senior at East Hampton High School, and a vocalist with the school's Jazz Band, sang with the All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble at a concert last Tuesday at the State Capitol in Albany, NY. The concert was part of Music In Our Schools Month, 2013.
        The school is getting ready for March Madness next week! Besides games and contests, all in good fun, the different grades are engaged in Penny Wars to raise money for Katy’s Courage.

East Hampton Middle School
      Can’t find the Republic of Chad on a map? Eighth-grader Theodore “T.J.” Calabrese can.
        T.J. has been selected to represent East Hampton Middle School at the state level of the National Geographic Bee, being held on April 5, at the New York State Museum in Albany. One winner from each state and territory will advance to the nationals in Washington, D.C. in May. The final round will be aired on the National Geographic Channel on May 23 and will be moderated by Mr. Jeopardy himself, Alex Trebek.
“We had a fun and challenging school level geography bee this year,” said social studies teacher Peter Friscia. “All of our contestants did a great job.”
“We are proud of T.J. He is currently working hard to prepare for the competition. He has a solid understanding of geography, history, world cultures, and current events which will serve him well in Albany. We are all pulling for him and know he will do his very best,” Mr. Friscia said.

John M. Marshall Elementary School
     Kindergarten registration takes place March 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and March 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. Your child must be five years old on or before Dec. 1 to be eligible for school in September. Parents or guardians must bring proof of age (a birth certificate or passport), proof of residency (a deed, lease, contract of sale, or tax bill), and the child’s complete immunization record.
       Tonight the International Heritage Fair, postponed from last week, will be held at the school from 6 to 8 p.m. Expect lots of food, fun, and music from countries around the world. The public is invited.
        Grades kindergarten through 5 are invited to snuggle up in their PJs and attend a Bedtime Story night at the school on Thursday, March 21, at 6:15 p.m.
        Friday, March 22, is a busy night for John Marshallers. The fourth-grade bowling night, sponsored by the PTA, will be held at East Hampton Bowl from 6 to 8 p.m. and includes free admission, bowling, shoes, and pizza for fourth graders. Permission slips were sent home. For more information, contact the JMMES PTA.
        Also next Friday, the “Dance Away Cancer” Dance-a-Thon – sponsored by Dancehampton and the JMMES Activities Club – will be held at the school from 6 to 8 p.m. with all benefits donated to Katy’s Courage and South Fork Relay for Life. Eager toe-tappers can either be sponsored (sponsorship forms were sent home with elementary school students) or the general public can choose to come with a $20 per dancer minimum.
        The PTA still needs boxtops! Please give them to Theresa Talmage at the front desk. Also the school is in need of soccer balls and basketballs for the students to use at recess. If you have donations, please bring them in.
        Applications to “Food and Fun 2013,” a nutrition program for preschoolers, are due by Friday, March 29. For questions and further information, contact Lisa Shaw at the high school.

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