State of the Union in Good Shape at Hampton Bays

Continuing to build on a strong foundation, all three schools in the Hampton Bays School District are going strong and progressing in the quest for student success, according to reports made by District Superintendent Lars Clemensen and administrators at the ninth annual Community Summit.

The Summit, held on May 16 at Hampton Bays Middle School, brought together school administrators and community leaders for an open discussion about the state of affairs for each school in the district.

For Hampton Bays Elementary School, the topics addressed by Principal Marc Meyer included: academic opportunities for student success, particularly AimWeb Universal Screening for students in grades K-4 and Universal Pre-K; community awareness, which focused on building and strengthening community partnerships; and character education and lifelong learning.

For the middle school, the focus was on creating patterns of lifelong success, according to Principal Dennis Schug. Topics discussed included: learning every day, promoting learning opportunities outside the classroom; building character and community, which focused on service projects and bettering communication; and fostering long-range learning opportunities, promoting goal setting.

For the high school, Principal Christopher Richardt discussed how to prepare students for the years beyond graduation. His talking points included: academic rigor,  including Advanced Placement classes and alternative school programs; co-curricular programs, which are key for students to become well-rounded and productive members of society; and community service, focusing on the many positive contributions student have made outside of school.