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76 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, New York 11937
Phone: (631) 329-4112
Fax: (631) 329-4187

Our Mission:

East Hampton Middle School is a teamed Middle School dedicated to providing a caring environment where all students are valued and their academic, social, and emotional growth is nurtured. We offer a challenging academic program and a rich array of electives. The after school program has an assortment of clubs, activities, and sports that will help young adolescents explore new interests and further develop established ones. I encourage you to explore our website to discover more about East Hampton Middle School.                


Dr. Charles Soriano, Principal
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MIDDLE SCHOOL REOPENING PLANS 8/21/20 (English) (Spanish)

 

News & Announcements from the Principal

School Year 2020-21 @EHMS

Welcome to EHMS.

The Middle School's theme for 2020-2021 is: Knowledge is power.

This phrase seems particularly apt for the upcoming school year as we continue to navigate the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties that accompany its spread. I am confident that we will get through this health crisis with perseverance, patience, respect and, most especially, knowledge. Indeed, knowledge is power. 

For many of us at EHMS, “Knowledge is power" is our favorite theme in the Middle School's five-year rotation. Revisiting our themes on a 5-year cycle keeps our work fresh, and it leverages the benefits that accrue to our teaching staff in having another bite at the apple, so to speak. We can refine what worked with our students, jettison what didn’t and have the chance to improve upon our school’s exploration the last time around. This is the heart of good teaching.

Our annual theme becomes our social and emotional touchstone as we work with our youngsters on their social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. It’s a way to build a cohesive and caring school community around investigations and actions that we take together — as a building. 

Our planned exploration of “Knowledge is power” will kick-off with a summer reading and subsequent school-wide discussion of Walt Whitman’s poem “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” in September. This will guide our work through the entire year. We will organize classroom dialogues focused around Whitman’s poem and how “knowledge” figures into our lives as human beings, especially as we grow up. Our inquiry will help students to think critically and reflectively about the word itself — knowledge. 

The possibilities for lively discussion are endless, and you will see “Knowledge is power” pop up throughout our curriculum from ELA to Physical Education to Mathematics. Each teacher will take a different, age-appropriate approach to covering the ideas in this very rich poem that will influence our entire year including our health and wellness curriculum BONAC on Board. 

Finally, we are asking that you please read Whitman’s poem with your child and your family several times. We distributed the poem in our Summer Reading packets, but you can also access a copy from the internet or any library. A great resource for poetry is www.poetryfoundation.org if you have not visited their site before — check it out. 

Warmly,

Charlie

Dr. Charles Soriano, Principal

Past East Hampton Middle School Themes & Anchor Texts

2019/20 - We are our choices & Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken"

2018/19 - Mindfulness & N. Scott Momaday’s "The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee"

2017/18 - Perseverance & Langston Hughes's “Harlem”

2016/17 - Believe in yourself & Lucille Clifton's "blessing the boats"

2015/16 - Knowledge is power & Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" 

 


 

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