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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
                                                                                                     Photo credit: Dane DuPuis

 

 

IMPORTANT FLU INFORMATION
                                                                                                                  

News & Announcements from the Principal

School Year 2019-2020 @EHMS

Dear Parents,

The Middle School's theme for 2019-2020 is: We are our choices.

Now that our school has developed 5 years of guiding themes, we are repeating the full cycle beginning September 2019. Our planned exploration of choices made and not made will kick-off with a reading and discussion of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” as its centerpiece, which will steer our work through the entire year. 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 first time around. This is the heart of good teaching. 

In the Middle School, 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 actions that we take together.   

We will organize classroom dialogues focused around Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken” and the notion of choices that we all make as human beings, especially as we grow up. In many ways, we are an accumulation of our choices. Our inquiry will focus on how choices are weighed and made  -- and even how some choices are made for us (whether we like it or not). For example, look for a collaboration between our Student Government and our Surfriders as they think about choices made around waste and reuse; in the out-east doldrums of January and February 2020, these two groups will be educating their peers on saving our oceans through choices we make around plastics and protecting our marine ecosystems. For a seaside community, this is an important discussion for our students to be empowered to participate in and lead. 

The possibilities for rich discussion are endless, and you will see “We are our choices” pop up throughout our curriculum from ELA to Physical Education to Mathematics. Each grade level 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 this poem (link below) with your child and your family several times. We will distribute the poem in our Summer Reading packets, but you can also access a copy from the internet or any library. 

Best regards, 

Charlie

Dr Charles Soriano, Principal

Past East Hampton Middle School Themes & Texts

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
Antonio Machado's "[Traveller, your footprints]"
Lucille Clifton's "blessing the boats"
Robin Cost Lewis's "Art & Craft”

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

2014-15
We are our choices
Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken"

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Thursday, November 14, 2019