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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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News & Announcements from the Principal

School Year 2021-22 @EHMS 

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to EHMS. The Middle School's theme for SY21-22 is: Believe in Yourself.

Our program at the Middle School is strategically geared toward the dynamic transitions that our youngsters are making from elementary school to high school. These in-between years are challenging, but they are also exciting. In order to provide cohesion (and energy) to our instructional program, we have a series of five rotating, annual themes and accompanying poems that unify our curriculum.

In the Middle School, our annual theme also 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.  

Our planned exploration of “Believe in Yourself” will kick-off with a reading and discussion of three contemporary poems: Antonio Machado's "[Traveler, your footprints]", Lucille Clifton's "blessing the boats" and Robin Coste Lewis's "Art & Craft". The poems are available for free at www.poetryfoundation.org. Each grade level (and individual teachers) will apply a different approach to covering the ideas in these pieces, which will influence our year as a learning community. Please keep in mind a few possible focus questions:

  1. What does it mean to "believe" in yourself? How do you enact that? What can get in the way?
  2. Are there times that fear can be positive? Negative? How do you overcome your fears?
  3. What makes you effective as a learner? How can school best help you?
  4. How do the three poems relate to one another? How are the voices different? Similar?
  5. How do these poems compare to last year's Whitman poem "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer"? Or, with Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken"? Are Machado and Frost's travelers different? The same?

The possibilities for rich discussion are endless, and you will see “Believe in Yourself” pop up throughout our curriculum from ELA to Physical Education to Mathematics including our health and wellness curriculum Bonac on Board.

Dr. Charles Soriano, Principal

Past Middle School Themes & Anchor Texts
2020/21 - Knowledge is power & Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer"
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”

 


 

Sunday, September 26, 2021