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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


News & Announcements from the Principal

School Theme for 2017-18 @EHMS

The Middle School's school-wide theme for this year is a single word: PERSEVERANCE. To this we add Langston Hughes' poem "Harlem." Then we top it off with 7 continents, 7 marathons and 7 days.

Curious about how these relate? Read on.

Along with required summer reading for each grade level we are asking that all middle schoolers read Langston Hughes' poem "Harlem" containing that memorable line: "What happens to a dream deferred?" The poem is available for free at

This year's special twist: Our Grade 7 Social Studies Teacher, Ms. Nelson, will be participating in the World Marathon on ALL seven continents in January 2018. As someone who has only run her first marathon this last January, this is a reach for her. It's all about PERSEVERANCE. As a school, we are going to follow her travels, SKYPE with her, learn about the places she's running to, and reflect on the intersection of the poem, perseverance, goals, grit and hard work. This is all great stuff for Middle Schoolers.

During the 7-day World Marathon Challenge, she will fly between cities and must run standard 26.2 mile marathon distances at Novolazarevskaya aka "Novo" (Antartica), Cape Town (South Africa), Perth (Australia), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Madrid (Spain), Barranquilla (Colombia) and Miami (USA). In doing so she will complete 7 marathons on the planet's 7 continents: Antartica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America. All in 7 days.

Please keep in mind a few focus questions:
1. What is perseverance? Grit? How can you persevere at something?
2. How do you encourage and support others? How does that fit with respect@ehms?
3. How do you overcome difficulties? What strategies do you use?
4. Answer Hughes' question in your own words: What happens to a dream deferred?
5. What is your strongest asset as a learner? How can the Middle School best help you advance your learning? What do you need from us?
I hope these questions (adapted to grade-appropriate discussion) give you a flavor for how next year's theme will shake out. I am asking that you please join us: read the poem, talk at home about perseverance and about what your children are learning this year at the Middle School.
Past East Hampton Middle School Themes

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

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

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





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Tuesday, May 22, 2018