Eighth Grade Job Shadow Day

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The entire Springs School eighth grade class (78 students in all)  went "Job Shadowing" on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.   Twenty local businesses from East Hampton to Montauk hosted students for the day and gave them some insight into what a typical day would be like working in that occupation. Students shadowed the Honorable Steven Tekulsy  and attorney Gordon Ryan at the East Hampton Court House, got to ride along with the East Hampton Town Police, work with animals at the East Hampton Veterinary Group and The Veterinary Clinic of East Hampton, and some students went to the Coast Guard Station in Montauk. The students who spent the day at Ocean Graphics learned about making banners and signs, while students who were at J. Crew learned about ordering and stocking merchandise and even how to tie a tie! Students interested in culinary occupations spent the day at John Pappas, Rowdy Hall, and Springs Pizza.

Students were excited to share what they learned about their day with each other once they returned to school. The girls who attended the Baker House 1650 shared stories about what they learned and even brought home muffins that they made. Some students were invited back to visit with the people they shadowed for the day. A good time was had by all. 

Job Shadow Day was organized by school counselor Stacy McCally and Family & Consumer Science teacher Tracy Larkin. Please click on photos to enlarge.