Staples and Keller Transition to In-Person Option on Oct. 5; Barlow Will Stay Hybrid

ER9 Superintendent Rydell Harrison informed families on September 25 that Samuel Staples Elementary School and Helen Keller Middle School will transition to all in-person instruction for students starting October 5, while Joel Barlow High School will continue with a modified hybrid Continue reading “Staples and Keller Transition to In-Person Option on Oct. 5; Barlow Will Stay Hybrid”

Pledge to Make the World a Better Place on 9/11

Nineteen years ago on this day, unspeakable acts of terror changed life in the United States as we knew it. The cloudless blue skies and the picture-perfect September day belied the horrific acts that claimed the lives of 3,000 innocent souls. 

On September 11, 2001, Americans Continue reading “Pledge to Make the World a Better Place on 9/11”

Easton PTO Helps Welcome Teachers Back to School

Teachers got a warm welcome as they returned to Samuel Staples Elementary and Helen Keller Middle School this week. The Easton PTO chalked the walkways outside each school to say thank you to the teachers and to welcome them back for the new school year. Students return to the schools Continue reading “Easton PTO Helps Welcome Teachers Back to School”

A Walker in the City: Yesterday and Tomorrow

Covid-19 has been a challenge. We may look back on 2020 as on a life not lived — no travel, or meetings with friends or theater. We would not for a while simply walk the streets of a favorite city.

There is always something magical about a city transformed. It happens on stage Continue reading “A Walker in the City: Yesterday and Tomorrow”

Students Worry About School Reopening

Barlow classroom set up for limited seating and social distancing. — Chloe Rozendaal Photo

When Joel Barlow High School closed in March, most students expected to return after a two-week vacation. Five months later, students are unsure if school will ever return to normal and seniors Continue reading “Students Worry About School Reopening”

Articles from the Courier 8/24/20 – 8/30/20

In case you missed it: Check out these articles posted in the Easton Courier in the past week, from Monday, August 24 to Sunday, August 30.

Don’t forget to subscribe to email notifications. It’s free, and you control the frequency. You can enter your email address here: https://eastoncourier.news/subscribe/. You control your notification Continue reading “Articles from the Courier 8/24/20 – 8/30/20”

Op-Ed: Patience, Caution and Flexibility Needed as Some Schools Reopen Next Week

As some school districts look to begin to reopen as early as next week, state Senator Tony Hwang, R-28th District, offers the following statement.

I am thankful for all the work completed by Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona and his staff. There Continue reading “Op-Ed: Patience, Caution and Flexibility Needed as Some Schools Reopen Next Week”

Easton Responds to Calls for Anti-Racism

Easton, Redding and Region 9 Boards of Education Create Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees, Barlow Alumni and Students Form Social Justice Clubs

Across the country, activists have sustained months of protesting, sparked by the death of George Floyd and fueled by what many Continue reading “Easton Responds to Calls for Anti-Racism”

Easton Arts Council Presents Nancy White Memorial Awards

The Easton Arts Council was founded almost 25 years ago and incorporated shortly after with the goal of fostering the arts in Easton. One of the Articles of Incorporation lists the recognition of young artists in our community. To that end, a number of awards are given out yearly Continue reading “Easton Arts Council Presents Nancy White Memorial Awards”

Schools to Reopen with Hybrid Model on Sept. 8

Interim Superintendent Stephanie Pierson Ugol sent the following update concerning the start of the 2020-2021 school year for Easton and Redding public schools:

August 12, 2020

Dear ER9 Families:

We look forward to seeing you all as we reopen our schools in the weeks ahead.

Reopening Continue reading “Schools to Reopen with Hybrid Model on Sept. 8”

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