They’re In! Falcons Take on Granby/Canton in State Playoffs on Tuesday

The Falcons are the 5th seed in the state football tournament. Source: CIAC website.

Welcome to the big dance Joel Barlow!

The Falcons have qualified to play in the Class SS state football tournament after a dominating 56-20 win in the over their rivals Weston on Wednesday Continue reading “They’re In! Falcons Take on Granby/Canton in State Playoffs on Tuesday”

Cemetery Committee Exploring Historic Designation for Burial Ground

Calista Cleary was a Joel Barlow High School senior thirty-three years ago when an unmarked burial ground in the woods overlooking the Aspetuck River in Easton caught her attention.

“It piqued my curiosity because it was off a really well-traveled road, but people didn’t know any Continue reading “Cemetery Committee Exploring Historic Designation for Burial Ground”

Ballroom Dancing Takes a Bow at Joel Barlow

Monday mornings often have a negative connotation, but not for one group of seniors at Joel Barlow High School. Their Mondays have been getting off to a snappy start thanks to Ryan Swift, a physical education teacher at the school who is preparing 23 students to learn a range of Continue reading “Ballroom Dancing Takes a Bow at Joel Barlow”

Storied Pancake Breakfast Returns to HKMS

After a long absence due to the pandemic, the beloved tradition of the Hellen Keller Middle School pancake breakfast returned on Nov. 19. HKMS Assistant Principal Anne Mohr was delighted to be able to revive this memorable event for students and their families.

“For forty-five Continue reading “Storied Pancake Breakfast Returns to HKMS”

If They Win, They’re In–Victory on Wednesday Would Send Barlow to State Playoffs

Barlow is ranked 5th in the state in its division and can clinch a playoff berth with a win on Wednesday. Source: CIAC website.

The Falcons stumbled again in a rain-soaked Friday night game against New Milford on Nov 11. After jumping ahead 13-0 and taking a 13-7 lead into the Continue reading “If They Win, They’re In–Victory on Wednesday Would Send Barlow to State Playoffs”

The Library Bus Rides Again

After a hiatus of a few years due to Covid restrictions, an ER9 bus is once again ushering Helen Keller Middle School children to the Easton Public Library after school.

The Library provides programming for middle school kids as well as a safe and welcoming space for them to meet Continue reading “The Library Bus Rides Again”

Veterans Visit Joel Barlow High School

Many schools remember Veterans Day by staying closed, but Joel Barlow High School used this day of remembrance to provided students with the opportunity to hear from veterans who have served and defended our country.

“It’s important for our students to know these first-person stories Continue reading “Veterans Visit Joel Barlow High School”

Annual Turkey Trot Held at Samuel Staples Elementary School

The 12th Annual Turkey Trot at Samuel Staples Elementary School was held on Monday, Nov. 14.

Students in kindergarten through the second grade trotted on the lower field, and the third, fourth and fifth graders trotted on the upper field to deliver food they have been collecting Continue reading “Annual Turkey Trot Held at Samuel Staples Elementary School”

SSES Students Honor Veterans With Clay and Paper Poppies

Students at Samuel Staples Elementary School are honoring veterans this Veterans Day with two special art installations.

Art teachers Samantha Sabia and Allan Bates organized the project for every student to create a poppy, a symbol of remembrance for veterans.

Approximately Continue reading “SSES Students Honor Veterans With Clay and Paper Poppies”

Barlow Handles Bethel–Next Up New Milford on Friday with Playoffs in Sight

Editors note: At the the time of publication, Friday’s kickoff in New Milford was changed to 5:30 p.m. in response to the weather forecast.

Barlow football is ranked third in the state in its division.–Source: CIACsports.com

Following their setback against Newtown, the Falcons Continue reading “Barlow Handles Bethel–Next Up New Milford on Friday with Playoffs in Sight”