Swastikas Drawn in Chalk Outside Elementary School

School Officials in Charge of Follow-up

School officials at Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton discovered several Swastikas drawn in chalk on the asphalt in the rear of the building on April 8.

The school resource officer along with school staff conducted an investigation Continue reading “Swastikas Drawn in Chalk Outside Elementary School”

Barlow Speakers Place at State Finals, Advance to Semis in Virtual Supreme Court

Several Joel Barlow High School debaters earned distinction in two March competitions. While debating immigration policy at State Finals in the Connecticut Debate Association, three Barlow speakers opened the golden door to victory on March 27.

At this invitation-only event for Continue reading “Barlow Speakers Place at State Finals, Advance to Semis in Virtual Supreme Court”

BEE-utify Easton with The Easton Arts Center and ELF

The Easton Learning Foundation is thrilled to be teaming up with Keri English-Giddes from The Easton Arts Center for these Bee-utify Easton Art Kits.

Keri is generously donating half of the proceeds to ELF. Founded in 2004, ELF has awarded close to $1,000,000 in grants to Samuel Continue reading “BEE-utify Easton with The Easton Arts Center and ELF”

Letter: YES to School Budget Increases

Open letter to the Board of Finance regarding the school budget increase:

Hello,

My children graduated from the Easton/ER9 school system a few years ago. But I’m still in complete support of the school budget increase.

Our children are our future. Future leaders, future neighbors, Continue reading “Letter: YES to School Budget Increases”

Educating Under Covid-19: Rewriting the New Normal of Learning

Teachers and administrators have been entrusted with building a new learning environment under strict Covid-19 guidelines. Almost a year later, students and parents are still adapting.

When the Covid-19 pandemic shut down all in-person learning, teachers and students had to learn Continue reading “Educating Under Covid-19: Rewriting the New Normal of Learning”

The Why of DEI

While the formation of the DEI Task Force is relatively new, the district’s belief in the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded in the enduring goals and aspirations and in the mission statements of SSES and HKMS. Recognizing and celebrating the individual characteristics Continue reading “The Why of DEI”

A War Where Everyone Wins

1, 2, 3, 4, we declare a COIN WAR!

Students at Samuel Staples Elementary School recently accepted a challenge from their friends at Redding Elementary School to see who could collect the most change, and bring about change.

Easton PTO and Redding Elementary PTA organized the Continue reading “A War Where Everyone Wins”

Newsletter Mailed to Easton Residents Sparks Outcry

A newsletter that appeared unsolicited in Easton mailboxes is coming under fire for its stance against the town‘s and school district’s effort to address systemic racism.

The newsletter, published by the Citizens for Responsible Government, encourages residents to fight against Continue reading “Newsletter Mailed to Easton Residents Sparks Outcry”

Voices of Diversity Exhibit on Display at the Library

The Voices of Diversity exhibit has now been installed on the Library’s front lawn. For the online exhibit, or to submit a quote, go to https://eastonlibrary.org/voices-of-diversity.

The exhibit focuses on inclusivity and diversity in all of its powerful and glorious forms. Library Continue reading “Voices of Diversity Exhibit on Display at the Library”

Between Three Chairs: Superintendent Updates ER9 Board Chairs on Covid Vaccines for School Staff

This is the first installment published in the Easton Courier of Behind Three Chairs, virtual video conferencing between ER9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison and the Easton, Redding and Region 9 boards of education chairmen. The Covid-19 pandemic thwarted in-person meetings to Continue reading “Between Three Chairs: Superintendent Updates ER9 Board Chairs on Covid Vaccines for School Staff”

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