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”

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: You control your notification Continue reading “Articles from the Courier 8/24/20 – 8/30/20”

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”

Easton and Redding Schools Name New Superintendent

Dr. Rydell Harrison

The search is over. The Easton, Redding, and Region 9 boards of education voted unanimously last night to appoint Dr. Rydell Harrison their next superintendent of schools. Currently the superintendent of Watertown, Conn. Public Schools, Harrison was selected Continue reading “Easton and Redding Schools Name New Superintendent”

Dr. Stephanie Pierson Ugol Named Interim ER9 Superintendent

The Easton, Redding and Region 9 Boards of Education, at a special meeting on July 31, appointed Dr. Stephanie Pierson Ugol as interim school superintendent. 

In addition to her role as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, Pierson Ugol will assume the responsibilities Continue reading “Dr. Stephanie Pierson Ugol Named Interim ER9 Superintendent”

Tech Week Is Coming!

Tech Week is a free summer STEM festival hosted by Joel Barlow High School students. Virtual educational sessions about STEM topics and STEM at Barlow will run Tuesday, Aug. 4 to Friday, Aug. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. each day.

To register, fill out the form on the website’s homepage, Continue reading “Tech Week Is Coming!”