Joel Barlow High School Teacher Faces Charges

Dr. Rydell Harrison, Easton-Redding and Region 9 schools superintendent, informed parents in a May 7 email that a Joel Barlow High School teacher had been placed on administrative leave.

“We learned recently of the arrest of one of our high school teachers, Charles Schaub,” Dr. Continue reading “Joel Barlow High School Teacher Faces Charges”

Has Covid-19 Changed Barlow Student Fashion?

Over the past year, the normal way of life changed for Joel Barlow High School students in countless ways. Teenagers’ personal fashion styles since the Covid-19 lockdowns were among the transformations.

The at-home classroom created a causal way of life for high school students. Continue reading “Has Covid-19 Changed Barlow Student Fashion?”

Easton Voters Head to Polls on May 4

On Tuesday May 4 the annual budget referendum for the Town of Easton will be held in person from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School. The budget for the Regional School District No. 9 (ER9) and the Easton Resolution on Racism and Public Health are also on the ballot. Continue reading “Easton Voters Head to Polls on May 4”

Barlow PTSA Seeks Prize Donations

The Joel Barlow PTSA is asking the community for prize donations to help celebrate the Senior Class of 2021. The Barlow Seniors will have their Senior Prom on Friday, May 21st. Since this will be their only all-class celebration, due to Covid, the PTSA is looking for door prize donations Continue reading “Barlow PTSA Seeks Prize Donations”

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”

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”

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”

Trials and Joys of Leading ER9 Schools in the Pandemic

An Interview with Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison

The Easton, Redding and Region 9 school district comprises five highly competitive schools in two towns with three separate schools boards. The superintendent’s position demands exceptional governance in the best of times.

Continue reading “Trials and Joys of Leading ER9 Schools in the Pandemic”

Barlow Spirit Wear Is Back!

Barlow Spirit Wear is back, featuring new items. The Joel Barlow High School Store is open until Saturday, Jan. 23.

The store welcomes all future Falcons! Helen Keller Middle School eighth graders, Barlow students and parents are encouraged to order now. Here is the store link: Continue reading “Barlow Spirit Wear Is Back!”

Superintendent Harrison Responds to Events at U.S. Capitol

Superintendent Harrison sent the following message to ER9 families today in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Capitol:

Dear ER9 families,

Like many of you, I watched yesterday’s events at the U.S. Capitol in disbelief and my heart sank as this historic moment unfolded. Continue reading “Superintendent Harrison Responds to Events at U.S. Capitol”

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