Highlights from the Courier 6/29/20 – 7/5/20

In case you missed it, check out some of the articles below posted in the Easton Courier in the past week, from Monday, June 29 to Sunday, July 5.

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Easton Community Forums for ER9 Superintendent Search Scheduled for July 8 and 9

The Easton, Redding, Region 9 Boards of Education will be hosting two evening opportunities for community members to share their insight on the hiring of the next superintendent of schools.

On Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9, Dr. Joseph Erardi, the search consultant working Continue reading “Easton Community Forums for ER9 Superintendent Search Scheduled for July 8 and 9”

Silver Linings

Throughout these past few months of quarantine and ambiguity of what our future would look like, it was easy to focus on the negative energy that surrounded us. Each day was filled with concern about our health, livelihoods, and education. We have had to become accustomed to a new Continue reading “Silver Linings”

Barlow Students Win Achievement Writing Awards

Three Joel Barlow High School students have won achievement awards for their writing.

Santiago Calderon’s short story, “On Thin Ice,” was chosen by the New England Association of Teachers of English as the winning piece of fiction in the 2020 Annual NEATE Writing Contest for Students.

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McMorran Updates Community on Reopening Schools in the Fall

School Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran sent the following message to the Easton and Redding communities today, updating them on Gov. Ned Lamont’s plans for Connecticut about reopening state schools in the fall.

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:

Governor Lamont announced yesterday Continue reading “McMorran Updates Community on Reopening Schools in the Fall”

The College Search Amid Covid-19

Determining which college to attend has always been a daunting task even under normal conditions. The lack of in-person visits due to Covid-19 has posed a unique challenge for rising seniors as they try to navigate the confusing world of college applications remotely. 

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Video: Barlow Class of 2020 Graduates in Historic Car Procession

This year, graduation at Joel Barlow High School was like no other in the history of the school. The impact of Covid-19 has touched every aspect of the district’s educational programming. The event exemplified Easton and Redding’s commitment to their children and families on a day Continue reading “Video: Barlow Class of 2020 Graduates in Historic Car Procession”

Joel Barlow High School Celebrates Class of 2020

Joel Barlow High School students have not been in the school classrooms since mid-March, when the school moved to distance learning. Students, teachers, and administrators alike were feeling emotional at seeing each other again for Barlow’s drive-through graduation ceremony.

“I Continue reading “Joel Barlow High School Celebrates Class of 2020”

Car Procession Graduation Ceremony for Barlow Class of 2020 Planned for June 11

Joel Barlow High School administrators sent the following email update with information about the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020:

June 4, 2020

Good Morning – Last night, the Region 9 Board of Education approved our graduation plans for the Class of 2020.  We will be communicating Continue reading “Car Procession Graduation Ceremony for Barlow Class of 2020 Planned for June 11”

Barlow Debate Completes Three-Peat of First-Place Finishes in May

Fresh on the heels of being #1 in the Debate Association of New England Independent Schools and the Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Northeastern Regional, this past Saturday Barlow speakers came out on top in the final event of the Connecticut Debate Association season.

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