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”

ER9 Schools Transition to Hybrid Learning on Monday, Jan. 11.

Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison has informed the ER9 community that all Easton schools will transition to hybrid learning beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Samual Staples Elementary School and Helen Keller Middle School will return to full in-person classes on Jan. 20.

Below is the Continue reading “ER9 Schools Transition to Hybrid Learning on Monday, Jan. 11.”

Year In Review 2020: A New Superintendent

2020 presented the administrators, teachers, staff and students at Samuel Staples Elementary School, Helen Keller Middle School, and Joel Barlow High School with historically unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although the Courier reported many important Continue reading “Year In Review 2020: A New Superintendent”

Welcome to the JBHS Holiday Store!

The Class Council at Joel Barlow High School is selling Barlow merchandise for the holidays. This is great news especially for those who have kids in the arts, music and STEM clubs and might not have known the Barlow logo merchandise is available. Sports teams tend to have branded Continue reading “Welcome to the JBHS Holiday Store!”

Black, Gold, and Green: Eco Club’s Composting Mission

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 30-40% of our food supply is wasted each year. A group of students at Joel Barlow High School has set out to reduce food waste in their community.

Barlow’s Eco Club, composed of members Sophie Brault, Victoria Cangialosi, Katherine Continue reading “Black, Gold, and Green: Eco Club’s Composting Mission”

Easton, Redding, Region 9 Schools Shift to All Distance Learning

November 18, 2020

Good afternoon, ER9 Families and Staff:

As expected, the number of positive cases across both towns has continued to increase.  As of yesterday’s review of the leading indicator (the number of new cases 14-day average per 100,000 population) and the secondary Continue reading “Easton, Redding, Region 9 Schools Shift to All Distance Learning”

Joel Barlow Students Are Finalists For Barton L. Weller $15,000 Scholarship

Two Joel Barlow High School seniors were selected as finalists to compete for the $15,000 scholarship in honor of the late Barton L. Weller, founder of Vitramon Inc. in Monroe, and whose generosity has made this award possible.

Established in 1977, the scholarship’s purpose is Continue reading “Joel Barlow Students Are Finalists For Barton L. Weller $15,000 Scholarship”

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