Two-Hour Delay for ER9 Schools on Monday

Superintendent McKinnon sent the following announcement today about the start of ER9 schools on Monday, Jan. 3:

Dear Families, 

I hope this email finds you well. There will be a 2-hour delay to all schools tomorrow for students. Staff will report to work at their regular time. Continue reading “Two-Hour Delay for ER9 Schools on Monday”

Letter: Thank You From Easton PTO

To the Editor:

Easton PTO offers a big thank you to everyone in the community who participated in Light Up Easton 2021.

The second annual community-wide light tour offered a chance for people to register their homes to be included on the light tour map. For a donation to Easton Continue reading “Letter: Thank You From Easton PTO”

ER9 Beefed Up School Security on Friday Amid Unconfirmed TikTok Threats

There was increased police surveillance on Friday at Easton, Redding and Region 9 schools following a viral TikTok post warning of school violence planned for across the nation.  

Superintendent Dr. Jason McKinnon said there was no evidence that the threats were credible, but there Continue reading “ER9 Beefed Up School Security on Friday Amid Unconfirmed TikTok Threats”

Dr. Steven Clapp: Inspirational Leader and Educator

As a parent of a Helen Keller Middle School (HKMS) student I had been curious about the new principal, Dr. Steven Clapp. I have been a technologist and strategist for Fortune 500 companies for over 25 years and am not that familiar with the academic world. I do know that the principal Continue reading “Dr. Steven Clapp: Inspirational Leader and Educator”

Boiler Contract Prompts Region 9 Financial Review

As we reported at the Oct. 21 special meeting of the Region 9 Board of Education, the board learned in September that a former employee had executed a contract for a new boiler at Joel Barlow High School. The amount of the contract, dated June 29, was $216,884.

Upon learning of Continue reading “Boiler Contract Prompts Region 9 Financial Review”

The Artist: A Tribute to Roberta Cioppa

Roberta Cioppa (1935 – 2021)

I had the privilege and honor of working with Roberta Cioppa at Helen Keller Middle School for nearly 30 years. Upon meeting her we immediately bonded. Roberta taught art while Robert taught music.

Growing up, art was always my favorite subject, Continue reading “The Artist: A Tribute to Roberta Cioppa”

Outdoor Gathering Area Dedicated to Sue Kaplan

The staff of Helen Keller Middle School came together on the crisp morning of Nov. 24 to dedicate a newly landscaped outdoor gathering area to their former principal, Susan J. Kaplan. 

“In honor of Susan Kaplan’s many years of dedication and service to the Easton Public Schools, Continue reading “Outdoor Gathering Area Dedicated to Sue Kaplan”

Keller Kids and Families ‘Walk to School’

Helen Keller Middle School students and families, including four-legged friends, participated in Walk to School Day on Oct. 6 with new Principal Dr. Steven Clapp. Police Chief Richard Doyle and other Easton Police Department officers showed up and supported safety on the walk.

Continue reading “Keller Kids and Families ‘Walk to School’”

ER9 Schools Unveils New K-12 Curriculum Website

Dr. Stephanie Pierson Ugol, ER9 assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, has announced a new ER9 curriculum website:

The website provides parents with an overview of the curricula in kindergarten Continue reading “ER9 Schools Unveils New K-12 Curriculum Website”

Easton Board of Education Meeting Tonight

Community Invited to Attend

The Easton Board of Education will hold its first regular meeting of the 2021-22 school year tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the media center at Helen Keller Middle School, 360 Sport Hill Road, Easton.

The meeting includes public comment at the beginning Continue reading “Easton Board of Education Meeting Tonight”