ER9 Boards of Education Approve DEI Surveys

The Easton, Redding and Region 9 boards of education approved four surveys to gather data to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at Helen Keller Middle School, John Read Middle School, and Joel Barlow High School. The overall votes across all three boards, cast at a June 1 special Continue reading “ER9 Boards of Education Approve DEI Surveys”

Easton Schools Take Top Honors in CyberPatriot Competition

A group of students from Helen Keller Middle School placed first in the state at the 13th annual CyberPatriot competition. In addition, two teams made up of Easton students placed in the top three for the Gold Division. 

The CyberPatriot website states, “CyberPatriot is the National Continue reading “Easton Schools Take Top Honors in CyberPatriot Competition”

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”

Can’t Stop the Music: The Beat Goes On In Easton Schools

All aspects of education have found their new normal, but for music educators, the pandemic has been particularly challenging. At Samuel Staples Elementary School and Helen Keller Middle School, music teachers have found new ways to teach music under Covid-19 restrictions. 

To Continue reading “Can’t Stop the Music: The Beat Goes On In Easton Schools”

Video Explains Easton Board of Education Budget Process

Jon Stinson, Easton Board of Education chairman, provides a brief overview of the budget process for the 2021-22 school year in the video below.

The Easton Board of Education oversees Samuel Staples Elementary School and Helen Keller Middle School. The board is comprised of six Continue reading “Video Explains Easton Board of Education Budget Process”

Educating Under Covid-19: Rewriting the New Normal of Learning

Teachers and administrators have been entrusted with building a new learning environment under strict Covid-19 guidelines. Almost a year later, students and parents are still adapting.

When the Covid-19 pandemic shut down all in-person learning, teachers and students had to learn Continue reading “Educating Under Covid-19: Rewriting the New Normal of Learning”

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!”

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