Staples and Keller Transition to In-Person Option on Oct. 5; Barlow Will Stay Hybrid

ER9 Superintendent Rydell Harrison informed families on September 25 that Samuel Staples Elementary School and Helen Keller Middle School will transition to all in-person instruction for students starting October 5, while Joel Barlow High School will continue with a modified hybrid Continue reading “Staples and Keller Transition to In-Person Option on Oct. 5; Barlow Will Stay Hybrid”

Easton PTO Helps Welcome Teachers Back to School

Teachers got a warm welcome as they returned to Samuel Staples Elementary and Helen Keller Middle School this week. The Easton PTO chalked the walkways outside each school to say thank you to the teachers and to welcome them back for the new school year. Students return to the schools Continue reading “Easton PTO Helps Welcome Teachers Back to School”

Schools to Reopen with Hybrid Model on Sept. 8

Interim Superintendent Stephanie Pierson Ugol sent the following update concerning the start of the 2020-2021 school year for Easton and Redding public schools:

August 12, 2020

Dear ER9 Families:

We look forward to seeing you all as we reopen our schools in the weeks ahead.

Reopening Continue reading “Schools to Reopen with Hybrid Model on Sept. 8”

Easton and Redding Schools Name New Superintendent

Dr. Rydell Harrison

The search is over. The Easton, Redding, and Region 9 boards of education voted unanimously last night to appoint Dr. Rydell Harrison their next superintendent of schools. Currently the superintendent of Watertown, Conn. Public Schools, Harrison was selected Continue reading “Easton and Redding Schools Name New Superintendent”

Dr. Stephanie Pierson Ugol Named Interim ER9 Superintendent

The Easton, Redding and Region 9 Boards of Education, at a special meeting on July 31, appointed Dr. Stephanie Pierson Ugol as interim school superintendent. 

In addition to her role as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, Pierson Ugol will assume the responsibilities Continue reading “Dr. Stephanie Pierson Ugol Named Interim ER9 Superintendent”

Students Reach Out To Seniors Via Pen Pal Program

Reed Cooper and Jim Fahey were born generations apart, and their upbringings could not be more different. Fahey grew up on a farm in Ireland. Cooper is a Joel Barlow High School student from Easton.

Despite their differences, Fahey, 80, and Cooper, 15, write each other letters Continue reading “Students Reach Out To Seniors Via Pen Pal Program”

Former Eastonite David Carroll Featured in Netflix Documentary ‘The Great Hack’

If you told the average social media user that their data had been stolen, chances are, they probably wouldn’t be in too much of a rush to reclaim it. 

Fortunately, David Carroll is not your average social media user. 

Professor Carroll is an associate professor at the Parsons Continue reading “Former Eastonite David Carroll Featured in Netflix Documentary ‘The Great Hack’”

ER9 Update from Superintendent McMorran

Note: Dr. McMorran sent the following email updates to the ER9 community on Friday, July 17. — Easton Courier editors.

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:

If you don’t have time to read my email today, please consider attending the upcoming meetings of the Boards of Education Continue reading “ER9 Update from Superintendent McMorran”

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”

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”

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