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”

Helen Keller Middle School Celebrates Eighth Graders

Helen Keller Middle School’s recorded closing ceremony offered students words of celebration and encouragement as they complete the eight grade and look forward to starting high school in the fall. Although the traditional in-person gathering could not be held due to the COVID-19 Continue reading “Helen Keller Middle School Celebrates Eighth Graders”

Easton Republican Town Committee Announces Carl Mlinar Award Recipient

The Carl Mlinar Award

The Easton Republican Town Committee has established an award in honor of Carl Mlinar, who served as Easton’s Town Clerk for over 34 years.

The Carl Mlinar Award is presented yearly to a Helen Keller Middle School student graduating from the eighth grade. Continue reading “Easton Republican Town Committee Announces Carl Mlinar Award Recipient”

Helen Keller Middle School Plans Remote Graduation

Following guidance from Schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran and the state, Helen Keller Middle School staff has planned a virtual graduation ceremony to celebrate students completing the eighth grade.

The ceremony will be prerecorded and emailed to families on June 16 and Continue reading “Helen Keller Middle School Plans Remote Graduation”

Finance Board to Set Final 2020-21 Budget on Tuesday

The Board of Finance is expected to set the final 2020-21 budget when it meets this Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. The Board of Selectmen authorized it to do so, in accordance with Protection of Public Health and Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic and Response – Municipal Budget Adoption, Continue reading “Finance Board to Set Final 2020-21 Budget on Tuesday”

Former Easton Resident Probes Vaccine Delay and Dispatch

Today’s system of vaccine development “is not well suited for responding to global public health needs,” but it was at one time and could be again, according to Kendall Hoyt, a faculty member at the Geisel School of Medicine of Dartmouth College.

An Easton elementary and middle Continue reading “Former Easton Resident Probes Vaccine Delay and Dispatch”

McMorran Will Miss ER9 Students but Health and Family Come First

After 35 years as an educator — the last 13 as an administrator for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools — Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran, 56, is ready for a change. 

Last week he informed the chairs of the Triboard of Education, composed of the boards of education for Continue reading “McMorran Will Miss ER9 Students but Health and Family Come First”

Superintendent McMorran Announces Retirement

ER9 Superintendent Dr. Tom McMorran released the following announcement today:

May 18, 2020

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:

I am writing to inform you of my intention to retire at the end of this school year.  This year is my 35th year in education.

As much as I love the boys Continue reading “Superintendent McMorran Announces Retirement”

Helen Keller Student Creates Math App

Android App Created by 6th Grader Helps Kids Practice for Math Tests

Staples High School Senior Philip DeMunck and Helen Keller Middle School 6th grader Yu-Min Cho meet on many Saturday mornings to work on ideas for apps. After practicing coding together for several months at Happy Continue reading “Helen Keller Student Creates Math App”

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