HKMS’s Outdoor Classroom to be Re-Dedicated in Honor of Former Principal

A re-dedication ceremony of the Joan Parker Outdoor Classroom will take place at Helen Keller Middle School on May 5 to honor Joan Parker, a former principal at the school who passed away in 2010. Shortly after her passing the outdoor classroom was created in her memory. Her vision Continue reading “HKMS’s Outdoor Classroom to be Re-Dedicated in Honor of Former Principal”

HKMS Raises Funds During Mikey’s Madness Month

Throughout the month of March, students at Helen Keller Middle School participated in Mikey’s Madness, a charity campaign organized to raise money to buy toys and electronics that help to alleviate the boredom children battling cancer often experience in hospitals.

Helen Keller Students Return to the Stage With Live Production of ‘Annie Jr.’

Students at Helen Keller Middle School returned to the stage for the first time in two years with a spirited production of the musical “Annie Jr.” on March 3 and 4.

“I thought it was amazing,” said Chris Ferrari, whose daughter Lucia Ferrari played Grace Farrell in the show. “These Continue reading “Helen Keller Students Return to the Stage With Live Production of ‘Annie Jr.’”

Program at Helen Keller Middle School Makes Up for Lost Learning During Covid

Learning disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have left students at Helen Keller Middle School struggling to meet their grade level expectations much like other students across the United States.

Prior to the pandemic, 80% of students at Helen Keller Middle School were Continue reading “Program at Helen Keller Middle School Makes Up for Lost Learning During Covid”

Mask Requirement Ends for Public Buildings and Schools Next Week

Masks will no longer be required in Easton’s public buildings beginning Monday, Feb. 28, according to an official announcement posted on the town website. This confirms First Selectman David Bindelglass’s statement last week that Feb. 28 is a “reasonable day to lift the mask mandate Continue reading “Mask Requirement Ends for Public Buildings and Schools Next Week”

Keller Courier Publishes Its First Issue

Helen Keller Middle School’s Newspaper Club published its first issue of the Keller Courier, a student-written and directed newspaper that focuses on a variety of topics not only about the school but the local Easton community as well.

Another Icy Blast Is on the Way

UPDATE: All ER9 schools are closed Friday, Feb. 4. Offices are open and will close at noon.


The Easton Police Department has issued another weather warning for tomorrow. Some models are predicting rain through the morning and an afternoon drop in temperature creating a hazardous Continue reading “Another Icy Blast Is on the Way”

Proposed School Budgets Available Online with ‘Live’ Updates

Easton residents interested in the proposed 2022-2023 school board budget can now access it online as a live digital spreadsheet where changes are made in real time.

“One of our goals this year was to increase transparency and promote public engagement,” Superintendent Dr. Jason Continue reading “Proposed School Budgets Available Online with ‘Live’ Updates”

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”

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