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”

Swastikas Drawn in Chalk Outside Elementary School

School Officials in Charge of Follow-up

School officials at Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton discovered several Swastikas drawn in chalk on the asphalt in the rear of the building on April 8.

The school resource officer along with school staff conducted an investigation Continue reading “Swastikas Drawn in Chalk Outside Elementary School”

BEE-utify Easton with The Easton Arts Center and ELF

The Easton Learning Foundation is thrilled to be teaming up with Keri English-Giddes from The Easton Arts Center for these Bee-utify Easton Art Kits.

Keri is generously donating half of the proceeds to ELF. Founded in 2004, ELF has awarded close to $1,000,000 in grants to Samuel Continue reading “BEE-utify Easton with The Easton Arts Center and ELF”

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”

A War Where Everyone Wins

1, 2, 3, 4, we declare a COIN WAR!

Students at Samuel Staples Elementary School recently accepted a challenge from their friends at Redding Elementary School to see who could collect the most change, and bring about change.

Easton PTO and Redding Elementary PTA organized the Continue reading “A War Where Everyone Wins”

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”

Alms to the Reading Gods of Samuel Staples Elementary School

I am quite sure that I stepped into my first grade classroom as a beam of pure light, radiating myself out as ardently as I could to every single color-coded Lippincott Basic Reader, singing hallelujahs with my very presence. Frozen by the moment, I stood coveting a desk at the very Continue reading “Alms to the Reading Gods of Samuel Staples Elementary School”

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