Scout Project Gets Samuel Senior Park Ready for Classes

Samuel P. Senior Memorial Park was once home to an outdoor classroom designed to educate local children about the role wetlands play in improving water quality and providing wildlife habitat. Thanks to the efforts of Milo Goldstein and fellow Boy Scouts from Troop 66, the park is Continue reading “Scout Project Gets Samuel Senior Park Ready for Classes”

Cans For Kids: How a Barlow Student Is Helping Foster Children Affected by the Coronavirus

While those may just look like bags of recycling, they are much more than that. Leighton Schur, a junior at Joel Barlow High School, is collecting cans and bottles to raise money for foster children, and he needs your help.

Leighton started a charity called Cans for Kids last spring Continue reading “Cans For Kids: How a Barlow Student Is Helping Foster Children Affected by the Coronavirus”

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”

Students Worry About School Reopening

Barlow classroom set up for limited seating and social distancing. — Chloe Rozendaal Photo

When Joel Barlow High School closed in March, most students expected to return after a two-week vacation. Five months later, students are unsure if school will ever return to normal and seniors Continue reading “Students Worry About School Reopening”

Easton Responds to Calls for Anti-Racism

Easton, Redding and Region 9 Boards of Education Create Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees, Barlow Alumni and Students Form Social Justice Clubs

Across the country, activists have sustained months of protesting, sparked by the death of George Floyd and fueled by what many Continue reading “Easton Responds to Calls for Anti-Racism”

Tech Week Is Coming!

Tech Week is a free summer STEM festival hosted by Joel Barlow High School students. Virtual educational sessions about STEM topics and STEM at Barlow will run Tuesday, Aug. 4 to Friday, Aug. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. each day.

To register, fill out the form on the website’s homepage, Continue reading “Tech Week Is Coming!”

Obituary: William Borofsky, 71

William Borofsky, 71, of Surfside Beach, SC (formerly of Easton, CT) passed away on July 13, 2020 of natural causes. He was born to Cele and Leonard Borofsky on July 7, 1949 in Bridgeport, CT. William graduated from Joel Barlow High School, Redding, CT in 1968 and went on to become Continue reading “Obituary: William Borofsky, 71”

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”

Silver Linings

Throughout these past few months of quarantine and ambiguity of what our future would look like, it was easy to focus on the negative energy that surrounded us. Each day was filled with concern about our health, livelihoods, and education. We have had to become accustomed to a new Continue reading “Silver Linings”

Barlow Students Win Achievement Writing Awards

Three Joel Barlow High School students have won achievement awards for their writing.

Santiago Calderon’s short story, “On Thin Ice,” was chosen by the New England Association of Teachers of English as the winning piece of fiction in the 2020 Annual NEATE Writing Contest for Students.

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