Easton Welcomes New Residents

The Easton housing market has picked up tremendously in the last year and the trend shows no signs of stopping. According to a report by Brown Harris Stevens, in the first quarter of 2021, 33 houses closed in Easton — a 22.2% increase from last year. This hot housing market has also Continue reading “Easton Welcomes New Residents”

Remembering Easton’s Lost Sons

It is fair to say that US senator Daniel Inouye, a decorated World War II veteran, was not a fan of the Memorial Day weekend.  For almost a quarter century, the legislator from Hawaii fought to have this national holiday reverted to its original date of May 30th as opposed to our Continue reading “Remembering Easton’s Lost Sons”

Easton 175th – Join Us at the Polls May 4!

On Tuesday, May 4, a vote on the Annual Budget for 2021-22 and the Easton Resolution on Racism and Public Health will be held at Samuel Staples Elementary School, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

The Easton 175th Committee is excited to have a table at the polls to promote Easton organizations, Continue reading “Easton 175th – Join Us at the Polls 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”

Proposed 2021-22 Budget Heads to Annual Town Meeting

The Board of Finance approved a budget of $46,249,385 to fund town and school spending in 2021-22, pending taxpayer approval. 

Town officials will present the budget proposed for discussion and comment at the Annual Town Meeting on Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary Continue reading “Proposed 2021-22 Budget Heads to Annual Town Meeting”

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”

Letter: Vote In Favor of the 2021-22 Education Budget Increase

To the Editor:

Imagine the heart-wrenching feelings of a wide-eyed second-grader when they walk into the first day of school and find their favorite teacher, the media specialist, no longer working there. Imagine the disappointment of a high school student hoping to pursue a career Continue reading “Letter: Vote In Favor of the 2021-22 Education Budget Increase”

Letter: We Support Efforts to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Our Schools

To the Editor:

As Easton residents and parents, particularly those of us with children currently attending Easton Public Schools, we share the belief that our educational institutions best serve students, as well as their missions in the larger society, when they proactively promote Continue reading “Letter: We Support Efforts to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Our Schools”

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”

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