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”

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”

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”

Easton Public Library Hosts Voices of Diversity Exhibit

The Easton Public Library, in collaboration with the Easton Diversity & Inclusion Task Force (EDIT), will present an inspirational lawn sign exhibit, featuring select quotations from some of the world’s most valued diverse voices. The signs will be exhibited on the Library’s front Continue reading “Easton Public Library Hosts Voices of Diversity Exhibit”

ER9 Schools Transition to Hybrid Learning on Monday, Jan. 11.

Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison has informed the ER9 community that all Easton schools will transition to hybrid learning beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Samual Staples Elementary School and Helen Keller Middle School will return to full in-person classes on Jan. 20.

Below is the Continue reading “ER9 Schools Transition to Hybrid Learning on Monday, Jan. 11.”

Year in Review 2020: Easton’s 175th Anniversary

Eastonites were determined to celebrate the town’s 175th anniversary with pride despite a deadly pandemic. An Easton 175th Committee was set up and partnered with various organizations to offer activities celebrating the town’s founding. 

Bob Lessler, a longtime selectman and Easton Continue reading “Year in Review 2020: Easton’s 175th Anniversary”

Year In Review 2020: A New Superintendent

2020 presented the administrators, teachers, staff and students at Samuel Staples Elementary School, Helen Keller Middle School, and Joel Barlow High School with historically unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although the Courier reported many important Continue reading “Year In Review 2020: A New Superintendent”

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