School Reopening & COVID Info
School Reopening & COVID Information

 


SCHOOL REOPENING INFORMATION AND
RESOURCES


Convenient Summer Vaccine Clinic (ages 12+)


2020-2021 COVID RESOURCES FOLDER

 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE FACE COVERINGS GUIDELINES AND POLICY


Face Coverings Guidelines

School Committee Adopts Face Coverings Policy EBCFA


COVID -19 POSITIVE CASE DASHBOARD


FY 22 School Committee Budget Hearing Presentation  April 2021

 

TOWN AND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:

 


Easton COVID-19 Information and Resources 
Easton News Releases
Updates from the Centers for Disease Control
Updates from the Mass Department of Public Health



Easton Public Schools

Dr. Lisha Cabral, Superintendent

50 Oliver St.
North Easton, MA 02356
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Media Contact: Leah Comins
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: leah@jgpr.net

Easton's Oliver Ames Athletics Mourns Loss of Basketball Coach Don Byron

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Coach Don Byron passed away at the age of 68 on June 12. He had served as the basketball coach at Oliver Ames for 12 seasons. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
EASTON -- The Easton Public Schools, Oliver Ames High School and Athletics Department are mourning the loss of boys basketball coach Don Byron.

Coach Byron passed away at the age of 68 on June 12 following a battle with cancer.

Coach Byron had a long and accomplished coaching career. He served as the basketball coach at Oliver Ames for 12 seasons with successful previous coaching stints in Abington and Walpole. He was a middle school math teacher in Mansfield for 35 years where he also coached basketball, and in 1992 he also coached the Mansfield football team to a MIAA Super Bowl victory.

During his coaching career, he was honored as a Coach of the Year 12 times, became a member of the "400 Win Club" and was inducted into the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) Hall of Fame. He also coached AAU basketball for the Boston Blazers and Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) programs.

Coach Byron was a standout basketball player himself at Watertown High School and later at Westfield State University.

 
Oliver Ames Athletic Director Bill Matthews describes Coach Byron as an ambassador for the sport who was well-liked by players, coaches and officials alike, often visiting with opposing coaches before games.

 
"We've received an outpouring of support from the community, friends, opposing coaches, officials and especially from past players who have shared how much Coach Byron affected their lives as a coach and as a mentor, often offering advice or motivation. He was a true leader and role model who set a positive example for the many, many kids that he coached throughout the years," Athletic Director Matthews said. "He knew how to make every player feel valued and ensured they understood their role on the team. He did not like to cut kids who had worked hard and committed to the team, so he often carried a large number of players on his roster. He was masterful at finding ways to give every player at least a few minutes of playing time here and there. I have no doubt that this consideration and dedication meant a lot to all of his players."

In his last season in 2020, his team won the Davenport Division of the Hockomock League with a 9-1 record on the season. The team was able to receive the championship banner and visit Coach Byron with it shortly before he passed away.

"Don had a lot of grit and toughness, which his teams showed as well. They always fought hard to the final buzzer, win or lose. When tournament time came at the end of the season, many higher-seeded teams would hope they didn't draw Don's team as a matchup, because they knew how tough his team would be to beat, regardless of the talent differential," Matthews said. "Don lived the grit he demanded from his teams. When he was diagnosed with cancer, he wanted to continue to coach and coached through two seasons while completing chemotherapy treatments. His illness took a huge toll on him, but he refused to even think about stepping away from coaching. I think winning the Davenport Division was very meaningful for him, especially with his son, Mike, assisting him as a volunteer coach this past season."

Coach Byron is survived by his wife, Christine; son, Michael; and daughter, Jennifer.

"We send our condolences to Coach Byron's family," Superintendent Lisha Cabral said. "He was an excellent role model for our students for many years and we are grateful to have had him as a coach in our athletics department and a member of our school community."

Coach Byron's full obituary can be read here.

Oliver Ames Athletics plans to recognize and honor Coach Byron at a later date. Those details will be shared as soon as they are available.

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In Coach Byron's last season coaching, Oliver Ames basketball won the Davenport Division of the Hockomock League with a 9-1 record on the season. The team was able to visit Coach Byron with the championship banner shortly before he passed away. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
 

A message from the Easton Public Schools

 
 




CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OA CLASS OF 2021!!!


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2021-2022 School Calendar

Mr. Souza's video students Eva DiSanto, Dean DeMarino, and Sawyer Haverly
won 1st place for the NASA HUNCH Most Educational Video! 

Congrats!!


Watch the construction of the new Blanche A. Ames Elementary School

click here



Students involved in the Blanche A. Ames Elementary School project

interviewed on WBZ Radio!  Click on the two audio clips to hear how

Aeden Marcus, Emma Lawson, and Anna Galer, three of six students,

(Kiersten Chan, Haley Chan, and Olivia Pierce) contributed to the

design of the new elementary school. 

click here to hear the first audio clip

click here to hear the second audio clip


School Committee Accepts

School Improvement Plans for 2021-2022:

Oliver Ames High School 

Easton Middle School

Richardson Olmsted School

PK-2 Schools



OA senior, Aeden Marcus has won Best in Show for her apron illustration entitled "Room 126" in the Congressional Art Competition in the Massachusetts 4th district. Her work will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for the year!   Adeden's placement marks the 10th time in the 13 years the OA Art Department has had students enter into the Congressional Art Competition, that an OA artist has received the honor!

Congratulations Aeden!!!

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MA Anti-Vaping Curriculum Guide

Congratulations to Corinne McCarthy, who was on the

Curriculum Development Committee!



FY 2022 Budget Book


Easton Public Schools

Dr. Lisha Cabral, Superintendent

50 Oliver St.
North Easton, MA 02356
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, May 7, 2021
Contact: Leah Comins
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: leah@jgpr.net

Easton Public Schools Announces Blanche A. Ames Elementary School Leadership Appointments

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From left: Ann Weintrob, Sam Cederbaum and Tom Higgins pictured at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Blanche A. Ames Elementary School in April. Weintrob, Cederbaum and Higgins will each hold a leadership position at the new school. (Photo courtesy Easton Public Schools)
EASTON -- Superintendent Lisha Cabral is pleased to announce the administrators who will lead the future Blanche A. Ames Elementary School.

 
Principals Sam Cederbaum, Tom Higgins and Ann Weintrob, who currently serve as the principals of Easton's three elementary schools, will each hold a leadership position at the new school.

 
"Sam, Tom and Ann are highly capable, experienced, valued principals at our current elementary schools who enjoy the support of staff and the community," Superintendent Cabral said. "They have significant experience as educators and leaders, and I am excited to see each of them grow in their new roles. I am confident that they will lead the Blanche A. Ames School with exceptional professionalism, and I am grateful to each of them for their outstanding service to the district."

 
Cederbaum, current principal at Parkview Elementary, will serve as the Blanche A. Ames principal. Cederbaum is in his third year as the Parkview principal. He previously served as a principal in Douglas for five years.

 
"I am very excited to be the Principal of the Blanche Ames Elementary School. I am looking forward to building a caring community of learners with our amazing Pre-K-2 students, staff and families," Cederbaum said. "Our staff and students will have a state-of-the-art school in which they can create, learn and play, which will only enhance the excellent teaching and learning that already exists here in Easton."

 
He added, "The Blanche Ames School will also add greatly to our school community as its construction will finally allow all Easton students Pre-K-12 to be on the same campus. In addition, this beautiful new facility with multiple playgrounds, sports fields and gymnasium can be utilized by our entire community. Blanche Ames was many things in her life - inventor, activist, artist - and I hope to inspire our youngest learners to reach for their dreams as well!"

Higgins, current principal at Moreau Hall, will serve as the associate principal for grades 1 and 2. Higgins has been the principal at Moreau Hall since July 2013. He had previously been a third grade teacher within the district for 13 years.

 
"I'm most looking forward to supporting our wonderful educators, the life blood of our district, in their daily endeavors to help our youngest learners love school," Higgins said. "Having spent much of my career in deteriorating buildings with multiple limitations, I'm excited to support teachers in a building that matches the quality of the work they do! This beautiful building is not just a school but a community hub to be enjoyed by generations of Easton residents. To be a small part of this lasting legacy is an honor and privilege."

 
Weintrob, current principal at Center School, will serve as the curriculum coordinator for Pre-K-2 and district coordinator of the English Language Learner Program. Weintrob is in her 28th year as an educator in the district. She has been the Center School principal since 2013.

"I am grateful to the Easton residents for supporting this amazing project. The community is providing our youngest learners with a state-of-the-art facility designed specifically for their developmental needs," Weintrob said. "I am confident our students will thrive as the learning environment will now match the high quality instruction provided by Easton educators."

 
She added, "In my new role as Curriculum and English Learner Program Coordinator, my priority will be to build upon the previous work of our curriculum leaders and teachers to facilitate the completion and implementation of units of study. As an educator, Easton resident and School Planning Committee member, it is with immeasurable pride and excitement that I look forward to the opening of the Blanche A. Ames School."

 
groundbreaking for the new school was held in April. Construction on the new building, which is being built on the current Parkview site, is scheduled to be completed in October 2022. Students, faculty and staff are expected to be in the building at the beginning of 2023, at which time demolition of the old Parkview School and completion of the fields and grounds will take place from December 2022 to May 2023.



 
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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TRENDING NOW:

 


School Committee Approves

2021-2022  Program of Studies


Oliver Ames High School



Town of Easton

Blanch A. Ames Elementary School

Building Project

Design & Construction Phase Update


October 2019 - April 2021


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Congratulations Tatum Perry, Junior at OA who received the
National Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art Awards!

Note, only 1% in 300,000 place at the National level so this is quite an accomplishment for Tatum, well done!!!

Also, Congratulations to OA Art Teacher Kristyn Shea for receiving a National Silver Medal in Art Instruction!!

This marks the 9th National Medal OA students have received and the 9th that Kristyn Shea has received in instruction!! 



Massachusetts Art Educators Association 

High School Recognition Exhibit Awards:

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Tatum Perry

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Samantha Keefe

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Emily Dionne

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Emma Lawson

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Aeden Marcus



Scholastic Art Awards 2021






Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022

Now Open




Preschool Registration

for 2021-2022

Click here for the link
 
 

 

MCAS Assessment & AccountabilityResults Spring 2019

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Easton Public Schools Pay On Line

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