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In accordance with Chapter 71 Section 38N of the General Laws, the Easton Public Schools School Committee will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on its proposed FY 2024 Budget on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 6:00 pm, via Zoom platform.  The link will be provided on the posted agenda which can be found on the Town of Easton website.


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Congratulations to Everyone for a Phenomenal Performance of Footloose!!

OA Iron Tigers Robotics Team Wins the Judge's Creativity Award for Some of Their Robot Design Features!!


Great Weekend at the DECA State Conference. 
4 Students Qualified for the International Competition. Congrats to All of our 13 Competitors!

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Dr. Lisha Cabral, Superintendent

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Easton Middle School Student Showcases Baking Talent on Food Network's 'Kids Baking Championship'

Jason Chan, a sixth grade student at Easton Middle School, recently competed on Season 11 of 'Kids Baking Championship' on Food Network. (Photo Courtesy the Chan family)
EASTON -- Superintendent Lisha Cabral and Easton Middle School Principal Luke Carroll are pleased to share that sixth-grade student Jason Chan recently competed on Season 11 of 'Kids Baking Championship' (KBC) on Food Network.

Season 11 of 'Kids Baking Championship,' BIZ KIDS, features a dozen child entrepreneurs, aged 10-13, all competing for the grand prize of $10,000 and the title of Kids Baking Champion. Throughout the season, contestants compete in baking challenges, each featuring a unique business twist.

Chan's fascination with baking began when he was as young as 3 years old. Home videos feature Chan as a toddler attempting to bake in the family kitchen. At age 6, Chan began watching 'Kids Baking Championship' on Food Network and continued to follow the series, watching each season and eagerly awaiting his opportunity to apply.

In the later months of 2020, Chan started his business, JJ's Kitchen, and began making baked goods for family, friends and neighbors. His most popular items are carrot cake, chocolate chip cookies, fruit tarts and madeleines.

Chan shares his passion for baking -- and has shared his creations -- with his teachers at Easton Middle School as well.

"Jason gave me some of his homemade peppermint bark as a holiday gift, and it was so, so good," said chorus teacher James Cook. "I am so happy for Jason and all of his success!"

"Jason comes to class every day fully prepared and with a positive attitude," said Spanish teacher Alyssa DaSilva. "He talks about baking at home with his friends in my class all the time."

Added science teacher Erin Daley, "Jason is a wonderful student and such a joy to have in the classroom. He is a hard worker with a caring heart. I am beyond proud of everything Jason has accomplished and cannot wait to see his business flourish."

In December 2021, Chan completed an online application to compete in Season 11 of 'Kids Baking Championship.' Soon after, in March 2022, he received word from Food Network that they wanted to interview him. In June, following a three-month casting process with thousands of other applicants, Chan received word that he was one of 12 bakers chosen to compete on Season 11 of 'Kids Baking Championship,' BIZ KIDZ.

"Since I was 6 years old, I’ve been watching 'Kids Baking Championship' and dreaming about competing on the show. Our family would watch every episode together and I kept picturing myself on KBC and baking in that amazing kitchen, and then something crazy happened -- I made it onto the show," said Chan.

Season 11 premiered on Dec. 26, 2022. The first challenge of the season required competitors to showcase their most popular dessert using the psychology of color, during which Chan impressed the judges with his fruit tart dessert.

Through the following weeks, Chan completed a variety of baking challenges that tested both his business knowledge and baking skills. During his time on the show, Chan won the KBC "Smashing Success" challenge, where the bakers smash up two desserts and come up with a name in hopes of it going viral and staying in the competition. Chan won the challenge after presenting the judges with his pannacotta upside-down layered dessert.

Chan competed through Jan. 24.

"I made it halfway through the competition, won a KBC challenge and met some awesome new friends and 11 baking buddies for life," Chan said. "Thank you to all my family and friends for supporting me and thank you Food Network for giving me this awesome opportunity. Since I’m only 12 years old, I know the best is yet to come. But it’s going to be hard to beat this incredible experience. Follow your dreams they really can come true."

Jason Chan pipes pastry in his family kitchen. (Photo Courtesy the Chan family)
Jason Chan decorates pastries in his family's kitchen. (Photo Courtesy the Chan family)
Jason Chan started his business, JJ's Kitchen, in 2020. (Photo Courtesy the Chan family)

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Oliver Ames High School Senior Henry Ma Named National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist

Oliver Ames High School senior Henry Ma has been named a National Merit Scholarship Program finalist. (Courtesy Photo)
EASTON -- Superintendent Lisha Cabral and Principal Kelly Cavanaugh are pleased to announce that Oliver Ames High School senior Henry Ma has been named as a National Merit Scholarship Program finalist.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition that recognizes students for their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Typically, more than 1.5 million students enter the program each year.

Finalists' academic record, PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score, written recommendations, information about their extracurricular activities and leadership, and their essays will now be taken into consideration to determine Merit Scholarships. Approximately 7,250 finalists will be selected to receive a National Merit Scholarship and earn the Merit Scholar title. Scholarship winners will begin to be notified in March.

"Selection as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program is a significant achievement and we are so proud to see Henry recognized for all of his success," Principal Cavanaugh said. "He is an exceptional student and member of our school community, and we look forward to seeing all he will accomplish in his future."

Ma has continuously excelled academically and in his extracurriculars during his time as a student at Oliver Ames. He is ranked fourth in the senior class and has served as treasurer for the school's National Honor Society chapter, a class representative, president of the Computer Science Club and a peer leader, and has been a DECA member.

Ma participates in an eShadowing program through Medical School Headquarters and attended an advanced physics academy through Bridgewater State University. He has volunteered with multiple organizations and initiatives, including but not limited to, the Boston Medical Center Cancer Prevention Vaccine Study, Yawkey House of Possibilities, Ames Free Library, and the Boston Medical Center Telehealth Epilepsy Care Collaborative.

He has both received and been nominated for a multitude of prestigious awards, including through the AP Scholar program, the Atlantic-Pacific Mathematics League and Southeastern Massachusetts Mathematics League, and DECA, and has been recognized on the Honor Roll. He is also a skilled piano player and violinist, having several years of experience with each instrument.

"I am excited to receive this award and I'd like to express gratitude to my teachers, the guidance department and school administration, as well as my friends and family for always supporting me," Ma said.

Additional information about the National Merit Scholarship Program can be found here.

About National Merit Scholarship Corporation:
Since its founding, NMSC has recognized over 3.4 million students and provided some 451,000 scholarships worth over $1.8 billion. The honors awarded by NMSC to exceptionally able students are viewed as definitive marks of excellence. Recipients of Merit Scholarship® awards, Achievement Scholarship® awards, and corporate-sponsored Special Scholarships have increased the nation's respect for intellectual accomplishments and have contributed significantly to its talent pool of future leaders.

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Dr. Lisha Cabral, Superintendent

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Easton Public Schools Shares Information for 2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration

EASTON -- Superintendent Lisha Cabral and Blanche A. Ames Elementary Principal Sam Cederbaum wish to share information on the 2023-2024 kindergarten registration process.

A Kindergarten Parent Orientation Evening will be held March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Blanche A. Ames Elementary, 50 Spooner St. During the event, parents/guardians will receive student registration materials, meet faculty and staff, learn about the school, and get more information about the Kindergarten program.

Parents/guardians who are unable to attend the Orientation Evening will be able to access Kindergarten registration materials on the Blanche Ames Elementary website starting March 17.

Registration will take place March 30-31 and April 3-4 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Families are able to choose which registration date and time to attend. School nurses and secretaries will be available to collect registration materials and review all records.

Kindergarten screening will take place on the last three days of the school year, currently expected to be June 9, 12 and 13. Screenings, which are required by state law, are completed to identify children who might have a special need so that the school can provide for the child's needs appropriately. Parents will also complete a Parent Input Questionnaire.

In July, families will receive a letter from the school regarding their child's Kindergarten placement, teacher and other important information.

A "Get Acquainted Night" will be held on Aug. 30 for parents only. Families will learn about a typical day in Kindergarten and what to expect for the school year. An Open House for parents and students will be held on Aug. 31.

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Two Dozen Works by Oliver Ames High School Students Receive Recognitions Through Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Program

Oliver Ames students' Gold Key works. Top, from left: 'America Steps on Dunkin',' 'Biking,' 'J as in Johnson.' Bottom, from left: 'Crunchin’ and Munchin',' 'Made in Canada 1937,' 'Queens.' (Courtesy images)
EASTON -- Superintendent Lisha Cabral, Oliver Ames High School Principal Kelly Cavanaugh and Art Department Chair Kristyn Shea are pleased to announce that numerous Oliver Ames students have been recognized as part of this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, is the nation’s longest-running recognition program for creative teens. Students in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) can apply in 28 categories of art and writing. All entries are considered for Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention, as well as other recognitions.

The Massachusetts region of the program is presented by The Boston Globe and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA).

Oliver Ames' advanced artists received 24 placements with six Gold Keys, 10 Silver Keys and eight Honorable Mentions. Their works were completed with various media, including watercolor, colored pencil, charcoal, oil and acrylic paint, and more.

“These students are the most advanced group in the building, having taken art for several consecutive years at OA,” Shea said. “I have had the privilege of witnessing them grow into tremendously skilled artists. I am continually in awe of their talent, imagination and the care that they put into all that they do, and I am so honored to be on this creative journey with them as their art teacher.”

Gold Key Works

The Oliver Ames students who received Gold Key awards, along with their explanations for their piece, include:
  • Abigail Glover, senior, for “America Steps on Dunkin’”
    • “Unfortunately, litter and pollution have become commonplace in both our community and the rest of the world. This piece is intended to bring awareness to this issue and how it affects our community.”
  • Alexander Pierce, senior, for “Biking”
    • “I love being outside and exercising. I run cross country but because I got injured during the fall season, I had to bike instead of run, so working on this piece was really meaningful to me. I really wanted to capture the freedom that exercise brings me with the piece.”
  • Samantha Johnson, junior, for “J as in Johnson”
    • “This drawing is special to me because it is my mom’s favorite piece of mine. The J balloon is significant because it stands for my last name (Johnson) and it acts as a symbol for my family.”
  • Samantha Johnson, junior, for “Crunchin’ and Munchin’”
    • “This artwork demonstrates my late-night studying sessions during finals. Hilliards chocolate bars have become my go-to study snack because of finals last year. I wanted to capture what it felt like to be awake at midnight, cramming for my exams.”
  • Naomi Marcus, junior, for “Made in Canada 1937”
    • “This composition represents both my love for creating art, and my own personal history. By drawing a handful of paintbrushes in that particular jar, which was made in Canada like myself, I was able to express several aspects of my own identity in a way that I felt summarized who I am.”
  • Naomi Marcus, junior, for “Queens”
    • “This drawing depicts an intense chess match, the winning move about to be played. It was inspired, not only by the many intelligent women who have changed the game of chess, but by the powerful confidence and admirable tenacity that I believe women all over the world display daily.”

Silver Key Works

The Oliver Ames students who received Silver Key awards, along with their explanations for their piece, include:
  • Sofia Belanger, senior, for “Mormor’s Necklace”
    • “I am inspired by the connections with my family for my artwork. The necklace that I portrayed held in my hand is from my grandmother, so it has a special place in my heart.”
  • Leah Curtin, senior, for “Did Someone Step in Gum?”
    • “Inspired by a pet peeve, this piece captures the sticky and unfortunate experience of stepping in gum.”
  • Madison Gray, senior, for “Under Pressure”
    • “The feelings of stress and pressure that accommodate having an approaching deadline is what I was inspired by for this composition.”
  • Abigail Hagerty, senior, for “What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie?”
    • “I watch a lot of horror movies with my friends so I wanted to capture the fear and emotion that is portrayed in those movies.”
  • Abigail Hagerty, senior, for “Junior Year”
    • “This composition captures how overwhelming and stressful school can feel, especially when feeling pressure to do well during my junior year.”
  • Abigail Hagerty, senior, for “Morning Coffee”
    • “My intention for this painting was to capture my morning routine when I get ready for school, displaying the exhaustion and boredom I feel while making my coffee.”
  • Abigail Hagerty, senior, for “Squeeze the Day”
    • “I was inspired by how luminous the grapefruit looked in the lighting and the highlights that emphasized its texture.”
  • Ava Norris, senior, for “Nostalgia”
    • “I was intrigued by unique items from different decades that my History teacher had in his classroom; one of those items was a Walkman with a cassette tape. My mom and dad loved that I was inspired by the Walkman because it reminded them of growing up. Being reminded of a childhood memory is simply the best feeling and it makes me happy to know I captured that reminder through my art.”
  • Ava Norris, senior, for “Rejected”
    • “A big thing for me and my peers is hearing back from colleges and I wanted to incorporate the frustration of being rejected. I didn’t get into my top school and I felt like crumpling a bunch of papers up when I found out. I illustrated this piece because I knew a lot of my peers would be able to relate to the emotion of this piece.”
  • Nicholas Rhodes, senior, for “Message in a Bottle”
    • “In this fast-paced world, I embraced the idea of sending a message without knowing when or if it will ever be read. As someone who has spent a lot of time at the beach hoping that one day I could uncover one of these messages, I thought it would be awesome to represent this dream in my piece.”

Honorable Mention

The Oliver Ames students who received Honorable Mention awards, along with their explanations for their piece, include:
  • Sofia Belanger, senior, for “Memories with Mormor”
    • “I was inspired by my heritage. The three compositions that I made were places around the small island my grandmother is from.”
  • Nicole Brooks, junior, for “Musician”
    • “As a musician and percussionist in a band, I thought it would be fun to see the reflections off of one of the instruments I played, which is the snare drum.”
  • Sophia Byron, senior, for “Trashketball”
    • “The stress of homework can be overwhelming. I illustrated a student carelessly crumpling up their paper in an act of defiance. It signifies how overpowering school work is at times.”
  • Madison Gray, senior, for “What’s for Dinner?”
    • “I was inspired by the everyday routine of looking into my refrigerator in seeing the complexity and variety of the different common items.”
  • Ashlee Griffith, senior, for “Oops”
    • “My inspiration came from my love of skiing. In the composition, I am depicted fallen down, displaying my determination to always get back up after I fail.”
  • Samantha Johnson, junior, for “Shipping Up to Boston”
    • “This piece shows someone in the passenger seat giving directions to the driver while they travel into Boston. This is special because it depicts me going into Boston for my monthly eye doctor appointments. Some of the little details in the composition, such as the hand-made string anklets or the creased sneakers, add an extra level of significance because it not only represents a big part of my life (the appointments) but it also adds little parts of my personality.”
  • Jenna Nelson, senior, for “Heist”
    • “The main focal point of the artwork is a porcelain doll which my great grandmother had given me. This piece was inspired by the artwork scandals in the world currently, such as the tomato soup on the 'Mona Lisa' and other protests. I made this work to show how delicate art is and how precious it is to the public.”
  • Jenna Nelson, senior, for “Snooze”
    • “I created this piece to show how incredibly draining school is to teens in the world today. I wanted to allow others struggling to be able to relate to a piece of art as well as see themselves in it.”
"We are so very proud of our student artists and are pleased to see them recognized through this notable award program," Principal Cavanaugh said. “These awards are a testament not only to the incredible achievements and dedication of our students, but also the commitment of Ms. Shea and the Art Department at Oliver Ames."

This year, in art, the Massachusetts region of the program received 7,363 entries, with 508 Gold Keys, 733 Silver Keys and 1,119 Honorable Mentions awarded. Submissions are judged based on their originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

An award ceremony for Silver and Gold Key recipients will be held on March 18. The exhibition of Gold Key art and writing work also will be on display at Breed Hall on the Tufts Medford campus from March 18-25. Gold Key entries are automatically considered for national awards.

Each student recognized at any of the three levels receives a certificate, and Gold and Silver Key recipients will receive a pin.

Oliver Ames students' Silver Key works. 'Mormor’s Necklace' (top left), 'Did Someone Step in Gum?' (top right), 'Under Pressure' (left middle), 'Junior Year' (bottom left), 'What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie?' (bottom right). (Courtesy images)
Oliver Ames students' Silver Key works. Top, from left: 'Morning Coffee,' 'Squeeze the Day,' 'Rejected.' Bottom, from left: 'Message in a Bottle,' 'Nostalgia.' (Courtesy images)
Oliver Ames students' Honorable Mention works. Top: 'Memories with Mormor.' Bottom, from left: 'Musician,' 'Trashketball,' 'What’s for Dinner?' (Courtesy images)
Oliver Ames students' Honorable Mention works. Top, from left: 'Oops,' 'Shipping Up to Boston.' Bottom, from left: 'Heist,' 'Snooze.' (Courtesy images)







2022-2023 School Improvement Plan

Presentations to the School Committee

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Congratulations to Casey Milliken, OA Sophomore,

who received the All-American award for soccer and 

Coach John Barata honored as the 

2022 Youth Coach of the Year!!

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Congratulations to Coach Kyle Sousa for being named

2021 Cross Country Coach of the year by MIAA!!




Easton Public Schools Partner with Local

Districts to Establish South Shore Consortium to Foster

Relations with Higher Education Institutions

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