Easton schools begin new year

Hillary Hallett, Special to The County
5 years ago

Today marks the beginning of the 2019-20 school year for Easton youth in kindergarten through grade 12.  Pre-kindergarten will begin on Monday, Aug. 19, with a meet and greet planned at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. 

More information for the upcoming school year can be found on the school’s website at eastonschools.org.  Parents, please remember to sign in at the main office whenever visiting the school.

Participants at Easton Recreation Department’s summer dance camp were, front row: Peyton Hallett, Cooper Hickey and Jemma King. Second row: Ava Carlisle, Laynee Johnston and Adley Carlisle.
(Courtesy of Hillary Hallett)

New faces to the staff and faculty this year include Erin Ireland, Easton Elementary principal. Emily Bartlett will teach English in grades 7-12 at Easton Junior/Senior High School, and Matt Steele will coach varsity girls soccer.  Ashley Hull is the new part-time librarian.   Susan Barrett has retired as school nurse, and her replacement has not yet been named. Zach Davis has replaced Jerry Hole in IT. 

From left, Isabella Copeland, Peyton Hallett and Madison Patterson perform in “A Hairy Tale” during Easton’s recent summer Theatre Camp. (Courtesy of Hillary Hallett)

Golf for charity

The Easton Fire Department and the Pine Tree Burn Foundation challenge all Aroostook County first responders to a golf scramble on Sunday, Sept. 1, to benefit the foundation.

The scramble will start at 10 a.m. at the West Ridge Road Golf Course.

Easton Fire Chief Greg White said, “We are reaching out to other departments and first responders all across The County to join us. It’s a family-friendly event, so I hope they bring their spouses and the kids.  This is a chance for all of us to enjoy a little summer and donate to a worthy cause.” 

The Pine Tree Burn Foundation is dedicated to fire and life safety education, awareness and prevention, and supports emergency treatment of fire and life safety injuries.  

The scramble is open to all ages and is a family-friendly event.  Fire department personnel will be on site providing food. The foundation will be there to offer information and will have commemorative coins available for purchase.  

A donation of $75 is suggested for the sponsoring town/community.  Multiple four-person teams and children can play for no additional cost.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended for the event. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer White at 207-227-8633.   

Easton Rec participants enjoy lunchtime during Halloween Celebration Day. From left are McKenna Beaulier,Kyle Russell, Bentley Bridges, Lilly and Tyler Dean and Peyton Hallett.
(Courtesy of Hillary Hallett)

Bone Builders

Bone Builders class will meet Mondays and Fridays starting at 9:45 in the Recreation Room at the Manor.  

Bone Builders is a free strength training, balance and exercise program.  To be successful, one should commit to attending twice a week for six months.  Each one-hour classes, held twice a week, will increase muscle strength, balance and bone density. 

This program is offered through Area on Aging, Cary Medical Center and the Easton Recreation Department.  For more information, contact Julia Allen.  

Easton Recreation had a great time at the summer reading celebration day held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Houlton rec center. From left, Maggie and Molly McGlinn and Christian Nadeau enjoy some of the activities in the gym.
(Courtesy of Hillary Hallett)

Hillary Hallett is the correspondent for Easton. She can be reached by sending an email to: hillary_jt@myfairpoint.net or calling 551-7737.

Easton Rec participants recently visited Citadel Broadcasting for a fun tour of the station. In the recording studio are, from left, Jamie McKay, Olivia Hopkins, Peyton Hallett and Maggie and Abigail Hopkins.
(Courtesy of Hillary Hallett)


Easton Recreation Department recently visited the Presque Isle police and fire departments. Seen here are Abigail Siddiqui, Isabella Copeland, Cali Beltran, Peyton and Hillary Hallett, Camden Burtt, Kyle Russell, Gabriel Legassie, Chase Mitchell, Jeremy Charette and Siri Beltran.
(Courtesy of Hillary Hallett)