All Hands on Deck

Eaton High School works together to have a great school year.


Yesenia Diaz, Staff Reporter

The “All Hands on Deck” project was started to unite the students at Eaton High School upon the students’ return in August. The purpose of this project was to showcase the togetherness of Eaton High School during these complicated times. Teachers and staff worked hard to figure out ways for the students to return safely to school for the year. Schools all over Colorado have been shut down due to the spread of COVID-19 but Eaton is one of the only districts who has stayed open for two months and counting. Rick Kaufman, the principal at Eaton High School, said, “I am just trying to find a way to make our school unified and we all need to work together to make it possible for us to stay open.” Students at the school took their time to step out of class and leave the image of their handprint in paint on the front windows of the building. Ashley Ortega (23) said, “It was a fun way to get everyone involved and the windows look very pretty with all of the different colors.” The two main windows in the front of the building are covered with a beautiful mural of handprints made by the whole student body. Kaufman created this project to make it known that everyone needs to carry their own weight in following CDC guidelines accordingly in order to stay in school all year long. It takes teamwork and leadership for everyone in Eaton High School to continue in person learning. Kaufman said, “I will be referring to this project for the rest of the year because for us, here at Eaton, this is all day, every day.”