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James D’Amico Discusses Return to Staples

Sophie Driscoll , Opinions Editor May 19, 2016

James D’Amico was appointed principal of Staples High School on Monday, March 14. The Westport Board of Education voted unanimously in his favor, marking the end of an extensive national search to fill...

[Dec. 2016 News] D’Amico proposes possible changes for Staples’ daily schedule

January 13, 2017

By Liv Ronca '18 Principal James D’Amico is looking to make changes to the current Staples daily schedule  that would be implemented at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. “I think our...

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

March 28, 2018

By Melanie Lust ’19   If you ask any administrator in our school what their role was in the Staples Walkout, they will immediately respond with "no role at all" except for security. Such...

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Connecticut law enforces 2.5 percent cap on community spendings including education

Max Appell '18 and Julia Rosier '18, News Editor and Features Editor December 9, 2016

By Max Appell '18 and Julia Rosier '18 The State of Connecticut passed a law over a year ago deeming that starting on July 1, 2017, the state will have a 2.5 percent cap on a community’s increased...

Jan. 4, 2012 | Taking a Stand

January 4, 2012

11:17 a.m. The Rotary Four Way Speech Contest took place Jan. 4 in the Library  during all three lunch waves. It gave many Staples students a chance to take the podium and make a speech about an issue...

Is Staples on a 'Race to Nowhere?'

March 18, 2011

Ross Gordon '11 & Petey Menz '11 Managing Editor & Executive Editor James D'Amico, the 6-12 social studies department coordinator, answered an unexpected phone call from a concerned eighth...

Unique Course Cut from Curriculum, Collab Affected by Budget Cuts

Unique Course Cut from Curriculum, Collab Affected by Budget Cuts

April 10, 2009

Grace Shay '10 and Mike Schneider '09 Managing Editor and Staff Writer Social studies department chair James D'Amico announced the cut of the English 2/U.S. History Honors Collaborative, an interdisciplinary...

Administrative actions deter student activism

Administrative actions deter student activism

April 27, 2018

By Mia Daignault ’20 Photo by Ginger Ellis ’20   It was 9:58 a.m. and I was sitting in my Italian class waiting to hear the herds in the hallway and the sound of crumpling paper being...

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Westport Public Schools ranked best in Connecticut

Madison Sell '18, Staff Writer January 26, 2017

By Madison Sell '18 Just recently, Niche, a website that reviews schools, ranked the Westport Public School district as #1 in Connecticut and #12 nationwide. “I think that we offer an extremely...

May 6, 2016

D'Amico brings community and change to principal's office Front Page Story: Margaux MacColl '16 and Sarah Sommer '16 | Video: Jimmy Ray Stagg '16   Next year, Staples High School will undergo...

The College Credit Crisis: Examining the Relevance of AP Classes at Staples High School

September 29, 2010

Isaac Stein '12 and Brendan Rand '11 Senior Writer and News Editor No matter what classes they are taking, a mountain of AP textbooks is not an uncommon sight for students like Sean Christie...

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Seniors Prepare for Internships, Teachers Expect Smaller Classes

April 16, 2010

On Sept. 1, Scott Grundei ’10 walked into his Advanced Placement (A.P.) English Literature class of 20 other students.  On May 17, Grundei will walk into a class of two – just himself and his...

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