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Q&A The Man Behind the Desk: Principal John Dodig

Q&A The Man Behind the Desk: Principal John Dodig

Kelsey Shockey, Video Editor December 11, 2012

It’s how all Staples students start their days: a reliable smile and nod from Principal John Dodig in the lobby. A few hours later, you can be sure to spot him outside the cafeteria. If he isn’t chatting...

Two Years in the Life of Principal John Dodig

Two Years in the Life of Principal John Dodig

Claire O'Halloran, Web A&E Editor May 22, 2012

He is there every morning, greeting students as they enter the school from their buses.  He makes an announcement on the loud speaker almost every day. He is a vital part of each and every student’s...

Staples’ New Goal: Q&A with Principal John Dodig

October 22, 2010

In order to present Staples’ new school goal and mission statement to the student body, Principal John Dodig went on "Good Morning Staples" to showcase the goal’s purposes and incorporated...

Principal John Dodig Discusses the Under-aged Drinking at Homecoming at the Westport Public Library

November 8, 2009

Pippa Hazlewood '11 Opinions Editor Principal John Dodig held a public discussion about the under-aged drinking at homecoming at the Westport Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 22. This was a meeting...

Dodig graduates with class of 2015

Dodig graduates with class of 2015

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Creative Director June 19, 2015

When John Dodig came to Staples as the interim principal, he was expecting to stay for a year while a search for a long-term principal was conducted. That search was canceled and now, 11 years later, he...

Long Lots psychologist challenges SBAC, Principal Dodig responds

Letter to the Editor June 11, 2015

KUDOS to the Staples High School Inklings staff: I have just read with great interest your reporting (April 7, 2015 Edition) on the upcoming SBAC tests that you will be directed to take when you return...

Principal Dodig and Elliott Landon receive statewide honor

Principal Dodig and Elliott Landon receive statewide honor

Margaux MacColl, Features Editor April 2, 2015

It was 9:00 am on a Monday when Principal John Dodig had a meeting that left him “at a loss for words.” The meeting was with the Staples Parent Teacher Association, informing him that the Connecticut...

Principal Dodig announces retirement to Staples community

Principal Dodig announces retirement to Staples community

Jane Levy, Features Editor December 1, 2014

At 3:30 p.m. today, the Staples community received a farewell letter via email from John Dodig stating his retirement at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school year. What began as a temporary position...

Principal Dodig honored for making Staples an accepting community

Principal Dodig honored for making Staples an accepting community

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager October 16, 2014

Lambda Legal, a national organization committed to recognizing civil rights, has honored Principal John Dodig to speak at the Connecticut Cares event on Oct. 26 for creating a community atmosphere accepting...

Students and faculty alike stand together in silence as Principal Dodig speaks about Sandy Hook over the loudspeaker.

Dodig Addresses Student Body About Sandy Hook Shooting

Chloe Baker, Managing Editor December 17, 2012

At 8:30 a.m. today, Principal John Dodig spoke over the intercom to Staples students about the Sandy Hook shooting that killed 20 elementary school students and 7 adults. “It touched my heart and...

Football Game Pride: Dodig Happy and Honored

Football Game Pride: Dodig Happy and Honored

Joe Greenwald '13, Web Sports Editor September 20, 2012

Precautions were taken, warnings were given through e-mails and assemblies, and students were cautioned repeatedly heading into last Friday’s historic football game. Principal John Dodig was apprehensive...

Hard Work Paying Off, Students Honored by Principal Dodig

Aaron Hendel, Staff Writer April 11, 2012

A few weeks ago, Principal John Dodig sent an email out to the entire guidance department, asking the counselors to “flip through report cards and find ones that pop out,” due to sudden grade progress. This...

Principal Dodigs Simple Acts of Kindness Lead a Long Way

Principal Dodig’s Simple Acts of Kindness Lead a Long Way

Rachel Labarre, A&E Editor February 12, 2012

A gigantic brick school, about double the size of any school I’ve ever been in with classroom numbers that go up to almost 4,000 – if entering high school wasn’t intimidating enough, entering this...

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