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TAG Takes Over Staples for Annual Grim Reaper Day

TAG Takes Over Staples for Annual Grim Reaper Day

May 18, 2009

Image via Wikipedia On May 15, 2009 the Teen Awareness Group (TAG) took over Staples High School for its annual Grim Reaper Day. Grim Reaper Day comes every year before junior prom, senior prom and graduation, and serves to impress upon the students the importance of not drinking and driving, especially during these festive times. This year, as in p...

Competition for College Acceptance Increases at Staples

Competition for College Acceptance Increases at Staples

May 16, 2009

"Connecticut Magazine" says Staples High School statistically is the "number one" school in the state. However, coming from a top high school is not always enough to get into college. Competition for college acceptance has increased among students at Staples and across the country. Newfound technology has...

TAG Prepares For Sixth Annual Grim Reaper Day

TAG Prepares For Sixth Annual Grim Reaper Day

May 15, 2009

On May 15, the Staples High School Teen Awareness Group (TAG) will host its sixth annual Grim Reaper Day, an event designed to raise awareness of drunk driving. "I'm pretty psyched that we've been doing it for six years," said student counselor and TAG advisor Chris Lemone. "Grim Reaper Day is pretty amazing and...

RTM Talks Over Library Cuts, Retirement Plans, and Custodial Services

RTM Talks Over Library Cuts, Retirement Plans, and Custodial Services

May 14, 2009

Image via Wikipedia A Westport Representative Town Meeting (RTM) was held May 4 to approve the 2009-2010 Board of Finance (BOF) proposed town budget, decreasing .53 percent from the previous year. RTM members emphasized discussion of cuts concerning the Westport Public Library, custodial services at the senior center, and retirement plans. "You are facing one of the most agoni...

Watch Student Speeches from May 4 Rally

Watch Student Speeches from May 4 Rally

May 6, 2009

Image via Wikipedia [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcSlRzC5HuQ&feature=channel_page[/youtube] "Without [critical thinking skills] there will be no leaders in our community, in our future. We don't need these classes to be cut. We cannot afford that." -JJ Mathewson '12 [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/wat...

Students Rally Against Budget Cuts at Town Hall

Students Rally Against Budget Cuts at Town Hall

May 4, 2009

  "I'm here personally because I want to show each Board member how much we really care. We are willing to really really fight...those extracurriculars really make the best school in Connecticut, whether it be sports or music or players." - Jahari Dodd '10 "When we grow up, past high school, there'...

Students Organize to Protest Budget Cuts

Students Organize to Protest Budget Cuts

May 3, 2009

Lila Epstein '10 Editor-in-Chief  Staples students are organizing a rally at Town Hall on Monday, May 4 to protest proposed budget cuts that will possibly alter the course offerings and extra-curricular activities at Staples. "Hopefully, we will have posters by the rally and if the white out goes as planned we should make a large visual impact. People will not be abl...

Heads Clash at RTM Finance Meeting

Heads Clash at RTM Finance Meeting

May 1, 2009

Alex Nitkin '10 Managing Editor The RTM finance committee met in town hall on Tuesday, April 28 to discuss budget matters with regards to Westport Public Schools. During the meeting, committee chair Michael Rea proposed a motion to cut an extra million dollars out of the Board of Education's curr...

Behind the Lines: Staples Students and Faculty “Chat” with Author Craig Mullaney

Behind the Lines: Staples Students and Faculty “Chat” with Author Craig Mullaney

April 27, 2009

Sarah Fox '09 Staff Writer “You’re going on a journey here,” said English teacher, Dan Geraghty, when the program began, and more than 70 students and a number of staff members did, as they witnessed Staples first Skype “chat” which was held with author Craig Mullaney. On April 22 students from Ge...

acRossports by Ross Gordon ’11

April 20, 2009

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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 sophomore English and United States history course, on April 9, citing what he called a "tou...

January 7

April 10, 2009

by Constance Chien '10 (originally published January 2009) The January 7 meeting of the Westport Board of Finance involved appropriating amounts money toward the accounts of several organizations as well as a summary of the economic trends for the coming year. Four appropriations in the 2009 budg...

Mental Illness Documentary, Underage Drinking Discussion Dominate Westport Youth Commission Agenda

Mental Illness Documentary, Underage Drinking Discussion Dominate Westport Youth Commission Agenda

April 9, 2009

On April 23 the Westport Youth Commission met at Town Hall and spoke about the upcoming Teen Awareness Group (TAG) event the documentary "No Kidding, Me Too!" by Joey Pantoliano, as well as the recent community conversation on underage drinking on April 22. Pantoliano's documentary features a look a...

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