First came Hurricane Sandy, then the February 8 blizzard, and to close off the winter, another snow day, making seven total school days missed this year. With these lost days comes a need for calendar adjustments that have been long awaited. On Mon. April 1, the Westport School District announced... Read more »
They lost ten seniors and their longtime head coach Cathy Dancz, but, in their second scrimmage of the 2013 season, the Wreckers looked cohesive and strong. While an official score was not kept, the team, led by new headcoach Pete Najarian, shutout the Hamden Green Dragons. Staples came on strong... Read more »
10:10 a.m. Due to CAPT testing the Library Learning Commons has instated a silent study policy. Tomorrow's CAPT test is Response to Literature and classes start at 9:10 am.
It will take much more than just lights, camera, and action bring a movie theater back into downtown Westport. In fact it will take four million dollars, dozens of permits, and an overwhelming amount of town support. 1999 was the year that the downtown based movie theater left Westport due to... Read more »
9:50 a.m. After receiving 24 inches of snow, a fire hydrant on Loeffler Field was almost completely covered. Governor Dan Malloy tweeted about the subject saying,"If you live near a fire hydrant near your property, pls consider giving a helping hand and dig it out if possible. #CTStorm."
Dedicated people from all over the world have worked to set crazy world records for years. The largest bubblegum bubble blown, the fastest time to enter a suitcase, and the largest collection of rubber ducks is just a sampling of these mind-blowing records. This holiday season, on Dec. 12, 502 Fairfield... Read more »
Staples Book Fair Hits Barnes and Nobles: A One Day Opportunity to Enjoy Entertainment and Shop for the Holidays
If you need to find a book to serve as a holiday gift or to read for personal enjoyment, the Staples Book Fair at Barnes and Nobles is an event worth attending. Tuesday Dec.11 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Barnes and Noble will donate between 10 and 20 percent of the proceeds to Staples when patrons mention... Read more »
12:30 p.m. Volunteer parents begin to break down the large buffet of food following the teacher appreciation luncheon hosted by the PTA. The luncheon was enjoyed by Staples faculty during the three lunch waves and conversation continued after as well. Inklings would like to thank the Staples faculty... Read more »
Staples students are off from school today due to Thanksgiving. Many will enjoy turkeys at their Thanksgiving dinner. Among the many things students are thankful for is the Wreckers' 48-30 win against the Greenwich Cardinals to take the 2012 FCIAC championship. Happy Thanksgiving from Inklings!
What other job can a teenager work for one hour watching TV while the kids sleep, only to receive the payment that can be earned after two hours of work at a minimum-wage job? In the current teenage culture, it is babysitting through which students can make the big bucks without the restrictions associated... Read more »
“It gets complicated,” said Staples Drawing and Studio Art teacher, Camille Eskell, as she described the artwork that will be featured in her upcoming exhibit Ezekiel Project. After more than four years of diligent work, Eskell’s new exhibit premiered at the Silvermine Art Center on Sept. 23, where... Read more »
2:45 p.m. The Best Buddies Club of Staples gathers at their weekly meeting. Joey Aftab '13 and Andor Mate '13 present in front of the meeting. Best Buddies meets every Tuesday in room 2012. Best Buddies will be featured at club rush on Monday Oct 1.
12:00 pm: Tickets for Friday's first football game under the lights are on sale today and tomorrow (9/14) in the cafeteria during the lunch waves. T- Shirts, sunglasses, tattoos, headbands, and other Staples gear are also being sold at the table as well. Ticket Prices are as follows: $5 - Adult $3... Read more »
Mon June 4 was filled with anxiety, curiosity, and excitement as students watched the clock, eager for homeroom time. As soon as the anticipated schedules were passed out, cell phones were buzzing, with friends sharing periods and teachers. The process of finding peers in classes can be difficult and... Read more »
For years at Bedford Middle School, there has been a journalism drought—no newspaper, no journalistic offerings. But this year, two students broke the status quo by founding The Buzz, an online newspaper that services Bedford and its students. Isabella Ullmann ’17 and her co founder Stephen Rowland... Read more »
“Almost, Maine” will be a completely different experience for the audience,” said Staples Player Tyler Jent ’13. “Almost, Maine”, the upcoming Players production, will have its opening night Thursday May 24 in the Black Box Theatre. The romantic comedy is a compilation of scenes that... Read more »
8:30 a.m. The senior section that once held groups of seniors during communication time is completely empty. Today marks the second day that the majority of the senior class is on their internships.
9:45 Paper apples cover the library windows with nice messages to show appreciation for Staples' great teachers. Thank you to the teachers for all your hard work!
12:30 pm. Juniors from all over Fairfield county traveled to Darien High School at 8:00 am to take the ACT test. Following the test students stood outside awaiting the true start to their spring break.
On March 27, months after the Long Island cheating scandals, the College Board announced its new policies for the SATs and SAT Subject Tests (SAT IIs) that will be instated nationwide this fall. The new policies require that test-takers upload a picture of him or herself either online or via mail.... Read more »
2:15. The Hunger Games movie poster stands proudly in the library after the long awaited midnight premiere.
29 art classes, 19 music classes, 6 family and consumer science classes, 5 media classes, and just about every math, science, and English elective that a Staples student can dream of. How many business oriented class does Staples offer? Three. Almost two years ago Staples only had two business oriented... Read more »
On Mon. Feb 13 the valedictorian and salutatorian were announced for the class of 2012. With the highest GPAs in the senior class, Matt Silver has been named the valedictorian, and Carolyn Chen the salutatorian. Karyn Morgan, vice principal had only the best things to say about Silver and Chen. “They... Read more »
8pm- The 54th Grammy Awards begin at Staples Center in Los Angeles. In light of Whitney Houston's death, the awards will celebrate her life in addition to the stars in the music world.
“My feeling is you, just got to bring it and be the most creative people in the room. We do just that,” said Southport Brewing Company Chef and owner David Rutigliano. At the 4th annual Chowda Fest, Chefs from over 20 restaurants in Connecticut do just this. Chowdafest event chairman Jim Keenan... Read more »
Shakespearian Macbeth meets Vietnam War Veteran Macbeth. That is the concept that director Eric Ting has attempted to carry out through his adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth.” The unique plot of the adaptation draws a crowd to Long Wharf Theatre, however for Staples students... Read more »
"Yes! No work today,” is what Bennett Propp ’15 exclaims as he sees the substitute teacher walk into the room. The same scenario occurs in classic movies, with many substitutes portrayed as nervous and disheveled. The Staples scenario is quite different because students are not the savages that they... Read more »
11:40 am. Staples students rush out to their buses, ready for a much needed winter break. Happy holidays from the entire Inklings staff!
On Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday Dec. 10,StaplesHigh School’s choir wowed the audience with its production number based on the Ed Sullivan Late Night Show. Staples choir teacher, Justin Miller, a former student and Candlelight performer himself, got the ball rolling for novel ideas when flip flops... Read more »
How high can poetry take you? With respect to the Westport READS 2012 program, which is part of the Westport Public Library, the library staff is encouraging Staples students and the rest of the Westport K-12 community to participate in their annual poetry contest. This year’s theme is Amelia Earhart... Read more »
Staples takes a break from celebrating seniors on athletic teams to honor the Senior players who have dedicated countelss hours to this years fall production, West Side Story. Come see the seniors and the rest of the cast in their last three shows. The upcoming shows are: Tonight @ 7:30 Friday... Read more »
As the long quarter commences and fighting for high grades is inevitably over, there is those lucky extra points that you have earned throughout the quarter that can bring your high B+ to a strong A-, making your quarter worth the effort. These extra points are not just bonus on a test but are extra... Read more »
Haley Zeldes '13 Web Sports Editor Throughout the entire month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Staples High School and the whole Westport community did an incredible job of getting their “pink on.” Committed Westport parents and children teamed together to jumpstart... Read more »
Annie Cooperstone '13 showed her school spirit by dressing up in all red, while Michael Menz '13 looked like he was supporting the Sophomore class by wearing their given color green. Color War day was successful with each class getting into the "color war" by wearing their respective colors.
Starting next Mon. Oct 3, the cafeteria will be filled with overwhelming signs, candy, and sales pitches given by club officers that want devoted members to join their clubs. On this day, and for the four days following it, students will browse each club and sign their name and email to sheets, not... Read more »
8:20. The library proudly displays signs advertising Banned Books Week. Inside the library are numerous banned books that are available to students to checkout and read, exclusively for this week.