Choosing what to do after graduating from Staples is a daunting task which will eventually be faced by most students. Do you take the traditional route and immediately begin at a four-year university, go to a trade school or take a gap year? For an elite group of Staples students, choosing a college... Read more »
In middle school health classes, when the topic turns to sex education, there’s a clear divide between genders as to how they deal with their own questions, Bedford Middle School health teacher Joanne Rogers, said. “I find that boys are more eager to answer or ask questions during large-group... Read more »
Staples High School has added extra security measures today in light of this morning’s tragic school shootings in Newtown, according to several school administrators. “No one is getting buzzed in [to the school], and we’re in constant contact with the Westport Police Department,” said Assistant... Read more »
It’s been over a year since Coach Marce Petroccio and his team have had the bitter taste of loss in their mouths, but today they tasted it again after a huge upset by the Norwich Free Academy (NFA) in the CIAC state semifinal football game. In their hardest fought game this season, the Wreckers... Read more »
This past week, Staples seniors were asked to log onto their Blackboard pages and cast their vote for the highly coveted position of Pep Rally Emcee. The seniors voted for one male and one female athlete who are a current captain of a fall sport. However, it didn’t take long for a rumor to spread... Read more »
It’s a cool Friday night in October. Football players navigate the turf faster and faster as they hear shouts and hollers from the white-clad audience. The band plays; the cheerleaders leap. All is well at Staples High School. In the parking lot, though, just before the game, there’s a party with... Read more »
Staples administration took down posters made by the cheerleaders as part of the “Pink Out,” a football game whose proceeds go towards breast cancer prevention. The posters were taken down from the cafeteria due to what the administration deemed inappropriate content. Each week, the cheerleaders... Read more »
It's the thing athletes fantasize about while at the gym; what they dream about every night; the light at the end of the tunnel that makes all the concussions, broken bones, and countless trips to the trainer worth something: committing to a college. For a few lucky athletes at Staples, Christmas... Read more »
Just after halftime at tonight’s football game against Bridgeport Central High School, a 17-year-old male allegedly lost balance near the junior parking lot and fell to the asphalt road along the field. Police declined to comment on the incident, which drew a crowd of onlookers. According to CJ... Read more »
Retirement, it’s the light at the end of the tunnel, the reason you roll out of bed in the mornings, the first time in your life when you can throw away your alarm clock and do what you want. Adults dream of the day when they can hand in their resignation letter and head for the nearest beach, without... Read more »
For the past twelve years Dr.Elliot Landon has served as superintendent of the Westport public schools. Although many are familiar with his policies, very few know the real Elliott Landon. When the clock strikes five, Landon leaves the office behind and lets his real life begin. The following questions... Read more »
Students may have noticed Staples teachers wearing black attire today. They aren’t starting a punk rock band. They’re in protest against Governor Dannel Malloy’s education reform bill, SB24. The bill has left many teachers at Staples angered. They came together today by wearing black in order... Read more »
It has become apparent that all of the “low hanging fruit”- a metaphor used to describe non-essentials within Westport- has been picked. At the Wed., March 7, Board of Finance meeting held in the auditorium of Town Hall, Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff and Board of Education Chairman... Read more »
Westport's short run with good weather came to an end today as a blanket of clouds took over the usually blue sky.
2: 05 p.m. Physics teacher Richard Fisler passes back labs to his Period 8 physics class.