For Quinn Mendelson ’13, scenes of recruitment played in his head since the day he picked up his stick and found his love for lacrosse. “When I was younger, people used to ask me what I want to do when I’m older, and I’d respond by saying I want to play college lacrosse and find Atlantis,”... Read more »
7:30 p.m. As snow starts to fall and accumulate on the streets of Westport, residents are finding themselves cozying up with a blanket and bowl of soup or a cup of tea to keep warm during yet another snow storm. Even though the official date is spring is in 3 days, winter is showing signs of not leaving... Read more »
5:16 p.m. Roads across Westport remain unfit for driving conditions, as seen here on Bayberry Lane. As other schools announce closures for tomorrow, students, parents, and teachers eagerly wait for the official superintendent decision.
On Monday, Jan. 28, Principal John Dodig sent out an email notifying Staples faculty, parents, and students of the minor glitch in the eSchool Online Grading System that allows students to access recent grades at the click of a button. The problem was a miscalculation of average quarter grades, since... Read more »
9:29 a.m. The students in the period 2 culinary class are spending the week baking cookies for the families in Newtown, CT affected by the recent tragic event at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Oh, the holidays. A wonderful season filled with smiles, family time, gift giving, and extensive decorations placed across town in hopes of stirring even more of the holiday spirit. However, for some, finding the absolutely perfect gift for the hard-to-please relative can put a damper on all the... Read more »
On Nov. 27, the AP United States History Classes went on a field trip to the Fairfield Museum and History Center for an interactive learning experience to enhance their understanding of the Emancipation Proclamation. Most students that visited the “Promise of Freedom” exhibition were from the... Read more »
3:06 p.m. The next wave of the victorious Staples Wreckers will begin shortly, as the winter teams are gearing up, first with tryouts. The football team is the only fall sport still in season, with their first round of states played tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at Staples.
There is something about The Voice that just makes me want to get up and sing. And trust me, I am not a singer. Since the premiere of the third season on Sept. 10, I have turned my television to NBC at 8 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday faithfully. For an hour or two, I let my mind be blown away by... Read more »
7:07 a.m. The buses are seen in the mix of morning traffic this morning since the strike that was to begin today Oct. 1 was averted last night. This saved much chaos and late arrivals due to almost 50% more expected traffic.
As the weather gets colder, the anticipation builds for another victorious season for the Staples Wreckers Varsity Football team. Not only will this season be special, because of the new addition of field lights, but leading the team this year will be six senior captains-three more than last season. “This... Read more »
2:30 p.m. The Slice of Saugatuck festival featured the local shops and boutiques of the Saugatuck area from 12 to 3 p.m today. Restaurants and food shops offered free tastings outside, while other shops, like Down Under, held sales in front of the store. Papadum, a new Indian restaurant, seemed to be... Read more »
11:43 a.m. Students are very pleased that the options of white sandwich breads have reappeared at the made-to-order sandwich station today. After protesting through a petition posted online and shared through social-networking sites, the Board of Education has answered the student body's prayers.
Ask 6-year olds what they want to be when they grow up, and you’ll get a different answer every day. Ask typical high school graduates what they plan to do, and you’ll often get a far-fetched possibility accompanied by an eye roll. However, there are some who have it all figured out. Sage... Read more »
Let me start off with one disclaimer: I hate nature and every element of it. The buzzing of bugs, the squirming of worms, and the feel of dirt give me the heebie jeebies. Those close to me know very well to never take me on a camping trip. However, the atmosphere at the brand new Terrain location... Read more »
11:41 a.m. The participants of the Job Shadow Program enjoyed a pizza luncheon in the College and Career Center to celebrate their positive experience on Wed., May 30. The day educated students on different career paths, helping some better decide what they would like to study and pursue in college.... Read more »
12:16 p.m. Acqua, a local favorite on Main Street, has recently opened up an outside dining area. Today is the perfect day to grab lunch while enjoying this May weather.
The 8th annual Taste of Westport event brought the Westport community together for a night of food and mingling on May 3rd at the Westport Inn. The proceeds of the fundraiser event go to CLASP Homes, the local charity that hosted the event. CLASP provides... Read more »
8:00 a.m. Students with first period free order a quick breakfast sandwich made to their liking. Bacon, egg and cheese seems to be the most popular choice.
12:15 p.m. Westport children and their parents gather at Coleytown Elementary School for Touch A Truck. Different kinds of trucks and buses are available for children to learn about, and play on. It is such a bummer that the weather was so gloomy for this fun event.
We’re one of the best, and we just keep getting better. The Staples juniors continued to represent the amazing academic reputation Staples has by doing impressively well on the math section of the Connecticut Academic Performance Tests taken last March, beating the school record. “I would be... Read more »
The Quest For A Championship: Falling Just Short Last Season, Staples’ Girls’ Lacrosse is Primed and Ready
The chill of the early spring air can’t compete with the heat that the girls Varsity lacrosse team brings to the fields. With an amazing record last season of 17-3, these girls are back and can’t wait to go farther than ever before. “I am so excited to get out on the field,” said Megan O’Shea... Read more »
11:56 a.m. Students stop to turn in forms and $10 for the upcoming dodgeball tournament on Friday at 2:30. Winning team gets 7 Avicii tickets.
The Dominican Republic, Peru, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. Four less fortunate countries located in Central and South America who are much in need of schools, houses, or easier access to water and bathrooms. These countries listed above have been the destinations for the past four years of the annual... Read more »
10:30 a.m.: The ice rink at Longshore is quite empty on this gloomy, 47 degrees day. However, skaters should take advantage of the rink this weekend, since Longshore is closing its doors on Sunday, March 4 to prepare the tennis courts for spring.
Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, is a sexually transmitted disease that affects 80 percent of sexually active teens in the United States. Usually in the form of genital warts or lesions, this virus, left untreated, can also cause two types of cancer. It has always been highly encouraged for girls to... Read more »
3:16 p.m. : Residents of Westport and their children enjoy the sunny, 55 degrees day at Compo Beach. This snow-free winter is making spring feel like it is arriving much sooner.
1:32 p.m. The table inside the guidance suite displays friendly reminders for all freshman, sophomores, and juniors to make appointments with their counselors to register for next year's classes. Grade 11 should meet February 13-17, Grade 9 should meet March 5-9, and Grade 10 should meet March 19-23.
It’s interesting to see how a television show could take the topic of a stalker mystery and make it into something other than a been-done police and detective investigation series. However, ABC Family’s "Pretty Little Liars" takes the idea of a group of high school small-town girls incessantly... Read more »
It’s inevitable. Joining a sports team not only means a jam-packed week of practice and games. It included pasta dinners, senior days, and participating in the pre-game regimen of wearing special outfits as a team the day of a game. While players are wearing colorful t-shirts that scream love... Read more »
12:20 P.M.: Announcements on the T.V.s around school remind students of the rules set forth for proper etiquette for football games. The Staples Wreckers play Ridgefield tonight at 6:30 P.M. at Wilton. The winning team continues towards playing for the state championship title.
It’s the biggest game of the season. Stakes are high and the pressure is on. There is nothing more important to a team than the title, ‘FCIAC champions’. This year, Staples matches up to the 2nd ranked team, Greenwich on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 10 A.M. This means while people are preparing... Read more »
10:57 a.m. Flags wave throughout the courtyard in honor of Veteran's Day, as students are invited to show appreciation for the veterans of our country. This decoration adds to a speech featured on Good Morning Staples this morning.
12: 38 PM: Due to power outages around Westport, the Library Learning Commons has offered a quiet place, with heat and lights, to study from 6 to 7 P.M. Electricity has still not been restored for many customers in Westport due to the unexpected snowstorm this weekend.
In high school years, many students begin searching for their niche or passion. Many turn to sports, others choose acting. However, for these five students, it’s all that jazz. Austin Alianiello ’12, tenor saxaphone player, Mike Ljungberg ’12, drummer, Olivia Kapell ’14, bassist, Brian... Read more »