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Calendar changes for 2016-2017 school year spark opinions

Becky Hoving, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

According to a draft of the 2016-2017 Westport Public School calendar posted on the Board of Education website, February break will be shortened to three days of vacation, including a Staff Development day, rather than a full week off of school. This change, though, will only affect current sophomores...

Snow days break up spring break

Snow days break up spring break

Justine Seligson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014

Westport Public Schools have had six school cancellations this year, which is one day over the allotted five. As a result, April Break could potentially be reduced by a weekend and that first Monday, making the vacation six days long instead of nine. The general response from students toward this a...

Brief: Benefit concert to be held April 30 at Toquet Hall

April 29, 2011

On April 30 a benefit concert for the American Heart Association led by Lauren Weinberger '13 will be held at Toquet Hall at 7:00 pm.  2The concert will feature a variety of singers and admission will be 10 dollars.

April 29, 2011 | A Royal Wedding

April 29, 2011 | A Royal Wedding

April 29, 2011

8:10 a.m. Gabrielle Weimer '12 and Katie Hickson '13 rejoice as they watch the Royal Wedding on the television in the cafeteria; they even dressed accordingly for the occasion....

April 28, 2011 l Fancy a spot of tea?

April 28, 2011 l Fancy a spot of tea?

April 28, 2011

12:10 p.m.  In celebration of  the across-the-pond nuptials about to take place in London, Fran Evan, social studies and English department secretary, and ardent anglophile, serves high tea in the social studies department.  Evan grew up in England and such events remind her of her childhood home. "Th...

April 26, 2011 | A Season Begins

April 26, 2011 | A Season Begins

April 27, 2011

Photo by Annie Nelson '11 11:56 a.m. Joss Abel '12 and Will Streiter '12 look over forms at the junior prom sign-up table that two junior class moms set up in the middle of the cafeteria.  This sign-up marks the start to a season of class dances; the junior prom will take place at Staples on Sat, May 21. ...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 l The way they roll

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 l The way they roll

April 26, 2011

10:20 a.m. The period 3 Child Development class plays outside on a surprisingly sunny day....

Behind the Scenes | April 25, 2011

Behind the Scenes | April 25, 2011

April 25, 2011

  9:40 a.m. The band has their first stage practice for their upcoming performance.  On Thursday the band will play in the Spring concert, alongside the Symphonic Orchestra and the A Capella Choir....

The Daily Click | April 15, 2011

The Daily Click | April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

2:15 p.m. -- Em Axthelm '11, president of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), was one of the many students that participated in today's Day of Silence.  ...

April 13, 2011| A Day in the Life of a Firefighter

April 13, 2011| A Day in the Life of a Firefighter

April 13, 2011

9:40 a.m. Students in the period 3 child development class took the preschoolers outside to a waiting firetruck where they learned about the vehicle and then each got a chance to sit in the drivers seat. ...

April 12, 2011 | Staples Gives Blood

April 12, 2011 | Staples Gives Blood

April 12, 2011

10:15 a.m. Today is no ordinary day for the Staples Gym. Lucy Parkhurst '11, along with many other Staples students, have the opportunity to donate blood to the American Red Cross today....

April 11, 2011 | …Yes?

April 11, 2011 | …Yes?

April 11, 2011

9:23 a.m. Raphael Ray '11 hangs one of the many flyers he has created to ask Katie Ambrose '12 to senior prom....

April 8, 2011 l Pass Me the Mic, Please

April 8, 2011 l Pass Me the Mic, Please

April 8, 2011

8:01 a.m. (From left) The Staples Jazz Band backs up Kristen Dionne '14 and Cara McNiff '14 of Christine Radler's period 3 English class as they recite a poem at Open Mic Day in the Library. Classes and individual students are signing up for slots all throughout the day to recite poems and stories or express themselves in other ...

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