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Students React to Computerized Schedules

Students React to Computerized Schedules

June 3, 2011

On Wed., June 1, the multi-decade tradition of Arena truly came to an end as students received computerized schedules after period 3 homerooms. Immediately after students received their schedules, cell phones were out and fingers working at lightning speed, racing over keypads to text friends, check ratemyteachers.com, and inform parents about their schedules...

The Spotlight on Stealing

The Spotlight on Stealing

December 22, 2010

The five-finger discount. The swipe. The steal. Shoplifting and theft are prevalent issues in America and have started to become part of our nation’s culture. Has Westport contributed to this development? Stealing at Staples Gym locker rooms are notorious for hit-and-run thefts, and Staples is no exc...

Students Feel Conduct Codes Fail to Deter Illegal Behavior

Students Feel Conduct Codes Fail to Deter Illegal Behavior

November 12, 2010

Image via Wikipedia At the moment that a student who attends Staples High School is arrested by a local police officer, an enveloped report of the arrest is sent through the mail directly to the Superintendent of Schools- Dr. Elliott Landon. From the Superintendent’s office, a copy of the arrest report is faxed to Principal John Dodig, after which an in or out of...

Following the Rules

October 22, 2010

Students cannot be careless when making the ever-important decision about what to wear, even if they are half asleep. According to the Staples Handbook dress policy, “The school system requires that attire be safe, appropriate to the activity, and not distracting or disruptive of the educational program.” Essentially,...

The Outcome and Future of the Re-registration Process

The Outcome and Future of the Re-registration Process

October 15, 2010

This summer, the superintendant’s office  was busy conducting a re-registration process for all incoming freshman,  to make sure that each student was a Westport resident. According to Jenny Robson, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, the district’s motivation behind the re-registration process was not due to of the suspicion that non-resident students...

Senior Pretenders

June 23, 2010

Carly Schwaeber '12 News Editor Because of senior Players, Staples Players has changed for the better, and because of Staples Players, senior Players have changed for good. The now graduating senior Players have grown immensely since the beginning of their acting careers at Staples. It’s h...

Staples Updates Technology With New COWS, ITL Center

Staples Updates Technology With New COWS, ITL Center

September 18, 2009

As the 2009-10 school year commences, the administration has taken steps to enhance and incorporate more technology into the lives of students and faculty. The highly anticipated Information Technology Literacy (ITL) Center will be opening for its first full year of operation as a place that both st...

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