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The new redistricting plan creates difficulties for middle school students

The new redistricting plan creates difficulties for middle school students
October 14, 2019

Recently with the new redistricting plan to rebuild Coleytown Middle School, the district has come to the decision that there needs to be more enrollment in the Coleytown schools. As a result, the elementary...

Board of Education examines redistricting for elementary, middle schools

Due to the construct on Coleytown Middle School due to the mold, the BoE has considered redistricting areas to help balance the amount of students at the schools as Westport’s enrollment is declining.
October 8, 2019

The Westport Board of Education (BOE) discussed plans to redistrict the elementary and middle schools at a meeting on Sept. 23. Although redistricting would balance out the recent decrease in enrollment...

Board of Education discusses Coleytown Middle School proposals, improvements

Board of Education Vice Chair Jeannie Smith voices her sentiments to BoE members about the proposals of creating a new purpose for Coleytown Middle School.
April 3, 2019

The Board of Education (BoE) met to discuss improvements for Coleytown Middle School and propose possible redistricting for the Westport school system on Monday, April 1. The Board of Education’s...

CMS students, staff relocated indefinitely due to persistent mold

Raquel Cross '23 wears a face mask to Coleytown Middle School (CMS) on Sept. 18 due to air quality concerns. CMS eighth grade students began classes at Staples High School this week after CMS closed down amid ongoing mold growth.
September 28, 2018

Persistent mold at Coleytown Middle School (CMS) prompted the indefinite relocation of sixth and seventh grade students and staff to Bedford Middle School (BMS) and eighth grade students and staff to Staples...

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals
May 21, 2018

By Isabella Didio '18 After weeks of putting in hours of work, three groups of eighth grade students from Bedford Middle School are headed to the national finals of the National History Day competition...

Bedford Middle School students take a stand on gun violence

Bedford Middle School students take a stand on gun violence
April 2, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '20 and Dana Perelberg '20 On March 14 a walkout took place in schools all over the United States, including in Bedford Middle School. At approximately 9:45 a.m. hundreds of students...

Teacher feature- Heather Colletti-Houde

Teacher feature- Heather Colletti-Houde
January 20, 2018

By Emma Greenberg '18

The Staples community welcomes new nurse, Kristen McGrath

The Staples community welcomes new nurse, Kristen McGrath
January 19, 2017

By: Rebecca Rawizer '17 While many Staples students may just see a new addition to the Staples Community, the new nurse, Kristen McGrath, has actually walked these halls many times. McGrath graduated...

Mental health speaker welcomed to Westport

Mrs. Harpel shows how mental health issues can be very surprising and fields questions from the audience
March 24, 2016

Parents and administrators gathered on Wednesday March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Bedford Middle School auditorium to listen to suicide expert Joanne Harpel. Harpel has over 20 years of experience in dealing...

Ribbon cutting takes place for new YMCA

Ribbon cutting takes place for new YMCA
August 29, 2014

YMCA staff dressed in royal blue lined up at Mahackeno anxiously awaiting the ribbon cutting to unveil the new YMCA. Members, town officials, and curious civilians were crowded outside the new facility...

Juniors risk safety parking at Wakeman

Juniors risk safety parking at Wakeman
November 19, 2013

On an early November morning before 7:00 a.m., licensed juniors battle to beat the long line for a parking spot at Wakeman to avoid a half a mile walk in 33 degree weather. “I get there at 7:03, and...

Builders Beyond Borders volunteers pitch in at Wakeman Town Farm

Builders Beyond Borders volunteers pitch in at Wakeman Town Farm
November 4, 2013

On the crisp, sunny afternoon of Oct. 27, Wakeman Town Farm was jam-packed with 200 eager high school volunteers shoveling leaves, clearing paths and digging up rocks. Volunteers from Staples and other...

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