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Feb. break, it was nice knowing you

Feb. break, it was nice knowing you

Alexa DiLuca, Staff Writer

March 30, 2015

Word is that there is no more long Feb. break for the current sophomores and freshman. You heard me right. Staples’s beloved week off, in between the holiday break and spring break, will be gone starting in the 2016-2017 school year. Even though I am graduating this year, hearing this still rattl...

BOE discusses therapy and a new school calendar

BOE discusses therapy and a new school calendar

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

March 18, 2015

On March 16, the Board of Education (BOE) met in the Staples cafeteria to discuss Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and finalize the uniform school calendar for 2016-2017. Valerie Babich and Alycia Dadd, school psychologists, presented the board with a PowerPoint explaining the benefits of DBT. ...

BOE Proposes New Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year

BOE Proposes New Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year

Jackie Sussman

March 12, 2015

On Monday, March 9, the Westport Board of Education discussed the new proposed schedule for the 2016-2017 school year. According to Superintendent Dr. Elliott Landon, the state mandates that the school year must have at least 180 days of school (Westport has 182), should create a start date that align...

Proposed budget for 2015-16 school debated by BOE and Landon

Proposed budget for 2015-16 school debated by BOE and Landon

Anders Hovstadius and Rebecca Rawiszer

March 9, 2015

During the February Board of Education meeting, a budget increase was proposed by Superintendent Elliott Landon. The majority of the budget increase goes into two categories: literacy coaches and school security. Literacy coaches are professionals who work directly with teachers in their professional...

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...

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