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BOE discusses K-12 start times

BOE discusses K-12 start times

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

On Nov. 17, the Board of Education (BOE) met to discuss the idea of changing elementary, middle and high school starting times. This topic hasn’t been up for debate since 2004; however, the BOE was inclined to revisit it because they are concerned for the well being of students. The main worry is ...

Students required to bring their own devices

Students required to bring their own devices

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

On Oct. 20, The Board of Education (BOE) met in the Staples Cafeteria to discuss the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Initiative, which requires all students to bring their own technological devices to class in the 2015-16 school year. English teacher Kim Herzog, Assistant Superintendent James D’Amico and...

School start time changes prompt discussion

School start time changes prompt discussion

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

September 19, 2014

If you’ve never given in to the temptation of catching a few minutes of rest in the back of a dim classroom first period, you probably drink too much caffeine. According to the Center for Advancing Health, only 8 percent of high schoolers get enough sleep on the average school night. The new 15...

Staples Locks Down at the Start of the School Year

Staples Locks Down at the Start of the School Year

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

September 7, 2014

Nearly two years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the Westport Board of Education puts into action their plan of revamping school security. Most Staples students have either heard rumors or seen the new features firsthand. All of the classroom doors now have an automatic locking system, and the entirety of the ground floor windows have a laye...

Westport warms to possibility of solar panels

Westport warms to  possibility of solar panels

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator

May 30, 2014

Imagine a form of energy that is completely clean, renewable and inexpensive in the long run. It has none of the filth of fossil fuels. Using it on a large-scale basis would allow many people to enjoy the typical benefits of electricity, while at the same time live without the guilt of burning dirty...

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