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Potential bus strike forces students to scramble for rides to school

Potential bus strike forces students to scramble for rides to school

April 26, 2017

By Julia Rosier '18 Superintendent Colleen Palmer sent an email to parents on Tuesday, April 25 warning students and parents of a potential bus strike by the school bus company, Dattco, on Thursday April 27. In her email, Palmer stated that if the issue does not reach an agreement by midnight Wednes...

Fatal bus accident on I-95 Turns Fairfield County Into Traffic Disaster

Fatal bus accident on I-95 Turns Fairfield County Into Traffic Disaster

Justin Schwebel, Staff Writer

October 9, 2015

A coach bus carrying 49 people rear-ended a tractor trailer on Wednesday afternoon on I-95 in Norwalk, killing the driver and sending 18 passengers to the hospital. According to a press release, prepared by Incident Commander and Deputy Chief Chris King,  the crash occurred at 3:19 p.m. between exi...

May 18, 2011| Recess Anyone?

May 18, 2011| Recess Anyone?

May 18, 2011

2:06 p.m. Score one for Andrew Marriot '14 as he slams the ball past Sydney Crossfield '14 during a pickup four square game during last period as they waited for the bus ride home. Pacman, Cherry Bomb, Bus Stop, Airplane, Popcorn --they played them all, and then went home....

Students Left To Wait After Early Dismissal Announcement

Students Left To Wait After Early Dismissal Announcement

January 7, 2011

Thirty minutes after Friday's early dismissal due to projected snowfall, at least 100 students were still waiting for their busses. While the dismissal was scheduled to happen at 11:40 a.m., by 12:20 p.m., at least 30 students were still waiting for the arrival of a bus. When the early dismissal bell rang at...

Snow Stopper? The Effect of Snow Days and Delays on Staples

Snow Stopper? The Effect of Snow Days and Delays on Staples

December 23, 2010

Image by gsbrown99 via Flickr Rose Propp '13 and Haley Zeldes '13 Staff Writers With December coming to an end and Westport already having experienced its first snow fall of the year, snow days are on more then a few students minds. Each day snow flakes fall, the hope for a snow day grows. Only a few times per year though are the...

To Change or Not to Change

To Change or Not to Change

December 13, 2010

Will McDonald Staff Writer The boys’ locker room has not been renovated in decades, but due to a school rule that prohibits changing clothing anywhere else, the locker room is the only choice that students have. However, many students elect to ignore the rule and instead change in the school bathrooms. Some actually thi...

My Apologies to Wakeman

My Apologies to Wakeman

November 29, 2010

I used to hate parking at Wakeman. Honestly, what was there to like? The long walk from my car to school every morning was taking its toll, especially as the air got colder and the harsh winds burned my face. Having to wake up early every morning to compensate for the amount of time this walk took was no picnic, either. It may ha...

Long Day at School, Long Way Home: Why Staples Does Not Run Late Buses

Long Day at School, Long Way Home: Why Staples Does Not Run Late Buses

November 12, 2010

On any given day after school at Staples, there are swarms of students bustling through the halls participating in extra-curricular activities. Because of students' active participation in after school activities, it is surprising that the school does not offer these hard working teens a way of getting home. Staples students are given transportation to and from school, but the large populace th...

Is Staples Safe for All Sexualities?

Is Staples Safe for All Sexualities?

November 12, 2010

The last thing that Francis Furmanek ’11 expected when walking onto the bus after school last year was to be verbally attacked. It was not long after the bus went in motion that a student began to harass Furmanek and his friend with the call of fags. While the situation was dealt with quickly by the...

June 1, 2010 | Climb Aboard

June 1, 2010 | Climb Aboard

June 1, 2010

David Roberts, Dattco bus driver, rocks his Tar Heel blue team cap on a warm first day of June.  He and the students of Staples have only 14 more days of fun-filled bus rides left in the 2009–10 school year....

Season’s First Snowfall Brings No Delay

Season’s First Snowfall Brings No Delay

December 9, 2009

  School opened as usual Wednesday, Dec. 9, with some delayed bus arrivals but no delayed school for Westport students. According to the National Weather Service, one inch fell over night along the coastal parts of town, a little more fell in inland areas, but it all turned to slush as ...

Wake Me Up When December Ends

Wake Me Up When December Ends

December 6, 2009

Carlie Schwaeber '12 Web News Editor I have walked to and from my bus around 4,888 times since kindergarten. I am usually not too self-conscious about admitting to people that I take the bus—­I don’t mind taking it.  However, I draw the line when snow gets involved. When I walk pas...

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