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BOE names Stafford Thomas Jr. principal of Staples

BOE names Stafford Thomas Jr. principal of Staples

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper News Editor

June 25, 2019

The Board of Education unanimously approved Stafford Thomas Jr. as Principal of Staples High School on June 20.   The Principal seat was vacated by James D’Amico, who earlier this year announced his resignation effective at the end of June.   While Thomas doesn’t have any speci...

Palmer announces retirement

Palmer announces retirement

Sophie Driscoll '19

March 15, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer announced on March 14 that she will retire on Aug. 1.   “The district is in a time right now where it can be handed over to another superintendent, and I will work tirelessly to make sure that happens smoothly,” Palmer said.   In a press re...

James D’Amico steps down as Staples principal

James D’Amico steps down as Staples principal

Molly Gold '21

March 10, 2019

Staples principal James D’Amico announced his resignation, effective at the end of June, in an email to Staples students and parents on Friday, March 8. After working at Staples for 18 years as a teacher and administrator, D’Amico has been appointed as principal of New Fairfield High School, his a...

Six questions with the D’Amicos

Six questions with the D’Amicos

October 26, 2017

By Ian Bernstein ’18 and Amelia Brown ’18

Why Switching to the New Daily Schedule is Not the Solution

Why Switching to the New Daily Schedule is Not the Solution

June 10, 2017

By Charles Colasurdo '18 The announcement of the new schedule for the 2017-18 school year has been met with both praise, criticism and confusion. Proponents tout the proposed efficiency and ease of use of “A, B, C and D” days. Opponents say that it fails to address the stagnation of the current...

Alterations to the schedule strikes Staples

Alterations to the schedule strikes Staples

May 25, 2017

By Lili Romann '19 Staples’ principal, James D’Amico, has approved a new scheduling system applicable for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, implementing a system in which there is an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C’ and ‘D’ day rotation. The Staples High School Scheduling Committee has be...

Westport School District faces federal investigations

Westport School District faces federal investigations

March 30, 2017

By Ian Bernstein '18 & Sophie Driscoll '19 On Nov. 9, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights opened two investigations of the Westport Public School system in response to allegations claiming a school principal and guidance counsellor shook a student complaining of harassment, acco...

[Sept. 2016 News] Staples embraces emotional intelligence

October 11, 2016

By Rebecca Rawiszer '17 Public Relations Director and Frenchy Truitt '17 News Editor Staples’ staff and faculty attended a presentation by Director of Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Marc Brackett, in preparation for the 2016-2017 academic year. Brackett taught the Staples faculty th...

Westport 2025 prepares students for the real world

Jen Gouchoe, Web Features Editor

June 19, 2015

The poster of the Westport 2025 Initiative Student Lens can be seen in almost every classroom at Staples. The intricate drawing of the brain contains four lobes titled “Creative Thinking,” “Critical Thinking,” “Communication” and “Global Thinking.” These methods of thinking represent...

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