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Principal search on hold while experts are called in

Principal search on hold while experts are called in

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer

October 5, 2015

The search process for finding a new permanent principal at Staples is changing and is currently on hold until directed otherwise. The Board of Education suggested hiring a search firm to effectively find new, interesting candidates for this important role. Last year, as a way to find applicants, the town of Westport placed ads featured in the New York Tim...

Superintendent Landon announces retirement

Superintendent Landon announces retirement

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015

On May 11, 2015, the superintendent of the Westport Public Schools, Elliott Landon, announced his retirement for the 2016-2017 school year. An email with the subject line “Retirement Announcement” was sent out to the “Parents and Members of the Westport Community” by Elliott Landon. Accordi...

Board of Education discusses SBAC testing and energy at meeting

John Rice, a Partner from AKF Engineering, discusses with the board the the energy performance of a typical school and a high performance school.

Nicole DeBlasi, Web Managing Editor

March 13, 2015

On the night of March 9, the Westport Board of Education (BOE) convened in the Staples cafeteria to discuss various topics, such as clarifying some information regarding the Smarter Balance Assessments (SBAC) testing during announcements and to introduce a new energy savings plan by an engineering company ...

The Daily Beast ranked Staples 69th in the country

The Daily Beast ranked Staples 69th in the country

Kaila Finn, Web News Editor

September 3, 2014

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, The Daily Beast, a widely known online newspaper based in New York, ranked Staples High School as the 69th best high school in America. Staples was the only representation of Fairfield County on the list. Principal John Dodig was excited to hear the news. “A lot of schools on ...

In Memory of Dylan Hockley

Jake Hockley, brother of Dylan Hockley to whom the playground is dedicated, breaks ground at Long Lots on Friday.

Katie Cion, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2013

Friday morning’s groundbreaking of Long Lots’ new playground, donated by New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association as a part of their “Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play” project, which plans to build 26 playgrounds in memory of the 26 victims that passed away at Sandy Hook, was no...

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