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Westport student arrested for threatening violence

Westport student arrested for threatening violence

September 7, 2017

By Alex Reiner '18 A Westport Public School student was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 6 for a violent threat made towards the school system in an online gaming chat. The threat occurred in late August and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) traced the remark to a Westport Public School studen...

Wilton students chant “build a wall” at school’s football game

Wilton students chant “build a wall” at school’s football game

November 23, 2016

By Alex Reiner ’18 Wilton High School students chanted “build a wall” during a high school football game between the Wilton Warriors and Danbury Hatters at Wilton High School on November 11, referring to the the slogan used by president-elect Donald Trump and his supporters in his promise t...

Electric car chargers installed at Staples

Electric car chargers installed at Staples

October 28, 2016

Adam Wenkoff '18 Two electric car chargers were installed next to the field house at Staples High School two weeks ago. The chargers were installed as part of the Town of Westport’s Green Task Force initiative. The Green Task Force was established in 2006 and it aims to reduce usage of fossil fuels in...

Teachers asked to stop giving extra credit

Principal D’Amico began his tenure at Staples on July 1

Shane Rabacs, Staff Writer

October 2, 2016

Shane Rabacs '19, Staff Writer In August, Principal James D’Amico, who was voted as principal in March of this year by the Westport School Board, asked teachers at Staples High School to consider not giving extra credit anymore. “My feeling is that when we offer students something simply for...

James D’Amico Discusses Return to Staples

James D'Amico Discusses Return to Staples

Sophie Driscoll, Opinions Editor

May 19, 2016

James D’Amico was appointed principal of Staples High School on Monday, March 14. The Westport Board of Education voted unanimously in his favor, marking the end of an extensive national search to fill the Staples principal position. D’Amico will officially begin as principal on July 1, 2016. D’Amico...

Mental health speaker welcomed to Westport

Mrs. Harpel shows how mental health issues can be very surprising and fields questions from the audience

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

Parents and administrators gathered on Wednesday March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Bedford Middle School auditorium to listen to suicide expert Joanne Harpel. Harpel has over 20 years of experience in dealing with these issues with her work in the some of the biggest mental health institutes in America. She...

BOE confirms James D’Amico as the new Staples principal

Dr. Elliot Landon (left) with the new principal, James D’Amico (right)

Brett Franklin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016

After a coast to coast search for a new principal at Staples, the Board of Education (BOE) finally confirmed James D’Amico, who already sits next to the board members at their weekly meetings. D’Amico will take over as principal for Staples High School on the first of July and will replace the...

Curriculum changes and priorities control Board of Education meeting

James D’Amico begins his presentation and discusses the 6-12 grade curriculum with members of the BOE. He discussed the integration of STEAM into the curriculum and meeting new state requirements for the class of 2020.

Nicole DeBlasi, Web Managing Editor

November 11, 2014

On the night of Nov. 10, the Westport Board of Education (BOE) convened in the Staples cafeteria to discuss state changes to the high school curriculum for the class of 2020. In addition, the BOE discussed the productivity and efficiency study from the National Executive Service Corps (NESC.) Director of Secondary Education James D’Amico talked about integrating STE...

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