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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...

Principal Dodig announces retirement to Staples community

Principal Dodig announces retirement to Staples community

Jane Levy, Features Editor

December 1, 2014

At 3:30 p.m. today, the Staples community received a farewell letter via email from John Dodig stating his retirement at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school year. What began as a temporary position turned into more than a decade of leadership. Dodig opened the letter with, “All good things m...

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 ...

Everett Sussman ’15 named Governor Scholar

Everett Sussman '15 named Governor Scholar

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

May 22, 2014

On Thurs. May 22, Everett Sussman ’15 along with 29 other Connecticut students was celebrated in a luncheon as a Governor’s Scholar. A governor’s scholar is “a student that has demonstrated academic rigor and leadership throughout high school, as well as awareness to global events” according...

Staples juniors to travel to Singapore this summer

Everett Sussman '15

Bella Gollomp, Staff Writer

April 21, 2014

For the summer of 2014, Xenia Bradley ’15, Terrie Yang ’15 and Everett Sussman ’15 will be traveling 9,500 miles to Singapore for an experience of a lifetime. The three were chosen to represent Staples as part of a group of ambassadors for the United States that will attend a summit in Singapore....

Students tested by recycling

Students tested by recycling

Rachel Treisman, Staff Writer

January 31, 2014

According to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Connecticut recycled only 26 percent of its waste in 2010. But this isn’t just a statewide problem: Staples has its fair share of trouble with waste disposal, too. With constant reminders to make eco-friendly choices and not to “trash t...

Southern schools get the jump on AP tests

Southern schools get the jump on AP tests

Bailey Ethier, News Editor

January 31, 2014

The pages of AP review books are flipped back and forth, calculator buttons are rapidly pressed and flash cards are turned over and over. The two-week period starting on May 5 and ending on May 13 is one of the most stressful stretches of the year for many Staples students as they prep for AP exams....

Ice endangers pedestrians on campus

Ice endangers pedestrians on campus

Ellie Gavin and Jessica Gross

January 31, 2014

You step onto the sidewalk on a cold January morning, hood up, snow boots on, scarf wrapped around your neck. You really thought today was going to be a snow day, so your morning was already off to a bad start when suddenly, your feet lose traction. You experience the stomach-sinking sensation of sl...

Juniors Inducted into National Honor Society

Forty-three students were inducted into the National Honor Society on May 25. The National Honor Society prizes students who display character, scholarship, leadership and service.

Sami Bautista, Staff Writer

May 26, 2013

On Friday, May 24, 43 students were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS), an organization that recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character. Those who are selected to be a part of the society must partake in a service pr...

Silence Speaks Louder than Words

Silence Speaks Louder than Words

Emma Lederer, Staff Writer

May 10, 2013

Walking through the hallways today, students noticed that everything was a bit more quiet, while all the more colorful. Students that participated in the Day of Silence were clad in rainbow bandannas and did not speak, in order to represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who have ...

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