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A Passing of the Reins

A Passing of the Reins
April 7, 2016

Almost any weekday at around 5:30 a.m., if you look out over the Saugatuck River, you’ll see many early bird rowers taking advantage of dawn’s quiet serenity. Among these early risers there’s a face...

Superintendent Landon announces his retirement after 2015-16 school year

June 19, 2015

Just months after Staples principal John Dodig announced his plans to retire, another public figure in the Westport school system, superintendent Elliott Landon, has announced his intentions to retire...

Candidate for Principal Withdraws from Consideration

Candidate for Principal Withdraws from Consideration
May 27, 2015

Shelly Somers, the principal of Central Middle School in Greenwich, withdrew herself from consideration for the position of principal at Staples High School.  The statement of Somers’ withdrawal was...

Clear up the testing confusion

April 7, 2015

SBAC is a test. It’s taken on the computer, and it’s for juniors. But what else do we know about it? Students know more about quantum mechanics, William Shakespeare’s personal life and the culture...

BOE Proposes New Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year

BOE Proposes New Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year
March 12, 2015

On Monday, March 9, the Westport Board of Education discussed the new proposed schedule for the 2016-2017 school year. According to Superintendent Dr. Elliott Landon, the state mandates that the school...

Calendar changes for 2016-2017 school year spark opinions

March 4, 2015

According to a draft of the 2016-2017 Westport Public School calendar posted on the Board of Education website, February break will be shortened to three days of vacation, including a Staff Development...

With snow storms approaching, Landon considers factors in school district cancellation decisions

December 7, 2014

Farmer’s Almanac warns that the weather this winter is supposed to be just as bad, if not worse, than last winter’s storms. Many students, teachers and parents are concerned about the precautions being...

State snatches coffee from students

Sarah Sommer ’16 joined the Westport Starbucks morning rush line, as many students will do next year when they can’t get cafeteria coffee next year.
June 13, 2014

Every morning you see waves of sleepy Staples students stagger from the cafeteria, coffee clasped in their feeble hands desperately needing that burst of energy to get them through the next seven hours. As...

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...

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