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Dear Soccer, thank you for making me Me

Dear Soccer, thank you for making me Me

January 18, 2018

By: Camryn Ragland '18 The past 13 years of my life have been an incredible ride. From flying across the country for tournaments to making the state championship my senior year, you have taken me places I never could have imagined. In my first years of playing rec, the sight of a soccer ball lit ...

Letter to the Editor: “Prejudice against disabilities”

May 5, 2016

To whom this may concern. My name is Maria Maisonet (Class of 2019) and I am disabled. [When] I received the [April] issue of your newspaper, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the stigma against disabled people was being addressed. I began the article with high hopes that this article would be...

Safe for Now: Board of Ed Rehires Teachers for 2011-12 School Year

Safe for Now: Board of Ed Rehires Teachers for 2011-12 School Year

June 6, 2011

2011 has been a bleak year for hundreds of Connecticut educators, as budget cuts in towns across the state have threatened the jobs of many teachers and paraprofessionals. Urban districts and wealthy suburban towns alike have taken measures – some more drastic than others – to cut down on the n...

Safe for Now: Board of Ed Rehires Teachers for 2011-12 School Year

Safe for Now: Board of Ed Rehires Teachers for 2011-12 School Year

June 6, 2011

2011 has been a bleak year for hundreds of Connecticut educators, as budget cuts in towns across the state have threatened the jobs of many teachers and paraprofessionals. Urban districts and wealthy suburban towns alike have taken measures – some more drastic than others – to cut down on the n...

Guidance Plans to Release Schedules for the 2011-12 School Year

Guidance Plans to Release Schedules for the 2011-12 School Year

May 25, 2011

Unlike past years when students have attended arena to design their own schedules, this year the guidance department has created student’s schedules using a schedule generator on the computer. The guidance department sent out a letter informing students that during the first week in June students will meet i...

Letter to the editor: Wake up, America

April 15, 2011

How easy it was to pull the wool over our eyes. In this day and age, it is surprising how an ‘expert’ can say good news and the country seems to forget what just happened and why they needed to hear good news. The economy is a good example of this. When will the average taxpayer realize they’re...

Achievements and Potential Help Gain Better Letters of Recommendation

Achievements and Potential Help Gain Better Letters of Recommendation

October 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Alicia Lourekas ’12 Opinions Editor Exciting and unnerving junior year, when juniors are officially upperclassman and are ready to begin their college search. Students have gone through their junior year trying to connect with teachers, for a reason other than good grades: letters of recommendations. An important aspect...

Administration, union at odds over attendance letters

Administration, union at odds over attendance letters

October 22, 2010

Caitlyn Rand ’13 & Claire O’Halloran ’13 Web Opinions Editor Some teachers are distressed by a letter Superintendent Elliott Landon sent at the end of the last summer. The letter was sent to teachers who had accumulated, in the 2009-2010 school year, absences above the district average...

Staples: It’s not that easy, The downside of class requirements

Staples: It’s not that easy, The downside of class requirements

October 22, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Sports Editor I’m a senior. I’ve already endured three tough, stressful years with just one free period, always with the assumption that I would have enough credits to take two frees as a senior. But I can’t—I have to take digital darkroom. Yes, you could say that thi...

Staples Homecoming Massacre

October 21, 2009

As one of Staples High School’s oldest traditions, the homecoming football game is meant to be a time to celebrate school spirit, along with starting the school year off with a bang! This year, students definitely expressed their spirit, however they lacked sobriety. With three girls sent to Norwalk...

H1N1 Hits Westport; Landon Alerts Town

H1N1 Hits Westport; Landon Alerts Town

May 22, 2009

Image via Wikipedia Superintendent Dr. Elliot Landon reacted to the outbreak of H1N1 (previously known as Swine Flu) by sending a letter out to teachers and parents in the Westport Public School District. The letter follows: Dear Colleague, Thanks to a parent's thoughtfulness and willingness to share, we have learned that a student in Westport Public Schools has had a confirmed case of H1N1 ...

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