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Boys gym locker room gets renovated to have locks embedded in lockers

Boys gym locker room gets renovated to have locks embedded in lockers

June 14, 2017

By: Julia Rosier '18 Boys gym locker room gets renovated to have locks embedded in lockers A story told with Adobe Spark

New Canaan High names Westports David Gusitsch Assistant Principal

New Canaan High names Westports David Gusitsch Assistant Principal

May 25, 2017

By Emma Rojas '18 After 14 years of being with the Westport Public School district, Health and Physical Education Coordinator, David Gusitsch, will be leaving his position at Staples to become an assistant principal at New Canaan High School. “The people here are a great group of people and that is somethi...

Physical education requirement interferes with the schedules of students

Physical education requirement interferes with the schedules of students

February 3, 2017

By: Sasha Narang '18 The way students view physical education is rather simple - some people love it, some people hate it, and I’ve come to the realization that a happy medium doesn’t exist. Regardless of one’s perspective, Staples students are required to take gym freshman, sophomore, and junior...

Stand in to a new era of human health

Stand in to a new era of human health

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor

April 2, 2015

Over the past couple of weeks, my gym teacher, Mr. Doornwerd, assigned all his junior physical education classes to stand for a total of 15-20 minutes a day for five consecutive days. What prompted him to do so was not to make us look ridiculous by being one of the many students in our classes to stand,...

Getting showered with disappointment

Getting showered with disappointment

Brendan Massoud, Staff Writer

October 6, 2014

After a hard workout, the first thing anyone really wants to do is take a shower. Personally, it’s nice to know that when I come home from a sport, I can rid myself of the awful stench and one-inch layer of sweat that coats my body in search of a new, cleaner self. So why is it that the gym locker...

New Lifetime Activities Class surfaces gender divides

New Lifetime Activities Class surfaces gender divides

Emily Olrik, Staff Writer

September 8, 2014

As the year began, it was refreshing for juniors in the new Lifetime Activities gym class to find themselves skating, chasing, and laughing with friends in their rollerblading unit, rather than dripping in sweat and running around the track in a regular gym class. Many students were surprised at the...

Choice between lifetime and team physical education splits genders

Choice between lifetime and team physical education splits genders

Claudia Chen, Sports Editor

April 3, 2014

For several weeks, students have been selecting classes. Honors or A? Culinary or drawing? And for sophomores this year: lifetime or team physical education? Guidance counselor Deborah Slocum said that the choice is gender-divided, with most boys choosing team and most girls deciding on lifetime; for ma...

Greater choice gender-segregates gym class

Greater choice gender-segregates gym class

Claire Quigley, Opinions Editor

January 31, 2014

Gone are the days of boys and girls huddling together under multicolored parachutes, forming alliances in the cutthroat world of freeze tag, and sacrificing themselves for fellow minnows.  These epic displays of valor have ceased to exist beyond the doors of elementary school gyms. Today, Staples...

P.E. department awarded grant of about $900,000

P.E. department awarded grant of about $900,000

Jane Levy, Staff Writer

October 15, 2013

After applying for three of past four years, the Westport Physical Education Department received the Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant for $936,000. David Gusitch, the head of the Westport P.E. Department, describes their enduring desire and persistence in applying for this grant. "The...

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