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Szabo returns to middle school from leave

Coleytown Middle School principal Kris Szabo returned to her position on Jan. 29 after being placed on administrative leave.

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor

January 31, 2020

Coleytown Middle School (CMS) principal Kris Szabo returned to her position on Jan. 29 after being placed on administrative leave. Szabo was placed on leave on Dec. 4 following her arrest for allegedly slapping a man in a parking dispute in Southbury, Connecticut. She was charged with second-degree ...

CMS Principal placed on leave following arrest

Szabo has been charged with a second-degree breach of peace after allegedly physically assaulting a 71-year-old man in a parking lot. 

Poppy Livingstone '21, Creative Director

December 12, 2019

Coleytown Middle School (CMS) Principal Kris Szabo was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday, Dec. 4, following her arrest for allegedly slapping a man during a parking dispute.  Szabo was charged with second-degree breach of peace and was released on a $500 bond. She appeared in state Superior Court i...

This is a Wreckording

Principal Thomas and Ethan Frank '20 discuss a new topic each month about the Staples community.

Ethan Frank '20, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

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Playing sports drives sports fandom for Principal Thomas

Principal Thomas channeling his old baseball skills with his signature swing. As a Yankee fan, Thomas’s eyes will be glued to the television this October as he watches the Bronx Bombers try to win the World Series for the first time since 2009.

Ethan Frank '20, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

If there was a ball on the ground, Staples's new Principal Stafford Thomas Jr. would be picking it up. At a young age, he got involved in all kinds of sports. Whether it be football, basketball, baseball or anything he and his friends could find. “We would play three hours of sports after school,” Thomas s...

BOE names Stafford Thomas Jr. principal of Staples

Stafford Thomas Jr. addresses the Board of Education at the meeting where he was announced as Principal of Staples High School on June 20. Thomas graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, and proceeded to earn a law degree and Masters in Education Administration from Boston College.

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper News Editor

June 25, 2019

The Board of Education unanimously approved Stafford Thomas Jr. as Principal of Staples High School on June 20. The Principal seat was vacated by James D’Amico, who earlier this year announced his resignation effective at the end of June. While Thomas doesn’t have any specific potential pol...

James D’Amico steps down as Staples principal

James D’Amico steps down as Staples principal

Molly Gold '21

March 10, 2019

Staples principal James D’Amico announced his resignation, effective at the end of June, in an email to Staples students and parents on Friday, March 8. After working at Staples for 18 years as a teacher and administrator, D’Amico has been appointed as principal of New Fairfield High School, his a...

Dozens of seniors head to appeal court to redeem credit

Dozens of seniors head to appeal court to redeem credit

May 11, 2018

By Nicky Brown '19 This year, a total of 68 seniors are appealing for credit, which is 28 more than the 40  who appealed last year. These students have exceeded the maximum amount of absences allowed in a class and could lose class credit. Depending on the type of class, a certain amount of absences is ...

Six questions with the D’Amicos

Six questions with the D'Amicos

October 26, 2017

By Ian Bernstein ’18 and Amelia Brown ’18

Long Lots Elementary School head principal officially resigns

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May 2, 2017

By Cate Casparius ’19 For about two years now, Long Lots Elementary school in Westport, Connecticut has been run by head principal, Jeffrey M. Golubchick.  However, on April 26, a third email in the last three months was sent out to Long Lots parents regarding Principal Golubchick’s position ...

Administration stuck: Help or no help administration scrutinized

Staples High School

Cate Casparius

February 27, 2017

Cate Casparius '19 In an attempt to please the students and parents of Staples High School, the administration seems to be damned if they do and damned if they don’t. I have an incredible amount of respect and empathy for James D’Amico taking the role of head principal at a school recoveri...

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...

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...

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