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Dodig graduates with class of 2015

Dodig graduates with class of 2015

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Creative Director

June 19, 2015


Filed under News

When John Dodig came to Staples as the interim principal, he was expecting to stay for a year while a search for a long-term principal was conducted. That search was canceled and now, 11 years later, he is stepping away from his position at the helm. Dodig started out as a math teacher at Troup Middle...

Who is Shelley Somers?

Who is Shelley Somers?

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

May 27, 2015


Filed under News, Top Stories

According to Elliot Landon’s email, candidate Shelley Somers was unanimously selected by the Staples High School search committee as the finalist to fill the open position for principal next year. Somers has been working as principal at Central Middle School in Greenwich, Connecticut for five and...

Who are the Yankees without Jeter?

Who are the Yankees without Jeter?

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer

May 25, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Derek Jeter is my idol. His class, graciousness, and work ethic are qualities that I admire, and seek to replicate. Throughout my childhood, Jeter defined my love for baseball through his identity both on and off the field. He was a fierce competitor, a world-class persona, and my childhood hero.   When...

Superintendent Landon announces retirement

Superintendent Landon announces retirement

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015


Filed under News, Top Stories

On May 11, 2015, the superintendent of the Westport Public Schools, Elliott Landon, announced his retirement for the 2016-2017 school year. An email with the subject line “Retirement Announcement” was sent out to the “Parents and Members of the Westport Community” by Elliott Landon. Accordi...

Principal Dodig announces retirement to Staples community

Principal Dodig announces retirement to Staples community

Jane Levy, Features Editor

December 1, 2014


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

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