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WPS eliminates Wednesday before Thanksgiving

WPS eliminates Wednesday before Thanksgiving

November 12, 2018

Westport Public Schools no longer has school on Wednesday Nov. 21, the day before Thanksgiving, to allow for a more family-oriented break. With the day typically having lots of absenteeism from the student body, the administration found the day to lack educational productivity.

BOE discusses therapy and a new school calendar

BOE discusses therapy and a new school calendar

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

March 18, 2015

On March 16, the Board of Education (BOE) met in the Staples cafeteria to discuss Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and finalize the uniform school calendar for 2016-2017. Valerie Babich and Alycia Dadd, school psychologists, presented the board with a PowerPoint explaining the benefits of DBT. ...

BOE Proposes New Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year

BOE Proposes New Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year

Jackie Sussman

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 year must have at least 180 days of school (Westport has 182), should create a start date that align...

Students choose between religious obligations and academic success

Students choose between religious obligations and academic success

Alice Hickson, Staff Writer

September 9, 2014

The publishing of the Westport School Calendar lead to many students' concerns over the lack of recognition for several religious holy days. The most notable religious holy day not being recognized is the second day of Rosh Hashanah. “The second day of Rosh Hashanah is not a day off because t...

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