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Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

May 21, 2018

By Isabella Didio '18 After weeks of putting in hours of work, three groups of eighth grade students from Bedford Middle School are headed to the national finals of the National History Day competition on June 14.  The students attending had to place in the top three in their division in both the regi...

Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager recognized as finalist for national Teaching Tolerance award

Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager recognized as finalist for national Teaching Tolerance award

February 27, 2018

By Kaela Dockray '20 Contemporary World Studies, U.S. History and Women in History teacher, Cathy Schager, was nominated on Feb. 13 as a top finalist for the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching. Teaching Tolerance, a program started by a nonprofit organization called the Southern Poverty Law...

Staples welcomes new social studies paraprofessional

Staples welcomes new social studies paraprofessional

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

February 26, 2018

Stepping into the office space of the social studies department, students have noticed a new smile upon entrance. At the front desk, filling printer cartridges and welcoming students, sits the new social studies paraprofessional Tausha Bridgeforth. Former preschool teacher and mother-of-four, Tausha...

Teacher of the year reflects on accomplishment

Teacher of the year reflects on accomplishment

September 28, 2017

By Roxanne Augeri '20 Pushing in chairs and wiping off the whiteboard after her social studies class, Courtney Ruggiero makes sure her classroom is ready for the upcoming day. Her Bedford Middle School eighth grade classroom is her second home, as well as for the students she teaches. As she picks...

[Nov. 2016 Features] Evan: A woman of many talents leaves her mark

November 23, 2016

By Megan Doyle ’18   While Fran Evan is technically the paraprofessional  for the English and social studies departments, in the Staples community, she serves as so much more.  Writer, artist and British history enthusiast are all ways to describe Evan. Evan has enjoyed the past 13 years,...

Rho Kappa Serves as Platform for Social Studies Success

Rho Kappa Serves as Platform for Social Studies Success

Kit Epstein, Breaking News Managing Editor

June 2, 2016

In the spring of 2015, a chapter of the National Social Studies Honor Society, otherwise known as Rho Kappa, was introduced at Staples High School. Rho Kappa is made up of members of the senior class who have earned top grades in social studies courses throughout their freshman, sophomore and junior...

James Baldwin speech inspires teachers to bring documentary to Staples

James Baldwin speech inspires teachers to bring documentary to Staples

Josiah Tarrant, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, March 11, a large crowd filled the McManus Room at the Westport Library to enjoy a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary, “James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket.” The event was a collaboration presented by the Westport Library and TEAM (Together Effectively Achieving Multicu...

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