News Briefs

Staples Players Present “The Children’s Hour”
“The Children’s Hour” will be playing May 28 at 7:30 p.m. and May 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchase through the Staples Players website at

“The show tells the story of a young girl at a boarding school who spreads a rumor that causes irreparable damage,” Players President Caley Beretta ’10 said. “It is an incredibly passionate, dramatic play, with wonderful characters.”

Beretta is directing this black box production herself.

“I am so excited to be directing such an inspirational piece with an amazing cast,” Beretta said.

Faculty Members Create Cookbook for Haiti Relief 
In response to the earthquake in Haiti, a committee of Staples Faculty members produced a cookbook to raise money for relief. According to special education teacher Andrea Beebe, proceeds will go to the Red Cross.

The book is titled “Simply Staples” and contains favorite recipes from several Staples staff members. The books can be ordered by e-mailing or They cost $10.00 and are now available.

“This is a strong reflection of the spirit of Staples High School of giving back to the community,” Beebe said.

Staff Member Laura Blair Raises $5,200 for Developmentally Disabled Adults
Staples staff member Laura Blair has raised $5,200 for the “Walk of Stars.” The walk raises money to organize programs and job placements for adults who are physically and mentally handicapped. Of the $5,200 she has raised, $2,000 has come from fundraising in the Staples community. This greatly surpassed her goal of $1,500. Overall, the 5th Annual STAR Walk, Roll & Stroll raised $108,012.

Blair has gone to several sporting events this year, including soccer, baseball, lacrosse games and wrestling meets. She sells paper stars that signify the donation the buyer has made to the walk. In addition to her fundraising, Blair is involved in the walk by being a caregiver to participants in the walk. She has been a caregiver for disabled people for over 25 years.

“I’m always happy giving,” Blair said.