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On a normal day the TVs around the schools display the same things. These things go generally unnoticed by students as they remain unchanged and aren’t very important to students.

World Cup inspires increased television usage.

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor December 22, 2022

If you happen to glance up at one of the televisions hanging on the walls throughout the building, you would likely see the screen filled with a few things: the schedule for the day, a few of the top news...

Members of the skate club meet with a representative of The Skatepark Project via zoom to discuss skating.

Skaters, non-skaters roll into skate club

Adian Sprouls '23, Web Opinions Editor November 28, 2022

Looking into room 2002 on any given Wednesday you would see a group of students trying to learn more about a shared passion: skateboarding. Staples’ skate club is a group of both experienced and inexperienced...

Westport public schools ranked within the top two for both writing and math according to the average score of all 2022 SATs

Staples ranks highly for SAT scores

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor October 27, 2022

Staples ranked  the first for schools with the highest SAT math scores and second for reading and writing, as assessed by Patch, a local news website. Student scores ranged with an average score of 618...

Statistics given that allow for Connecticut schools to be ranked 2nd in the country when compared to other schools in US states according to WFSB.

Connecticut schools rank in the top three for education quality

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor September 23, 2022

Connecticut was ranked number two for the states with the best schooling systems on July 25 by wfsb (eyewitness news). In 2020, Connecticut schools were ranked third in the country according to the Connecticut...

In a report created by Colliers Project Leader for the Westport Finance and Facilities Subcommittee earlier this year, it was recommended that $600,000 of a $8.16 million improvement plan should be used on electrical improvements and repairs.

Long Lots Elementary School fire causes evacuation for students

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor May 26, 2022

Students and staff were evacuated from Long Lots Elementary School after a fire was discovered by a school officer within one of the auditorium walls on Wednesday May 25. The school officer pulled the...

According to US News, most of the schools within the top five are within the towns surrounding Staples High school and three of the five schools are public.

Staples High School ranks highly among other Connecticut schools

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor May 12, 2022

In late April, Staples High School was ranked as the fifth best high school in Connecticut by US News and the number one best public high school in Connecticut by Niche. “It is always nice to be recognized...

“Employment is for Everyone” initiative attempts to improve the general quality of life disabled.

‘Employment is for Everyone’ initiative aims to create job opportunities for disabled

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor April 26, 2022

Westport First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker has created the “Employment Is For Everyone” initiative, which aims to increase the amount of employees with disabilities in Westport. “This initiative...

Sherwood Island has allocated the $5 million to cover many different aspects of the park.

Sherwood Island state park in need of $5 million worth of repairs

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor April 2, 2022

According to a report by park officials released on March 20, Sherwood Island is in need of $5 million in repairs to help improve the park.  “Sherwood Island (State Park) is a heavily used park,...

Fairfield County was ranked the top county in Connecticut in terms of education. Second and third places belong to Hartford County and Middlesex County, according to Niche.

Fairfield County ranked as number one county for education quality in Connecticut

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor March 28, 2022

Fairfield County has been named the county with the highest education quality in Connecticut. “It is always nice to be recognized for good work,” Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. said. “I believe...

A few of the ways the excessive amount of snow days has been affecting students and teachers.

Excessive snow days cause unnecessary stress

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor March 25, 2022

Waking up on a school day and seeing snow outside my window generally sparks excitement because it means there could be no school; however, this year I was disappointed with the fact that there were so...

COVID-19 omicron variant causes student concern

COVID-19 omicron variant causes student concern

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor January 6, 2022

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has led to concern about how students will stay safe throughout Westport Public Schools.  According to NPR, the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads twice as fast as...

The mask mandate in Westport was reinstated as of Dec. 27, meaning all indoor public settings will require masks.

Mask mandate reinstated for public areas in Westport

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor December 24, 2021

First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker announced that the mask mandate in Westport Connecticut, is being reinstated on Thursday Dec. 23, as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the town. Currently, according...

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