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The new redistricting plan creates difficulties for middle school students

The new redistricting plan creates difficulties for middle school students

Lyah Muktavaram '22, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Recently with the new redistricting plan to rebuild Coleytown Middle School, the district has come to the decision that there needs to be more enrollment in the Coleytown schools. As a result, the elementary schools need to be evened out in terms of enrollment.  Consequently, students previously expected t...

Board of Education examines redistricting for elementary, middle schools

Board of Education examines redistricting for elementary, middle schools

Katie Simons ’22, Arts Editor

October 8, 2019

The Westport Board of Education (BOE) discussed plans to redistrict the elementary and middle schools at a meeting on Sept. 23. Although redistricting would balance out the recent decrease in enrollment in the Westport Public Schools system, no decisions have been finalized. The BOE discussed...

Board of Education discusses Coleytown Middle School proposals, improvements

Board of Education discusses Coleytown Middle School proposals, improvements

Jack Dennison '21

April 3, 2019

The Board of Education (BoE) met to discuss improvements for Coleytown Middle School and propose possible redistricting for the Westport school system on Monday, April 1. The Board of Education’s (BoE) goal is to achieve a balance of enrollment.  According to BoE secretary Elaine Whitney equality of enrollme...

CMS students, staff relocated indefinitely due to persistent mold

CMS students, staff relocated indefinitely due to persistent mold

Sophie Driscoll '19

September 28, 2018

Persistent mold at Coleytown Middle School (CMS) prompted the indefinite relocation of sixth and seventh grade students and staff to Bedford Middle School (BMS) and eighth grade students and staff to Staples High School on Sept. 24. “The best case scenario would be that the building is fit to use,...

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...

Bedford Middle School students take a stand on gun violence

Bedford Middle School students take a stand on gun violence

April 2, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '20 and Dana Perelberg '20 On March 14 a walkout took place in schools all over the United States, including in Bedford Middle School. At approximately 9:45 a.m. hundreds of students filed into the hallways. They abandoned their backpacks and binders to gather in the gym in the...

The Staples community welcomes new nurse, Kristen McGrath

The Staples community welcomes new nurse, Kristen McGrath

January 19, 2017

By: Rebecca Rawizer '17 While many Staples students may just see a new addition to the Staples Community, the new nurse, Kristen McGrath, has actually walked these halls many times. McGrath graduated from Staples in 1988, so she is very familiar with the school, even though it looked very different...

Mental health speaker welcomed to Westport

Mental health speaker welcomed to Westport

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

Parents and administrators gathered on Wednesday March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Bedford Middle School auditorium to listen to suicide expert Joanne Harpel. Harpel has over 20 years of experience in dealing with these issues with her work in the some of the biggest mental health institutes in America. She...

Ribbon cutting takes place for new YMCA

Ribbon cutting takes place for new YMCA

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer

August 29, 2014

YMCA staff dressed in royal blue lined up at Mahackeno anxiously awaiting the ribbon cutting to unveil the new YMCA. Members, town officials, and curious civilians were crowded outside the new facility known as the Bedford Family Center. The Bedford Family Center is still awaiting approvals to receive...

Juniors risk safety parking at Wakeman

Juniors risk safety parking at Wakeman

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer

November 19, 2013

On an early November morning before 7:00 a.m., licensed juniors battle to beat the long line for a parking spot at Wakeman to avoid a half a mile walk in 33 degree weather. “I get there at 7:03, and the line is at the baseball fields,” Colby Kranz ’15 said. “I think it is pointless how half ...

Builders Beyond Borders volunteers pitch in at Wakeman Town Farm

Builders Beyond Borders volunteers pitch in at Wakeman Town Farm

Rachel Treisman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

On the crisp, sunny afternoon of Oct. 27, Wakeman Town Farm was jam-packed with 200 eager high school volunteers shoveling leaves, clearing paths and digging up rocks. Volunteers from Staples and other nearby schools devoted over three hours of their Sunday to various improvement projects at Wakeman a...

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