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There’s never too much of a break: Schools must preserve Feb. break

For Westport students, Feb. break will take place the week of Feb. 17, and will last for a total of seven days. This break is considered to be a “no homework” break, where teachers are not advised to assign their classes with homework over the seven day break.
March 3, 2020

February break provides the much-needed time away from midterms and SAT preps. Some consider this week paradise because it gives students a vacation from the most stressful time of the year. However, in...

Classes should complete tests before long breaks

A Staples student takes a test.
December 5, 2018

After a winter holiday break largely comprised of eating, excessive sleeping and endless movie-watching, students do not come back necessarily in the studious mindset that school requires. So, before students...

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.

Something to bake over holiday break

Something to bake over holiday break
January 2, 2018

By Caroline Blevins ’18

A student’s guide to staycation

A student's guide to staycation
March 9, 2017

By: Nicole Dienst '18 The plethora of vacation instagrams and snapchat stories, whether it be telluride or Anguilla, can be quite overwhelming when you're in Westport for vacation. "Over break it's...

New midterm schedule generates unwanted stress

New midterm schedule generates unwanted stress
January 11, 2017

Max Appell '18 Why fix something that isn’t broken? It may be a cliche, but it’s true. The new midterm schedule takes everything that was already stressful and makes it ten times worse. Having to...

In defense of midterms after break

In defense of midterms after break
January 4, 2017

Margot Mather '17 You hear midterm stress before you see it. The tapping of nervous feet, the violent scribbling of trig identities and derivatives and occasional sniffles as tears well up around...

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The best books to read during the break

The best books to read during the break
February 22, 2016

February break is the perfect time to read. Whether relaxing on a beach, cozied up in front of a fire or lounging at home, these books will keep you entertained all week long.   “Colorless...

Staples community enjoys classic Thanksgiving traditions

Staples community enjoys classic Thanksgiving traditions
November 29, 2015

On Wednesday, November 25, the final bell rang earlier than usual for the half day ending at 11:40 a.m. This ring signaled cheers among students and faculty alike -- Thanksgiving break has arrived. Falling...

Giving thanks, but no Thanksgiving

Photo contributed by Annabelle Lyme '16.
November 25, 2015

The warm aroma of a juicy turkey, baked pies and mashed potatoes fills the kitchen as family members carrying additional homemade goodies walk inside greeting each other with hugs. Thanksgiving is...

Calendar changes for 2016-2017 school year spark opinions

March 4, 2015

According to a draft of the 2016-2017 Westport Public School calendar posted on the Board of Education website, February break will be shortened to three days of vacation, including a Staff Development...

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