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Westport community left shocked and outraged after child development courses suddenly stripped

Westport community left shocked and outraged after child development courses suddenly stripped

Margot Mather '17, Features Page Editor

January 30, 2017

By Margot Mather '17 In a meeting on Friday Jan. 27 with concerned parents and teachers, Principal James D’Amico announced that the Child Development 1 and 2 and Child Study courses will be terminated next year, while allowing the preschoolers who are currently enrolled to attend until the end of the...

Many more Barbie girls enter the Barbie world

Many more Barbie girls enter the Barbie world

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer

February 13, 2016

Fifty seven years have come and gone in the Barbie company, and the doll has barely changed. The infamous blonde, blue-eyed, skinny model has been the face of Barbie forever. However, due to complaints of their unreachable beauty standards, Barbie is changing. There are three new body types: curvy, petit...

Students petition for Child Study to become an academic course

Bella Purcell's buddy listens intently to her read Dr. Suess's

Daniela Karpenos, Web News Editor

December 9, 2014

On Nov. 12, six Child Study students—Kelsey Bobrow ’15, Hannah Berggren ’15, Megan Nuzzo ’15, Renee Reiner ’15, Hadley Ward ’15, and Diana Zogeb ‘16—presented before the collaborative team the reasons behind their push for Child Study to be considered an academic course. Child Study...

Child study system creates a personal bridge between preschool and high school

Photo contributed by Renee Reiner '15

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator

November 12, 2014

In the midst of a physics lab, statistics test and Euro essay, some Staples students choose to get down to crawling level and spend time with preschoolers as teenage teachers. “We’re not just playing with kids,” Megan Nuzzo '15 said. “Mrs. McClary treats child study as a real job for all of...

Young trick-or-treaters parade the school

Young trick-or-treaters parade the school

Caroline Cohen, A&E Editor

November 1, 2013

On Wednesday Oct. 30 princesses, dinosaurs and even Dorothy and Toto roamed the halls of Staples. This is not fantasy, just festive; the Staples Play School held their annual Halloween Parade, where the young children parade around the building hitting up different classrooms for tricks, but mainly t...

Innocence floods room 1011

Miss Linda describes the activities for the day to her engaged audience in the classroom.

Abbey Fernandez, Web Opinions Editor

November 1, 2013

Where in the building are light-up sneakers on size three feet? Room 1011. As teenagers gossip about the weekend and meet with their Calc teachers, one room stands secluded from all big kids things. In that magical room, 15 three and four year olds attend Staples as their “play school.” Thomas,...

Talented Students Recognized

Child Development teacher Linda McClary recognizes Brynn Werner '13 and Allie Daut '13 for excellence.

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor

May 30, 2013

“Legends,” is just one of the words that pottery teacher Jaclyn Jeselnik used to describe some of her students. Today, Thursday, May 30, she chose to recognize seven of her best potters for “Excellence in Pottery,” just as many other elective teachers recognized their finest students at the annua...

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