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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...

State of the Town Address clarifies Coleytown plans, future of Staples

State of the Town Address clarifies Coleytown plans, future of Staples

Natalie Bandura ’22

March 1, 2019

First Selectman Jim Marpe spoke at the State of the Town meeting on Feb. 10 at the Town Hall to discuss fiscal challenges, multi-family housing developments and Coleytown Middle School (CMS), among other topics. Westport’s State of The Town meeting presented residents with an update on the town’s progress over the past year and gave them ...

The administration has yet to listen to students

The administration has yet to listen to students

Julia Kasabian ’21

February 12, 2019

In today’s world, being in the know is very important. However, in our school community, it’s getting progressively harder to know what’s going on. With issues including the likes of the midterm schedule alteration and the eighth graders coming to Staples, the school board is relying more and...

Smartboard shortage hinders learning

Smartboard shortage hinders learning

Lia Chen '20

October 30, 2018

In Westport, there is one feature that defines nearly every classroom. It’s not living, nor is it figurative. Most of the time it is dark and inactive. Yet education at Staples would not be the same without it. For nearly a decade, Smartboards have been an integral part of learning in our school. The relocation of world language teachers to new classrooms in wake of the implement...

CMS students to remain relocated until June

CMS students to remain relocated until June

Lili Romann '19

October 16, 2018

The BOE voted for Coleytown Middle School students to remain in their current relocations for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year with sixth and seventh graders at Bedford Middle School and eighth graders at Staples High School. The CMS students were relocated in late September due to an abunda...

CMS students may have suffered from psychosomatic syndrome

CMS students may have suffered from psychosomatic syndrome

October 4, 2018

By Evi Tarshis ’20   Coleytown Middle School was forced to evacuate due to the concerning discovery of mold within the school on Sept. 17. Many believed the mold was  the cause of sickness striking significant portions of the student body. Symptoms varied from light headaches to reports o...

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,...

Community fundraises for preschool with interactive event for families

Community fundraises for preschool with interactive event for families

Justine Seligson, Staff Writer

April 2, 2015

The temperatures were low, the sky was gray and snow was pelting in people’s faces from a horizontal angle. However, these conditions did not detract many community members from participating in the tenth annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser in the parking lot of Coleytown Elementary School on March 28....

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