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Dodig graduates with class of 2015

Dodig graduates with class of 2015

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Creative Director June 19, 2015

When John Dodig came to Staples as the interim principal, he was expecting to stay for a year while a search for a long-term principal was conducted. That search was canceled and now, 11 years later, he...

Candidate for Principal Withdraws from Consideration

Candidate for Principal Withdraws from Consideration

Andrew Vester, Web Opinions Editor May 27, 2015

Shelly Somers, the principal of Central Middle School in Greenwich, withdrew herself from consideration for the position of principal at Staples High School.  The statement of Somers’ withdrawal was...

Superintendent Landon announces retirement

Superintendent Landon announces retirement

Kit Epstein , Staff Writer May 14, 2015

On May 11, 2015, the superintendent of the Westport Public Schools, Elliott Landon, announced his retirement for the 2016-2017 school year. An email with the subject line “Retirement Announcement”...

Photo contributed by Sophie de Brujin ‘14: Sophie de Brujn takes a break from her hard work and visits some lions in the town of Vrede in the Free State province of South Africa.

Internship program flourishes into senior staple

Renee Weisz, A&E Editor April 6, 2015

Sophie de Bruijin ’14 concluded her senior year busy at work in South Africa. For three weeks she had shadowed an orthopedist in Johannesburg, worked at a medical supply manufacturing company, received...

March brings slippery conditions

Ben Foster, Staff Writer March 19, 2015

Yesterday, March 18 snow began to fall again in Westport after days of spring-like weather causing accidents and slippery pathways as staff and students arrived at school. Juliet Kimble ’15  caught...

This was the daily click for the day taken by Caroline Lane '16.

Staples chats with principal candidate Louis Moore

Dylan Donahue, Sports Editor March 17, 2015

The library was unusually crowded during lunch on March 9 as students and teachers alike gathered to meet the second candidate hoping to become principal of Staples in the wake of current principal John...

Students meet and greet potential principal Frank Costanzo

Students meet and greet potential principal Frank Costanzo

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor March 9, 2015

During the lunch waves on March 9, eager students gathered in the Library Learning Center’s “Chat Zone” to get to know one of the candidates for principal of Staples, Frank Costanzo. Costanzo,...

Staples executes lockdown drill smoothly

Staples executes lockdown drill smoothly

Kit Epstein , Staff Writer February 27, 2015

At 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, Principal John Dodig announced on the loudspeaker to secure the school for a lockdown drill. All around Staples, teachers locked the doors of classrooms and turned off...

HAC grades return to original settings

HAC grades return to original settings

Becky Hoving, Staff Writer January 9, 2015

Right before leaving school for December vacation, students and faculty noticed that letter grades on Home Access Center (HAC) were no longer rounding up; however, as of Friday, Jan. 9, the grading system...

Banner by Taylor Harrington; Photo Contributed by Zoe Brown

Fire alarm triggered by student’s e-cigarette

Taylor Harrington, Breaking News Managing Editor December 9, 2014

The fire alarm at Staples suddenly sounded at about 9:15 this morning because a smoke alarm was triggered in a boys’ bathroom by vapor from an electronic cigarette. Students and faculty grabbed their...

Collaborative Team votes for no homework this Thanksgiving

Jessica Gross, A&E Editor October 17, 2014

This Thanksgiving break may be homework free, if the Collaborative Team at Staples and the Resilience Project succeed in their efforts. Collaborative Team is the behind-the-scenes group helping to run...

Security upgrades cost School Board

Security upgrades cost School Board

Megan Root and Katelyn DeAgro September 19, 2014

In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, Westport public schools implemented this summer the first half of the Board of Education’s (BOE) $1.4 million plan for school security improvements. Part of...

CT officials debate tenure validity

CT officials debate tenure validity

Michael Mathis, Emily Wolfe, Web Opinions Editor, A&E Editor September 19, 2014

On the fully-lit stage of the Norwich Free Academy auditorium, Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Republican opponent Tom Foley seemed at equal ends. Insults harangued, fingers pointed. It was a...

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