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Outdoor learning: a way to help motivate students

Outdoor learning: a way to help motivate students

Emma Van Riper ’20

May 16, 2019

As summer is approaching and the weather is getting nicer out, it makes sense that students are asking their teachers to hold class outside for once. After being inside hour after hour, day after day, month after month, the same routine can get pretty boring. If teachers were to allow classes to be hel...

Palmer continues to receive transportation benefits, salary while on medical leave

Palmer continues to receive transportation benefits, salary while on medical leave

Audrey Bernstein ’20 and Allie D'Angelo ’20

May 2, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer will continue to receive her annual base salary and insurance benefits while on leave for medical reasons until her retirement on Aug. 1. Palmer will additionally be receiving a transportation allowance through her leave time, according to the Separation Agreement between Palmer...

Steinberg begins fifth term as state representative

Steinberg begins fifth term as state representative

Melanie Lust '19

February 6, 2019

State representative Jonathan Steinberg is prioritizing public health, transportation and energy as he begins his fifth term serving Connecticut's 136th Assembly District. "I'm going to have to pretty quickly prioritize and figure out what the things are that I'm going to want to chase across the fi...

Westport Board of Education finalizes plan for next year’s middle schoolers

Westport Board of Education finalizes plan for next year’s middle schoolers

Reece Keusch '19

December 26, 2018

Superintendent Colleen Palmer and the Westport Board of Education decided to send all sixth graders to the elementary schools next year in order to solve the current spacing issues at Bedford Middle School and Staples High School. This plan also involves placing all Westport seventh and eighth graders at B...

Cteen of Westport strives to unite Jewish teen girls

Cteen of Westport strives to unite Jewish teen girls

Chelsea Strober '21 and Remi Levitt '21

November 27, 2018

Three juniors with highest GPAs travel to Paris for the week

Three juniors with highest GPAs travel to Paris for the week

Teddy Dienst ’20

October 18, 2018

While students were struggling with homework and dreading the sound of their 6 a.m. alarm, three students in the class of 2020 got the opportunity to fly to Paris and represent Staples High School. Patricio Perez Elorza ’20, Audrey Bernstein ’20 and Natasha Johnson ’20 are the three student...

Staples student serves on statewide council of education

Staples student serves on statewide council of education

Lily Kane '20, Web News Editor

September 26, 2018

  While many students spend their high school years looking forward to the times not focused around school, some go against the tide and choose to become more involved with the topic of education. Emma McKinney ’19 is one of these students and was selected to be on the State Student Advisory Council on Education (SS...

Public school students condemn Education Secretary confirmation

Molly Mahoney '18, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

By Molly Mahoney '18 Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Education Secretary Feb. 7 when 50 senators voted in favor of her confirmation and 50 opposed it, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast his vote as a tiebreaker. Despite party alliances, Republican senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski...

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...

Westport Public Schools ranked best in Connecticut

Westport Public Schools ranked best in Connecticut

Madison Sell '18, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017

By Madison Sell '18 Just recently, Niche, a website that reviews schools, ranked the Westport Public School district as #1 in Connecticut and #12 nationwide. “I think that we offer an extremely diverse set of courses, and they are rare among other school districts. I also think we get an amazi...

Possible elimination of B-level English courses generates concern

Possible elimination of B-level English courses generates concern

January 18, 2017

Ian Bernstein '18 The Westport Public School’s administrative staff is considering terminating B-level English classes at Staples High School based on their purpose for student learning. Students and teachers have expressed unfavorable opinions regarding this possible decision, which include...

[Sept. 2016 News] New equipment propels P.E. department different curriculum

October 11, 2016

By Ashton Dedona '17 Arts Editor and Kaya Leitner '19 The physical education department has made changes to its curriculum this year but not to the state of its boys’ locker room.   Some students questioned why the 2013 Pep Grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Education for Nutrition and ...

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