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February break returns despite state schedule

February break returns despite state schedule

Sophie Call, Staff writer March 30, 2016

On March 28, the Westport Board of Education (BOE) voted to keep February break in place for another two years. Until yesterday, the district had been told that this year’s break would be the last, due...

Colleen Palmer appointed new Westport Superintendent

Colleen Palmer appointed new Westport Superintendent

Justin Schwebel, Staff Writer January 18, 2016

Dr. Colleen Palmer was officially appointed as the next superintendent of the Westport Public Schools at Monday night's Board of Education (BOE) meeting with a unanimous 6-0 vote. . Palmer, who will...

New principal not yet appointed

New principal not yet appointed

Jane Levy, Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2015

Elliott Landon sent an email on Wednesday May 20 to the staff of the Westport Public Schools, in which he stated that Greenwich Public Schools’ press release announcing the hiring of current principal...

School psychologist Valerie Babich shares her findings from the health survey with the Board of Education (BOE).

BOE discusses health survey, continuing ed. and goals

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer May 7, 2015

On May 4, the Board of Education (BOE) discussed the results of the Westport/Weston/Wilton Student Health Survey, modifications to Westport Continuing Education and the BOE’s goals for 2015-2016. The...

School psychologists Valerie Babich and Alycia Dadd explain the benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to Board of Education (BOE) on March 16.

BOE discusses therapy and a new school calendar

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer March 18, 2015

On March 16, the Board of Education (BOE) met in the Staples cafeteria to discuss Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and finalize the uniform school calendar for 2016-2017. Valerie Babich and Alycia...

AP environmental students filled the back of the audience to show their support for the solar photovoltaic system proposal.

Board of Education discusses solar energy

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer April 9, 2014

On a rainy Monday night, April 7, the Staples cafeteria quickly filled up with concerned AP environmental students for the Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The major topics that were covered included...

Staples robotics teams win big at Connecticut State Championships

Staples robotics teams win big at Connecticut State Championships

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor March 10, 2014

This Saturday, March 8, the two Staples robotics teams, i²robotics and Wrecker Robotics, competed in the Connecticut State Champions of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)...

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Eliza Llewellyn, Web Managing Editor January 31, 2014

At the Dec. 11 Board of Finance meeting, news of a shortfall of roughly $1.9 million shook the board. Since then, questions have revolved around who’s to blame and how to make up the deficit. “I was...

A Smarter Balance?

A Smarter Balance?

Nicole DeBlasi, Web A&E Editor October 10, 2013

On Oct. 7, the Westport Board of Education met at Staples. One of the most pressing issues discussed was the implementation of a new standardized test called Smarter Balanced Assessments, which will replace...

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