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B3 trip forms lasting relationships through philanthropic community service

B3 teams make lasting friendships through their week long trip, constantly strengthening their relationships with one another on and off the worksites.

Karina Murray ’22, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

While February break brings a time for exotic vacation, time to spend with the ones you love or time to grow individually as a person, for Builders Beyond Borders (B3) participants, it combines all three. B3 students spent a week in Costa Rica over February break serving and constructing buildings in...

There’s never too much of a break: Schools must preserve Feb. break

For Westport students, Feb. break will take place the week of Feb. 17, and will last for a total of seven days. This break is considered to be a “no homework” break, where teachers are not advised to assign their classes with homework over the seven day break.

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

February break provides the much-needed time away from midterms and SAT preps. Some consider this week paradise because it gives students a vacation from the most stressful time of the year. However, in 2015, Westport schools’ Board of Education debated whether February break should not be included wi...

Preservation of February break pleases students

Preservation of February break pleases students

March 1, 2017

Francesca Truitt ’17 The Connecticut state Board of Education approved a bill in January 2016 that requires all schools in each region to follow a uniform school calendar, allowing each town district five flex days. In accordance with this bill, Westport would follow the same school calendar ...

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 to a statewide mandated schedule. “Break is so important for students,” Jeffrey Shepard ’18 said. ...

Feb. break, it was nice knowing you

Feb. break, it was nice knowing you

Alexa DiLuca, Staff Writer

March 30, 2015

Word is that there is no more long Feb. break for the current sophomores and freshman. You heard me right. Staples’s beloved week off, in between the holiday break and spring break, will be gone starting in the 2016-2017 school year. Even though I am graduating this year, hearing this still rattl...

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