Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Superintendent’s budget proposal focuses on building renovations, retains staff

Superintendent’s budget proposal focuses on building renovations, retains staff

Natalie Bandura ‘22 March 14, 2022

Superintendent Thomas Scarice has proposed a budget for the 2022-23 school year to Westport’s Board of Finance, which will be voted on at the end of March. Scarice’s recommendations include a floor...

Due to declining COVID rates in Westport schools, Superintendent Thomas Scarice has made a recommendation to the Westport Board of Education to make mask wearing optional for students after Feb. 28.

Superintendent recommends end to Westport Public Schools mask mandate

Natalie Bandura ’22, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2022

Superintendent Thomas Scarice announced his intention to make a recommendation to the Westport Board of Education to end the school mask mandate in a staff email sent out on Feb. 11. Under his recommendation,...

Governor Lamont’s “Screen and Stay” initiative provides an opportunity for unvaccinated students and staff to remain in school when contact-traced. Certain criteria must be met for contact-traced unvaccinated persons to continue attending school under these rules.

Lamont announces optional statewide contact-tracing initiative for schools

Natalie Bandura ’22, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2021

Governor Lamont announced the rollout of the “Screen and Stay” initiative for Connecticut schools on Nov. 4. For schools that choose to participate, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students and...

Republicans Jennifer Tooker and Andrea Moore won as First and Second Selectwomen in Westport’s Nov. 2 election, beating out the Democratic incumbents. Seven Democrats and 11 Republicans won elected positions.

Republican candidates secure victory as Westport’s First and Second Selectwomen

Natalie Bandura ’22, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2021

Republican candidates Jennifer Tooker and Andrea Moore became Westport’s First and Second Selectwomen, defeating the Democratic First Selectman incumbent Jonathan Steinberg, who represented Westport...

Staples administrators announced that a Homecoming Dance for seniors will take place on Oct. 23, following a majority of survey responses in favor of the dance.

Administration announces senior Homecoming Dance

Natalie Bandura ’22, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2021

Staples seniors will have a Homecoming Dance on campus on Oct. 23, following the annual Pep Rally and homecoming football game on Oct. 22, according to an email sent out to Staples students by Principal...

The Connecticut Ridicule Law is intended to restrict hate speech in the form of advertisements. However, during the last 40 times the law has been filed, it has not been in the context of advertisements.

Connecticut ridicule law violates freedom of speech, local control of education

Natalie Bandura '22, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2021

In an effort to break out of America's systematic oppression of people of color and put an end to racially targeted violence, creating a safe and welcoming environment for Black students is more paramount...

AP test readiness engenders discussion in a COVID year

Natalie Bandura ’22 February 5, 2021

With the impending change to full in-person learning district-wide, schools at all levels are going about the process differently.

Westport schools set to shift to full in-person model despite teacher, student concerns

Natalie Bandura ’22, News Editor January 22, 2021

All Westport Public Schools plan to transition from the hybrid model to a fully in-person school model per Superintendent Thomas Scarice’s directive, the Board of Education (BOE) announced during a meeting...

APO attendance code grants students unprecedented freedom

APO attendance code grants students unprecedented freedom

Rachel Suggs '21 and Natalie Bandura '22, Web Managing Editor and Paper News Editor December 18, 2020

In a world where logging onto Zoom five minutes after waking up counts as full attendance, the hybrid model has given students the best of both worlds: they can see friends and teachers in person twice...

With Westport now classified as an orange town, capacity will revert back to Phase 2.1 regulations as opposed to Phase 3.

Westport under COVID-19 “orange alert,” returns to Phase 2.1

Natalie Bandura, News Editor November 10, 2020

Westport received an orange color coding on the Connecticut COVID-19 Data Tracker map of average daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents on Nov. 5. Following a statement from First Selectman Jim Marpe,...

Evolving holiday traditions: COVID-19 spooks students into changing Halloween plans

Evolving holiday traditions: COVID-19 spooks students into changing Halloween plans

Every year when Halloween rolls around, kids and teens alike gear up in an assortment of costumes, and some flaunt spooky masks to scare their friends. This year, given the coronavirus, Westporters have...

With the new Connecticut Phase Three plan in place, Arezzo restaurant-goers are now free to eat outside with no maximum capacity and inside up to 75% capacity.

Phase 3 of reopenings launched as COVID-19 rates increase among youth

Natalie Bandura '22, News Editor October 23, 2020

Phase 3 of statewide reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic was implemented on Oct. 8 as the next step in the four-phase plan for reopening designed by Governor Lamont and his administration. The new,...

Load More Stories