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New school start time frustrates parents

Nearly 500 people have signed a petition in under a month that aims to reverse the 30 minute delayed school start time taking effect next school year.

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Arts Editor

March 15, 2020

Nearly 500 people have signed a petition in under a month that aims to reverse the 30 minute delayed school start time taking effect next school year.   Westport parent Elena Shmonia started the petition, which consists of mainly preschool, elementary and middle school parents’ signatures.  “From four years of age to 11, that is their childhood and they should be o...

School Start Time Committee presents unanimous agreement for 8:00 a.m. Staples start time

The Westport School Start Time Committee unanimously agreed to push back start times for Westport Public Schools by 30 minutes.

Natalie Bandura '22, Paper News Editor

January 14, 2020

The Westport School Start Time Committee presented the unanimous agreement on Jan. 13 to move start times for Staples High School to 8:00 a.m., start times for the middle schools and Saugatuck Elementary to 8:30 a.m. and start times for the remaining four elementary schools to 9:00 a.m. to the Board of Ed...

Sleep deprivation takes a heavy toll

Sleep deprivation takes a heavy toll

Anay Simunovic, Opinions Editor

April 5, 2016

On a day-to-day basis I often spend hours completing homework, attending charity meetings and fulfilling my duties on various school clubs. With all that being said, I usually fall asleep around 12:00 in the morning. A mere six hours later, the blaring sounds of “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire signal me ...

School start time changes prompt discussion

School start time changes prompt discussion

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

September 19, 2014

If you’ve never given in to the temptation of catching a few minutes of rest in the back of a dim classroom first period, you probably drink too much caffeine. According to the Center for Advancing Health, only 8 percent of high schoolers get enough sleep on the average school night. The new 15...

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