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Error in 2020 calendar planning raises questions

Error in 2020 calendar planning raises questions

Eliza Barr ’21 and Tallula Stvan ’21

January 5, 2020

A student’s guide to staycation

A student’s guide to staycation

March 9, 2017

By: Nicole Dienst '18 The plethora of vacation instagrams and snapchat stories, whether it be telluride or Anguilla, can be quite overwhelming when you're in Westport for vacation. "Over break it's boring to be home just because all my friends were gone and I realized how I can only handle so...

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 ...

Destination China: Journey to the Far East

Destination China: Journey to the Far East

November 1, 2016

By: Charlie Colasurdo '18 Web Features Editor ...

School’s out for Summer, Even for Teachers

School’s out for Summer, Even for Teachers

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager

June 9, 2016

This summer, Staples students won’t be the only ones hitting the City, earning pocket cash working odd jobs, baking in the sun, and travelling the world. Word on the street is that come June 17th, our intrepid teachers have a few adventures of their own in store, from ringing wedding bells to climbing the Great Wall. While you have been finishing up that ...

Popular Summer Destinations

Francesca Truitt, News Page Editor

June 9, 2016

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Across the Pond

Across the Pond

Kate Lewis, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016

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

The best books to read during the break

The best books to read during the break

Sophie Driscoll, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016

February break is the perfect time to read. Whether relaxing on a beach, cozied up in front of a fire or lounging at home, these books will keep you entertained all week long.   “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” by Haruki Murakami   After losing the people he cared ...

How to make the most of your February “staycation”

How to make the most of your February “staycation”

Caroline Lane, Opinions Editor

February 10, 2016

We’ve all been there; when we’re doomed to a week of boredom, stuck at home for the duration of February break. While some kids are off skiing the French Alps or soaking in the sun off the coast of Barbados, other kids are stuck in the confines of Westport. But something you might not have realized is ...

Zakeer Ahmad seeks for family across the sea

Zakeer Ahmad seeks for family across the sea

Ben Foster, Assistant Business Manager

January 8, 2016

As some students stay home for the holidays, the few and the fortunate find themselves traveling the world during the 11 day break from school. For Zakeer Ahmad ’17, although he went on vacation, his main focus was his relatives during his jaunt to the United Kingdom. It was a bittersweet week for ...

Calendar changes for 2016-2017 school year cause grief

Brendan Massoud, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015

During the cold, dark winter months of January and February, it’s reassuring to think about the upcoming break, during which I will be taking a trip to the beach or my couch. Yet, due to Connecticut state regulations, this will no longer be an option for me or any other Staples students. As of the...

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