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The Westport Bookshop has been able to provide 3,500 hours of paid employment for 12 adults with differing abilities. Those hours are primarily spent organizing books and completing data entries on their online eBay store.

Westport Book Shop provides employment to disabled community, expands business ambitions

Caitlin Jacob ’24, Communications Coordinator November 16, 2023

It’s a tranquil Saturday morning where a tiny book shop blends into its surroundings on the corner of town. The inside, on the other hand, is anything but quiet. That morning, volunteers and employees...

New members of NHS for the class of 2024 sit on stage waiting to be inducted at the ceremony on April 26 at Staples High School.

Class of 2023 wraps up National Honor Society, inducts class of 2024

Audrey Kercher '23, Staff Writer April 30, 2023

As an incoming senior, being a part of NHS will introduce you to a broader range of community outreach that will help you grow while moving onto the next stages of your life post high school. The National...

Simonte shares her love of field hockey with other individuals who have neuro-developmental challenges. She volunteers at a local facility and has created a floor hockey program for members to engage in.

Simonte shares love for field hockey, Hearts 4 Hockey

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager November 21, 2022

After a severe injury that took Zoe Simonte ’23 out right before her junior year field hockey season, she pivoted to a new outlet of field hockey, Hearts 4 Hockey.  Hearts 4 Hockey works with a non-profit...

Over the summer several Staples students took EMT classes to pursue a certification. These students are now beginning to volunteer in EMS locations in or around Westport.

Summer EMT courses challenge students, promote growth

Maya Hruskar ’23 , Creative Director October 6, 2021

Typically when you think of a summer for high school students, you might imagine long days spent at the beach, a first job at an ice cream shop or time spent messing around with friends. For some students,...

Volunteers of all ages can help out at the Norwalk Police Department annual coat drive, “Keeping Norwalk Warm.” The event provides coats and outerwear for families who may not be able to provide these items for themselves or their families.

Staples must provide accessible volunteer opportunities for teenage growth, academic success

Lauren Hassell ’22, Web Features Editor June 11, 2021

Teenagers are selfish creatures. Volunteerism may not be the first thought that comes to mind when they think about extracurricular activities. However, it should be an important part of a teenager’s...

Remi Levitt ’21 used Staples’ period of remote learning to give back to Moroccan children in the village of Atlas Kinder.

Levitt connects Americans to Moroccan culture, youth through volunteering

Lea Rivel '22, Social Media Director December 21, 2020

Although COVID-19 has negatively changed daily life, many students have used the effects of this pandemic to benefit the people around them. In the case of Remi Levitt ’21, she  used Staples’ period...

Campaign volunteering pushes student involvement in election

Campaign volunteering pushes student involvement in election

Alexandra Sprouls ’19 November 27, 2018

Rather than spending their free time with friends or doing homework, some high schoolers instead opted to volunteer at political campaigns. In a survey conducted by Zogby International, 22.4 percent of...

Food Rescue US introduces new app at Patagonia

Food Rescue US introduces new app at Patagonia

November 2, 2018

By Evi Tarshis ’20

EMS hosts open house to expand understanding of program

EMS hosts open house to expand understanding of program

September 30, 2018

By Emma Van Riper '20

Chowdafest visitors chow down for good cause

Chowdafest visitors chow down for good cause

October 12, 2017

By: Jacob Trock Chowdafest 2017, sponsored by supermarket chain Stop and Shop, took place at Sherwood Island State Park on Oct. 1.  The event, which has been held for ten consecutive years, drew more...

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