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Dr. David Abbey named interim superintendent of schools

Dr. David Abbey named interim superintendent of schools

Sophie Driscoll '19, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Dr. David Abbey began as interim superintendent of schools on May 8. The Board of Education (BOE) appointed him to the role with a unanimous vote on May 6. Abbey will hold the position until the BOE finds a permanent superintendent. “It is gratifying to find someone of Dr. Abbey’s caliber to lead our schools th...

Board of Education appoints Anthony Buono Acting Superintendent of Schools

Board of Education appoints Anthony Buono Acting Superintendent of Schools

Audrey Bernstein ’20 and Allie D’Angelo ’20

April 8, 2019

The Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously (7-0) to appoint former Assistant Superintendent Anthony Buono as the Acting Superintendent of the Westport Public School District on April 8. Buono will begin on April 9.   “I’m honored to accept the position until [the BOE] is able to find a suita...

Westport dares to change D.A.R.E program

Westport dares to change D.A.R.E program

January 4, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '19 Westport Public Schools has been discussing the possibility of changing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) program from being run by the Westport Police Department , to being run by a specified school resource officer. D.A.R.E is a program, primarily in the eleme...

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 ...

Westport Public Schools ranked best in Connecticut

Westport Public Schools ranked best in Connecticut

Madison Sell '18, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017

By Madison Sell '18 Just recently, Niche, a website that reviews schools, ranked the Westport Public School district as #1 in Connecticut and #12 nationwide. “I think that we offer an extremely diverse set of courses, and they are rare among other school districts. I also think we get an amazi...

Possible elimination of B-level English courses generates concern

Possible elimination of B-level English courses generates concern

January 18, 2017

Ian Bernstein '18 The Westport Public School’s administrative staff is considering terminating B-level English classes at Staples High School based on their purpose for student learning. Students and teachers have expressed unfavorable opinions regarding this possible decision, which include...

Colleen Palmer appointed new Westport Superintendent

Colleen Palmer appointed new Westport Superintendent

Justin Schwebel, Staff Writer

January 18, 2016

Dr. Colleen Palmer was officially appointed as the next superintendent of the Westport Public Schools at Monday night's Board of Education (BOE) meeting with a unanimous 6-0 vote. . Palmer, who will begin her role as superintendent on July 1, will replace Dr. Elliot Landon. Landon who has worked fo...

Niche ranks Staples’ teachers as number one in Connecticut

Niche ranks Staples’ teachers as number one in Connecticut

Katelyn DeAgro, Staff Writer

April 19, 2015

Last week, Niche, an online resource that allows parents to compare various public and private schools by district, ranked Staples High School teachers as first in the state. For those who have not always gone to school in the Westport School District, this does come as a shock.  Olivia Troy ’16...

Students choose between religious obligations and academic success

Students choose between religious obligations and academic success

Alice Hickson, Staff Writer

September 9, 2014

The publishing of the Westport School Calendar lead to many students' concerns over the lack of recognition for several religious holy days. The most notable religious holy day not being recognized is the second day of Rosh Hashanah. “The second day of Rosh Hashanah is not a day off because t...

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