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Superintendent of Westport Public Schools Thomas Scarice was one of the administrators that spoke at the event.

Community reacts to event addressing antisemitism, racism, bias in Westport Public Schools

Lily Hultgren ’25, Paper Features Editor March 21, 2024

Members of the Westport community gathered in Temple Israel on March 13 for the event “Addressing Incidents of Antisemitism and Bias in our Schools.” The event, hosted and facilitated by Temple Israel,...

Dr. Landon made had big impact on the district during his long tenure as Superintendent.

Former Superintendent Dr. Elliot Landon passes at 82; leaves behind legacy

Matthew Stashower ’25, Paper Sports Editor September 21, 2023

Former superintendent of schools, Dr. Elliot Landon, passed away on Thursday Aug. 31 at the age of 82. Landon served as the superintendent from 1999-2016 and led the district through changes such as mold...

The student survey consisted of 40 multiple choice questions and four open-ended questions that asked students to reflect upon the start of the school year and how students have handled it thus far.

Westport Public Schools requires increased student representation

Jared Leonard ’22, Paper Opinions Editor November 24, 2021

The role of students in the education system is an age-old debate as to how much of a say they deserve in the decision-making process at their academic institutions. As a student myself, I understand the...

Westport’s public high school and middle schools recently transitioned to a fully remote learning schedule. The schools are expected to return back to a hybrid model after Thanksgiving break.

Westport Public Schools make correct call after transitioning to a temporary fully remote schedule

Abigail Nevin '23, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

The Westport Public Schools (WPS) have now returned again to the hybrid schedule after they were previously online full time for two weeks. The school system made the correct decision after calling the...

Students began Distance Learning on Tuesday March 17. Teachers assign work through platforms such as Google Classroom and Schoology. Students must complete the assignments and submit online for a grade.

District moves to Distance Learning model amid coronavirus pandemic

Claire Redmer ’21, Social Media Director March 17, 2020

Westport Public Schools began Distance Learning on Tuesday March 17 in order to continue teaching students while schools are closed due to COVID-19.  The district’s Distance Learning model at the...

Westport Town Hall will be closed to the public on March 12 and 13 for town employees to discuss the process moving forward.

Westport institutions adjust to potential COVID-19 spread

Sophie Casey '20, Web Managing Editor March 11, 2020

Following a party attended by approximately 40 students and adults on March 5, one attendee—who was not a Westport resident— who is now presumptively positive for coronavirus may have infected 14 other...

For Westport students, Feb. break will take place the week of Feb. 17, and will last for a total of seven days. This break is considered to be a “no homework” break, where teachers are not advised to assign their classes with homework over the seven day break.

There’s never too much of a break: Schools must preserve Feb. break

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer March 3, 2020

February break provides the much-needed time away from midterms and SAT preps. Some consider this week paradise because it gives students a vacation from the most stressful time of the year. However, in...

Dr. David Abbey began as interim superintendent of schools on May 8. He served as coordinator of the Westport Regional Center and department of special education at Staples High School from 1981 to 1987.

Dr. David Abbey named interim superintendent of schools

Sophie Driscoll '19, Editor In Chief 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...

Assistant Superintendent Anthony Buono (middle) will serve as Acting Superintendent while current Superintendent Colleen Palmer is on a leave of absence due to a medical emergency. Buono will hold the position until an interim or official Superintendent is hired.

Board of Education appoints Anthony Buono Acting Superintendent of Schools

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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