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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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