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Student ID Discount Program
The Westport Youth Commission is launching their student ID discount program 2/9. The discount program allows students at Staples High School, Greens Farms Academy, and Weston High School to present their student ID at the participating restaurants and businesses & receive at minimum a 10% discount. Participating businesses can be easily identified by a window sticker of the program logo at their entrance. For more information, go to Instagram account @wycstudentdiscounts or WestportYouthCommission.org
Hwa Chong Summer Exchange 2016
Staples High School will once again be sponsoring a summer exchange program with The Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore from 7/28 - 8/11. We will be sending 10 students and one teacher. Our students will be exposed to the academic, social and cultural opportunities available at Hwa Chong & in Singapore. For more information, contact the World Languages Department Chair, Maria Zachery, at 203-341-5131 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/12
Starting in February, guidance counselors will begin to meet with their students for 2016-17 course selection. Grade 11 students will be seen from February 8th – 12th, Grade 10 students from February 29th - March 7th, and Grade 9 from March 14th – 18th. Please be sure that all students sign up for guidance appointments during the week that is scheduled for their grade.
Spring Sports Tryouts
Online registration for spring sports available on February 1 through March 18. Make sure you have an updated physical on file with the nurse. No paper forms will be accepted. Register at http://staplesathletics.leag1.com/
The spring season begins on Monday, March 14 for baseball pitchers and catchers, and on Saturday, March 19 for baseball field positions, boys and girls golf, boys and girls outdoor track and field, boys and girls tennis, boys volleyball, boys and girls lacrosse, softball, sailing and girls waterpolo. Note rugby registration is open and will close on February 12.
Rotary International Opportunity
The Next Generations Leadership Conference will be held on 2/27, 8:30 am to 5 pm at Quinnipiac University. Students aged 15-18 years of age are highly encouraged to attend. Applications due 2/14. Information on the conference can be found here
SHS PTA Nominating Committee Seeking Members
The SHS PTA Nominating Committee is now forming and we are seeking volunteers to work on this committee. The committee will meet two to three times to nominate candidates to fill the open positions on the Executive and General PTA Board for the 2016-17 school year. We need parent volunteers of current 8th through 11th graders, with at least one volunteer from each middle school to represent the incoming 9th grade. If you are interested in being on the Nominating Committee, contact Chairs Yuko Moy, Dina Phelps or Jen Putman or past president/advisor Catalina Salas.
SENIOR PARENTS - Do you need the perfect thank you gift for the teacher, counselor or staff member who wrote the thoughtful recommendation letter for your child’s college application? PLEASE consider making a contribution to STAPLES TUITION GRANTS in their name. A handwritten thank you note will be sent to your honoree(s) letting them know of your generous contribution and can include whatever details you provide. In addition, all honorees are listed in the STG program available at the Awards Night in June.Your fully tax-deductible donation will help Staples Tuition Grants provide financial aid to SHS graduates with significant, demonstrated financial need, assisting in their college tuition bills. Please send your check and any information you wish to include to STG, PO Box 5159, Westport, CT 06881-5159 or visit our website at staplestuitiongrants.org and click the Donate tab on the left side of screen.
FUNDRAISING: See the Events & Fundraising page for a complete listing of all SHS events
Donations for Athletic Department
Staples athletic trainers are looking for donations of crutches. If you have any you are not using or the trainers issued your athlete a pair, please drop them off in the athletic office.
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