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   SHS PTA WEEKLY PLANNER May 14, 2024

Dear SHS Families,

We are headed into the home stretch with just one month to go until our last day of school. The final exam schedule is now available here.

In school-wide shout outs, congratulations to our future D1, D2, and D3 athletes who celebrated their athletic and academic commitments at recent SHS collegiate signing days. A list of students who participated in recent school signing events can be found here

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We are coming down to the wire, and would love your support, senior parents … if you haven’t already, please consider a donation to the Senior Carnival. The buzz is growing, the day will be magical, and ALL seniors are invited. Let’s show them an epic time!

Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, May 15th

SHS PTA Coffee with the Principal with Special Guest Superintendent Scarice
9:30am at SHS Faculty Dining Room

Saturday, May 18th

Junior Prom
7-10pm at Staples High School

Monday, May 20th

Spring Chamber Concert
7pm at MoCA Westport

Saturday, June 1st

Senior Prom
7-11pm at Greenwich Hyatt

Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 24
Saturday, May 25 

Staples Players Presents TRAP
7:30pm

Saturday, May 25 

Staples Players Presents TRAP
3pm

Friday, June 7th

Westport Pops Concert
7pm at Levitt Pavilion

Friday, June 14th

Last Day of School
Early release

STAPLES SCHOOL NEWS

The School Counseling Department News:

  • Senior Parents: Updating Scoir
  • Sophomore Parent School Counseling Presentation: Introduction to Post-High School Planning Recording
  • Virtual International Admissions Panel Recording
  • College Admissions Testing Presentation Recording
  • College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts 
  • Finding Your Path: Exploring Post-High School Options
  • College Admissions Panel
  • PSAT 8/9 and 10 and SAT School Day Results

ATTN SENIOR PARENTS

Senior Carnival
June 6th is shaping up to be the best Thursday in the history of Thursdays. Can you guess what will make it so special? That’s right–the Senior Carnival is coming up, Thursday, 6/6! Striped tents + games + music + a shaved ice truck + delicious food + and bubble tea + MORE! Details are here. We’re nearing our financial goal to throw this epic party, so if you haven't donated already, we’d love your support.

Prom
Who else has the Footloose theme song in their head? No one? Anyway, the Senior Prom is Saturday, 6/1 from 7-11pm at the Greenwich Hyatt. Get on your dancing shoes, seniors!

Inklings Graduation Issue

From the Inklings team: Last call–submissions, payments and artwork are due Friday, 5/17. Give a shout out to a graduate, team or club on their Staples achievements with a message in the Inklings Graduation Issue, which will be handed out at graduation to all in attendance. Just 1) Click here to place your ad & 2) Write a check payable to Staples High School ($45 for text only, $100 for text & photo) and mail it to: Inklings News, 70 North Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. NO late submissions will be accepted. Don’t miss out!

Additional Senior Information:
Please click here.

STAPLES COMMUNITY NEWS

Principal Coffee + Special Guest, Tom Scarice
Wednesday, 5/15 (@ 9:30am) is our final Principal Coffee/ General PTA Meeting of the year. We are thrilled to welcome Superintendent of Schools, Tom Scarice, who will discuss (among other district news) potential changes to the student-owned personal tech device policy. Please join us!

Staples Music Department
Check out the dates listed in the calendar at the top of this newsletter for upcoming musical performances from our student singers and musicians. For more information, click here

Don’t miss the Staples Music Annual Pops Concert on June 7th at the Levitt Pavilion. The lawn opens at 6pm, food trucks will be available to the public, and the concert begins at 7pm.

Library Newsletter

Westport Youth Commission
Is your teen looking for a summer job? The Westport Youth Commission is promoting QuadJobs, an online job platform, connecting Westport students to flexible, part time jobs. It is available for free to all Westport High School students and requires a school email address to make an account. Click here for more information and link to the website. 

SLOBs update
SLOBs next and final meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, 5/22 at 7:30pm (7:15 arrival) in the Staples cafeteria. They will announce their SuperSLOBs for each grade (most volunteer hours)! Many volunteer opportunities are available on shsslobs.ivolunteer.com. Reach out to president@shsslobs.com with questions.  

Staples Players Presents: Black Box presentation of the Psychological Thriller, TRAP
TRAP is many things and really the less you know going in, the more fun it is. It is part murder-mystery, part horror movie, part documentary. It examines the events that took place last year in Cutler, Maine, when 241 audience members fell unconscious during a high school production of a play titled TRAP. Presented May 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 and May 25 at 3:00. Tickets are available at staplesplayers.com

SDEIB Update
There is no doubt that both AAPI and Jewish American leaders have played and continue to play significant roles in the shaping of US history, society and culture. Did you know that William Tong, State Attorney General here in Connecticut, is the first Asian American to hold any statewide office? He was elected in 2006. Click here to learn more about some of these important Jewish American leaders. Please contact tabitha.nguyen31@gmail.com or sarahaadair@gmail.com for questions.  

Cafeteria Update from Chartwells

Show your WRECKER PRIDE & support our teams at STAPLES SPORTING EVENTS! 

*For up-to-the-minute SHS sports info, follow @stapleswreckers_ad on instagram.

*Spring weather in New England is crazy! For game time updates, you can also visit the CIAC site here

 

Tuesday, May 14th

Varsity Baseball @ Danbury
4pm at Danbury

Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Brunswick
5:30pm at Staples Stadium

Wednesday, May 15th

Staples Track and Field vs. Bridgeport Central
4pm at Staples Track

Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Darien
4pm at Darien High School

Varsity Baseball vs. Westhill
4:30pm at Staples

  • Staples Sailing Car Wash: Let the Staples Varsity Sailing team get your car shipshape! While you’re there, rock out to the on-site DJ and stop by the bake sale. Suggested donation is $10/ car, and all proceeds support the team’s pursuit of new equipment. See you this Saturday, 5/18 at Kings Highway School, from 9am-12noon. Thanks for your support!

**Are you a booster club manager who would like to advertise your team’s upcoming events? Please submit your write up to shs_pta@westportps.org by Friday at 5pm. Please send all information as you wish it to be displayed, with any pertinent links. Announcements will be included in the following week’s Tuesday PTA Planner.**

Elena Caggiano & Jodi Harris
SHS PTA Co-Presidents
shs_pta@westportps.org