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PTA News and Announcements

Dear SHS Families,

Happy New Year!  We hope that you all had a wonderful break.

As we move into the New Year, be sure to check out Toquet Hall’s program offerings. Toquet Hall is Westport’s very own teen center, located downtown. They are offering specific days for High School Students Only. 

Midterm exams are right around the corner! The midterm schedule is located here. For our new Staples families, please note that January 9th will be the last day of Semester 1, Marking Period 2.  There are review days built into the midterm schedule as outlined below.

Important Upcoming Dates 

Today, January 3rd 

School Re-Opens

Wednesday, January 4th 

Extended Deadline for Reflections Submissions

Thursday, January 5th

College Planning Night for Juniors and Families, 6:30-8pm

Staples Auditorium

Tuesday, January 10th

Review Block Day 

Wednesday and Thursday, January 11th - 12th

Testing Days - Early Dismissal

Friday, January 13th

Review Block Day

Monday, January 16th

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

Tuesday - Thursday, January 17th-19th

Testing and Make-up Days - Early Dismissal

Friday, January 20th

First Day of Second Semester and Quarter 3 








The School Counseling Department News 

  • 2023-24 Course Selection and Scheduling

  • College Planning Night for Juniors and families on January 5, 2023

  • Gap Year Fair on January 12, 2023

  • Understanding College Financial Aid and Paying for College (grades 9-11)

Class of 2023 Information - Senior Parents

Yearbook Information

Library Corner


Staples D.E.I. News - Mix n’ Mingle - Thursday January 26th at 10am

Staples SPED News

PTA Reflections Contest - Deadline Extended to January 4th

Cafeteria Corner

Toquet Hall - Dept Human Services Youth Service Programs for Teens

  • Extended Study Hall hours for Midterms, January 3, 4, 11, and 18

  • Art Club every Thursday, 3pm-5:30pm (HS Only)

  • HS Drop-In Game Night both Board & Video - Saturdays, 6-10pm

  • Battle of the Bands - Competing High School Bands - Friday, January 27th

Continuing Education - Winter/Spring Registration is Open- New HS Offerings

SHS Sports News

Basketball season is here! Please check the link here for more information for Boys and Girls’ basketball games. 

Please submit your winter sports team information to the PTA at 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.

Michele Carey-Moody & Elena Caggiano

SHS PTA Co-Presidents