The Staples High School community inspires learning, fosters integrity, and nurtures empathy.

PTA News and Announcements

In this weekly:

  • Important Information From Guidance and the College & Career Center 

  • How To Raise An Adult Event: Follow Up Information

  • Special Education Upcoming Events

  • Community Event for High School Students and Parents: Anti-Semitism: It's NOT Okay! 

  • Staples Logo Wear

  • Board of Education 

Important Info from Guidance and College & Career Center 

2020-21 Course Selection

All students must meet individually with their school counselor throughout the rest of February and March to discuss plans, ensure all requirements are met, and finalize all selections, including alternate choices for electives. Course requests are not set until students have met with their school counselor. The schedule is as follows:

Current Freshmen: Monday, February 24 - Friday, February 28

Current Sophomores: Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13

Current Juniors: Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6


Friday, March 27 is the deadline for all changes to course requests and to override a teacher’s recommendation. For more information, review the Program of Studies and visit the SHS Guidance website.


Latino Scholarship Fund Inc.  - Free Information Session

Tuesday, March 3 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the Regional YMCA of Western CT/ Escape to the Arts - 293 Main St. Danbury, CT 06810. All interested students and parents are invited to the annual information session. Questions will be answered regarding the organization and application process. Attendance is not required in order to apply. For information about eligibility criteria, visit


How To Raise An Adult Parent Event - Follow Up Information

Thank you to the parents who attended the event. For those that missed it or would like to learn to more about the “Parent Movement,” please review the following:

Attend one of the four March Book Club events at the Westport Library, Brooks Place:

March 24 (9:30am & 7pm) - For Parents of PreK and Elementary Schoolers

March 25 (9:30am & 7pm) - For Parents of Middle and High Schoolers


Any questions? Please contact Allison Keisman: or Adrienne Tober:


Special Education Events

Upcoming Sip n’ Chats Meetings

2/26/20, 6:30 PM Westport Library, Room 210

3/18/20, Location TBD

4/15/20, Location TBD

6/10/20, Location TBD


Teen Movie Night at Toquet Hall For Grades 6-12

March 13th, 7:00 PM TO 9:30 PM

Come to our Teen Night movie presentation of Spider-man - Far From Home.

Bring a school friend or school buddy & enjoy some pizza and popcorn while watching this movie!! 

This is a drop off event for children receiving special education in Westport (Grades 6 to 12 only).

Snacks will be available for $1 each.

Best Buddies and S.L.O.B.S. will provide peer support!

RSVP strongly requested Sharuna Mahesh at or Merrily Bodell at


Westport SpEd PTA 8th Annual Spring Coffee Featuring an Opportunities Fair

April 1 at  9:00 AM, Westport Library Komansky and Brooks Rooms

Open to all families and caregivers with children with special needs, ages pre-K to adulthood. 

Join us as we explore how to guide our children through the various stages of life and learn about the wealth of opportunities available to our children in Westport. 

Doors open at 9:00 AM with a presentation at 9:30 and an Opportunities Fair 10:15-11:30.


Anti-Semitism: It's NOT Okay! - Event for High School Students and Parents

Sunday, March 8 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Temple Israel of Westport, 14 Coleytown Road


Have you witnessed swastikas in schools? Jewish or Holocaust jokes? Inadvertent or overt anti-Semitic remarks in class or on the field?


Join Jewish high-school students from all over Fairfield County at ADL CT’s first teen summit on responding to anti-Semitism.


A panel of ADL teen volunteers will share their stories about overcoming anti-Semitism, followed by breakout sessions facilitated by ADL staff. Students will practice new strategies in small groups; separately, parents will learn how to help guide their children and advocate for them when they are confronted with anti-Semitic issues. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend but their participation is not mandatory.


Staples Logowear - WINTER ITEMS!

Check out the Winter Logowear items now available!  Keep toasty warm with hats, scarves, gloves, fuzzy headbands, fleeces & more.  

Staples Wreckerwear Winter 2019


Board of Education

The next BOE meeting will be held at the SHS Cafeteria Monday, March 2nd at 7:30 pm. Click HERE for the meeting agendas. This meeting can also be viewed live on channel 78 or via computer on the district’s website or by clicking here: BOE Meeting Live Stream


Community Bulletin Board Information - click HERE.


Netta Levy (Beebe) and Claudia Shaum

Staples High School PTA Co-Presidents