Thursday, March 30, 2006
After almost three years of construction, the community got its first taste of the new Staples High School tonight.
The Westport PTA Council hosted “Staples at a Glance” that allowed the community to get a glimpse of not only the building but the classes that take place inside.
“What makes this school so great is the teachers and students,” said Faith Taylor, PTA Council co-president.
Staples Principal John Dodig said he wanted the crowd of about 100 people—which included a number of elected officials—to leave with a sense that building the new school was worth it.
He said he also wants them to leave with the same sense of joy and happiness he sees every day in the school.
The visitors had the opportunity to visit four classes: math, foreign language, English and science.
In the math class, they saw how technology is used to show slope calculations, and in the science class they saw how teachers use technological advances to better interact with students.
In an English class, the visitors got to see hands-on how students learn about MacBeth through a point of view exercise.
And in the foreign language laboratory, the visitors got to see how the computers work to help teachers instruct. Along the way, they learned Chinese numbers.
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