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Scheduling changes fall short

Scheduling changes fall short

Lily Kane ’20

February 5, 2019

As summer approaches, students’ minds drift to the warmth of the sun and the salty air of the beach. But there is also another prominent topic on the minds of students as June draws closer: class schedules. My fellow classmates and I all look forward to receiving our class schedules for the next s...

PowerSchool accessible today

PowerSchool accessible today

September 15, 2017

By: Dana Perelberg '20 According to a Westport Education Association [WEA] email sent Sept. 13, PowerSchool should be up and running Friday afternoon, potentially ending a two week stretch where students and parents could not access the online grade book.    As of Sept. 14, the Staples PowerS...

Alterations to the schedule strikes Staples

Alterations to the schedule strikes Staples

May 25, 2017

By Lili Romann '19 Staples’ principal, James D’Amico, has approved a new scheduling system applicable for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, implementing a system in which there is an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C’ and ‘D’ day rotation. The Staples High School Scheduling Committee has be...

Technology snatches students’ education

Technology snatches students’ education

Daniel Harizman and Jack Shapiro

October 20, 2016

By: Daniel Harizman, Jack Shapiro '19 Students in Staples should have to make a sacrifice in giving up their phone in order to learn in a distraction free environment. Teachers have taken many actions to reduce the diversion of cellular use during class and retain their students’ attention to have t...

Technology snatching students’ education

Technology snatching students’ education

September 30, 2016

By: Daniel Harizman and Jack Shapiro Students in Staples should have to make a sacrifice in giving up their phone in order to learn in a distraction free environment. Teachers have taken many actions to reduce the diversion of cellular use during class and retain their students’ attention to have...

Dodig graduates with class of 2015

Dodig graduates with class of 2015

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Creative Director

June 19, 2015

When John Dodig came to Staples as the interim principal, he was expecting to stay for a year while a search for a long-term principal was conducted. That search was canceled and now, 11 years later, he is stepping away from his position at the helm. Dodig started out as a math teacher at Troup Middle...

Class of 2016 gets thrown an academic curveball

Class of 2016 gets thrown an academic curveball

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015

I was fine with being in the Class of 2016 when we had to take CAPT. I didn’t mind being in the Class of 2016 when we had to write our research papers sophomore year. I was even fine with being in the Class of 2016 when we were only given one morning to sleep in instead of the customary two weeks. Then...

Things to change about the college process

Things to change about the college process

Larissa Lieberson, Director of Social Media

March 19, 2015

A mere few months ago, I was a junior. I spent my days studying Naviance graphs, perusing US News & World Report, and stalking College Confidential. As I pressed the “Complete” button and sent my final application, my stress levels went from 100 to zero real quick. As I sit here in March after...

Teachers React to SAT Changes

Teachers React to SAT Changes

Greta Bjornson, Features Editor

March 14, 2014

The College Board announced changes to the SAT, which will go into effect in 2016, on Wed. March 5, citing a disconnect between school curriculum and the content of the exam. It will be split into three sections with an optional essay portion and will go back to a 1600 scale instead of the current 24...

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