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Andrews and DeBalsi capture coveted valedictorian and salutatorian awards

Andrews and DeBalsi capture coveted valedictorian and salutatorian awards

Kacey Hertan, Business Manger

March 16, 2016

On Thursday, March 10, Will Andrews ’16 and Hannah DeBalsi ’16 were named valedictorian and salutatorian respectively for the Staples graduating class of 2016. “It felt like a validation of all the late nights and early mornings and the work that has gone into the last three-and-a-half years,...

SBAC opt-out percentage swells

SBAC opt-out percentage swells

Molly Liebergall, Web News Editor

May 27, 2015

At 8:25 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a portion of the junior class sat down to their first round of SBAC while the rest congregated in the field house.  48% of Staples juniors chose to opt out of the testing. This is the first year Staples has decided to implement SBAC, and with it came a snag in student participation.  Assistant Principal Patrick...

SBAC: A new kind of Test

SBAC: A new kind of Test

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

May 26, 2015

As I walked into the language lab for SBAC this morning, my expectation was for it to be an easy and short standardized test. What I found was a lengthy and challenging assessment unlike the review we had done in classes. Prior to SBAC, I thought that teachers did a solid job of preparing us for th...

SBAC test administered to Class of 2016 in place of CAPT

SBAC test administered to Class of 2016 in place of CAPT

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator

April 7, 2015

Gone are the days when teachers assembled their classroom chairs into neat, distant rows so that sophomores could bubble in sheets while hoping for two things: that they would finish before time was called and that these two weeks of test-taking would go by more quickly. This year, a new test means that...

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