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Midterm exam break proven to be myth

Midterm exam break proven to be myth

Renee Weisz, A&E Editor

December 23, 2015

Although in the past two years midterm exams have been followed by a five-day break from school, this year’s exams do not follow this same pattern. The week begins with a regular school day on Monday, Jan. 11. Three days of exams follow from Jan. 12-14. Then, a staff development day takes place ...

HAC grades return to original settings

HAC grades return to original settings

Becky Hoving, Staff Writer

January 9, 2015

Right before leaving school for December vacation, students and faculty noticed that letter grades on Home Access Center (HAC) were no longer rounding up; however, as of Friday, Jan. 9, the grading system returned to its traditional rounding settings. In the past, a numerical average ending in .45...

Staples’ Collaborative Team successfully moves midterms

Staples’ Collaborative Team successfully moves midterms

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

November 10, 2014

On Nov. 5, after a push from both teachers and students, the administration decided to move the first day of midterm exams from Thursday, Jan. 8 to Monday, Jan. 12. According to Principal John Dodig, the Collaborative Team, a group of teachers and parents that discuss how to improve Staples’ environment,...

Collaborative Team votes for no homework this Thanksgiving

Jessica Gross, A&E Editor

October 17, 2014

This Thanksgiving break may be homework free, if the Collaborative Team at Staples and the Resilience Project succeed in their efforts. Collaborative Team is the behind-the-scenes group helping to run Staples and is made up of department heads, three Student Assembly leaders, a representative fro...

It’s Summer—Reading?

It’s Summer—Reading?

Bailey Valente, Staff Writer

June 1, 2013

Staples students officially end the school year the day they take their last final. However, the homework doesn't end there. Although they have more time, students have to complete assignments over the summer to prepare for the following school year. The standard assignment for all students is to...

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