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A or AP?: U.S. History Honors in Danger of Elimination

A or AP?: U.S. History Honors in Danger of Elimination

May 27, 2011

U.S. History Honors, a course originally created nine years ago by a Board of Education (BOE) directive to create more honors-level courses at Staples, is on the verge of extinction. “I think in general, we don’t want too many levels in social studies,” James D’Amico, 6–12 Social Studies Department Coordinator, said. D’Amico says that the department is divided whe...

Guidance Plans to Release Schedules for the 2011-12 School Year

Guidance Plans to Release Schedules for the 2011-12 School Year

May 25, 2011

Unlike past years when students have attended arena to design their own schedules, this year the guidance department has created student’s schedules using a schedule generator on the computer. The guidance department sent out a letter informing students that during the first week in June students will meet i...

20,000 Sheets A Day: Staples' Paper Addiction

20,000 Sheets A Day: Staples' Paper Addiction

May 14, 2011

Emily Goldberg '12 and Farrel Levenson '11 Web Managing Editor and Staff Writer According to main office secretary Mari Caroll who orders all of Staples paper, Staples goes through 200,000 sheets of paper every two weeks. That’s 100,000 sheets of paper every week, 20,000 sheets of paper every day, nearly 3,000 sheets every hour. “Between test...

Candlelight Behind the Scenes

Candlelight Behind the Scenes

December 3, 2010

It is almost time for the 70th Candlelight concert at Staples High School. Much has changed as a new choir director replaces former director Alice Lipson, and a music secretary was let go due to budget cuts. More practice, as well as a change in the schedule has been made in order to make this Candlelight con...

December 2, 2010 l Good Things Come in Small Packages

December 2, 2010 l  Good Things Come in Small Packages

December 2, 2010

1:38 p.m.  Not so small, actually, Delaney Grace Anderson-Furlong made a visit with her mother Rebecca to the English department.  Delany is now seven weeks old and 10 pounds.  Her mother is returning to work Monday as her maternity leave comes to an end....

Students Feel Conduct Codes Fail to Deter Illegal Behavior

Students Feel Conduct Codes Fail to Deter Illegal Behavior

November 12, 2010

Image via Wikipedia At the moment that a student who attends Staples High School is arrested by a local police officer, an enveloped report of the arrest is sent through the mail directly to the Superintendent of Schools- Dr. Elliott Landon. From the Superintendent’s office, a copy of the arrest report is faxed to Principal John Dodig, after which an in or out of...

Fire Truck Comes to Staples

Fire Truck Comes to Staples

October 22, 2010

During period 6 on Friday, October 22, students were rushed outside for a firedrill. As the Westport Fire Department pulled up to Staples, they soon discovered that there was not a fire, but rather pressure difficulties. According to Principal Dodig, the workers on North Avenue opened a fire hydra...

Teachers Educate in Style

Teachers Educate in Style

October 22, 2010

Emily Goldberg '12 Web News Editor Although Staples teachers may not strut down runways at fashion shows, they do have their own specific styles. Many teachers have made memorable fashion statements. Chemistry teacher William Jones has a sense of style that particularly stands out. Students and teachers know Jones for his distinctive bowties whi...

Productivity or Anger Management? The RateMyTeachers.com Controversy

Productivity or Anger Management? The RateMyTeachers.com Controversy

October 16, 2010

One of the largest discussions that seems to circulate all year long among the Staples student body is which teachers one has received on his or her schedule. Some students hear about “good” and “bad” teachers by word of mouth. Others embrace the technology of the 21st century. They ...

October 13, 2010 | Be-Bop the Red Eared Slider

October 13, 2010 | Be-Bop the Red Eared Slider

October 13, 2010

3:06 p.m. The biology department's pet turtle, Be-Bop swims around in her 40-gallon tank in rm. 3002. She chews on a bone for calcium and plays with ping-pong balls to avoid boredom. She eats fish, likes to sit on her turtle dock under the heating lamp, and if you hold her (with teacher's permission) keep yo...

Students’ Five Tips for a Successful Arena

Students’ Five Tips for a Successful Arena

June 15, 2010

Sammie Hardy '11 Web Opinions Editor From the moment the master schedule arrives inside the guidance department, the chaos begins. Almost every student is either in the conflict resolution line or just doesn’t bother. And this is all because of his or her reach to achieve a dream schedule at a...

June 9, 2010 | Memory Books

June 9, 2010 | Memory Books

June 9, 2010

11:05 a.m. Rachel Upton '10 purchases her new 2010 Staples yearbook from Barbara Wiederecht. Yearbooks are available for purchase today in the hallway across from the guidance department. ...

The Boys are Back in Town: A New Perspective on Faculty Friendships

The Boys are Back in Town: A New Perspective on Faculty Friendships

May 28, 2010

Michael Berlin '11 & Jordan Glick '11 Guest Writers Forget Vinny Chase and Ari Gold; Staples has its own Entourage. Informally known as the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, these learned men bring comedy and camaraderie to Staples. Spanning across departmental boundaries, the eclectic gro...

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