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Pre-Registration Numbers Show New Trends in Class Popularity for 2010–11

April 16, 2010

As students grow more and more concerned about their competition for colleges, this is reflected in their choices of electives. Enrollments fluctuate from year to year, and the 2010–2011 school year is no different. According to the guidance department, AP Environmental Studies and AP American...

Substitutes, Students Cope With Long Term Teacher Absences

March 12, 2010

Annie Nelson '11 Features Editor  With maternity leaves, illnesses and other personal reasons, teachers can be gone from the classroom for as much as a semester’s time. However, these absences are ameliorated by the presence of a qualified substitute teacher who can lead the class in the teacher...

Social Studies Dept. To Go International

Social Studies Dept. To Go International

December 6, 2009

Inklings Editorial The social studies department is currently beginning a curriculum review intended to broaden the international scope of its classes and bring them more in line with state and national trends and guidelines. In an increasingly globalized world, this initiative could not hav...

Rogers Switches from Tech to History

Rogers Switches from Tech to History

September 18, 2009

Image via Wikipedia With the removal of the computer science department due to budget cuts, computer science teacher Rob Rogers will be moving to the social studies department this year. “It’s cool to be in a department bigger than one [person],” Rogers said. “It’s nice to have colleagues.” In the 2009-10 school year, Rogers will be teaching two Western Hum...

“K” Calls it Quits: Gerald Kuroghlian Retires After 42 Years of Teaching

“K” Calls it Quits: Gerald Kuroghlian Retires After 42 Years of Teaching

June 19, 2009

One of the most loved English teachers at Staples, Dr. Gerald Kuroghlian is set to retire after a 42-year teaching career this June. Kuroghlian’s departure will result in a huge loss for the English department. “We will miss him terribly,” said Lis Comm, the English department head. “He is Mr. Stapl...

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