Inklings News

Administration cancels final exams, aims to reduce stress

In an email April 15, Principal Thomas announced that final exams for full year and second semester classes are cancelled as a result of the distance learning model for COVID-19.

Charlotte Armstrong ’21, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Final exams for the 2019-20 school year have been cancelled, Principal Stafford Thomas announced in an email on April 15.  “Due to the challenging and uncertain times we are all currently facing, our leadership continues to look at ways to reduce the stress associated with COVID-19’s impact ...

Students take advantage of Westport’s educational environments

The library often hosts events including musical performances. On Jan.12, the library hosted a jazz band to play for the community.

Molly Gold ’21 and Chelsea Strober ’21

January 16, 2020

Finals week increases the stress for all students

As finals approach Claire Fisher’22 crams for her multiple tests. She is stressed but excited for the end of the year to come.

Shira Zeiberg '22

June 12, 2019

As finals approach, students lose sight of how to keep themselves healthy in the time of stress, as we often find ourselves staying up all night and skipping meals. We need to make sure we are putting our mental health before our grades because one will not thrive without the other. Students need a remi...

Staples students respond to AP exams

AP textbooks are helpful tools for students studying for exams.

Reilly Caldwell ’20 and Natalie Bandura ’22

May 29, 2019

Final exam schedule polarizes students

Final exam schedule polarizes students

Rachel Suggs ’21 and Andreas Lolis ’21, Web news editor and Paper news editor

May 24, 2019

A.P. We The People class competes in national event in D.C.

Staples’ We The People class poses with John Tinker of the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v Des Moines, which extended students’ freedom of speech.

Maddie Phelps ’19, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

The A.P. We The People class traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 32nd annual national finals held from April 26 to April 29. Over 1,200 high school students from 56 high schools participated in the event. Staples will not receive their final results until the week of May 6, but they are ...

Implementing final projects instead of exams will decrease stress levels

Hand completing a multiple choice exam.

June 12, 2018

By Chelsea Fox '19 The end of the year is always a stressful time for students and teachers. With summer only a couple weeks away, I feel like I am always being ambushed with work in the days leading up to finals. However, when teachers opt to give us projects instead of exams, it relieves a large a...

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

May 21, 2018

By Isabella Didio '18 After weeks of putting in hours of work, three groups of eighth grade students from Bedford Middle School are headed to the national finals of the National History Day competition on June 14.  The students attending had to place in the top three in their division in both the regi...

Wreckers defeated in girls’ soccer FCIAC championship

Wreckers defeated in girls’ soccer FCIAC championship

November 6, 2017

By: Siri Kanter '20 The Staples girls’ varsity soccer team was defeated 1-0 by the St. Joseph Cadets in the FCIAC championship final held on Friday, Nov. 3 at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Maddie Fried scored the Cadets’ only goal with 1:11 minutes left in the first half. Fried struck the ball ...

Girls’ soccer to compete for FCIAC championship

Girls' soccer to compete for FCIAC championship

November 3, 2017

By Jackson Daignault '18 and Daniel Thompson '18

Preparing for Finals

Preparing for Finals

June 12, 2017

By: Alexa Moro and Alex Reiner

Students should be able to move non AP-tests on days of AP finals

Students should be able to move non AP-tests on days of AP finals

May 18, 2017

Adam Wenkoff '18 The two weeks of AP final exams are, for many, the most stressful weeks of the year.   Students taking finals in their AP courses should be able to move their other tests to a day where they don’t have a final.   With 10 percent of each class grade depend...

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