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Cohort E has been implemented to provide students the ability to bond with their teachers and have a more hands-on and direct learning experience. Students attend in-person classes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The opportunity to transfer to Cohort E is available to any student. You can talk to your guidance counselor for more information.

Cohort E maximizes student resources and provides stability

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Sports Editor January 19, 2021

Although the hybrid schedule has proven beneficial to slow the spread of COVID-19, many students have struggled with only attending in-person classes two days a week. To help solve this problem, Cohort...

Remi Levitt ’21 used Staples’ period of remote learning to give back to Moroccan children in the village of Atlas Kinder.

Levitt connects Americans to Moroccan culture, youth through volunteering

Lea Rivel '22, Web Arts Editor December 21, 2020

Although COVID-19 has negatively changed daily life, many students have used the effects of this pandemic to benefit the people around them. In the case of Remi Levitt ’21, she  used Staples’ period...

Prior to Thanksgiving break 190 students were fully distance learners. After the break over 176 additional students decided to go fully remote, with the numbers anticipated to grow.

As winter break approaches, number of distance learners increases

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

The number of distance learners at Staples has tripled since the start of the school year with 363 students, roughly 20% of the population, fully remote as of Dec. 7. 125 students were distance learners...

Students enrolled in different art classes have recently had to adjust their classwork after it was announced that full remote learning would take place throughout Thanksgiving break.

Art classes adapt to fully remote learning

Emma Smith ’22, Paper Arts Editor December 3, 2020

COVID-19 has made 2020 a tricky year to navigate, especially going into the 2020-21 school year. However, after the first quarter, students and staff have learned how to work with the devised hybrid model.  Art...

Online classes are updated and posted every other week; however, students are only allowed to take one class on a school day per DMV regulations.

Fresh Green Light uses remote learning, keeps students engaged

Amanda Rowan '22, Photostory Editor May 18, 2020

After passing a permit test, attending 30 hours of classes and eight hours of driving with an instructor, the much-anticipated ability to safely drive on your own has been earned for many teenagers.  Learning...

Coronavirus brings college students back to Westport

Maria Engler '22, Web Opinions Editor May 8, 2020

Having to adapt to a new normality during the coronavirus pandemic has not come easily. With schools and universities nationwide being forced to close down, many students have had to pack up their...

Students from the period five Latin class venture down to the courtyard to complete their assignment on a sunny day.

Outdoor learning: a way to help motivate students

Students from the period five Latin class venture down to the courtyard to complete their assignment on a sunny day.
Emma Van Riper ’20 May 16, 2019

As summer is approaching and the weather is getting nicer out, it makes sense that students are asking their teachers to hold class outside for once. After being inside hour after hour, day after day,...

These are two versions of SmartBoards at Staples High School, some being newer and having a higher technology capability. The older SmartBoards are notorious for having technology difficulties and breaking more easily.

Disparities in SmartBoard technology limit learning

Maya Reiner ’21 March 19, 2019

Whenany Staples student or faculty member walks into a classroom, it is always a  surprise as to what SmartBoard they will be working with. There are a variety of SmartBoards around Staples High School,...

The Continuing Education Summer Program provides students with a chance to get ahead or simply obtain new knowledge during the summer months. Last year, 84 students registered for summer High School Credit Courses, which cost $1,300 for six week.

Continuing Educations offers summer courses for credit

Natalie Bandura '22 February 26, 2019

Swimming at the beach, going to camp, traveling- we think of summer vacation as a blissful time free of homework or exams when students can rest and enjoy themselves before the school year starts again....

Smartboard shortage hinders learning

Smartboard shortage hinders learning

Lia Chen '20 October 30, 2018

In Westport, there is one feature that defines nearly every classroom. It’s not living, nor is it figurative. Most of the time it is dark and inactive. Yet education at Staples would not be the same...

Test correction policies promote learning

Test correction policies promote learning

October 28, 2017

By Lauren Wasserman '19 “Test corrections will be offered this year.” This is a policy that every student hopes to hear on the first day of school. Test correction policies give students the opportunity...

Finding enthusiasm in learning: How being a second semester senior has made me a better student

Finding enthusiasm in learning: How being a second semester senior has made me a better student

Izzy Ullmann March 14, 2017

Izzy Ullmann '17 For three and a half years of high school I found myself refreshing the MyHAC app, anxiously calculating how many points I needed for an A and begging my teachers to round up my grades. It...

Camp prepares kids for the real world

Camp prepares kids for the real world

Grant Sirlin, staff writer June 10, 2015

Summer can have many purposes. It can be an experiment, a vacation, a learning experience or a discovery. But anyone who has gone to camp every summer would know that it combines all of these in one.   In...

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