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Fresh Green Light uses remote learning, keeps students engaged

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.
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

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...

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

Disparities in SmartBoard technology limit learning

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.
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,...

Continuing Educations offers summer courses for credit

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.
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
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
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
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...

Singapore students visit Staples

Nine students traveled all the way from Singapore to visit Staples High School for two weeks and experience the American education system.
November 23, 2014

You may have noticed some enthusiastic and eager new faces buzzing around the hallways with curiosity. Or maybe their jet-black hair swiftly combed to one side or their thick rimmed glasses drawing attention...

Westport debates the ‘A’ in STEAM: Many continue to debate the balance between fine arts programs and engineering curriculum

Westport debates the ‘A’ in STEAM: Many continue to debate the balance between fine arts programs and engineering curriculum
October 12, 2014

The Westport Board of Education voted to implement a STEM-based curriculum for all grades in both Coleytown and Bedford middle schools on Dec. 2, 2013 in the hopes that it would foster  a passion for...

You snooze, you win?

October 6, 2014

As soon as the first alarm clock sounds, it seems as if every teenager instinctively slams the snooze button, yearning to get those few extra minutes of sleep before the long day of school begins. The...

Haskell wins Key

June 20, 2014

The diffident freshman who stumbled into the cafeteria on his first day at Staples is now nearly unrecognizable. Four years later, he sauntered across the auditorium stage to receive the most coveted award...

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