Inklings News

Better testing schedule equals better success rate

Theresa Vandis '22, Business Manager

October 2, 2020

Due to the new cohort schedule this year, testing circumstances have been up in the air. There have been some recent discussions in the math department on what the midterm will look like this year, one idea being that the teachers will give students an end of quarter assessment every quarter rather...

The administration has yet to listen to students

Where the magic happens: The main office houses the Staples administrators and grade level assistants that make the rules of what happens at Staples.

Julia Kasabian ’21

February 12, 2019

In today’s world, being in the know is very important. However, in our school community, it’s getting progressively harder to know what’s going on. With issues including the likes of the midterm schedule alteration and the eighth graders coming to Staples, the school board is relying more and...

Midterm review period holds a permanent spot on exam schedule

Staples’ newly implemented exam schedule where E1 and E2 represent the review days

Evi Tarshis '20, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

The newly instated review period will continue to be scheduled for years to follow due to an abundance of positive feedback from Staples students and teachers.

Midterm breakfast guide

Midterm breakfast guide

January 31, 2018

By Kaya Leitner '19 ...

Midterm exam break proven to be myth

This year’s midterm schedule consists of a regular school day on Monday Jan. 11, Midterm periods one and four on Jan. 12, exams two and three on Jan. 13, exams six and seven on Jan. 14, a staff development day on Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18, exams five and eight on Jan. 19 and exam make-up day on Jan. 20.

Renee Weisz, A&E Editor

December 23, 2015

Although in the past two years midterm exams have been followed by a five-day break from school, this year’s exams do not follow this same pattern. The week begins with a regular school day on Monday, Jan. 11. Three days of exams follow from Jan. 12-14. Then, a staff development day takes place ...

Snow Day on Wednesday Means Exams Would Be Pushed Back

Snow Day on Wednesday Means Exams Would Be Pushed Back

January 10, 2011

Early predictions of a snow day on Wednesday, Jan. 12 have caused the school's administration to develop a contingency plan for the upcoming midterm exams. "I sent out an email about three weeks ago saying that if we lose a day of school before exams, we'd just eat the day," Principal John Dodig said. ...

A Snap Back to Reality: Midterms

Photo Courtesy of SXC

January 9, 2010

By Kelsey Landauer '11 Staff Writer The purpose of the December break is to provide a period of time for students to be able to travel, or host family members for holiday celebrations without the distraction of schoolwork and the perpetual stress that school induces. With the vacation time f...

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