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Administration enacts new course selection policy, withholds finalized schedules until August

Administration enacts new course selection policy, withholds finalized schedules until August

Kaela Dockray '20

January 24, 2019

    The Staples administration and guidance department have implemented changes to the course selection and scheduling process, requiring that students wait until August of the upcoming school year to view the names of their teachers and the periods they have for each class. In June, s...

Scheduling committee sets sights for potential future schedule change

Scheduling committee sets sights for potential future schedule change

March 31, 2017

By: Lili Romann ’19 and Daniel Harizman ’19 The Staples’ administration has gathered a committee to explore both the benefits and drawbacks of various schedules in order to maximize work efficiency and eliminate stress. Staples currently possesses a schedule that differentiates each day from the n...

Out With the Old, In With the New: Lack of student voice contributed to Arena elimination

Out With the Old, In With the New: Lack of student voice contributed to Arena elimination

October 22, 2010

Editorial The Board of Education’s 6-1 decision to eliminate Arena scheduling was not a surprise. In a 2004 Inklings article, a writer noted that “in February of 1999… [then-principal] Gloria Rakovic officially abolished Arena… without much student consent.” Although later restored, Arena has always been a controversial process. What re-established Arena w...

Students, Teachers Unaware of Tough End of Quarter Schedule

Students, Teachers Unaware of Tough End of Quarter Schedule

March 10, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Unbeknownst to many Staples teachers and students, the scheduling of the end of the third marking period only permits for one day of testing in its final week. The third quarter, which ends on March 31, is filled with holidays and days off from school, preventing teachers from assigning homework and giving tests. March 29 is the only day...

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