Inklings News

Westporters celebrate the annual Memorial Day Parade

Westporters celebrate the annual Memorial Day Parade

Caroline Donohue '20 and Emily Stone '20, Business Managers

June 5, 2019

To help reduce the stresses of high school, an open campus should be mandatory

To help reduce the stresses of high school, an open campus should be mandatory

Marlo Von der Ahe ’20

May 13, 2019

As we near the end of the school year, students in all grades are wishing they can enjoy the warm weather, hoping that summer would come sooner. Naturally, students want the school day to pass as fast as they can. But, after seven long hours of working, thinking and processing information, it is not irrational for students to want to leave campus and clear there head by gra...

AAPPL testing should not be mandated

AAPPL testing should not be mandated

Holden Cohen '20, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

This year, all language courses were required to give students the Assessment of Performance Towards Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL), which evaluates understanding of languages based upon listening, speaking, reading and writing. The culmination of the test results in a seal of biliteracy should a st...

Disparities in SmartBoard technology limit learning

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, changing  in quality with every classroom. Some are from years past, while others have been recently...

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