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Juniors Pilot New Test

Juniors Pilot New Test

Andrea Frost, Features Editor

May 7, 2013

Throughout the weeks of May 6 and 13, juniors will be participating in a pilot test that is associated with the Common Core States Standard. Juniors will be randomly selected by the school to take the pilot Math and Writing sections for the new test that will replace CAPT in 2015. Frank Corbo, the K-...

The Best Test, ACTs vs. SATs

The Best Test, ACTs vs. SATs

May 4, 2011

A term well known to the Staples student body. A term that is dreaded by almost all students. This is the term that can define a students future within a matter of a several months. This term is better known as: standardized tests. As applications are being filled and college essays are being written, there is an undulating flow of sophomores and juniors communic...

To Test or Not to Test?

To Test or Not to Test?

April 15, 2011

On March 15 a drug ring of four men was arrested in Danbury after being accused of illegally selling marijuana and anabolic steroids. The major drug bust turned heads in the Fairfield Country area, not because of the jail time that awaits these men, but instead because of the ring’s possible clients, high school athletes. The alleged connection between the drug ring and local student...

Top Five Best Things About Staples

December 21, 2010

In the November 2008 issue of Connecticut Magazine, Staples High School was named the “#1 High School in the State.” While the ranking heavily depended on test scores, percentage of students that attend college, the amount participating in Advanced Placement classes, and various other statistics,...

Do Vacations Give Students a Break?

Do Vacations Give Students a Break?

November 22, 2010

Will McDonald '14 Staff Writer For some students, a total break from school is a distant fantasy. This is because that even over the so-called breaks, the stress that results from the never ending supply of homework does not stop. Many go into the vacations with piles of homework. Other students ...

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