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Problem Solving: A Standard for Staples Students

Problem Solving: A Standard for Staples Students

March 26, 2010

A student stares at a nonsensical problem on a math test. He had studied all week, and had participated in class. But once face–to–face with the test itself, he could not solve this one problem. The method of trying solutions and mentally figuring out what to do with an unknown problem is referred to as problem solving. And ...

PPSAT Shown Valuable in the Pre-College Process

PPSAT Shown Valuable in the Pre-College Process

March 12, 2010

Monica Mula '10 Web Opinions Editor Each year around mid–March, the stress levels among the grades are drastically different. Sophomores have just finished the long weeks of CAPT testing, while all other grades have enjoyed weeks of sleeping in and feel well-rested and refreshed. Now comes the ti...

CAPT Testing Delayed Due to Lack of Test Booklets

CAPT Testing Delayed Due to Lack of Test Booklets

March 10, 2010

On Thursday, March 11, at 7:45 a.m., Staples sophomores were scheduled to take their final CAPT test- Interdisciplinary Writing Session III, a supplemental test.  Other students would not come in until 10:20 a.m., when first period was to start. However, at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10, the Staples High School admin...

CAPT Day Three

CAPT Day Three

March 4, 2010

Inside CAPT room 2032, sophomores took the Interdisciplinary Writing, Session II test on the third day of testing. Meanwhile, freshmen, juniors and seniors enjoyed a later start to the school day. CAPT will continue into next week for three more days....

How to Drive in the Snow

How to Drive in the Snow

January 19, 2010

Lexi Preiser '10 Web Editor-in-Chief Driving under normal conditions can be perilous. Add unplowed roads, black ice, and inexperienced drivers to the mix and you have yourself a car accident waiting to happen. There have been two instances this year, the mornings of Dec. 9 and Jan. 8, in which driving co...

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