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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...

Allow Arabic for all

Allow Arabic for all

Justine Seligson, Photo Editor

October 6, 2014

French. German. Latin. Mandarin. Spanish. All the languages offered here contain value. But there is a giant gap in need of filling. It’s the Arabic gap. I came to Staples thinking that foreign language classes were just another way for school to torture us. Now as a senior, I have come to realize...

Staples mourns a loss

Staples mourns a loss

Deanna Hartog, Sports Editor

April 11, 2014

Staples students and staff alike mourned the loss of Spanish teacher Donna Kenny. Kenny came to Staples more than a decade ago from Amity High School.  Throughout the years, Kenny had taught hundreds of students and was called a friend by many co-workers. Her current classes included Spanish 1C, 2A and 3...

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