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Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

Sophie Driscoll ’19

January 16, 2019

At higher levels of certain courses, difficulty of content increases slightly but volume of homework increases dramatically. However, homework quantity does not correlate with academic rigor. Of course, some students override into high-level classes without the necessary  foundation for success...

Staples achieves highest average SAT score in Connecticut

Staples achieves highest average SAT score in Connecticut

September 21, 2018

By Jack Dennison '21 The Staples High School class of 2019 earned the highest average SAT score in the state. Daniel Westphal ’19 was happy to learn of the distinction. “Staples having the highest SAT scores in the state is a reflection of the time and effort the students here have put into the...

Staples High School named fifth in the state

Staples High School named fifth in the state

May 9, 2017

By: Bailey Blaikie '19 Staples High School, the only public high school in Westport Connecticut, was named fifth in the state by The U.S. News & World Report on April 25, 2017. Along with being ranked fifth in the state, Staples was also ranked 391st in the country and awarded a gold medal. There i...

Salutatorian challenges the meaning of learning at Staples

Izzy Ullmann, Features Editor

June 19, 2015

Every morning, Megan Root ’15 sets aside 40 minutes to enjoy her daily wake-up call: a nutritious meal, a cup of coffee and, most importantly, a Charles Dickens’ novel. “I have basically been a geek since the day I was born,” Root laughed. She recalls learning how to read when she was 3-years-old...

Westport elementary schools sweep the 2015 Niche rankings

Westport elementary schools sweep the 2015 Niche rankings

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

January 24, 2015

The Niche website’s 2015 Best Public Elementary School ranking included all Westport elementary schools, with Saugatuck, King’s Highway, Coleytown, Green’s Farms and Long Lots taking fourth through eighth places, respectively. According to the Niche website, schools with high rankings are “exceptional...

Humans of Staples: Shannon Cardoza

Humans of Staples: Shannon Cardoza

Bella Gollomp, Staff Writer

January 14, 2015

Shannon Cardoza '15 has a simple take on life: enjoy its opportunities and be happy. Blair Gould '15, has shared several classes with Cardoza over the years, “She is one girl that will never leave you feeling down,” she said, “Her presence invites the world in and her laughter is totally contagious.” Her...

Singapore students visit Staples

Singapore students visit Staples

Rebecca Rawiszer, Staff Writer

November 23, 2014

You may have noticed some enthusiastic and eager new faces buzzing around the hallways with curiosity. Or maybe their jet-black hair swiftly combed to one side or their thick rimmed glasses drawing attention to their dark yet kind eyes. This is because nine male students and their teacher traveled...

The four stages of going back to school

The four stages of going back to school

Zach McCarthy, Web A&E Editor

September 3, 2014

Last week, you may have felt some of those familiar back-to-school feelings that I’ll do my best to recount here. Now, being a junior (the fun, easy grade), I may have no idea what stress in school is, but I’ll do my best to identify: 1. Denial School? What school? You don’t have to worry ...

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