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Early scheduling for 2020-2021 school year proves to be premature, causes unnecessary stress

Early scheduling for 2020-2021 school year proves to be premature, causes unnecessary stress

Lucy Arrow, Paper Features Editor

January 2, 2020

On Dec. 12, just like any other day, I walked into my weekly “Connections” meeting hoping to have the traditional 20 minutes of time. Despite my wanting to simply communicate and relax before the day proceeded, I was struck with the stressful news that we would be discussing our schedules for th...

Administration enacts new course selection policy, withholds finalized schedules until August

Administration enacts new course selection policy, withholds finalized schedules until August

Kaela Dockray '20

January 24, 2019

    The Staples administration and guidance department have implemented changes to the course selection and scheduling process, requiring that students wait until August of the upcoming school year to view the names of their teachers and the periods they have for each class. In June, s...

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...

Damico reassures unsettled future Accelerated Science teachers

Damico reassures unsettled future Accelerated Science teachers

June 18, 2017

By: Kaya Leitner '19 Accelerated Science is a new course designed to compact three years of curriculum into a two-year science course. Eight sections of the pilot course are anticipated to run for this upcoming school year, and freshman demonstrated great interest in the newly pitched Accelerated Scienc...

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