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Statistics given that allow for Connecticut schools to be ranked 2nd in the country when compared to other schools in US states according to WFSB.

Connecticut schools rank in the top three for education quality

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor September 23, 2022

Connecticut was ranked number two for the states with the best schooling systems on July 25 by wfsb (eyewitness news). In 2020, Connecticut schools were ranked third in the country according to the Connecticut...

In 2012, Northwestern University researchers Hajo Adam and Adam D. Galinsky studied the psychological effects of clothing choices on mindset and performance. They coined the term ‘enclothed cognition’ to represent the relationship between the symbolic meaning of clothing and its wearer’s thoughts and performance.

Putting more effort into outfit amplifies productivity, boosts confidence

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Managing Editor September 20, 2022

POV: it’s a Monday morning in April 2020 and your first period class is in 10 minutes. You pull on your sweatshirt and log onto Zoom—all without leaving your bed. Sound familiar?  For the Class...

According to US News, most of the schools within the top five are within the towns surrounding Staples High school and three of the five schools are public.

Staples High School ranks highly among other Connecticut schools

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor May 12, 2022

In late April, Staples High School was ranked as the fifth best high school in Connecticut by US News and the number one best public high school in Connecticut by Niche. “It is always nice to be recognized...

Movies offer educational lessons beyond entertainment

Movies offer educational lessons beyond entertainment

Maria Krug ’22, Paper Arts Editor June 9, 2021

In the video presented during connections, implicit bias was explained through condiments. For example, when someone says peanut butter, an instinctive association is jelly.

Important lesson on implicit bias falls short of intended impact

Isabella Rivel '24, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

It’s 9:15 in the morning and a group of students trudge into a classroom and take their seats. They chat for a few minutes as the desks start to fill until their teacher announces the assigned topic...

What the distance learning setup looks like.

Staples’ transition back to normal is better than staying in our bubble

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

During the seventh period of the day on March 11, 2020, Principal Thomas announced that school was being shut down for two weeks until the Coronavirus had passed through the area and there was no risk...

Cohort E has been implemented to provide students the ability to bond with their teachers and have a more hands-on and direct learning experience. Students attend in-person classes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The opportunity to transfer to Cohort E is available to any student. You can talk to your guidance counselor for more information.

Cohort E maximizes student resources and provides stability

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Managing Editor January 19, 2021

Although the hybrid schedule has proven beneficial to slow the spread of COVID-19, many students have struggled with only attending in-person classes two days a week. To help solve this problem, Cohort...

Remi Levitt ’21 used Staples’ period of remote learning to give back to Moroccan children in the village of Atlas Kinder.

Levitt connects Americans to Moroccan culture, youth through volunteering

Lea Rivel '22, Social Media Director December 21, 2020

Although COVID-19 has negatively changed daily life, many students have used the effects of this pandemic to benefit the people around them. In the case of Remi Levitt ’21, she  used Staples’ period...

Prior to Thanksgiving break 190 students were fully distance learners. After the break over 176 additional students decided to go fully remote, with the numbers anticipated to grow.

As winter break approaches, number of distance learners increases

Marina Engler '21, Staff writer December 16, 2020

The number of distance learners at Staples has tripled since the start of the school year with 363 students, roughly 20% of the population, fully remote as of Dec. 7. 125 students were distance learners...

Students enrolled in different art classes have recently had to adjust their classwork after it was announced that full remote learning would take place throughout Thanksgiving break.

Art classes adapt to fully remote learning

Emma Smith ’22, Arts editor December 3, 2020

COVID-19 has made 2020 a tricky year to navigate, especially going into the 2020-21 school year. However, after the first quarter, students and staff have learned how to work with the devised hybrid model.  Art...

Online classes are updated and posted every other week; however, students are only allowed to take one class on a school day per DMV regulations.

Fresh Green Light uses remote learning, keeps students engaged

Amanda Rowan '22, Photostory Editor May 18, 2020

After passing a permit test, attending 30 hours of classes and eight hours of driving with an instructor, the much-anticipated ability to safely drive on your own has been earned for many teenagers.  Learning...

Coronavirus brings college students back to Westport

Maria Engler '22, Web Opinions Editor May 8, 2020

Having to adapt to a new normality during the coronavirus pandemic has not come easily. With schools and universities nationwide being forced to close down, many students have had to pack up their...

Students from the period five Latin class venture down to the courtyard to complete their assignment on a sunny day.

Outdoor learning: a way to help motivate students

Emma Van Riper ’20, Social Media Director May 16, 2019

As summer is approaching and the weather is getting nicer out, it makes sense that students are asking their teachers to hold class outside for once. After being inside hour after hour, day after day,...

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