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Some Staples teachers provide study guides or make time for extra review and questions during class in order to help students prepare for exams.

Midterm weighting, schedule revised as COVID cases rise

Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. announced on Jan. 7 that midterms would begin on a later date, the week of Jan. 19, as well as count for a quarter two grade, as a result of the new COVID-19 conditions. Taking...

Seen above, this is the current schedule for January 2022 for the exam season. Students are given two review days and a long weekend between exam days to help ease stress and provide additional study periods

Staples faces first midterm season since January 2020

Hannah Conn ’23, Web Opinion's Editor November 23, 2021

Thinking back to 2019-20, it’s hard to picture what exactly happened during the mid-term exam week. There are faint memories of therapy dogs in front of the auditorium, warm cookies outside of guidance...

This vase was created this fall and the piece will be included in Kate Stephan’s ’21 mid-year portfolio project.

COVID-19 forces Staples art classes to alter midterms

Tallula Stvan ’21, Paper Arts Editor January 20, 2021

As with many things both inside and out of Staples, art classes are running a bit differently this year. Everything from chorus to painting and graphic design have had to make adjustments for our hybrid...

In previous years, Staples held an official midterm week with a specific block-schedule designed for preparing for and taking exams. This year, however, the administration has axed such a week from the schedule.

Staples eliminates midterm week, prompts different responses from community

Julia Herlyn ’23, Supplement Editor January 20, 2021

The 2020-21 school year has been filled with surprises: the hybrid model, COVID-19 scares within the community and even institution of virtual concerts. As a result, life at Staples and other Westport...

The Westport Library offers multiple levels to allow students collaborating on projects or students studying individually to work their best.

The Westport Library attracts students seeking a place to study in the stress of midterm week

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer January 13, 2020

Papers pile up on the desk crammed in the corner of your bedroom as your mom yells from the kitchen to come empty the dishwasher. Your printer beeps and an ‘out of paper’ error message appears, preventing...

The midterm season is tough enough, but the removal of the midterm make-up days will cause students to push past flu symptoms and potentially make-up tests after and before school.

Removing midterm make-up day hurts students

Eli Corenthal ’19 December 18, 2018

Midterm season is quickly approaching and there are many new changes unfamiliar to Staples students. The most significant one, perhaps, is the lack of a make-up day built into the midterm schedule. Instead,...

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