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Safe for Now: Board of Ed Rehires Teachers for 2011-12 School Year

Safe for Now: Board of Ed Rehires Teachers for 2011-12 School Year

June 6, 2011

2011 has been a bleak year for hundreds of Connecticut educators, as budget cuts in towns across the state have threatened the jobs of many teachers and paraprofessionals. Urban districts and wealthy suburban towns alike have taken measures – some more drastic than others – to cut down on the n...

Safe for Now: Board of Ed Rehires Teachers for 2011-12 School Year

Safe for Now: Board of Ed Rehires Teachers for 2011-12 School Year

June 6, 2011

2011 has been a bleak year for hundreds of Connecticut educators, as budget cuts in towns across the state have threatened the jobs of many teachers and paraprofessionals. Urban districts and wealthy suburban towns alike have taken measures – some more drastic than others – to cut down on the n...

Boys Varsity Tennis Defeats Norwalk at Home

Boys Varsity Tennis Defeats Norwalk at Home

May 18, 2011

On May 2, 2011, the Staples boys varsity tennis team defeated Norwalk High School during a home match. The final score was 7-0. The scoreboard read as follows: Luke Foreman ‘14 won at 1 singles 6-1, 6-0. Justin Kleiner ‘11 won at 2 singles 6-0, 6-0. Josh Kaseff ’11 won at 3 singles 6-0, 6-0. Baxter Stein ‘14 won at 4 singles 6-1, 6-0. Jehangir Hafiz ‘11 won at 5 singles ...

Varsity Girls Tennis Defeats Westhill

Varsity Girls Tennis Defeats Westhill

May 10, 2011

On May 9, the Staples girls varsity tennis team played a home match against Westhill on Senior Day. The overall score was 7-0— a complete victory for the Staples Wreckers. Although the number one singles player, Katie Reiner ’12, was unable to play due to a wrist injury, the number two singles pl...

All Work, No Credit: Students opt not to take AP tests as a number of colleges do not accept the credit

All Work, No Credit: Students opt not to take AP tests as a number of colleges do not accept the credit

April 15, 2011

For the first two weeks in May, the gym and library will be filled with desks where Staples students will sit for three hours, furiously bubbling in answers and writing essays. They will do this in hopes of gaining college credit and the ability to waive introductory courses in college by receiving a passing score on Advanced Place...

Holly Jolly Playlist

Holly Jolly Playlist

December 22, 2010

To be honest, I always get a little confused when people complain about hearing too much holiday music. Lyrically, it’s no more mundane than most pop music- the only difference is that instead of songs about love or dancing, we have songs about Santa Claus. More importantly— and far too often, mo...

Cartoon Characters Take Over Facebook

Cartoon Characters Take Over Facebook

December 7, 2010

Image via Wikipedia This past week, a huge number of facebook users have swapped out their standard profile pictures for cartoon characters ranging from Tommy Pickles of “Rugrats” fame to Winnie the Pooh. Some are just taking part in these shenanigans for the fun of it, due to the Cartoon Network spon...

Viewed Worldwide: Staples Students are Popular on Youtube

Viewed Worldwide: Staples Students are Popular on Youtube

November 19, 2010

Staples students who regularly go onto YouTube probably know of channels similar to those of TayZonday (famous for the “Chocolate Rain” videos) and Fred (famous for the “Fred” videos). Both have a high number of views and subscriptions and boast large followings. But Tom Karrel ’12, Jake Shore ’13, and Elliot Enriquez ’12 all ha...

Administration, union at odds over attendance letters

Administration, union at odds over attendance letters

October 22, 2010

Caitlyn Rand ’13 & Claire O’Halloran ’13 Web Opinions Editor Some teachers are distressed by a letter Superintendent Elliott Landon sent at the end of the last summer. The letter was sent to teachers who had accumulated, in the 2009-2010 school year, absences above the district average...

High Stakes, Higher GPAs

High Stakes, Higher GPAs

October 1, 2010

Image by Feras Hares via Flickr Editorial There’s something vaguely disturbing about the number of kids who take AP classes simply to boost their GPAs. However, these classes also come with a significant amount of coursework, so to truly reap the benefits of the higher–weighted AP classes requires student...

September 21, 2010 | Take A Number

September 21, 2010 | Take A Number

September 21, 2010

10:30 a.m. At this  time of the year, the guidance office is booked with what seems like endless student appointments. Seniors are busy sending in transcript requests, while juniors are busy signing up for PSAT's and SAT's....

Passing the Torch: Seniors Hand Off Leadership of Their Clubs to Qualified Members

Passing the Torch: Seniors Hand Off Leadership of Their Clubs to Qualified Members

June 23, 2010

Sam Freeman '11 Web A&E Editor Although members of the class of 2010 are leaving Staples, the clubs and organizations they built will continue to flourish and succeed for years. The Paper Hearts Club and SafeRides are just two of a number of clubs that have been created by seniors in the past four ...

Crunch Time

Crunch Time

June 11, 2010

Every student is counting down the number of days, minutes, and seconds until school finally ends. However, instead of counting the time remaining, teachers think about how many additional lessons they can fit in before school lets out. Just as I think I am coming down the home stretch and can already fee...

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