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Italian teachers take a step toward no midterm testing

Italian teachers take a step toward no midterm testing

January 19, 2018

By Bailey Blaikie '19 Imagine walking into the classroom during midterms and not having to worry about a 200 point test. This year, that is the case for many classes, including Italian. There are multiple teachers who assigned a project instead of giving a test. Mrs. D’Amore and Mrs. Noonan’s...

Smaller quizzes are passing the test

Smaller quizzes are passing the test

January 11, 2018

By Emma Van Riper ’20 In preparation for a test, all you can do as a student is study your hardest in hopes for a good grade. But, no matter the subject, large tests overwhelm students due to their significant impact on their grade. Spacing out studying would be most beneficial, but realistically,...

Sophomores triumph at National History Day

Sophomores triumph at National History Day

Alice Hickson, Staff Writer

March 31, 2015

  Instead of sleeping in, on Saturday, March 21, sophomores took their historical knowledge and creative talents to Fairfield University for National History Day National History is an annual competition that half a million middle and high schoolers across the country take part in. This...

Students talk midterms

Students talk midterms

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

January 11, 2015

As midterms come near on Jan. 12th, Staples students are rushing to finish all of their projects and review material from the entire semester. The majority of students have a mixture of tests and alternate assignments to prepare for. Emily Snow’s ’15 midterms this year consist of all tests, except ...

Alternative finals ignite less student stress

Alternative finals ignite less student stress

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

June 11, 2014

Memorizing 250 vocabulary words, historical timelines, diagrams and essay topics is what is in store for many Staples students during finals week. However, some teachers are eliminating student stress by replacing a traditional final test with an alternative assignment. Forensics is a paradigm of a class that has an alternative type of exam. Science teachers Michael Lazaroff a...

Project AP-way

Project AP-way

Simon Stracher, Social Media Managing Editor

June 8, 2013

AP classes are viewed as some of the toughest courses that Staples has to offer. However, most have their final in mid-May since the College Board’s AP tests are given then, so teachers have to find some way to fill the last month or so of school. The answer? Projects. Joseph Jelen has assigned his AP Gov...

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