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Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager recognized as finalist for national Teaching Tolerance award

Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager recognized as finalist for national Teaching Tolerance award

February 27, 2018

By Kaela Dockray '20 Contemporary World Studies, U.S. History and Women in History teacher, Cathy Schager, was nominated on Feb. 13 as a top finalist for the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching. Teaching Tolerance, a program started by a nonprofit organization called the Southern Poverty Law...

High school credit becomes college credit in Contemporary World

High school credit becomes college credit in Contemporary World

October 12, 2017

By: Tori Lubin '18 The students in room 2038 look to the SmartBoard where a document labeled “Global Clash of Civilizations” waits to be analyzed. Before they dive into the dissection of international relations theorists, they chit-chat at desks clumped in groups of four throughout the room. Cathy...

New Ebola preventative laid down in CT

New Ebola preventative laid down in CT

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor

October 14, 2014

On Oct. 8, Gov. Dannel Malloy introduced an Ebola preemptive, granting public health officials the authority to quarantine any suspected persons infected with, exposed to, or showing symptoms of the Ebola virus. Since Thomas Eric Duncan’s account of Ebola, in Dallas, Texas, hospitals and health officers around the United States have been working day an...

Schager inspires audience at National Honor Society Induction

Schager inspires audience at National Honor Society Induction

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

May 21, 2014

On May 19th at 5pm, students, faculty members and parents gathered in the Staples library to induct 50 new students into the National Honor Society for 2014-15. After a musical interlude by Katie Zhou ’14 on the violin, Will Haskell ’14 and Katie Smith ’14 discussed symbols of the society. The four ...

A or AP?: U.S. History Honors in Danger of Elimination

A or AP?: U.S. History Honors in Danger of Elimination

May 27, 2011

U.S. History Honors, a course originally created nine years ago by a Board of Education (BOE) directive to create more honors-level courses at Staples, is on the verge of extinction. “I think in general, we don’t want too many levels in social studies,” James D’Amico, 6–12 Social Studies Department Coordinator, said. D’Amico says that the department is divided whe...

Honors Collab Chooses Portfolios Over Exams

Honors Collab Chooses Portfolios Over Exams

December 22, 2010

Sometimes a midterm just is not a fitting culmination to a semester’s hard work. In U.S. History Honors and English 2 Honors Collaborative, dubbed affectionately as Collab by the Staples community, students do not take a midterm exam at the end of the semester. The Collab class—instead of taking an exam on the portion...

December 17, 2010 | Ugly Shirt Day

December 17, 2010 | Ugly Shirt Day

December 17, 2010

7:27 a.m. Social studies teachers Catherine Schager, Daniel Heaphy, and Ashley Gayanilo sport their “ugly” shirts. Today, students can give $1 during any of the lunch waves to vote for the teacher that is wearing the most “fashion-challenged” shirt of the day. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Connecticut Food Bank....

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