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Some students plan their schedules to make sure they get enough credit early in their high school careers. Others cram their graduation credits in junior or senior year.

Students stress over art credits

Henry Watson '25, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

Imagine it’s senior year, you’re sitting in your car, looking at the credits you’ve collected throughout your time at Staples over the past four years. You know you’re close to graduation and can...

Students reflect on schedule changes

Gabi Gerig ’23, Paper Sports Editor June 10, 2022

The schedule rotates between eight periods, dropping two a day. There is a built-in communication time on days without connections.

PRO: New schedule offers valuable change to school year

Gabi Gerig ‘23, Sports Editor December 2, 2021

The decision to revert back to the pre-pandemic 50 minute period schedule has already proven to be a practical and beneficial change for the 2021-2022 school year.  The 2020-21 school schedule consisted...

The schedule rotates between eight periods, dropping two a day. There is a built-in communication time on days without connections.

Pro: New schedule offers valuable change to school year

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

The decision to revert back to the pre-pandemic 50 minute period schedule has already proven to be a practical and beneficial change for the 2021-2022 school year.       The 2020-21 school schedule...

Theresa Vandis ’22, as well as many other students, are feeling overwhelmed as they adapt back to the six 50 minute period schedule. There is less time to complete homework and periods feel rushed with little time to connect with the class. Many students are staying up later and not getting enough sleep as a result.

Return to six-period schedule warrants negative response

Abbie Goldstein, Paper Arts Editor September 24, 2021

Students, bleary-eyed from a late night of homework, grip steaming coffee as they run to their class. Confused freshman frantically check their schedules trying to figure out what the day’s schedule...

The implementations of Connections strived to connect students with trusted faculty members that are available to help in a variety of ways for both personal and school-related issues.

Connections requires more independence for students, teachers to be successful

Jared Leonard ’22, Opinions Editor May 27, 2021

Connections: the mere sound of the word either makes students cringe or sigh with relief. Whether you dread the 20 minute period that seems to drag on or enjoy the small break in the day, we can all agree...

Eli Shorrock ’22 enjoys the new schedule format because he can get more work done during class time. Although, sometimes he gets antsy during the long periods.

New block schedule provides positive take-away from pandemic

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

In a year that has consisted of constant changes, students have adopted some and neglected others. The block schedule at Staples has been a change that some students and teachers have seen as a positive...

The schedule for the 2021-22 school year has been announced as returning to the six-period day schedule Staples had before the pandemic.

Schedule change set in motion for 2021-22 school year

Maddy Tansley ’23 April 26, 2021

The Staples school day schedule for the 2021-22 school year is set to change back to the six-period a day model that was used pre-pandemic, rather than using the current four-block model.   When...

On March 1, Staples began its new 75% capacity schedule with hybrid students now attending three days a week. Students and teachers alike are excited to see new people in-person. However, some feel there are still issues to fix and that distance learning has not yet overstayed its welcome.

Staples community settles into 75% capacity

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director March 13, 2021

The hallways are packed with people, full of the faces and footsteps of students, some who feel as though they haven’t seen each other for a million years. Shouts of “ohmygodhi” fill the air as peers...

The Zoom platform should still be used during the full-in person school model to allow students to virtually participate in class when they are sick or in quarantine.

Elements from hybrid-learning model should be implemented in return to full in-person school

Meg Enquist '23, Business Director February 11, 2021

The challenges associated with educating students amid the Coronavirus pandemic has led to changes in scheduling, along with other policies and protocols. As students and teachers prepare for the potential...

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