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While normally taken in-person, this year the Seal of Biliteracy Test was taken online using a proctoring program that caused several issues for students.

Juniors encounter issues with proctoring software for the required Seal of Biliteracy Test

Katie Simons ’22, Editor in Chief May 6, 2021

Over the course of April and May, eligible juniors at Staples are required to take the Seal of Biliteracy Test; however, many students have reported issues with the proctoring software used and encountered...

Ellee Seitz ’21 works on posters to promote work language week during her honors Italian class. Many world language classes spent time making and hanging up posters around the school.

World Language Week returns to Staples

Chelsea Strober '21, Paper Opinions Editor March 20, 2020

All over the country, the first weeks of March are recognized as World Language Week. The week promotes and celebrates foreign languages and cultures from all around the world. While it has not taken place...

AAPPL testing should not be mandated

AAPPL testing should not be mandated

Holden Cohen '20, Staff Writer May 1, 2019

This year, all language courses were required to give students the Assessment of Performance Towards Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL), which evaluates understanding of languages based upon listening, speaking,...

Noonan wins award after 30 years of hard work

Noonan wins award after 30 years of hard work

September 16, 2018

By Carly Kaplowitz '21

Allow Arabic for all

Allow Arabic for all

Justine Seligson, Photo Editor October 6, 2014

French. German. Latin. Mandarin. Spanish. All the languages offered here contain value. But there is a giant gap in need of filling. It’s the Arabic gap. I came to Staples thinking that foreign...

Staples mourns a loss

Staples mourns a loss

Deanna Hartog, Sports Editor April 11, 2014

Staples students and staff alike mourned the loss of Spanish teacher Donna Kenny. Kenny came to Staples more than a decade ago from Amity High School.  Throughout the years, Kenny had taught hundreds...

33 Students Inducted into Five World Language National Honor Society Chapters at Staples High School

April 11, 2011

On March 29 the Staples World Language Department honored some of its finest students at the annual World Language National Honor Society inductions. The students earned membership into their respective...

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