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Block schedule leaves students restless

Block schedule leaves students restless

Sadie Lyman, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Campus

The  block schedule weeks that took place between March 20 and April 19 have prompted many different opinions from students. Carlmont made a temporary change in its schedule due to required testing for juniors and seniors. Instead of having the usual fifty-minute period, classes were stretched to an hour and...

Carlmont’s path to a new schedule is blocked

Carlmont’s path to a new schedule is blocked

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Features

Imagine having two days a week when you can put off half of your homework until the next day. Imagine only going to half of your classes and therefore having more time to do activities after school. Two to five days a week of block schedule could better the lives of students and teachers, or it could...

Block schedule provides new opportunities

Block schedule provides new opportunities

Sarah Cheung, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Campus

On April 26 and April 27, the Carlmont schedule will be switched to a block schedule due to standardized testing.  This change was made to allow sophomores and juniors to complete their CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) testing in English, science, and math. The te...

Judge denies block against California vaccine law

Judge denies block against California vaccine law

Justin Som, Staff Writer

August 31, 2016


Filed under News

Supporters of the block against a California vaccine law were met with heavy defeat on Aug. 26 as federal judge Dana Sabraw ruled to uphold California's current standing on the law. In July 2016, the vaccine law was updated with a new article that no longer allowed families with personal or religious...

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under Campus

Aside from heralding the beginning of spring, April is the harbinger of the Smarter Balanced assessments. Sophomores are tested in biology and juniors in English. This is part of the results of the No Child Left Behind Act, which passed in Congress and was signed into law by President George W. Bush....

Students share opinions on block scheduling

Students share opinions on block scheduling

Celine Yang, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Campus, Top News

When the Carlmont administration discussed the possibility of block scheduling, the news spread like wildfire. Students and teachers voiced their opinions, with some teachers even taking the time during class to share their thoughts. During block schedule, the current six or seven periods are replac...

Block schedule: fact or myth?

Block schedule: fact or myth?

Alyssa Fagel, Editor

May 2, 2014


Filed under Campus

Following the temporary block schedule brought on by the Smarter Balance testing on April 28 and 29, many Carlmont students have began pondering the idea of a permanent block schedule. Sophomore Sage Shamsai said, “I think block schedule is good because it gives you more time to absorb the information....

Block schedule: to praise or forget

Block schedule: to praise or forget

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

March 20, 2014


Filed under Campus

This week all Sequoia High School Union District sophomores with a few upperclassman took the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) leading to a block schedule on March 18 and 19. To graduate high school and receive a diploma, all students are required to pass this test. The CAHSEE evaluates st...

The new kid on the social media block: Vine

The new kid on the social media block: Vine

Ashley Kawakami, Features Editor

February 27, 2013


Filed under Campus

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram may have to welcome a new kid on the block: Vine. Vine is like Instagram and Twitter, rolled up with a splash of YouTube. It is an app that allows the user to record six seconds or less of a looping video feed and then share it with friends via Twitter or Facebook. Vines...

Students get a feel of block schedule

Students get a feel of block schedule

April 8, 2011


Filed under Campus

[media-credit id=41 align="alignright" width="300"][/media-credit] With the start of STAR testing, Carlmont students get a feel for a block schedule which goes on during the two week testing period. Some students work well with having fewer and longer class periods, while others prefer shorter classes. Researchers have p...

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