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Carlmont reacts to changes in final exam schedule

Carlmont reacts to changes in final exam schedule

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under Campus

As the Carlmont community wraps up its first semester of the 2017-2018 school year, students and staff members will have to adapt to a change in the final exam schedule. For both semesters this school year, there will be a minimum day schedule in the morning on Monday, followed by a lunch period and ...

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...

Carlmont reacts to new late start schedule

Carlmont reacts to new late start schedule

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

August 22, 2016


Filed under Campus

With first period beginning at 8:57 a.m. on regular days and at 9:43 a.m. on Wednesdays, many Carlmont students start their days approximately an hour later than in previous school years. This new schedule forces students with six classes to begin their school days much later than they are accust...

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....

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...

Students enjoy CAHSEE schedule

Students enjoy CAHSEE schedule

Kian Karamdashti, Staff Writer

March 20, 2014


Filed under Campus

Driving by Carlmont High School on the mornings of March 18 and 19, one would probably be confused by the lack of cars filling the street. Local San Carlos resident Kian Seddighnezad, who was driving by on his way to school, was puzzled by the lack of traffic. "I was pleasantly surprised as I was...

Mixed report card for new finals schedule

Mixed report card for new finals schedule

Josh Fagel, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


Filed under Campus, Top News

An onslaught of whining and cheering has stormed the Carlmont campus in reaction to the new finals schedule. Last year, after a regular school day on Monday, students took finals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with three finals on Tuesday for students with seven periods. This semester, finals week w...

New final exam schedule

New final exam schedule

Darien Malekos, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013


Filed under Campus

Final exam week has adopted a new schedule this year. As final week approaches it has become clear to many students that a new schedule has been brought to Carlmont. Testing now starts on Monday instead of Tuesday and ends on Wednesday for students with six periods. Students with seven periods Students ...

CTE schedule struggles

Grace Yi, Staff Writer

February 27, 2013


Filed under As seen in print, Features

Not only do you have to get good grades to graduate from high school, you also need to fulfill the graduation requirements. Students are required to finish all Fine Arts, Career Technical Education (CTE), and electives credits by graduation. A few CTE classes offered in Carlmont are Computer Science,...

Athletes outraged by new practice schedule

Athletes outraged by new practice schedule

September 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

Carlmont athletes are outraged at the new scheduling of after school sports practices. Due to the new rule implemented by the Sequoia Union High School District board, all schools must now start no later than 8:30 a.m. However, since Carlmont High School is restricted by the lack of lights for the...

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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