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Different reactions to block scheduling

April 17, 2019

Jai Sinha reports on students' reactions to 105 minute periods, and how they think the schedule could be improved.

Block schedules can help students improve, but it comes with its downsides.

Block schedule is met with controversy

April 13, 2019

For the past few weeks, students at Carlmont High School have experienced annual standardized testing periods that are accompanied by a two-day weekly block schedule. Instead of...

Students sit tight during long block period. They are able to focus on their work and get help if needed.

Block schedule leaves students restless

April 20, 2018

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 schedu...

Many students at Carlmont hope to have block schedule permanently in the future.

Carlmont’s path to a new schedule is blocked

February 6, 2018

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...

The longer class period  allows students in Spanish class to enjoy hands-on activities, such as recording videos  of conversations to review later.

Block schedule provides new opportunities

April 26, 2017

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 CAA...

While vaccines are generally accepted as helping to prevent the spread of hazardous diseases, some believe that vaccines like MMR can cause autism in the process.

Judge denies block against California vaccine law

August 31, 2016

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...

Sophomores had to recall knowledge acquired in freshman biology during the Smarter Balanced testing.

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

April 22, 2016

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...

Lydia Lelapinyokul destresses through guided meditation before a quiz.

Students share opinions on block scheduling

October 29, 2015

When the Carlmont administration discussed the possibility of block scheduling, the news spread like wildfire. Students and teachers voiced their opinions, with some teachers ...

Block schedule: fact or myth?

May 2, 2014

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...

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Block schedule: to praise or forget

March 20, 2014

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 ...

Vine: the newest form of social media.

The new kid on the social media block: Vine

February 27, 2013

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...

Students get a feel of block schedule

April 8, 2011

[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 stud...

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