The County Chronicle

The online newspaper for Loudoun County High School

The County Chronicle

The County Chronicle

Amy Perkins, Michelle Gettier, and Kathy Garrison are responsible for running the main office. “I do not think that this school would function without them,” Assistant Principal Kristyn Inman.

Front Office staff: The people that hold the school together

Jevonte Herron, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

Do you ever wonder what it’s like to run the front office of a school building? Buzzing in visitors, answering phones, doing early dismissals, and calling people down for admin. There is always someone...

Juniors Laysha Ricci and Amber Owens work together in their Study Hall. Photo by Olivia DeWan.

Times are changing: Loudoun County students can go unmasked

Olivia DeWan, Online Editor April 4, 2022

On April 30, 2020, Americans were encouraged by the CDC to wear a mask in order to combat the spread of COVID 19. For the last two years the bottom half of faces were unseen, but on February 16, 2022 the...

Newspaper staff decide which articles will appear in the April 2022 edition. When schools closed to in-person learning in March 2020, the newspaper, then called The Loudoun Raider, moved to an online-only format. The April 2022 edition will be the first print edition since January 2020.  (Crawford Holmes, Cat Pizzarello, Evelyn Kuzminski, Lorenzo Salas, Maggie Walker, Daniel DeLargy, Matt, Hannah Winegar)

“Wait, we do?”

Crawford Holmes and Cat Pizzarello, Staff Writers April 4, 2022

Wait, County has a school newspaper?  Contrary to many students' beliefs, Loudoun County does in fact have a school newspaper. The County Chronicle has been operating since 1954 when Loudoun County...

View our Quarter 2 PDF!

February 25, 2022

Our January 2022 PDF issue is live online. You can view it here: Keep alert for the PRINT edition of our Quarter 3 issue,...

Cindy Brady works at the Central Office and recently expanded her job description through numerous substitute teaching jobs at all levels of Loudoun County Public Schools.
Photo credit from Cindy Brady’s LinkedIn

Administrators take on substitute jobs due to county shortages

Liberty Harrison and Alexis Shugars February 22, 2022

Recently, in light of substitute teacher shortages, the upper administration of Loudoun County Public Schools, has directed some of their staff members, including directors, supervisors, specialists, coordinators,...

Inman sits in her office sending various emails and typing away. She works hard to finish the many different tasks she faces throughout the day.

New Assistant Principal Inman is already making an impact

Maggie Sheridan, Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2022

When students came back from summer break this school year and noticed a new administrator at the bus loop every afternoon and football game every Friday, the question in everyone’s mind was, who is...

English teacher Shawn Simms tunes into the live morning announcement to present the news to her class. Photo by Alexis Shugars.

Morning announcements moves to a new live format

Alexis Shugars, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

Recently, the LCHS morning announcements staff has been pushing out your daily news in a new format: live. This change has come with many technical challenges that students and staff have had to navigate...

Wayde Byard poses with the Stone Bridge High school staff dressed in Byard merchandise. Teacher Faith Ibarra asked Byard for permission to put his face on the merchandise, and Byard made the counter proposal of having a photo shoot in it. Photo Courtesy of Faith Ibarra

The ‘lucky and somewhat dull life’ of Wayde Byard: The story of an average census bureau’s rapid rise to fame

Crawford Holmes, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

     People young and old rush to his school canceling calls, while people in need hold out their hands to him. Whether it be the fire department or the Freedom of Information Act, they ask for his...

Seniors Quinn Griffin, Brighton Lieu, and Max Linville (left to right), score 460 points as they achieve second place on the show “It’s Academic!”.

Academic Team competes on popular show “It’s Academic”

Alexis Shugars, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

On December 11, 2021, the Academic Team appeared on NBC4 to compete on the show “It’s Academic!” against two other High School teams from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area.   “It’s Academic”...

AJ Dereume, groundhog handler, holds Punxsutawney Phil at Gobbler’s Knob on Groundhog Day. Phil predicted six more weeks of winter again this year. Photo credit Barry Reeger, AP, via The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Groundhog Day: The slightly odd yet faithfully celebrated holiday with a fascinating history

Evelyn Kuzminski, Layout Editor February 4, 2022

A near-record crowd of thousands - with many more watching the livestream from home - gather in the early dawn hours at Gobbler’s Knob, eagerly awaiting a verdict for the next six weeks of 2022: an early...

Students in PEER class collaborate in small groups, brainstorming, discussing current events, and planning how to execute plans for their next events. Dorene Kuebler, teacher of PEER stands in the left corner of the picture, helping to guide the students in what would topic would be best to educate on.

PEER bring unity, mental health access, to school community

January 23, 2022

Cold winter air filters into the building as a crowd of students line up to make their way onto a small patch of grass nestled between two walls of the school, pulling their coats more tightly around them...

Currently, the back corner of the library is the dedicated space for the Writing Center. Students can meet in person on select days with former English teacher Arlene Lewis and work on their writing pieces. Photo credit by Cat Pizzarello.

New Writing Center program offers help to students

Cat Pizzarello, Staff Writer January 5, 2022

Having trouble getting that hook perfect on a college essay that will completely determine your future? Or your thesis for an AP class that will decide your final grade? After five years of logistics and...

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