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The online newspaper for Loudoun County High School

The County Chronicle

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El teacher Sarah Loredo teaches her hybrid students during first block. Since the switch to in-school learning was implemented in February, over 80% of EL students were brought back into the classroom. Photo courtesy of Sarah Loredo.

EL students struggle with obstacles in online learning

Michaela Scott June 10, 2021

During the distance/hybrid school year, to say students have had obstacles to overcome would be an understatement, especially for English Language Learners. Many of these students are brand new to the...

PEER writes positive messages to put on every desk in the school for Kindness Day in November before the pandemic. PEER is a student group whose main goal is making the school a positive and inclusive community for everyone.

PEER supports students when Distance Learning brings ‘so much stress’

Chloe Beal May 5, 2021

March 11, 2020 was the last “normal” day of school for students in Loudoun County. Over the past year, COVID-19 has affected the everyday lives of students, causing many to feel stressed and overwhelmed....

English teacher Shawn Simms teaches to both her in person and online third block class. Photo by Valerie Egger.

Digital Struggles: Virtual learning challenges students and teachers

Daniel DeLargy, staff writer May 5, 2021

COVID has changed the landscape of education that LCPS provides to its students. Ever since March 13, 2020, school has primarily been online, only opening in March 2021 using hybrid models. This has...

Eman Mazhar shares his online learning set up. With much of the school year taking place via distance learning, students had time to set up their own personalized learning spaces.

Expectation vs. Reality: students weigh in on the hybrid learning model

Chris Mejia, guest writer May 5, 2021

Ever since COVID came into existence a lot of things have changed. From sanitizing everything to wearing masks, our lives have changed dramatically. One of those changes has been online school. This new...

Junior Sophie Hylton quickly cleans the dishes after her rushed lunch break. The shortened lunch periods are preventing students from having the time to clean up after themselves, or even give them time to finish eating their whole meal.

Mid-Year Bell Schedule Adjustment Agitates Students Who Are Still Adapting To The Distance/Hybrid School Year

Michaela Scott May 5, 2021

Over the course of the distance learning school year, students have been constantly adjusting to many sorts of changes, such as working from home, preparing each lunch on their own, and balancing their...

Students and teachers return to four days a week in-person learning

Olivia DeWan May 3, 2021

Earlier in the year, students who had selected the hybrid learning option would go into school physically for two days a week. Following the development of the COVID vaccine, they returned to school...

Culinary students adapt to cooking classes from home

Michaela Scott, Editor January 12, 2021

Kennedy Cole shares her favorite meal that she learned to prepare in Culinary Arts, PopTarts. The PopTarts were a familiar treat that culinary students cooked during the beginning of distance learning....

This image features an image of the LCPS COVID Case Data webpage, containing information on the two metrics decided to indicate return to 100% distance learning by the Loudoun County school board, as of November 17.

School Board decides Coronavirus metrics for return to online learning, sparks discussion on viability of decided metrics

Liberty Harrison December 17, 2020

November 17, seven days before LCPS’s Thanksgiving break, an emergency school board meeting ruled in a 6 – 3 decision that all hybrid students would be moved to 100 percent distance learning if two...

Teacher’s Pets: amidst pandemic challenges, pets bring comfort to teachers during the workday

Karen Cortes and Karen Cortes November 16, 2020

In a complicated year like 2020, there have been a lot of ups and downs for teachers. One of those few ups is that in teaching from home, teachers get to spend more time with their pets. Teachers submitted...

Math teacher Peggy Carnes celebrates Halloween virtually with her students. Teachers such as Carnes have had to find unique ways this year to keep students engaged during online classes.

Teachers adjust to distance learning

Olivia Zavadil November 16, 2020

This year has posed many unique challenges to our community, including the transition from in-person to fully distance learning. Students have had to figure out how to combat not only the lack of social...

This picture, taken by A. J. Jelonek, former LCHS student, shows the LCHS auditorium’s empty seating. Because of social distancing protocols, in person viewings of plays aren’t possible at this time. The theater department has found a way around this by working to create a recording of a play, viewable online.

Theater department transforms online challenges into unique opportunity

Liberty Harrison, staff writer November 11, 2020

As distance learning continues, all LCHS classes have been affected, but many elective courses have faced unique challenges because of the content of their courses’. One such elective is Drama class,...

Google Meet screen

Students intrude on Google Meets, disrupt classes with vulgarities

Liberty Harrison November 5, 2020

ff writer As online school progresses new problems arise, and with them new solutions. One of these problems, experienced with the use of Google Meets, is live class bombings, hackings, or interruptions,...

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