The County Chronicle

The online newspaper for Loudoun County High School

The County Chronicle

The County Chronicle

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...

Hybrid Guide: how classes will continue as students switch to hybrid learning

Liberty Harrison and Alexis Shugars January 15, 2021

As students return to the building for in person instruction, new guidelines have been put in place to ensure proper social distancing can be maintained within the school. According to Wayde Byard,...

The new care room at Loudon County High School is prepared for when students resume with hybrid learning. The room’s purpose, to assess students who have reported symptoms of COVID-19.

School Nurse, District Prepare for Hybrid Learning

Alexis Shugars January 15, 2021

When and how students return to school is currently a large and controversial topic. Often it’s heard what the parents and students’ thoughts are on this topic, but how would it feel being the school...

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