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First day back in person overwhelming

First day back in person overwhelming

Molly Schochet April 14, 2021

Walking out of school after the first day back to 100 percent, I felt exhausted. I had been going in person twice a week during hybrid learning, and while it was nice to see people who I haven't seen in...

Students walk to their classes April 9. Plans to remain three feet apart for social distancing.

Park implements buffer before unlimited capacity

Harris Keekley April 9, 2021

According to junior Will Dooley, he believes although he learns better in a school environment, he is more concerned for the health of everyone else. “Personally I feel like the move towards 100 percent...

Engineering teacher Mark Miller teaches his online and in-person class March 4. Miller said he prefers teaching his hybrid students because engineering is a hands-on class and he enjoys seeing his students being able to work in-person.

Engineering class adapts to hybrid learning

Crystal Diaz March 8, 2021

Engineering teacher Mark Miller said while teaching engineering during distance learning, students have had to adapt to an altered class experience. He said teaching through Zoom isn’t the same because...

Art teacher Angela Jacob talks to a student during an asynchronous class Feb. 23. The Echo Editorial Board is in favor of keeping Park’s current schedule and believes switching to a fully synchronous schedule would be unhelpful to students.

Staff Editorial: Adjusting schedule not necessary

March 5, 2021

With students returning to hybrid learning, some students, parents and staff have questioned the current schedule and whether it could be changed. While a change could benefit the people in hybrid a little...

Freshmen Environmental Science class has a conversation during asynchronous class time. Hybrid classes have been in session since Feb. 22.

Freshmen year: a strange turn of events

Johanna Kaplan March 2, 2021

For freshmen, this year has been far from a typical high school experience. Despite Park’s transition back to hybrid learning, school continues to feel foreign according to freshman Will Gohman.  “It’s...

Students walk through the A3 hallway as they head to their next class Feb. 22. The return of hybrid learning has brought mixed emotions among students.

Hybrid learning brings mixed feelings

Danny Shope February 28, 2021

After choosing to do hybrid learning, senior Helen Tefera said being in school brought much-needed relief from the anxiety that comes with distance learning. “(Hybrid learning) is going to be better,”...

Hybrid learning brings back sense of normalcy

Hybrid learning brings back sense of normalcy

Tenzin Gyaldatsang February 28, 2021

As students like myself return to hybrid learning, a sense of regularity and liveliness was in the air during my two days of in-person classes.  My first day back felt somewhat refreshing. Even though...

Sophomore Mya Stanberry works on her assignments in the cafeteria during first hour Feb. 25. Cohort B returned for in-person learning on Feb. 25 and 26, while cohort A and cohort C remained online.

Staff Editorial: Return to hybrid successful

February 28, 2021

Park returned to hybrid learning at 50% capacity Feb. 22. Originally, grades 9 and 12 were to return first and 10 and 11 March 8, but after Gov. Tim Walz announced it was safe for schools to move at a...

Junior Olivia Brown does work during class Feb. 22. Students returning in person for hybrid learning have experienced Wi-Fi connection issues.

Return to school brings WiFi issues

Tobias Khabie and Jacob Khabie February 26, 2021

When junior Jordan Clarke opened her Windows computer as she prepared for her first class in the hybrid learning model, she was met with an odd message. “When I clicked on the student Wi-Fi, it said...

Art teacher Angela Jacob helps a student during art class Feb. 23. Park started 50% capacity hybrid learning Feb 22.

Hybrid learning worthwhile despite challenges

Gabriel Kaplan February 24, 2021

Three days into Park’s second try at hybrid learning, all seems to be going well. The decision to transition into in-person learning Feb. 22 was the right one to make, considering declining COVID-19...

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