2020, a Twisted Year

Olivia Mlouk working independently during hybrid.

Madison Norberg

Olivia Mlouk working independently during hybrid.

Madison Norberg, Staff Writer

Let’s get ready eagles and fly into a successful school year. Many scholars at McAuliffe Middle School have been eager to come back to school, and a new hybrid schedule has finally been put into place. One day at a time, schools have been reopening and new opportunities have come into view.

The effects of COVID-19 have had a long-term run, but they are being washed away and a new era of time is not too far. Each and every student at McAuliffe Middle School has been impacted differently by the hybrid schedule. Ella Pardasani, a seventh grade student at McAuliffe, stated, “I believe that going back to school has had a great positive impact on the student body. Although it’s only for a short time, this time is filled with productivity and just being able to interact with other students and teachers is amazing. I have really enjoyed being back on campus.” Being able to come back to school might not be the experience we hoped for, but with the time we have at school, students and teachers have used it well.

Not only have students been impacted by distance learning, but teachers and parents have also been greatly affected by the stay-at-home order. According to the World Economic Forum, “With this sudden shift away from the classroom in many parts of the globe, some are wondering whether the adoption of online learning will continue to persist post-pandemic, and how such a shift would impact the worldwide education market.” While during this distance learning time the school communities around the world have completely shifted into a new platform and schedule, most students in McAuliffe’s traditional platform agree that being at school is the better option. 

Overall, McAuliffe Middle School has overcome many ups and downs to reopen in the hybrid model, and hopefully, soon enough we will get back to a new normal with all students on campus.