Middle School Students look back on their 2020-2021 School Year
By: Abigail Smith
I am most proud of learning by myself at home, making new friends, and spending more time with my family. Since we started going hybrid in 2020, I have pulled up my grades, started to be more focused, and loving school. Since we are in school full time, it has been much easier but a little more challenging because we have more to do than when we were hybrid. The most challenging part about dealing with Covid-19 and going to school is wearing a mask and maintaining a six-foot distance at school (mostly when we are on the bleachers in the gym). Also having to deal with plexiglass because when I am behind plexiglass, I can’t see the board. Sometimes I would knock it down, but since it is stuck to the tables, I don’t knock it down anymore.
By: Anthony Shelton
2020 was a bad year, and it was so bad that we could not get toilet paper. There were riots and cops being shot for no reason. We could not go outside. The dead rose from the ground and voted for Joe Biden. So I think that we need to get toilet paper. We need to get ready for2021 and be ready for what comes next. School was so hard because we had to learn to use Chromebooks. When we were allowed back to school, we had to wear masks, and we had an uprise in cases of coved 19. But, other than that, I had a lot of fun because I helped my popa build a house, so that is what happened in 2020. I hope I will see my friends soon.
By: Jadyn Mayfield
Things that I did during the pandemic.
We have chickens, and during the pandemic, I built a chicken house for them. We also went to the beach during the pandemic and had several funny stories from the time in quarantine. One day I went to my cousins’ house, and we were watching Youtube when we heard a big gush of air, and we just started looking at each other. Then we saw smoke fill the room, I looked over, and a charging battery that was beside us had exploded. We ran outside, and we yelled, “FIRE!” My dad ran inside and threw the battery a mile across the yard. When it was safe to go back inside, we started worrying about the toxic fumes still around. The battery was in a fireproof bag. The bag was the thing that caught on fire, and that was my funny story of the pandemic. The one thing that beat this memory happened at school when I was accepted in the marching band. I was proud of my instrument practice. There were several other things that I was working really hard to learn during the pandemic too. I learned how to drive a boat and a truck. I learned to bake homemade cupcakes. I also learned how to shoot a bow. Overall, Covid and the pandemic were not all bad.
By: Ashton Pflantz
2020 was the worst because I couldn’t see my friends or family. It has also been the worst because I had to wear a mask and go to a wedding. It has also been the worst because I had to move from a place I knew all my life to a different state where I did not know anyone. 2020was the best because I saw my cousins and I had to wake up early for school. It was also the best because I got to stay up as late as I wanted. It was also the best because I got to see my uncle, and I got to play video games as long as I wanted.
By: Genesis Zecena
The 2020 Year
First thing first, I’m tired of all of this. I’m tired of this pandemic. It changed people’s lives- just like mine. Covid hit, and we ended up doing Zoom. Thousands and thousands of people died because of it. People were losing family members and friends. I lost some friendships. People were moving to another school or being virtual. Then because of all of this, people got quarantined. Even me and I just got really bored. People ended up killing themselves. Covid really changed people’s lives, just like mine. I feel really sad 2020 is gone. But, here we are in 2021.We made it. Covid is now leaving, and I’m so happy. I was so tired of wearing these masks. Not going to lie; this happened like two times. I had forgotten to brush my teeth, and I was trapping in my own breath. I am so embarrassed. I missed seeing people smiles, even though they look really different now. I’m so happy.
By: Ismerelda Zaraut
I will always remember this school year. This school year was the craziest school year I’ve ever had. I liked the hybrid schedule; it was more calming with just a few people coming to school each day. When we all came back, it was so overwhelming, but overall, this was my favorite school year and one I’ll never forget.
By: Linda Belteton Aguirre
During quarantine, I didn’t do that much. My mom taught me how to make some dishes from her country, like Pacayas Salvadoreñas and Tacos dorados. My dad would take me to work with him if I got really lazy. I mostly played games on my phone. My mom would tell me to do chores before getting on my phone, like cleaning my room since it’s really messy. She would make me organize random stuff to keep me busy. The thing that stressed me out was doing work for teachers during quarantine. I had to email or text my teachers through Remind for questions. Sometimes I would have to go to my friend’s house for help, or they would come to my house. The part that I loved the most through quarantine was sleeping in and staying up late at night. My flight to Guatemala was canceled, and I cried because that meant that I wasn’t going to see my step-brother in person. I don’t get to talk to him anymore since we weren’t close anymore. 2020 wasn’t a good year. We all know that. We all went through ups and downs during Covid. Lots of people lost their relatives or friends because of Covid. Don’t even get me started with masks. We all hated them; some probably didn’t, that’s their opinion. But masks, dang, I kinda got used to them since they kept my face warm. The one thing that I hated about the masks was that when you got cologne or perfume on them, then you would be breathing in perfume or cologne.