Champlin Park High School Welcomes Back Students
Champlin Park High School in Brooklyn Park brought out the marching band to celebrate students on their first day back in the building.
The Anoka-Hennepin School District started the first two weeks in distance learning, but Tuesday marked the first day of hybrid learning.
The school’s drumline rumbled near the entrance to welcome peers unloading off buses. Students say during a time of uncertainty, it’ll take some adjusting.
“I think it’ll be a little weird with smaller class sizes and just transportation in general,” said Logan Mennenga.
“I feel it’s definitely more challenging now that teachers have to balance that hybrid model and what not,” said Andrew Van De Light. “If they can do it well, props to them, and it will definitely help the student body.”
Band director Steve Johnson said teachers and staff are doing everything they can to provide quality education in the midst of the pandemic. He assures everyone that safety protocols won’t be a barrier to the joy of learning in the classrooms.
“We’re just excited to see the kids again,” said Johnson.