School’s out for summer (officially); Friday marks final day for teachers

    Classes at Chase County Schools officially ended for grades 7-12 on Wednesday this week.
    CCS seniors finished May 6, para-professionals are signing out today (Thursday) and the last day for teachers is Friday, with a few checking out next week, as well.
    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and no in-house classes since mid-March, this year’s celebration of the last day of school will hardly be noticed.
    7-12 Principal Jon Lechtenberg said this year’s last day of school was, if he had to choose one word, “different.”
    “I think there is a lot less excitement and anticipation,” he said.
    There are no end-of-year parties or good-byes, he said, which is frustrating for both students and teachers.
    “Outside of school, children and families look to this as the start date for summer, vacations and maybe a Memorial Day trip,” he said.
    Unable to travel much, however, the last day of school is just another day.
    “It’s still exciting to get out of school and change is exciting,” Lechtenberg added.

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