BAHS goes virtual


Rylee Mellon

Students completed all their work online on Nov. 13.

The 77th Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) State Convention took place at Broken Arrow High School on Nov. 11-13, 2017. Because Broken Arrow hosted this year’s conference, there was limited space on campus for the busy and crowded every day student life on Monday Nov. 13. The solution to this problem was a virtual day where students used their Chromebooks to do their school work and watch their teachers’ lessons from home.

“It was nice having a day off and a break from the normal routine” junior Annie Kramer said. “I loved being able to sleep in and learn in the comfort of my home.”

Even though students do have to complete some school work on a day off, virtual days are also a nice break from having to get ready and leave your house everyday early in the morning.

“My favorite part was getting to do school from home in my bed,” senior Ryli Brassfield said. “Nothing sounds better than that.”

Many students are excited about the ability to do virtual days for the winter months when weather would usually affect school days. The district will not have to make up school days that were missed at the end of the school year, which means an earlier summer break.

“The advantages of the virtual day is that it doesn’t count as us missing school, so on snow days we could do a virtual and not have to add an extra day at the end of the school year,” junior Hadley Giager said. “The students have the whole day to complete their assignments and get to sleep in.”

With one virtual day done, students look forward to the possibility of more in the future.