Some Broken Arrow Students Finish 2020 School Year

Friday, May 8th 2020, 8:03 pm
By: Amy Slanchik

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - For some Green Country students Friday was the last day of school, which means summer break has arrived.

One BA teacher said distance learning took a lot of patience, and a lot of grace.

"Here we are on the last day and we've survived. We have survived distance teaching and distance learning 2020,” Beckee Hacker said.

Hacker teaches eighth grade U.S. History at Oneta Ridge Middle School.

"It has been so exciting, being a history teacher during this time,” she said.

Hacker taught 136 students from a desk in her living room. But the work isn't over yet. Not all Broken Arrow students will be starting summer break tomorrow.

"I have about eight or nine that I'm working with today, that if they don't get finished up today, they'll be working a little bit next week,” Hacker said.

With two kids in high school, stay-at-home mom Tracey Stump has been busy, too.

"There is absolutely no routine whenever you have two sixteen-year olds in the house,” she said.

She set some ground rules over the last few weeks.

"They had to be up no later than 8:30 and work until 2:30, you know, I give them a lunch break in the middle,” Tracey said.

Those rules are paying off. Her daughter McKayla wrapped up all her work early. Tracey's son Keller is finished up some work Friday.

Some students still have one more week of schoolwork to tackle. Jenks and Tulsa public schools wrap up the school year next Friday.