On Monday November 12, New Haven School District cancelled school because of icy road conditions. Students were thrilled, parents were upset, but we all managed to get through our first snow day of the year. Exactly one year ago to the day was the first snow day of the 2018 school year. If you recall last year though, there was lots of snow, some even calling it the “snow apocalypse.”
This year it was a little different. There was less snow but more ice, making it dangerous for students, parents, and busses to commute to school Tuesday morning. We got some comments about what was different between students’ snow days this year and last, and about what they did on their first snow day of the year.
Natalie Pecaut commented, “Last year, I remember tons of snow! Like so much snow where we hooked up my dad's boat to the back of the four-wheeler and took the thing for a spin. This year, some parking lots were covered in ice, and we would do donuts with our vehicles-- sorry, Mom and Dad.”
Rylan Ball mentioned, “I don’t remember what I did last year but I do remember that we couldn’t leave my driveway. This year, I just played video games and watched TV.”
Demetri Pataky said, “Snow days are lit! We always hang out with our friends, whether that's just chilling at someone’s house watching movies or taking your truck through the Bottoms, driving through the snow. This year, we took the jeep on a cruise and determined that the roads were unsafe. Maybe Dr. Hoener should let us check the roads for now?”
Matthew Laune mentioned, “Yeah, it was pretty chill. I went hunting and played a lot of ping pong with my girlfriend. Pretty solid night, if you ask me.”
Brandon Young commented, “Driving was treacherous. One minute I’m going around a turn, and then, boom, I’m backwards on the other side of the road. It was pretty wack.”
Dominic Lewis said, “I slept most of the day like most of the other kids did on their snow day. I went on a run, did some chores, and went to basketball practice. I'm not sure how I made it to practice alive with the road conditions, but those are the kind of things you have to endure when ball is life.”
If you’re into all the tricks and hacks for getting a snow day, then you already know what we’re talking about. Not just elementary school students believe in these tricks, but high school students as well. In fact Lauren Hoerstkamp gave us some of the inside tricks.
Lauren Hoerstkamp mentioned, “Some of the things I do for a snow day I’ve been doing since the 2nd or 3rd grade. I put a spoon under my pillow, I flush ice cubes down each of the toilets in my house, I put a white crayon in my window sill, and I wear my PJ’s inside-out and backwards. If you don’t believe in all these hacks, then you don’t believe in snow days!”
We’re all waiting patiently for our next snow day! Maybe take some tips from Lauren if you’re wishing for that snow day soon.