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Snow Day Reduces Summer Break

North covered in snow after March 24th's snowfall.
North covered in snow after March 24 snowfall.

When snow begins to fall on a school night, students look straight to their televisions and their social media to be on the lookout for the schools name in the list of schools having a snow day. Sunday afternoon on March 24, FHN students found themselves doing just that. After having a whole two week spring break, students were given an extra day off due to continuous heavy snowfall, leaving them with a three day week when coming back to school. Since March 25 was the third snow day this year, the day missed will be added onto the end of the year. This means coming back to classes after Memorial Day and having the last day of school be May 28, resulting in a shorter summer.

“What can you do on a summer day? Anything,” junior Victoria Scott said. “I’d rather have a longer summer than a snow day. I mean what can you really do on a snow day? Nothing. You can’t necessarily go anywhere.”

Many students agree with Scott. With school cancelled, after school events could not take place either. Countless spring sports games were cancelled due to icy roads and plenty of snow.

“I was really mad that we weren’t able to play,” Varsity soccer player Kyleigh Kristensen said.

The girls Varsity team was scheduled to play Monday evening. With snowfall reaching around 12”, many of the outdoor sports teams will not be able to participate in their games due to wet fields and leftover snow. This upset many athletes. But while some are not happy with the extra day off, others enjoy their snow days.

“I’d rather have a snow day than a longer summer because I like having little breaks here and there,” sophomore Marykate Feldhaus said. “Summer’s still really long so it’s not going to matter if we have a couple days taken away.”

With this most recent snow day taking place right after Spring Break, many felt it was a wasted day.

“I was sick of being off by then,” Scott said. “I’d much rather it be summer already. I’m anxious to get my summer started and this last quarter over with.”

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    ChrisMar 31, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    FHN’s summer break should be three months just like most other schools. FHN’s summer break is the shortest in MO and is a joke. I would much rather have a shorter fall break and spring break to allow for a normal summer break. The teachers meetings reduce the normal school days during the school year as well and should not.

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