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Students And Teachers Take Time to Themselves, Make Unique Opportunity Out of Snow Day.

A photo of Wave Media Reporter Kayleigh Handleys front yard covered in snow.
A photo of Wave Media Reporter Kayleigh Handley’s front yard covered in snow.

From January 16th to January 22nd the entire Tupelo Public School District, as well as other surrounding school districts were suspended because of dangerous road conditions caused by lingering snow and ice.

During that time students had extra time to themselves and their thoughts.

Some students see snow days as an opportunity to focus on things outside of school.

“I’ve always seen snow days as a day where you don’t have school and you can be productive or just go outside and be a fool.” Sophomore Andrick Flores Doubleday said.

“My sister and I tried making macaroons. While, it was freezing, but they did not turn out right because it was so cold outside.” Freshmen Claudia Blaylock said

The constant snow and ice gave students a chance to try out new activities for fun, but the hazardous road conditions made traveling dangerous

“It was a lot of fun for those of us who were able to get out and were able to go sledding and stuff but also It was dangerous. For one thing, you know, you’re stuck at home. You can’t drive anywhere.” Student Ella Grace said.

Due to Christmas break ending only a week before the roads started to freeze, students and teachers were out of school for an unexpectedly extended period.

“I think we’re just gonna have to treat it like starting all over since we were only at school for four days before the snow week.” Art teacher Ms. Walker said.

Having a surprise snow week created an awkward situation for students and teachers who were just getting acclimated to their new classes, especially for state-tested subjects which have stricter curriculum than most classes, but it also allowed students and teachers to get some rest going into a new semester.

“I think it got us off to a good start because I think it gave everybody time to kind of get acclimated to school, the new semester, but then rest a little bit and come back.” Walker said.

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Grant Edger, Golden Wave Media Staff Member
  Grant Edger is a copy editor and writer for Tupelo High School’s Wave Media team and a senior at THS. Grant has been a member of the Wave Media team for 3 years and in that time has won MSPA Best of Mississippi awards for news and feature writing. In his free time, he enjoys reading, walking, and writing. Grant enjoys learning from his own research with the topics he writes about.
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