Photos by Director of Athletics & Afternoon Programs, Bert McLain and Admission Associate, Samantha Boulais
By Katie Reilly ’11
Take a note from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Shel Silverstein’s poem about little Peggy Ann McKay who “cannot go to school today.” There seems to be something special about the occasional, spontaneous day off from school. Yesterday’s snow day was no exception.
As Mrs. Gold already commented in her post below, we have only been back at school for a week and we only have a week to go before we enjoy a couple more days off during semester break. These vacations remain important, but snow days are a rarity at the Academy, which is what made yesterday’s mini holiday more memorable than most. The snow day was more exciting than those scheduled vacations to which we’ve been counting down for weeks because it was unexpected. The day harkened back to elementary school days, when (for those of us who grew up in the North East) we awoke to find blankets of white snow that were an automatic indication of a school-free day. Back then, I was elated to hear that I could spend the day at home, relaxing from what must have been grueling 2nd grade work. Despite being years older, I was just as appreciative yesterday to hear that I could take a day off from school.
To quote Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Yesterday’s snow day gave both students and faculty a chance to stop and look around, to sleep in, watch movies, go sledding and forget about the overwhelming number of imminent tests, quizzes and projects. It was a welcome and refreshing break that proved how beneficial this crazy New England weather can be.
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