Angels, sleds, and snow fights

Makeup dates far from kids’ minds

By Anthony Gonzalez agonzalez@civitasmedia.com

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School snow days will require students to make up the lost time. Students are not complaining. Not yet, at least.

“That’s because they’re preoccupied right now,” said Mary Myers of Mountain Park through an email. “They’re out making snow people, having sled rides, and even enjoying an occasional snow fight.”

Myers, the stepmother of two kids at Mountain Park Elementary School, believed the winter snowstorm that caused Wednesday and Thursday school closures has snow accumulation so significant that kids may be off the rest of the week from school.

Sarah Byrd of North Elkin chimed in and said that her granddaughter, Emily Jolly, was busy making the snow angel around 9 a.m. Thursday.

“Our cat is named Snowflake,” said Byrd when asked for its name. The cat was included in a submitted photo by Byrd.

“We got a snowball fight brewing,” said Vicki Whelan on Main Street in Elkin. Whelan uploaded pictures onto Facebook of a friendly snowball fight between Victoria Vangordan and Nicholas Alexander Vangordan.

Other students weren’t tossing snow, but were instead getting ready to use a shovel.

Samuel Cheek of Thurmond, a student at Wilkes Early College High School, sent in pictures of his vehicle buried in snow.

“We have about 17 inches of snow,” said Cheek.

Make up days are looming.

According to Elkin City Schools, all of these days off ultimately cause havoc on a school district schedule.

“When inclement weather causes days off, we’ll have to make the days up somewhere,” said Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe in a prior interview.

In the meanwhile, kids and parents wait for official word on makeup dates.

Reach Anthony Gonzalez at 3360835-1513 or follow on Twitter @NewsGonz.





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