Snow days: a day for more than just sleep


Gwen Almeida

Some students dread snow days because they can be boring. Others enjoy different snowy activities.

The first flurries of snow that fall from the sky are a spark of hope for most Carlisle High School students and even for some teachers, a hope that they will a receive a message that school is canceled for the day. 

While a majority of students and teachers are excited for the fact they can sleep in for the day, after the initial excitement wears down, they face the issue of not knowing what else to do for the rest of the day due to the fact that they can’t go anywhere. Of course, there is plenty of things to do to be entertained during this day off, way more than what students think there are.

Kiley Barnhart, a freshman at CHS, gave a few suggestions like getting some hot chocolate, watch Netflix, and go outside to play in the white snow.

“Go skiing,” added Barnhart. “I always wanted to do that.”

Sophomore Anaya Montgomery suggested going sledding down hills if you have them or staying inside, where it’s warm and relaxing while watching a movie or reading a book.

“I see myself curling up on the couch with a really nice blanket maybe watching movies and drinking hot cocoa,” said Montgomery

Although going outside in the cold isn’t for everyone, there are also indoor activities that students also enjoy.

Maddie Bradford, who is a senior this year, said she likes to watch movies and make cocoa but she doesn’t like to go outside in the cold. Bradford also said she likes to bake cookies to take up the time too.

“Watch Netflix, “ Bradford said. “There’s always something good on there.”

Senior Jada Bourgeois, who takes on a vegan diet, likes to bake vegan goodies like muffins or cinnamon rolls.

“[I like to bake] something comforting,” Bourgeois said.

Even teachers like to get in on the action. They have to decide how to spend their day off too. While many choose to catch up on grading and do schoolwork, others enjoy more seasonal activities. Matthew Erkel, a Geo-Environmental science teacher, likes to sleep in and take his dog to the park to play in the snow.

“The Chinese restaurant offers discounts for teachers on snow days,” said Erkel. “So I usually get Chinese food delivered so I don’t have to out.”

He suggests that students get up around the same time they usually do on a regular day and go outside when it snows.

So when a text or email comes through stating that CHS is having a cancellation due to snow, think about trying some of these suggestions so the snow day is a relaxing and fun one.

After you sleep in, of course.