the westminster news
Published by the students of Westminster School
By Maya Tavares ’24
What are some of the best parts of wintertime? Before Westminster, a big snowstorm means one important thing… A SNOW DAY! A snow day means many things – the thrill of sitting by a television, having the news on, and waiting to see if your school was on the list of ‘canceled’ or ‘delayed’ provided some fond memories. My parents often decide to withhold the information until I wake up at 7 a.m. for a nonexistent school day.
There is an inexplicable joy in suiting up and going out into the snow to build an unstable snowman or staying inside and watching the snowfall. However, due to the proximity of the Armour Academic Center to our dorms, we cannot experience an actual snow day at Westminster. But, I thought it would be interesting to hear from my peers on what they thought of snow days:
Wills Lown ’24, “My favorite part of snow days was getting comfy and watching movies with my family. I also loved sledding with all of my friends!”
Julius Galante ’25, “The best part of snow days has always been sledding with my friends at our hometown preschool!”
Payton Harding ’24, “Sledding is the most amazing part of snow days. I remember suiting up in my hot pink snow pants and fluffy coat and getting my sled ready to slide down my driveway.”
Clearly, there is a common theme within these three students' responses: sledding and movies reign supreme. So while we are unable to get an actual day off from school, we should continue these traditions to relive our nostalgic experiences!
Where and when would sledding be allowed on campus? Find out in my next article …