Suburban Schools Getting Creative With Closings

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Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 4.32.56 PMIf schools are closed tomorrow, we’re going on five days of post-winter storm closures in the Baltimore area. While snow days may be fun (for the kids) at first, everyone’s starting to get a little punchy. A pair of school leaders are looking to break up the days, even if that doesn’t involve hosting the kids.

In Anne Arundel County, the normal way of announcing school cancellation apparently just wasn’t cutting it. Spokesperson Bob Mosier channeled Adele for Tuesday night’s announcement. Winter hit “Hello” has been parodied by many, including Hopkins nursing students. Now, parents who will cry boo hoo can be added to the list:

At Waterloo Elementary in Howard County, principal Sean Martin was willing to get out the video camera. He took a risk in going back before the students at the school were born to find inspiration in Tom Cruise’s famed Old Time Rock n Roll scene in Risky Business. But apparently it came with reward, as Martin’s look at what principals do at school on a snow day racked up 10,000 views. He may need an encore, as Howard County schools are closed on Thursday, too.



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