South Shore Snow Day


Brigid J. Ripley

One of the teachers, Ms. Ripley, enjoyed her day by spending time with her horses & taking pictures.

Morgan Rock, Director of Internal Communications

It’s the second week of the new year, and the end of the 2nd semester is nearing. Most of the students and teachers are feeling quite exhausted from school. Luckily, they got a break on Thursday, January 11th, because of a snow day for most of Northern Wisconsin’s schools.

Following this snow day, the weather actually had taken a turn for the better in Port Wing, WI. Five days prior to the snowstorm temperatures reached an average of 35 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature rise was actually quite an improvement from the previous two weeks of near-constant negative temperatures. However, after the warm weather this week, on Wednesday night temperatures dropped to around nine degrees. It snowed all night and day. The high school boys’ basketball team even had a game scheduled against the Drummond Lumberjacks that day. The school day was called off and students and teachers got a day to stay indoors and relax.

The basketball coaches attempted to create an optional practice for both their teams to make up for the lost game time. However, with the relentless snowfall, the coaches were forced to cancel any kind of practice and give their athletes a day off.

Students and staff are now back to school this Friday. The girls’ basketball team is traveling to Hurley, WI to play the Midgets. The boys’ game will have to be rescheduled as a result of the snow day. Good luck to both the teams on their games.

Sara Kangas spent her snow day differently than most people, “I enjoyed my snow day by taking a trip to the Family Dollar store in Iron River. I spent almost $100 on random goodies!” We hope everyone had a fun snow day!

Enjoy the weather here in Northern Wisconsin!