Spring Break in April

Since: Mar 08

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#1 Mar 21, 2008
A teacher told my son that the reason that they aren't getting their Spring Break after Easter Sunday is because a group of Atheists got together and protested the Wyoming County Board Of Education.
Does anyone else feel that this is wrong?!! I feel that all Christians have been gravely disrespected.

Since: Mar 08

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#2 Mar 21, 2008
I don't know why that was posted twice..
teacher

Oceana, WV

#3 Mar 21, 2008
That is wrong. The teachers voted last year whether to take it in March or April. Teachers voted April because it would be warmer and more enjoyable. The majority ruled!!!
shooter

United States

#4 Mar 21, 2008
SaraML wrote:
A teacher told my son that the reason that they aren't getting their Spring Break after Easter Sunday is because a group of Atheists got together and protested the Wyoming County Board Of Education.
Does anyone else feel that this is wrong?!! I feel that all Christians have been gravely disrespected.
I would say the teacher is pulling you sons leg or your son heard him wrong or something..Doubt VERY SERIOUSLY that is true.
teacher

Oceana, WV

#5 Mar 21, 2008
Last year before the school calendar was made, teachers had the chance to vote on when Spring Break would be. Everyone voted for April because the weather is so unpredictable in March and is usually cold. We made a good decision because the high Sunday is 42 degrees!!

Since: Mar 08

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#6 Mar 22, 2008
Thanks everyone...I'll have a talk with my son & get to the bottom of this rumor.
Random people

Valley Head, WV

#7 Mar 23, 2008
Blah blah blah Talk about something interesting and stop trying to make a religion based war....

Since: Mar 08

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#8 Mar 23, 2008
Random people wrote:
Blah blah blah Talk about something interesting and stop trying to make a religion based war....
It's interesting to me...& if it's not interesting to you than you have the choice not to read it or comment on it.

“Don't like it - Boo Hoo!”

Since: Mar 08

MY WORLD

#9 Mar 23, 2008
They hold board meeting on this stuff and it's posted on the schools web site. If more parents would attend the meetings it would make a HUGE difference. Till then you can complain till your blue!

I really don't see the religion link here myself but if you can make a case then go for it...you may be able to get enough people involved to stop the school from doing this again!
shooter

United States

#10 Mar 23, 2008
MidSaturn wrote:
They hold board meeting on this stuff and it's posted on the schools web site. If more parents would attend the meetings it would make a HUGE difference. Till then you can complain till your blue!
I really don't see the religion link here myself but if you can make a case then go for it...you may be able to get enough people involved to stop the school from doing this again!
Get the schools from doing what? Voting to have Spring break later so they can have better weather..This wasn't (in my opinion)a conspiracy to stop Easter...Get a grip people.
concerned

Lerona, WV

#11 Mar 23, 2008
I think it is nice they are having it in April when the weather is better.Plus if someone decides to take their vacation time during the break ;it will be cheaper to travel; because hotels charge higher prices during holidays;like the week of Easter.But I do think they should have worked the calendar so that the kids could have been off on Good Friday;though.It would have made it easier for people who go out of town to be with their family during Easter.
hmmm

Montgomery, TX

#12 Mar 23, 2008
It is called spring break people not easter break. That alone shows it has nothing to do with any religion.
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#14 Mar 23, 2008
A teacher's child who goes to school with my son told him. He assumed that his friend heard it from his mother.
It's obvious now that my son's friend made it up for what ever reason.
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shooter

United States

#16 Mar 24, 2008
just stating a fact wrote:
you all may not like the choice now but you will later when it is warmer during spring break.
But here is a little fun fact about how easter came to be this early this year.
Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the spring equinox.(which is March 20). This dating of easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify passover, which is why it moves on our roman calendar.
Based on the above, Easter can actually be on day earlier (march 22) but that is pretty rare. Here's the interesting info. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives. And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this arly (95 years and older) and none of us have ever, or will see it a day earlier.
Here are the facts. 1 The next time easter will be this early (March 23) will be in the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was in 1913 (so if your 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that).
2. The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22 will be in the year 2285 (277years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. so no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year.
Hope you enjoy this. I did.
Thanks... calm unemotional INTELLIGENT facts are always welcome.. at least to me...
hmmm

Montgomery, TX

#17 Mar 24, 2008
Mr_Disturbed wrote:
I'm not happy what decision you teachers made.
Your reason for moving our spring break to April is so stupid and selfish.
It's the students' break.
We made you look good in Pineville for making you a blue ribbon school.
We deserve better.
it's the parent's as well as the teachers' choice, but mostly the parents'.
Actually by state law it is the teachers choice and no one elses. That is why teachers vote on it and no one else. Spring break has "NOTHING" to do with easter so you can forget trying that argument. It is called Spring break not easter break.
And if anyone makes plans, they would much rather have warmer weather which is what the month of April offers. Much better to do things than it is in March. lol Besides the teachers need the break just as well as the kids. Probably more so they way some parents raise their children now days.
Spring Break

Welch, WV

#18 Mar 24, 2008
I wish there wasn't a Spring Break, lol... My son is too mean. He'll drive my mother crazy while I am at work all week...:)

“Don't like it - Boo Hoo!”

Since: Mar 08

MY WORLD

#19 Mar 26, 2008
All I mean is that for "Those" with a religious "Easter" issue (myself Xcluded) they can take it to the board if they want! I agree with the Spring break not Easter break. Sometimes it falls with Easter and this year...well...It didn't!

The kids will enjoy it more with nicer weather and to be honest...SO WILL I! ha...Better weather means they can go out and play...BAD WEATHER...we'll let's be honest ... who do they cry to....MOMmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!! ha ha ha!

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