Sunday, June 26, 2016

School's Out - Mostly, Sort Of

The air smelled like 'Summer' this morning - like the smell when school is out.

So I wondered if school is out. There isn't a single answer - it is quite complicated.  I didn't know that there are 194 mandated school days in the year in Ontario.   It is hard to tell when the school closes for the summer.  How can school close on June 26th?  That's today and it is a Sunday when students don't go to school.  In British Columbia it says school closes June 27th.  So students would go tomorrow for one last day. Lucky B.C. students, compared to Niagara. The last day in Niagara is June 28th, so we'll see some crossing guards out tomorrow and Tuesday, and then a declaration of Summer.

There are school's out songs too.  Alice Cooper shows up at the top of the list. This from Wikipedia: Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?". Cooper said: "There's two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, when you're just getting ready to open the presents. The greed factor is right there. The next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school when you're sitting there and it's like a slow fuse burning. I said, 'If we can catch that three minutes in a song, it's going to be so big.'... It incorporates the childhood rhyme, "No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks" into its lyrics.

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