Don't look now, but we seem to be having a more active winter than we've had in quite some time. As I write this, we are under a winter weather advisory with rapidly falling temperatures and snow accumulation the order of the day.

SNOW DAYS OF OLD

When DCPS@Home was introduced, I couldn't help but remember a couple of MASSIVE winter storms--in consecutive Januaries--when I was in fifth and sixth grade. They happened in 1977 and 1978, but it's the '77 blizzard that stands out. I left an art project sitting on my desk on a Friday. By Sunday, the snow was falling like I'd never seen it fall before. And since it was the 1970s (the Dark Ages), we had to get up early Monday morning to find out there was no school. That's right, EVEN with that kind of snowfall, we didn't know until we knew. If there'd been anything like DCPS@Home back then, I wouldn't have returned to class three weeks later to find my art project still sitting there and covered in dust.

DCPS@HOME EMPLOYED

But it's 2022, and DCPS@Home has been introduced and will be utilized for this Thursday and Friday, January 20th and 21st. These will be the fourth and fifth such days of 2022.

This new way to handle "snow days" emerged with the COVID-19 pandemic and will not result in a long list of make-up days later in the school calendar. Plus, assignments for elementary, middle school, and high school students will not involve NEW subject matter, but rather topics and lessons that have already been covered. These assignments are available at dcps.org/athome.

To date, there has been only one official snow day--January 6th--and that will be made up on Presidents' Day, February 21st.

Old Daviess County and Owensboro Schools and What They Are Now

Of the many old schools in Owensboro and Daviess County, some are still active, while others have been repurposed.

13 Old School Games Worth Playing Again

Relive 1980s Elementary School Gym Class

If you are a Generation X or Millenial like me, you likely have some strong memories of gym class. Either you loved it or hated it. I made some fun memories and built character and muscle, but I'm really glad I never have to go back and face some of these things again! And I know my teachers did their best to make gym enjoyable and teach us life skills. They succeeded - this is all in good fun. And, hopefully, future generations will get to thoroughly enjoy some of these as much as I did!