Pennsylvania July 28, 2017
10 Undeniable Things You’ll Remember If You Went To Public School In Pennsylvania
Most of us have plenty of memories – some fond, some embarrassing, and maybe even some that are simply unforgettable – that everyone who went to public school in Pennsylvania can relate to. Whether our school years were the best, the worst, or somewhere in between, here 10 things that you’ll probably remember if you went to public school in Pennsylvania.
1. Waking up early on snowy days.
Most of us woke up early on snowy mornings to watch the school delays and closings scrolling across the television screen. Whether we got our wish for a delay or a day off depended, unfortunately, on our school district. Some were lucky to get the day off at the mere sight of snow while others trudged to the bus stop in the middle of a snowstorm.
2. Getting an extra day off of school over Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving vacation meant no school Thursday through Monday in Pennsylvania. We enjoyed that extra day off in honor of the start of the deer hunting season.
3. Missing class for pep rallies on football Fridays.
High school football is a big deal throughout Pennsylvania. That sometimes meant missing a class for a school pep rally on Friday afternoon to get pumped up for the big game later that evening.
4. Going to Friday night football games.
The Friday night football game was always the place to be whether we liked football or not. And, when it wasn't a football Friday, most of us could probably be found hanging out at the local mall with our friends.
5. Cheering when someone dropped their tray in the cafeteria.
Okay, 'fess up, how many of us have cheered when another student dropped his or her tray in the cafeteria? Or, worse, how many actually know what it feels like to be the poor soul whose lunch scatters across the floor as everyone cheers?
6. Taking standardized tests all day long.
Pennsylvania sure does love its standardized testing. Most of us have sat through hour after hour of standardized testing, starting in elementary school, filling out those little blue bubbles.
7. Marching in the annual elementary Halloween parade.
Not all schools in Pennsylvania celebrate Halloween these days. But, once upon a time, elementary school kids used to dress up in their costumes and parade around the school for their parents and other family members.
8. Wearing our school colors.
Okay, so maybe this isn't a strictly Pennsylvanian thing. But, if you went to public school, you likely had special days throughout the year. Like school spirit day where we all wore our school colors. Or funny hat day.
9. Skipping school on Senior Skip Day.
The highlight of our school careers was, undoubtedly, our senior year. We were allowed to drive to school, enjoy lax study halls, and, of course, our school year ended earlier than everyone else's. Then there was Senior Skip Day, the one day we all ditched school and headed somewhere fun.
10. Enjoying a half day of school on the last day.
Those last few days of public school in Pennsylvania meant signing each other's yearbooks, taking pictures, and just waiting for the final bell to ring. Then, of course, the last day was typically a mere half day.
Public school in Pennsylvania was definitely a unique experience, wouldn’t you say? What other things do you think we all did in public school? Share below for a part two of this list! Then
click here to read about some of the habits all Pennsylvanians share.