School Day with only Partial Electricity

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MCS students in senior English demonstrate the lack of no electricity.  (staged)

John Ballenger

MCS students in senior English demonstrate the lack of no electricity. (staged)

Sunday and Monday, February 24 and 25, 2019 brought 50 – 60 mph gusts for the better part of both days, which caused power outages all over Mansfield.  Mansfield Christian School lost partial power on Sunday afternoon.

School was still in session on Monday with no WiFi and no heat and only less than half of the lights working. We asked a few students about what they thought about not having power.  JC Mangan said that we really didn’t know “that the school was going to be cold” before we came to school.  Mrs Houge replied, ”All of the students were being too wimpy about the situation and that WiFi should not determine whether or not we have school.”

Thankfully, administrators did try to compensate for the school being so cold by being flexible in enforcing campus wear that day.  This was very appreciated, and was a solid attempt to make up for the situation.

In spite of the electric company crews’ best efforts, MCS was closed on Tuesday, February 26, but reopened the next day with full power and heat.

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