Another learning opportunity that was safely done for generations of students is sacrificed for the sake of the nannies.
According to WBHS tradition, this time of year means milk cartons being dropped 50 feet from the roof of the auditorium.
This tradition was a project done for physics class. Students were required to construct a protective system in a milk carton that would keep an egg, which was placed inside, from breaking. They could use whatever materials they wanted, but many students opted to use packaging materials, such as Styrofoam peanuts. Other students got more creative, using jell-o, shampoo, or even tomato sauce.
But now, for the first time in over 30 years, the egg drop has been canceled.
The decision was made due to safety concerns by people at the district level, according to Prost.
“Technically, we’re not allowed to have any employees on top of the auditorium within 8 feet of the overhang,” Prost said. “I understand where they’re coming from, but at the same time, I thought there would be a way that we could somehow make it work.”
UPDATE: The administration CRACKED!
Update: In an email, teacher Richard Prost said that he received word Tuesday morning that the project has been reinstated. “Just got word from Mr. Neitzke that he disagrees and that we have the green light to do the project. Obviously now we have to wait until the weather warms up. Interesting how powerful even the student press can be!,” Prost said. Neitzke is the district’s superintendent