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2117, 23 Nov 15

Egg Drop Dropped in West Bend

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


2117, 23 November 2015


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    The liberal religion strikes again.

    There was quality learning going on at the public school.

    We can’t have that.

  2. oldbaldy

    Odd that kevin would even comment on this. The class involved, physics, is a branch of science. The principle involved in this experiment is gravity. kevin is a known science denier and has, on this blog, denied gravity. So it was probably kevin and fellow parishioners at the “church of the stone age” that pressured the SD to cancel the event.

    But let’s parse out kevins comment:

    “The liberal religion strikes again”. Since there is no such “religion”, this is a nonsense statement.

    “There was quality learning going on at the public school. We can’t have that”. Since the first sentence is nonsense, the second and third reveal kevins real statement of feeling.

  3. The Bystander

    But Kevin, in the past you’ve been very vocal about protecting the rights of the unborn. Why aren’t you concerned about the lives of unborn chickens? Are you a species centric bigot? Don’t you agree the ALL EGGS MATTER!

  4. insagtman

    The student newspaper/blog now reports that Supt. Neitzke has reinstated the egg drop, thus this issue is now mute.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    If the liberal religion only cared as much for the unborn as they do a silly egg…

    The world would be a better place.

    Kudos for WB Super for restoration, an experiment I participated in at WB East.

  6. oldbaldy


    How can you blame your make believe “liberal religion” for cancelling the experiment? Maybe it was the insurance carrier that didn’t like it. Insurance folks are pretty conservative…

  7. Kevin Scheunemann

    That is the religion of public school…to throw out common sense.

    That is what was being done here, despite the educational opportunity.

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