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Teachers Take to Twitter to Make Bold Snow Day Predictions

Mr. Haupt and Mr. Zeisloft debate the weather on their Twitter pages.

Twitter, @MrHaupt217 and @LZeisloft

Mr. Haupt and Mr. Zeisloft debate the weather on their Twitter pages.

Jake Bloss, Staff Reporter

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Winter is usually not considered people’s favorite season, especially for those who live up north. However, there is one thing that excites kids from Southern Lehigh and students all around the world: snow days! Snow days bring along the ultimate surge of excitement every time that notification or call is answered by our parents.

Everytime time snow is in the forecast,Southern Lehigh students begin to make predictions. The arguments and passion are real; people really go crazy when snow comes. Many wonder, “Are we going to have a delay, early dismissal, or a day-off?” Surprisingly, the most accurate predictions often come from math teacher Mr. Ryan Haupt and social studies teacher Mr. Lee Zeisloft’s Twitter accounts.

“I was trying to figure out what to post on Twitter and it was around the holiday,” Mr. Haupt said. “I was just trying to figure out what to post and how to get followers.”

As of January 18th, Mr. Haupt had 222 people following his Twitter account. He usually explains to his followers why certain types of cancellation or how the weather affects our travel to school, making bold predictions along the way like, “I am 100% positive we will have #NoSchoolTomorrow.”

“I’d say about 75% of the time I’m right,” Mr. Haupt said about his predictions. “There was a time I had a perfect year.”

Mr. Zeisloft, on the other hand, has 301 followers. Mr. Zeisloft claims that he has more accuracy than Mr. Haupt.

“It started as Mr. Haupt’s thing, and I started reading predictions and replying to his tweets,” Mr. Zeisloft said. “We both had juniors at the time. It’s really harmless fun.”

Many students feel it really helps to look at either teacher’s account to see how prepared they should be with school work for the next day. Sleep is also a huge factor: it helps to know if you should set an alarm the next morning or sleep in a little if there might be a delay.

“It helps tremendously to look at Mr. Haupt’s Twitter to decide what I should do for the night,” junior Ben Szmodis said. They’re usually spot on, so whatever they predict, I usually go along with.”

The next time snow is predicted on the forecast, check out Mr. Haupt and Mr. Zeisloft’s Twitter accounts. If you’re not interested about their snow closing predictions, they also post other school-related information, including classroom work and special events that take place at Southern Lehigh.

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