Skipping senior skip day

Anthony De Luca '25, Staff Writer


BUELER? The tradition of empty senior classrooms will be broken this year, to the chagrin of students across the school. (Anthony De Luca ’25)

Senior skip day is coming to a halt this year. Traditionally, the day after prom, most seniors skip and go out to skip day parties. With prom being the last day of school, there’s no day to skip.

Luke Dixon ’23 said he is committed to getting his day off. He is planning on having a class-wide organized random skip day.

“I have some other days in mind for skip day,” Luke Dixon said. “It’s something I’ve watched for years and have always wanted to do.”

Teacher Lisa Kline said she remembers last year’s skip day well. She teaches AP calculus and AP statistics, which are two classes that primarily are taken by seniors.

“The only seniors who are here (on skip day) are ones with a sporting event or attendance contract,” Kline said. “Last year, there were maybe five kids in class maximum.”

According to Kline, the main issue with missing school is making up work. With a random class skip day, teachers would still have tests and important lessons planned.

“If (students) were in class they work on their review with me, if they’re not, their expectation is they have to do it on their own time,” Kline said.

Unexcused absences can often end with detention or suspension. Due to this, parent cooperation is required to successfully pull off a skip day. Luke Dixon’s father Pat Dixon said he thinks academics come first before careless partying.

“I would consider a skip day, assuming his assignments are all turned in and his grades are where they need to be,” Pat Dixon said.

Although school is important, having fun is too. Everyone needs a break, especially seniors who have worked so hard the last three years. As Ferris Buller said during his day off,

“If you don’t stop and look around sometimes, you could miss it.”