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Old 12-20-2007, 12:06 PM
 
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I know they need to acount for snow days but this seems so late. Really only gives the kids a 2 month summer break. Is this the norm in Maine?
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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I don't think that's so late- when I was in school, depending on the way the days of the week fell, it was not unusual for the last day of school to fall on my friends birthday- June 22nd. At least where I am, the graduating seniors hold their ceremony during the second week of June (usually the second Sunday), and the rest of the grades continue for another week past that.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:31 PM
 
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Summer vacation is so American. Kids should go to school all year.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:31 PM
 
Location: On the water in Maine =)
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Actually, I don't think that date even has any ~extra~ snow days figured in yet.

And, it doesn't look so late to me either. Granted I wasn't here during the school year as a child, but even growing up in upstate NY, we had just gotten out of school for the summer 2 to 3 days before my birthday every year. I always came to Maine the day after summer break started, and I was always here before my birthday (June 25)
(And all the "Mainer kids" were around to play)

We went back to school right after Labor Day, as well....and it was usually in the middle of the week (it IS funny what you remember..hehehe)

I noticed when living in the south, that the kids got out earlier in June for summer break.....but they went back in August, instead of September.
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Summer vacation is so American. Kids should go to school all year.
Is Geography offered in summer school in your country?

I know, I should have resisted but gees, this IS America and that was begging to be addressed. Do I get a pointy troll hat now?

T's school was out June 6 last year. School calendars usually don't have built in snow days. They're automatically added to the end of the school year.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:29 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies. Ya I don't think snow days are even counted in it yet. I jsut also don't see why they have a week long braek in Feb and April. Pick one!! It just seems so late. I went to school in MN and it seemed we always started school te day after Labor Day (just like here) and got out the first week of June..oh well...Just seems like such a short summer.
As far as the school all year comment..I wouldn't be opposed to it in AZ, where they do have some that to the all year one. But in Maine..no way are you kidding me. The summer is short enough as it is, who wants to be in school when it's so nice out...
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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When I graduated back in 1978, the date was June 12th, and the rest of the lower grades went for a few days after that, so yes the 19th sounds about right.

Kids don't need more than 2 months summer vacation. They get bored. Bored kids get into trouble.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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I agree....my kids are always ready to go back. I graduated from HS in '84, on June 14th....isn't it funny the things you remember?!
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I agree....my kids are always ready to go back. I graduated from HS in '84, on June 14th....isn't it funny the things you remember?!
I graduated HS in 1958 and I am lucky to remember that, let alone the month and day!

I graduated college in 1962 and grad school in 1970; all well before you got out of high school! I guess that makes me an old foggie and you a young whippersnapper.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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lol... it definitely illustrates how important it is to have a variety of friends
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