When students and parents visit our lovely campus here in Worcester, the most frequently asked question is, “Do you get sick of climbing all those stairs?”
Then answer is, of course, “No – half the time we get to go down stairs.”
The second most frequently asked question is, “What about when it snows? Do they shovel the pathways and stairs?” (Yes, I know that’s actually two questions.)
I always explain to these students and parents that there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that we have the finest facilities and grounds crew in the country and they take a particular pride in maintaining the school’s walkways during the winter.
Recently here in the Northeast, we received our fair share of snow. Last Thursday evening we received about 11 inches of snow on top of 5 inches already on the ground. The snow fall finally stopped around 1:00 a.m. I arrived at work the next morning at 6:45 a.m. and as I walked to my office, I took two pictures (see below) — one to provide evidence of all the snow we received, the second to show just one example of a staircase on our campus that had been meticulously and lovingly cleaned while students slept all snug in their bed.
So to our amazing staff on campus I offer a heartfelt “thanks” and to the skies above I say, “LET IT SNOW!”
(and yes, it is snowing as I type this on Thursday morning . . . )