Knight Errant

Power outage results in online school day

Heavy+winds+downed+this+power+pole+near+the+north+building%2C+resulting+in+a+loss+of+power+and+online+school.
Heavy winds downed this power pole near the north building, resulting in a loss of power and online school.

Heavy winds downed this power pole near the north building, resulting in a loss of power and online school.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Gamache

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Gamache

Heavy winds downed this power pole near the north building, resulting in a loss of power and online school.

Mary Youngblut, Content Editor-in-Chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Wednesday night a rainstorm knocked over a power line pole, causing BSM to have a power outage. As a result of that, students had online school yesterday––Thursday, October 4.

The power originally went out around 10:30 on Wednesday night. BSM’s principal, Dr. Susan Skinner, found out around 5:30 Thursday morning. “It was pretty clear that it would take most of the day to repair the electricity pole, so we made the decision to have online school at around 5:30am,” Skinner said.

Most people were pretty surprised about the day off. “We tend to think of online school as connected to weather-related issues, but we also use it for something like the power going out,” Skinner said.

Despite the school being without power for the day, the maintenance crew still set up for Grandparents’ Day, which happens today. Obviously setting up in the dark was not possible, so one member of the team brought in his generator from home so that the Great Hall could be lit. “The maintenance staff used spotlights so they could set up for Grandparents Day in the Great Hall,” Skinner said.

The power came back on around 2:30 pm, which allowed both Grandparents’ Day and after school activities to go on as planned. Skinner would like to thank everyone for their flexibility.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

The Knight Errant intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. The Knight Errant does not allow anonymous comments, and the Knight Errant requires first and last names and a valid email address in order for comments to be published. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Power outage results in online school day

    NEWS

    KE staff participates in annual MHSPA conference

  • Power outage results in online school day

    MULTIMEDIA

    BSM welcomes eight new teachers

  • Power outage results in online school day

    NEWS

    New rugby club hits the turf this fall

  • Power outage results in online school day

    MULTIMEDIA

    Passwords get longer and more secure for teachers and new students

  • Power outage results in online school day

    EDITOR'S PICKS

    Room crunch causes teachers to travel between rooms, sometime even outside their department

  • Power outage results in online school day

    EDITOR'S PICKS

    New handbook rules rolled out for 2018-2019 school year

  • Power outage results in online school day

    EDITOR'S PICKS

    BSM renovates old courtyard to create new learning spaces

  • Power outage results in online school day

    NEWS

    BSM tennis coach fired

  • Power outage results in online school day

    MULTIMEDIA

    BSM hires two new assistant principals

  • Power outage results in online school day

    NEWS

    Student handbook will undergo its yearly review

The student news site of Benilde-St. Margaret's School in St. Louis Park, MN
Power outage results in online school day