Teachers Summer Plans

What do teachers do when we all get sent home for summer break?

Teachers have lives outside of school, and they do a lot over the summer!

Piper Ruebling

Teachers have lives outside of school, and they do a lot over the summer!

by Piper Ruebling, Staff Writer

Summer is approaching quickly, and the question crossing some people’s minds is ‘what do the teachers do when the lights go out and the teaching is put on hold?’ Lots of teachers at SCHS have families, and almost all of them take trips and travel around the world during the short summer break. 

“So, one big trip that we are taking is that all of my husband’s family…we’re all going to Mexico for a week. So that’s the biggest plan that we have so far,” Kayla Gilmore said. 

Traveling seems to be on the list of priorities for many of the teachers here, and many of them travel every single year to see all the sights of the world. 

“I am taking a two week road trip vacation from here through Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, down to Florida, Mrs. Mulitsch is meeting me in Disney World,” Nick Saubers said. “I’ve never been to Disney World and we’re spending two whole days in Magic Kingdom and Animal Planet or whatever kingdom it is. And then I’m going down to Key West and then I’m flying home. So yay me.”

Saubers isn’t the only teacher taking a big trip this summer, and the Hippes also plan on heading around the United States.

“I think [the best part is] traveling, getting the chance to travel. We’re taking two trips so far. We’re going to go to the Indianapolis 500 Memorial Day weekend, and then we’re also going to be taking a trip to Florida the last week of July,” William Hippe said. 

Mostly in the summer I travel. I love to travel.

— Nick Saubers

Along with traveling, Gilmore plans on spending time with her dog and gardening, while also going to her hometown to enjoy all the festivals that are being held, Saubers is spending time with his nieces and nephews, and Hippe can’t wait for the pool in his subdivision to open Memorial Day weekend. But of course, I think we can all agree that getting those few extra hours of sleep is the best part of the summer. 

“[My favorite part is] Sleeping in. The fact that my alarm doesn’t go off at 5:30 in the morning has got to be a plus, right?” Saubers said. “I do like that my summer starts with graduation and I like seeing the seniors and their pent-ultimate moment of high school. Mostly in the summer I travel. I love to travel.”

Overall, teachers seem to have interesting lives outside of their teaching jobs, and they plan on making the most of them over the summer when school lets out.