WDC second-graders try to shoo away winter on 'Hoodie-Hoo Day'
Today is “National Hoodie-Hoo Day.” No, it’s not something Dr. Seuss contrived. Hoodie-Hoo Day falls on February 20 every year and is celebrated at high noon.
WDC second-grade teacher Junelle Jackson has celebrated this special day since the late 1980s. This is a particularly fun day for her class because at noon on Hoodie-Hoo Day, they go outside and yell, “HOODIE-HOO!” at the top of their lungs to the sky.
Why, you may ask? To scare away winter and bring on spring, of course!
So if you were anywhere near Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary at the stroke of noon today, and you thought you heard the call of “Hoodie-Hoo!” off in the distance, it was not an owl in trouble. It was Mrs. Jackson and her clan of second-graders yelling at the sky to scare winter away.
“We think Hoodie-Hoo Day is way better than Groundhog’s Day!” quipped Mrs. Jackson.
Take that Puxatony Phil!