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Hot Times in Class

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The start of the school year has been accompanied by 90-degree temperatures.

And that heat has made many classrooms nearly unbearable for the students.

Kelli Volk was in Harvey this week at B-M Hanson Elementary school where they've found a way to escape the heat during the school day.

While this may sound and look like the end of the school day, it's just a creative way for Harvey elementary students to beat the heat.

The idea was fostered by Harvey elementary principal Shane Sagert after the hot weather caused classroom temperatures to escalate into the 80s and 90s.

(Shane Sagert, Elementary Principal)"We decided that with the heat that it's just too hot for the kids we were starting to lose them after 1:30. They were getting tired, groggy, just didn't want to do anything."

Students start their school day in the classroom like any typical day, but after lunch, over 200 elementary students make the switch to air-conditioned locations.

(Shane Sagert, Elementary Principal)"Third and 4th graders are going to Saint Cecelia Catholic Church in Harvey and the 5th and 6th graders are going to the First Lutheran Church. The K-2nd graders are going to designated areas inside the building that have air conditioning, like the Kindergarten students will come to my office."

4th Grade Teacher Katrina Leier makes the trek down the street with her students and says she's tapered her lessons to fit the change in schedule.

(Katrina Leier, 4th Grade Teacher)"It's not an ideal situation, at all, but we're making the best of it and the kids have.

If the classrooms continue to heat up, the students will continue to head out of the classrooms for a cooler learning environment.

(Shane Sagert, Elementary Principal)"As long as the temperature stays in the 90s we're going to plan of doing this for a couple of weeks."

In Harvey, Kelli Volk, KX News.

Aside from the air-conditioned space offered by the churches, the students received popsicles and water bottles from the Harvey Eagles Club and Super Value to help keep cool.

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