Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7:46 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (1)
  • Print

Middle school: 'zombie survival skills' class axed

A northeastern Oregon school district says an extra-curricular "zombie survival skills" class at a middle school is no more. It has been replaced by an "exploratory reading class."

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
Ha - Ha... Does Seattle public schools have a similar "class"? MORE

advertising

HERMISTON, Ore. —

A northeastern Oregon school district says an extra-curricular "zombie survival skills" class at a middle school is no more. It has been replaced by an "exploratory reading class."

The Hermiston School District announced the change Wednesday for Armand Larive Middle School.

According to the East Oregonian (http://is.gd/Bryuks), Superintendent Fred Maiocco says he was unaware of the zombie class until he read a newspaper article about its popularity.

Maiocco says he "couldn't believe that would actually be a class."

Some parents had questioned the educational value of the class and worried about violent subject matter. Social studies teacher Rich Harshberger told the newspaper his class focused mainly on survival skills and included both a reading and writing component. He'll be teaching the new reading class.

---

Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.info

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►