Maryelle Thompson, 7, glides down a snowy hillside at Schlanger Park Wednesday morning after getting a push from her grandfather Allen Swartz.

Maryelle Thompson, 7, glides down a snowy hillside at Schlanger Park Wednesday morning after getting a push from her grandfather Allen Swartz. Area schools were closed Wednesday as well as more than 200 classes at Pittsburg State due to the winter weather. SEAN STEFFEN/THE MORNING SUN