I’ve said it before: from donning costumes to sleeping on roofs, a lot of principals are willing to go to extremes to motivate their students. Here’s the latest in principal antics:
Roller skating: Christine Lucas, principal of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary School in McSherrystown, donned a pink helmet and roller skates to fulfill a promise to students. If they raised $500 American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Life Campaign, she promised to roller skate around the school, according to Jennifer Hart, development director at the school.
On Valentine’s Day, the students spent the day skipping rope. The total raised was $3,800.
Cheerleading: South Mountain Principal Jeff Clifton donned a cheerleader outfit Friday and presented a routine to thank students for their fundraising efforts during the recent school book fair, according to an email from the Northern York County School District.
Book sales totaled $9,300 and students donated $160 in spare change for additional books for the library, the district said.
Hulking out: Wellsville Elementary School Principal Steve Lehman was slimed at the end of a school day, which transformed him into The Hulk for Family Fun Night later. His transformation was part of the theme “Reading Gives You Super Powers,” according to the district.
The Wellsville book fair grossed more than $5,000 in sales, with $3,100 in scholastic funds for library purchases, the Northern district said in an email.