Principals do crazy things: roller skating, cheerleading, superhero edition

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:

Christine Lucas, principal at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary School in McSherrystown, roller skated around school to fulfill a promise to students. (submitted by Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary School)

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.

South Mountain Elementary School Principal Jeff Clifton, in a cheerleading outfit to reward students for their book fair participation. (Submitted by Northern York County School District)


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.


Principal Steve Lehman, who was transformed into “The Hulk” for Family Fun Night, with kindergarten students (from left) Jailynne Wright, Alesia Markle and her younger brother, Carter, who is not yet in school. (Submitted by Northern York County School District)



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.

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1
This entry was posted in Angie Mason, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary School, Inside schools, Northern York County School District, principals, Private schools and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>