March 30, 2015

SOL 30: St. Baldricks 2015


Her face expresses the emotion of this moment better than any words.

On Friday afternoon, in the last two hours before spring break officially began, we piled all of our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders into the gym for an assembly.

Normally, I would roll my eyes at such a suggestion. These kids have cabin fever like I've never seen before. For the past few weeks, they've all been acting like little carbonation bubbles waiting to burst at the first sight of freedom.

But this was no ordinary assembly. This was a celebration of charity, an acknowledgement of our tigers who worked hard to help those who need it most.

During the assembly, EIGHTEEN students, boys and girls alike, and four teachers shaved their heads in solidarity with kids fighting cancer. And they raised more than $15,000 doing so, with our top fundraiser bringing in more than $3,000 alone!

There were cheers.

There were tears.

And when those children with freshly shaved heads walked through our tunnel of high fives, their faces beamed with pride. Because they knew they did something that mattered.

I'm so proud to be a part of this community!

2 comments:

  1. I am proud of them, too, just reading about it! This is the best description I have ever read about kids chomping at the bit for vacation. Great word choice! Enjoy Spring break.

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  2. Wow! $3,000 dollars for one students and more than $15,000 total. That is phenomenal. My favorite line was your comparison to carbonation - great image.

    Thank you for the comments you left on my blog.

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