Darren Doyle, story
Yes, that's South Edmonson Elementary Principal Jamie Woosley, not a victim of a kidnapping, although Woosley said he was certainly a victim as he was taped to the wall and hit with whipped cream pies today at school.
The event was a reward for students who were the top sellers in the school's recent cookie dough/popcorn fundraiser, a drive that grossed around $8,000 in total sales. The school's portion of the proceeds will be used to purchase much needed playground equipment.
"I don't know who's idea this was, but it sure wasn't mine!" Woosley said, laughing. "The kids absolutely loved it, and that's what it's all about."
He said about 25 students took turns slapping the pies in his face while the rest of the school cheered them on.
"The PTO allowed teachers to pay $5 each to get in on the fun, too," Woosley added. "That money went towards the fundraiser as well. I think a few of them pushed a little too hard with the pies, but..." he said with more laughs.
Woosley said the school is always trying to find new ways to motivate students to succeed. If it takes kissing pigs or taking pies, he's certainly not afraid. Teachers said it was as fun of an event as they had ever taken part in, and that it's something that won't be soon forgotten.
Other schools in the Edmonson County School System have also included lots of fun activities this week as school comes to a close. Administrators, teachers, and staff countywide are working hard to end the school year on a positive note.
Although Woosley got himself in (ahem) a "sticky" situation today, there was certainly no shortage of positivity today at SEES.