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(York Daily Record)   Elementary school principal vows to sleep on school roof if his kids reach reading goal by start of baseball season. "I'll make it nice. I'll get a tent and a grill"   (ydr.com) divider line 23
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2013-01-08 09:26:37 AM
Maybe this old world started getting him down.
 
2013-01-08 10:36:57 AM
He'll pitch a tent and get a girl? Sounds like he wants to end up as a Fark headline again in the future.
 
2013-01-08 10:37:40 AM
My elementary school principal did stuff like this every year.  One year he let the students throw water on him, one year he kissed a pig, and one year he sat up on the roof.  It was stupid, but it was a fun and very successful way to motivate the kids to read.
 
2013-01-08 10:38:09 AM
Yet when I camped out on an elementary school roof, I was a predator.
 
2013-01-08 10:38:51 AM
Clicked, expecting to find that the school board was trying to get him fired, or that he's been accused of sleeping with students, or that he's on some no-fly list.  Nice story.
 
2013-01-08 10:39:10 AM

John Napkintosh: Yet when I camped out on an elementary school roof, I was a predator.


Maybe you should have taken down the "Free Candy" sign...
 
2013-01-08 10:40:27 AM

Huck Chaser: My elementary school principal did stuff like this every year.  One year he let the students throw water on him, one year he kissed a pig, and one year he sat up on the roof.  It was stupid, but it was a fun and very successful way to motivate the kids to read.


Ours would let a (carefully selected) student shave his head.
 
2013-01-08 10:41:49 AM
Huh. Ours just wore a chicken suit.
 
2013-01-08 10:47:19 AM
How long until the parents start to complain that the principal is encouraging gambling?
 
2013-01-08 10:49:54 AM
Followup: Principal burns down school with grill on roof. Alcohol was a factor.
 
2013-01-08 10:54:37 AM
I coulda sworn the headline said "..tent and a girl."

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2013-01-08 10:56:42 AM
One of the teachers at my school got duct-taped to the wall after all her kids turned in all their homework for thirty days straight.
 
2013-01-08 11:06:13 AM
Grill + tar roof = time off for reconstruction!
 
2013-01-08 11:22:12 AM

smitton: I coulda sworn the headline said "..tent and a girl."

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That's no tent. It's giant slices of turkey from some obscure Swedish luncheon meat porn.
 
2013-01-08 11:41:21 AM
The correct way to erect a tent on a roof (this has been field tested) is to use loose bricks placed into the corners of the tent in place of tent stakes. Hope his tent has been previously waterproofed.
As for the grill (gawd I hope it's a small propane model) the Coleman-style propane ones may be placed atop a large baking pan or pizza pan for a slim degree of added safety. Wind on the roof might be problematic for a Weber-style grill.
Wish him well.

/learned stuff like this @ Burning Man & regional burns
 
2013-01-08 11:45:14 AM
A grill? That's a fire hazard to the school property and a danger to the children. This is obviously a school administrator that does not think of the children.
 
2013-01-08 11:49:41 AM
My elementary school principal did something similar - we completed our reading goal and he had to shave his head as well as move his office to the roof of the building for a day. The local fire department showed up with a ladder truck to move him to the roof. They put his desk up there, couch, even his phone line! It was awesome - and it got us reading. :)
 
2013-01-08 12:15:18 PM
We didn't have anything like this in any of my schools, but if we had I know I would have been giving them a good run for their money since I was always reading books and most of the time it was during class. I would always read through the text books within the first few weeks of the school year so classes were just a huge bore even more so when the teacher would repeat themselves over and over trying to explain the lesson to the kids who wouldn't learn it even if it was miracled into their brains. God I hated school.
 
2013-01-08 12:40:34 PM

smitton: I coulda sworn the headline said "..tent and a girl."

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*raises a guilty 'me too' hand*
 
2013-01-08 12:41:51 PM
I'd do it.  I think it's a very effective way to channel the yutes' energy into something productive.  Kids love daring each other to do humiliating things, and frankly half the punishments in this thread pale in comparison to the torment of dealing with customers.

I mean, yeesh, getting kids to study by camping on a roof or shaving my head?  Far more fun and rewarding than tech support.
 
2013-01-08 12:44:30 PM
I bet offering to get kicked in the nuts by the school mascot would motivate elementary kids even more, probably a lot of the parents as well.
 
2013-01-08 03:13:01 PM
My kids principal made a similar bet, but it was to eat a can of dog food. Well, the kids did it, and so there was a big assembly to watch him choke down a can of Alpo.
 
2013-01-08 10:29:01 PM
...and THIS is what's wrong with our education system.

"Dance for me, monkey!"
"I'm not reading or doing my homework unless you let us shock you with electric eels!"
"Kiss a pig for the money to run your school! $5 per kiss!"

For fark's sake, why do educators have to DEGRADE themselves to get people to do the shiat they're supposed to do in the first place?

Want test scores to go up in this nation? Maybe a reorganization of societal priorities would be better than putting on a carnival act.

Makes me wonder how many of these kids' parents sit around and talk shiat about teachers and our education system, but the only damn time they make their kids read is when doing so ensures the principal will be sleeping in a tent on the roof.

/farking Americans
 
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