The 2018-19 school year ended with a buzzzz at Collinsville Middle School.
CMS' Advanced Health Class organized a Spring 2019 fundraiser for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The result was around $2,500 raised to fight cancer -- and four clean-shaven teachers.
What started with an ambitious goal by Mrs. Wolff and her class to raise $1,000 to support blood cancer research, resulted in $2,495 (with donations continuing as the school year ended).
The original idea was to have a "Penny War" between classes and collect donations during lunch periods and from parents during drop-off and pick-up.
To provide an added incentive for donations, students collaborated and came up with the idea to get teaches with beards to shave them. Mr. Muniz, Mr. Hayman, Mr. Pape and Mr. Haerr agreed to participate.
"As teachers with beards who value them," said CMS Library Media Specialist Mr. Hayman, "$1,000 was not enough. If we were going to shave, students and classrooms would need to step up to the plate and donate more for this great cause."
The new goal of $2,000 was met - and exceeded - so the beards came off on the final day of school. Money is still be collected, here is a link to support the CMS fundraising effort: https://events.lls.o...ddle-School-2019
To watch the BRAVE THE SHAVE video: https://www.youtube....ch?v=wrGKIHixrSg