Schools Crank Up The Fun
To Celebrate CouponsPosted by Josh Flory on 10/17/2018
One crowd was buzzing with anticipation, while another was eerily quiet. But the purpose was the same: To celebrate another great year of coupon book sales.
The 30th Anniversary edition of the KCS coupon sale closed on Sept. 26, and across the district many schools held unusual celebrations to mark their success.
At Carter Middle School, a host of noisy students crowded into the gym on a Friday morning to watch principal Thomas Watson’s conservative haircut be transformed into a sharp-looking short mohawk.
While Watson sat at mid-court in a rolling chair, teaching assistant April Gardner -- who is also a licensed cosmetology instructor -- used clippers and hair spray to complete the makeover. Asked if she’d ever cut hair in front of such a large audience, she confirmed that “This is a first!”
Later that day, students at New Hopewell Elementary School gathered outside of the school in a hush, as principal Patricia Moore rode around the lawn on a horse.
New Hopewell had originally planned to bring in a cow for Moore to milk if students met their goal, but muddy conditions nixed that idea. Instead, the principal -- who has owned horses in the past -- rode slowly in a circle as her students looked on.
Moore said she had emphasized the importance of being calm so that the horse didn’t get spooked. “I thought they did a great job of being silent,” she added.
For more examples of creative coupon celebrations, see the pictures below.