Doors at 7 p. Students and staff at Downriver STEM Weiss assembled to watch their principal, Dave Anderson, have his head shaved as a result of a pledge he made to his students. Anderson envisioned his office filled with nonperishable food items, so he told his staff and students he would shave his head if they made it happen.
Knowing the grandpa he calls Papa Rick was starting to lose his hair from chemotherapy treatments, the sixth-grader shaved his head in solidarity. When Principal Tim Hadley learned of the trouble, he considered disciplining the offenders. Instead, he chose to reach a wider audience with a lesson on empathy.
When bullies targeted a sixth grader for shaving his head in support of his grandfather who has cancer, an Iowa principal decided to teach all of his students a valuable life lesson. Instead of outright punishing the culprits, Pekin Middle School principal Tim Hadley convened a special assembly on Tuesday. He then asked year-old Jackson Johnston, who fellow pupils at the school in Packwood had taunted the previous day over his newly buzzed hair, to lop off his own locks.
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He said the assistant principal told him he either had to go home or get a haircut right then and there. Hull said most of his senior class sat in the lunchroom and watched as the administrator shaved his head. Are you serious get yhat assistant principal fired he had no right what so ever!!!
Updated March 10, Furious parents and old scholars of Trinity Grammar School in Melbourne's east have confronted the school council at a special meeting on Friday night, after the college's long-standing deputy principal was sacked for trimming a student's hair on school photo day. More than people attended the meeting on the eve of a long weekend and more than 1, had signed an online petition calling on the school to "Bring Brownie Back".
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When year-old Leia Lai and two of her classmates went back to school on Monday, they sported a new look - bald. The three St Margaret's Secondary School students had cut their hair to raise funds for a cancer charity. But this drew the ire of their principal, as they had not donned wigs, as they had promised earlier. The school's rules do not allow "punk, unfeminine or sloppy hairstyles".
When Jackson Johnston's grandfather, affectionately known as Papa Rick, began to lose his hair — the result of chemotherapy treatments for a rare form of lymphoma — Jackson wanted to find a way to make him feel better. The year-old shaved his own head, and went to visit Papa to debut the buzz cut. But for Jackson, it was no big deal — of course he would support Papa, his best pal and fellow sports enthusiast.
Principal Andrew Cummings said at first he wasn't nervous to feel the wind against his scalp, however as the moment drew closer his nerves grew. I even had to tell myself to take some deep breaths. The school was approached by one of their student's grandparents, Sue Archerwho was interested in hosting the fundraiser.