Principals hit the roof at Hollenbeck
Two principals in the Francis Howell School District will camp out on top of Hollenbeck Middle School on May 17 for a good cause.
Woody Borgschulte and Molly Hamer, principals of Hollenbeck Middle School, agreed to sleep on the roof if students raised $5,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Students exceeded the goal.
Hollenbeck students began raising funds at the beginning of May for Henry (last name withheld), a 7-year-old Francis Howell School District student who is battling leukemia, to help make his wish of going on a Nickelodeon cruise come true. Students sold T-shirts and trinkets before school and during lunches, held donut sales, participated in themed days, held PTO goodie sales during lunches, and participated in classroom penny wars.
The principals presented a check to the Make-A-Wish foundation at a school-wide assembly on May 17. The assembly also celebrated the school’s selection as a Missouri School of Character. Hollenbeck was selected as one of 12 Schools of Character for the State of Missouri by the Character Education Partnership. This award recognizes the level of excellence Hollenbeck has achieved in the Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education. These principles, the National Standard for Character Education, guide the process of creating a culture based on the community’s shared values.
The St. Louis Cardinals’ Fredbird also made an appearance at the assembly to congratulate students on their hard work building character and raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. After the assembly, the school engaged in the “Wish Walk” around the campus as part of the festivities.