Glasgow Middle School Teachers Sing Karaoke for Good Cause
- Feb 1, 08
GlasgowMiddle School student Tyler Fox saw a need halfway around the world and found a unique way to fulfill that need. After hearing about the plight of school age children being force to become soldiers in Uganda, he researched what he could do to help those students. He came up with a unique way to raise money to re-build schools for children in that war-torn country.
Tyler decided that he would raise money for the “Schools 2 Schools” program by having teachers sing Karaoke. The “Schools 2 Schools” program uses raised money to help build and re-build many schools in Uganda that educate many people who are the same age as Tyler.
Tyler, along with a handful of students, formed the club to help raise the needed funds. To date, the school has raised more than $2,000 and hopes to raise $5,000 by the end of the school year. To help reach that goal, the students enlisted the help of teachers who participated in the Karaoke contest.
15 teachers each had a jar with their names and pictures on them. Students deposited money and the teacher with the most money collected “won” the chance to sing Karaoke in front of the entire student body during a student assembly.
The teachers did not disappoint. Some teachers rapped to “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” and sang along to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Glasgow Middle Principal, wearing a sequined outfit, sang “Respect” by Aretha Franklin.
Tyler said he’s now planning a garage sale and auction later this month to keep the momentum going to reach to year-end total of $5,000.
“What the people of Uganda are asking for is a future,” he said.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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