He volunteered to be “pied” by fourth-grader Evan Minor, but it was for a good cause. The school raised more than $1,600 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The annual event, now in its sixth year, is a coin war called Pennies for Patients.
“Robyn Rogers has taken a leadership role with it,” said Kreischer, referring to the League Title I teacher. “We always raise above $1,000.”
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society named Minor, the son of Dan and Kristi, as the area Honored Hero this year.
“He shared his story with all of his classmates at the kickoff assembly to start this year's coin wars to help the students better understand the purpose of this fundraiser and organization,” Rogers said.
Kreischer said Lisa Martin’s homeroom class won the coin war, but decided to choose Minor, who is in another class, to deliver a pie in the face. The school goal was to raise $1,500.
“Last year it was a teacher who got pied because everybody was willing to do it,” added the principal, referring to computer teacher Amy Bergman.
Two years ago, Kreischer allowed students to give him a mohawk haircut. He said he grew his hair longer than usual beforehand, kept the mohawk throughout the day and then cut his hair short the next day.