Principal pays up

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

Students at S & S Elementary in Southmayd got a special treat on Friday.

Their principal, Terry Martin, agreed to spend the night and day on the school’s roof after students raised over $400 during a fundraiser event.

The money will go to Ms. Thom's reading room, a special room in the school library dedicated to a teacher who passed away last year.

Mr. Martin was allowed to take a tent, flashlight, water, food, and of course a cell phone.

“I made the deal with them, made them put the stipulations as far as what was on that paper to bring up."

The students and faculty got a kick out of the event.

Martin says he didn't mind. It was for a good cause.


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  • by Steve Location: Southmayd on May 7, 2007 at 10:49 PM
    BRAVO! Truely a Man of his word. Wonder where the rest of the faculty was? ATTA BOY MR. MARTIN
  • by nikki newton on May 7, 2007 at 02:54 PM
    I love what Mr.Martin did for the kids.I give this vidoe 5 stars.Thank you Mr.martin.
  • by Terry on May 6, 2007 at 10:08 AM
    Thank you for the hamburger Hunter! :) Jayce and Colby were so thoughtful to bring me toilet paper and snacks and Hailee and Brittney thought I would need some candy but they didn't want to wake up at 2:00 a.m. so they sent dad up with it. Sarah sent me a pizza and donuts for breakfast and Abby brought me pringles and candy!!!! :) Dylan and Dustin came by to wish me luck before I got on the roof. Sara, Nikki, Joseph, Chrislin, Abby, Megan, Hunter, Haley, Cole, Cassidy, and Thomas all stayed to heckle me when I got up there. Thank you everyone for helping raise the money for Ms. Thoms' Reading Room. She would be so proud of all of you.
  • by Anonymous on May 6, 2007 at 04:55 AM
    That is great!!! I love it!!!!And for a good cause!
  • by patten Location: fox on May 5, 2007 at 07:40 PM
    I thank that is a very cool. I think we should all have principals and teachers willing to go the extra mile for there students. Way to go Mr. Martin.
  • by Dylan Location: Southmayd, Texas on May 5, 2007 at 05:51 AM
    I have got to tell you Mr. Martin always keeps his word he was my principle last year he always keeps his word even if it is something like sleeping on the sckool's roof during a severe storm.
  • by C Location: BONHAM on May 4, 2007 at 08:24 PM
    GREAT CAUSE,GREAT PRINCIPLE FOR DOING WHAT HE DID! GOOD GOING MR. MARTIN!!
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