Students Get Revenge, And The School Raises Funds

(c)2017 Douglas W Davis
@DWDavis (10774)
Pikeville, North Carolina
May 4, 2017 5:09pm CST
On Monday of this week my school had our Slime Time day outside on the soccer field. All the students who raised at least $50 toward the fund raiser were allowed to spend the day out on the soccer field taking part in several activities. One of the favorite activities was getting to slime some of us teachers. Some of the teachers were volunteers and some of us were voluntold to take part. The students who raised at least $100 were allowed to dump two buckets of slime. Students who raised more than $50 but less than $100 were allowed to buy a bucket of slime for $5. The buckets held about a quart/2 liters of slime each. The slime was made of banana pudding, a bit of water, and food coloring. I was slimed 9 times. One of my colleagues received 38 buckets of slime. She is a favorite target because she is very strict and speaks her mind to the kids without much of a filter. Some of the other activities were a dunk tank, sack races, water soak relay races, beach volleyball, or just finding a shady spot to hang out with friends. Having forgotten my sunscreen, I tried to stay to the shade as much as possible. Despite doing so, I wound up with a bit of sunburn. The students had a great time. The fund raiser was a big success. I got slimed, much to my students enjoyment, and I got a great picture to share with all of you. Have you ever willingly suffered public embarrassment in a good cause?
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@moffittjc (41209)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 May 17
Every year at work we do a fundraiser for a local charity, and we give the staff an opportunity to hit a boss in the face with a pie. Each pie is $5, and the workers have no problems lining up to hit us managers with pie after pie after pie! Every year when I get done with the event, I have pie in places pie has no business being! But it's all in good fun! haha
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 May 17
We have used the pie in the face before to raise funds until one student took it a bit too far and nearly broke a teacher's nose because instead of tossing the pie, he mashed it against her face.
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@moffittjc (41209)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 May 17
@DWDavis We haven't had anybody get carried away like that and aggressively smash a pie into someone's face, but some of our employees do tend to mash it pretty hard in some bosses' faces.
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@DianneN (74250)
• United States
5 May 17
. At least it all went to a worthy cause, and you were a good sport about it.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 May 17
It was fun. I haven't had an excuse to get that messy in a very long time.
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@DianneN (74250)
• United States
5 May 17
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@JohnRoberts (52186)
• Los Angeles, California
5 May 17
I guess only "being" slimed 9 times means they like you?
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 May 17
It does actually. One of my colleagues, who isn't so well liked, got slimed 38 times.
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@Happy2BeMe (74333)
• Canada
5 May 17
Sounds like a fun day for a great cause. You are a good sport.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 May 17
I was apprehensive about getting slimed, but it turned out to be great fun.
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@Happy2BeMe (74333)
• Canada
5 May 17
@DWDavis That is awesome and I am sure the student took great pleasure in slimeing you!! lol
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
6 May 17
@Happy2BeMe One student actually apologized as she poured the slime on me. I don't know that I'll be asked to be slimed next year. I'm not a big draw.
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 May 17
Kids really enjoy this don't they? Dunk tanks are popular here at fairs too.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 May 17
The students had a great time dunking and sliming teachers, and just being out of class on a school day having fun.
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 May 17
@DWDavis Good for morale.
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• United States
5 May 17
Aw poor you DW. lol Very brave of you all to do this. And that other strict teacher oh my
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 May 17
She swears she'll never do it again, but she said the same thing last year.
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• United States
5 May 17
@DWDavis She might be strict, but probably her hearts in the right place then.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 May 17
@TiarasOceanView She has a huge heart, and she truly loves the kids. The problem is much more with them and their sense of entitlement and their feral nature, many of them never having had boundaries set at home or in elementary school.
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@responsiveme (14474)
• India
5 May 17
Very colourful, we don't have that here.But the students got the chance to put colours on their teachers during Holi.Good for you
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 May 17
I am curious. What is being celebrated during Holi?
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• India
14 May 17
@DWDavis Holi is a festival that celebrates the coming of spring...people put coloured powder and throw coloured water on each other.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
14 May 17
@responsiveme I love the photo. Holi sounds like a fun, and messy, way to welcome spring.
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@LeaPea2417 (19081)
• Toccoa, Georgia
6 May 17
That sounds fun. No, I never suffered public embarrassment for a good cause. I do remember field days from when I was in Elementary school.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
7 May 17
When I started teaching we would have field days after EOG testing was over. Now the district won't let us. They insist we continue to teach the curriculum up to the last day. We've invited them to come to the middle school and try to teach curriculum to a bunch of tweens and teens after they've taken their final exams. No one from Central Office has showed up to do so yet.
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@LeaPea2417 (19081)
• Toccoa, Georgia
7 May 17
@DWDavis It is like what my Mom use to say when she taught school, when they would have faculty meetings, the district heads would tell them all these ways to teach but they had not been in the classroom and they didn't really know what the teachers went through.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 May 17
I bet they had a great time! I'm glad it was a success too. Sorry you had to get slimed. Lol.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
6 May 17
Getting slimed was the easy part. Getting the slime off was the hard part.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 May 17
@DWDavis Oh my gosh I can imagine it would be! Lol
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
5 May 17
No fund raising but during Holi here in India whoever takes part gets bathed in coloured powder and coloured water. Your photo shows that you enjoyed it (lol)
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 May 17
It was fun for me. Some of the teachers who received many more slimings began to lose their sense of humor.
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
14 May 17
@DWDavis Not everyone knows how to enjoy life in such circumstances.
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• United States
5 May 17
The schools around my town do something similar to this but it is more of a fundraiser thing. The students get to buy a piece of tape or something like that and tape their favorite teacher or the principle to the wall.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 May 17
I don't think I'd like being taped to the wall. I don't do well with restraints.
• United States
5 May 17
@DWDavis Our teachers never seem to mind it but then again it is just the teachers that volunteer.
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@Plethos (9599)
• United States
4 May 17
lol, reminds me of high school when a certain teacher sat on the chair of the dunk booth, a looong line formed.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
4 May 17
Our dunk booth had a long line waiting for a chance to dunk the football coach who also teaches PE.
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@Plethos (9599)
• United States
5 May 17
@DWDavis - lol, its always the pe teachers, counselors or principals that get the long lines. they should always be the ones to sit on the booth if they really cared about raising money. well, thats my opinion.
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@TRBRocks420 (73719)
• Banks, Oregon
4 May 17
lol sounds like a blast for the kids and, a good cause for sure.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
4 May 17
Some of my students chose to slime a different teacher because they said I was too nice to slime. I have to convince them to slime me because it was hot and the slime would cool me down, LOL.
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@TRBRocks420 (73719)
• Banks, Oregon
4 May 17
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@Shellyann36 (8918)
• United States
8 May 17
Now that must have been so much fun for the kids! We never got to do fun stuff back when I was in school. I am grateful my kids get to do this kind of fun stuff now.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 May 17
The students enjoyed the time out of class, and the chance to interact with their teachers on a whole different level.
@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 May 17
We didn't have anything like this when I was in school. Sounds like fun.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 May 17
When I was in school it seems like things were more serious. You went to school, you went to class, you did your work, and the only two things outside of that were going to games or dances. Field days and such were unheard of.
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@Kandae11 (35069)
5 May 17
I suppose then you would have changed your clothing nine times.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 May 17
The slimings came all at once, so I only needed one change of clothes.
@LadyDuck (147312)
• Switzerland
5 May 17
Oh my goodness 9 buckets is already "a lot", but 39 really is embarrassing.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 May 17
She knew she'd get a lot of students who wanted to slime her, but she never expected it would be so many.
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5 May 17
What a brilliant way to raise money. Where I work we just sell homemade cakes to make money for charity. They would love a day where they could cause a bit of mischief like that!
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 May 17
Due to liability laws, we are not allowed to sell, or even give away, home baked goods at school anymore.
@andriaperry (46326)
• United States
5 May 17
Nope. But you look good in green
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 May 17
I thought I looked like I was about to Hulk Out, LOL.
@shivamani10 (11131)
• Hyderabad, India
5 May 17
It is really a blast for the students.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 May 17
Yes, the students very much enjoyed interacting with their teachers outside the classroom, and getting to slime them.