On May 4, Harriet Bishop Elementary School students and staff had reason to celebrate in a big way after raising more than $22,000 during the school’s Read-a-Thon Fundraiser.

As part of the celebration, Principal Ken Essay spent his day on rollerblades and physical education teacher Jake Loesch was taped to a column in the school by students, according to a news release.

The funds are used by the Parent Teacher Organization for field trips, artists-in-residence and other student activities.

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