Splat! It’s spring break

Colleen O’Neil and Will Grandbois

Glenwood Springs Middle School started spring break in grand fashion Friday with an all-school assembly of fun and games.

In the main event, 10 teachers and the school resource officer were spectacularly splattered with pie in their faces as a reward for raising $1,432.25 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through their Pennies for Patients program.

“I have done this fundraiser at ​different schools over the years in schools on the Front Range and have never had a group of students come together like this,” said GSMS Cougar Council sponsor Autumn Rivera. “I am shocked at how much they donated.“

Other activities include a scavenger hunt to figure out which grade could come up with a random object — no one had a 50-cent piece, and photos were hard to come by with cell phones excluded, but a surprisingly large number of students were carrying duct tape. A game of human Hungry Hungry Hippos, in which bound students wriggled to fetch dodgeballs with their legs tied, was followed by a messy attempt to construct a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and feed it to another student.

“It was fun,” said Dean of Students Roman Hassell. “What a great way to leave for the holiday. The kids are ready for the break and so are the teachers.”

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