Manchester teachers take a pie to the face

Manchester Elementary School Principal Martin Tierney ran into the school gymnasium Wednesday donning a trash bag and plastic hair net as he high-fived students who roared with excitement.

Waiting on stage was fourth grader Chloe Rama, who had the envious responsibility of throwing a whip cream pie into the face of her principal.

As the countdown commenced at three, students anxiously leaned forward before erupting with laughter as Rama rubbed a plate full of whip cream into the principal's face.

"It was super fun," Rama said afterward.

Manchester Elementary students had the opportunity to throw a whip cream pie in the face of some their teachers during a quarterly pep rally promoting the school's behavioral program.

The student from each grade who sold the most pies during a recent fundraiser, which raised about $1,100 for the school, were able to smash a pie in a teacher's face.

Rama sold the most pies school wide, for the second year in a row, which earned her the prize of pieing her principal's face.

Like most Carroll County elementary schools, Manchester has a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program that stresses good behavior throughout the school.

If students follow the "Four Bees" at Manchester, Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe, and Be Prepared, they are rewarded with a school-wide assembly.

In addition to throwing a pie in their teachers' faces, students performed their own rendition of "What Does the Fox Say," a viral video by the Norwegian Comedy duo Ylvis.

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