Rocky Mount Elementary School Foundation Raises More Than $35,000 

Students at Rocky Mount Elementary School recently taped their principal to the wall. That’s right. They taped Principal Peggy Fleming to the wall. Before that, their media specialist Jason Carr took a pie to the face, and Assistant Principal Dr. Sage Doolittle flinched as mystery balloons popped over her head.  

The fun antics were all in celebration of the Rocky Mount Elementary students helping the school’s foundation achieve its fundraising goal of $30,000. The funds will go toward the purchase of laptop computers, providing additional training for Rocky Mount teachers, and other ways the school foundation supports the school community.  

The students didn’t just meet the fundraising goal that granted them the opportunity to tape their principal to the wall, they surpassed the target by more than $5,000.  

To encourage the students in their race to the finish line, Principal Fleming and Dr. Doolittle raced tricycles while their students cheered them on.  

As part of the fundraising efforts and to help the students get excited about their fundraising efforts, the students crawled, leaped, rolled, and dribbled their way through the first Rocky Mount Road Runner Race.