Lollipops and pizza parties used to do the trick in motivating students. But Sackets Harbor tried something new.
They call the program "Stick With It."
All the students who worked hard and did their best on the new challenging common core state tests got to participate.
Each student got a foot of duct tape to try to stick the principal and superintendent to a wall.
"It's pretty much awesome," said third grader Allison Kestra.
"I went for the stomach, because I thought that's the spot where they get pretty stuck there," said student Hayden Hazelton.
"A girl was working diligently to the point of looking maybe a little stressed out," said Principal Jennifer Gaffney, "and the teacher just looked a little concerned and she goes 'I just really want to do well because I want to stick them to the wall.'"
All their efforts paid off, because when the platform they stood on was taken away, both administrators stuck to the wall.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Watertown, NY
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