Braving 26-degree weather, a Meadow Lane Elementary assistant principal and four Lee’s Summit police officers took a polar plunge as part of a special reading incentive at the school. The plunge took place Dec. 10 on the school playground to reward students for meeting reading goals.
While students meeting the goal watched, assistant principal Andrew Gibb, Police Chief Joseph Piccinini, Officer Jeremy Brownlee, Officer Beth Glover and Captain Brian Wilson jumped into an inflatable pool filled with water.
The Lee’s Summit Police Department is paired with Meadow Lane Elementary through the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Partners In Education program and works with the school on numerous projects throughout the year.
“Meadow Lane will continue having monthly reading challenges,” Gibb said. “With each met challenge, we are planning another exciting event for the students.”
Principal Joy Brigman and Gibb will pull a “sleigh” of hot chocolate around to classrooms for January’s challenge.