A night up on the roof

Video of Terrace Manor Elementary School principal, Hartley Gibbons, preparing to spend the night on the school's roof.
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Hartley Gibbons, principal of Terrace Manor Elementary School, challenged the school's third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders in December to reach the proficiency level in math on the Benchmark III test—a test done in preparation for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test. If they reached the level, Mr. Gibbons would then spend one night on the school's roof for each grade that achieved the proficiency level.

The fifth-graders fulfilled the challenge requirements after taking the test in March, obtaining the second highest percentage of students at the proficiency level, behind C.T. Walker Elementary School.

Upholding his end of the deal, Mr. Gibbons spent the night (from 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to 8:30 a.m. April 23) on the school's roof doing work.

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takeme2
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takeme2 04/23/09 - 08:11 am
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congrats to the students at

congrats to the students at terreace manor!!! keep up the good work!!!

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givitup 04/23/09 - 08:41 am
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Mr Gibbons is one of the best

Mr Gibbons is one of the best principals in the area. This is a man that truly CARE about children. He was appreciated at Glenn Hills Middle School, and he was the key component of GHMS receiving that Million Dollar Grant. Mr. Gibbons is an advocate for treating children as well as adults with respect. He was always at the school after hours. This is a GREAT man. Thanks for all the respect, time, and Love you put into the Glenn Hills Community.

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jajo1012 04/23/09 - 11:53 am
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Anybody remember when Dr.

Anybody remember when Dr. Paige of Warren Road Elementary slept on the roof back in the late 90s? Similar purpose, I believe. Congrats to Terrace Manor.

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Coldfront 04/23/09 - 12:21 pm
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Mr. Gibbons is an

Mr. Gibbons is an extraordinary man! He truly cares about the children, parents, and his staff. He greets us with a friendly hello or smile, even when he is busy with the many challenges that he encounters throughout the day. Mr. Gibbons, stay Blessed and Encouraged. You're the BEST!!!!

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