By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

Hair today, gone tomorrow


Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

Taylor McCollum, foreground, goes to work on the beard of Pine Bluffs Elementary teacher Todd Thompson (seated). Looking on are Thompson's fifth grade students, from left, Nathan Paice, Sharon Sanchez, Morgan DeManigold, Jasmin Bacerra, in front of Maddie Brown who has the "18" on her shirt, Aliana Schultz, Kelsie Bymer, Rachael Macy, and Emily Hass. Kneeling to McCollum's right is Christine Michiaels.

A happy wife at home and happy children in the classroom were the results of a promise kept by Todd Thompson of Pine Bluffs Elementary School (PBES).

The promise was kept at the PBES Thursday assembly in the Theater room of the school when five of Thompson's students took clippers to his beard. Thomson had promised his fifth-graders that if they really tried and gave there best efforts on the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) test, they could shave off his beard.

"I bet the kids to give me their best efforts on the PAWS test, which is our state assessment. In exchange, I'm...

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