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Walnut El Teacher Shaves Head for API Celebration

NEWS                                                                                   Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            880 S. Lemon Avenue
November 7, 2012                                                              Walnut, CA 91789

Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204

Walnut El Teacher Shaves Hair for API Celebration

DIAMOND BAR, CA-- “2012 has been a very big year for Walnut Elementary,” Principal Janet Green said.

First, the school earned the California Distinguished School Award – the State’s highest honor. 

Walnut Elementary posted a 911 API score on the 2012 Growth Report released by the California Department of Education on October 11.

And it was a gain of 16 points. 

Teacher Jeff Almberg promised students that he would shave his head if they topped 900 on the API testing they took last spring.

Well, they did it.

On October 22, during a VIP assembly in front of the entire campus, the fourth grade teacher kept his promise and had his hair buzzed - “taking one for the team,” he said.

Parent and hairstylist Jennifer Booher did an excellent job of leaving Mr. Almberg an inch of hair, but staff and students chanted “make him bald!” 

And off came the rest of his hair!

Special star cookies were also delivered to classrooms to celebrate the school’s star students.


Ready to Clip! Walnut Elementary teacher Jeff Almberg promised Walnut Elementary students he would get his hair buzzed if they toppeda 900 API score. Shown with parent and hairstylist Jennifer Booher. 

Second grader Carter Rana came onto the stage to show off his cool haircut as teacher Jeff Almberg began getting his hair buzzed.  

Walnut Elementary students and staff chanted “make him bald” as Jeff Almberg shaved his head to celebrate the school’s 2012 API score. 

At first, teacher Jeff Alberg had a buzz hair cut, then off came the rest of his hair.