Almond-Bancroft Middle School Physical Education Teacher Brad Baumgartner receives a pie to the face from student Derik Anderson. Baumgartner was one of four teachers who was pied after the students raised $440 for their classmate, Jake Stuebs, who is battling Leukemia.

Almond-Bancroft students pie teachers in support of classmate

Attempting to raise money for their classmate battling Leukemia, the Almond-Bancroft Middle School started a penny drive. The students were promised if they raised at least $100 per teacher, they would be able to pie their teachers on March 13 for an early Pi Day celebration. 

The students were able to raise $440 throughout the week, and since March 2 have raised more than $2,200.

Eighth grader Jake Stuebs was diagnosed with Leukemia in January and has been undergoing extensive treatment ever since.

According to his mother, Jill, who told the group before their activities, the doctors believe Jake will be cancer free in three years. 

Leukemia has afflicted the family previously as Jill was diagnosed with the disease when she was 7 years old.

The money raised will help his family continue to care for Jake at home. Almond-Bancroft Schools will continue a donation drive to assist Jake and his family.

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