Video parody spices up BISD Convocation
For the fourth consecutive year, those attending Burleson ISD’s Convocation Monday were treated to a music video parody starring a bushel load of Burleson ISD employees and school board trustees.
BISD Superintendent Dr. Bret Jimerson, school board trustees, and principals kicked off the 2019-2020 school year with a parody of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
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Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” made history as the longest leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 after spending 17 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
“Each year, we set the tone for the excitement and energy that goes on inside of the district,” said Dr. Bret Jimerson, BISD Superintendent. “We had a great time making this year’s video, and we think students and faculty members will be impressed to see their principals and district trustees in the video.”
Convocation is the annual kick-off celebration to excite employees for a successful school year.
“Dr. Jimerson’s vision for shared leadership and fun is apparent in this video,” Chief Communication Officer for BISD Mikala Hill said. “The video shoots with our trustees and principals were truly a fun way to inspire success.”
This is the district’s fourth consecutive year to create a parody to celebrate a new school year. Last year, Jimerson, trustees, and principals showcased their dance moves to a parody to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”
To kick off the 2017-18 school year, Jimerson, Trustee Pat Worrell, and principals pumped up employees with “Burleson ISD, That’s What I Like,” a parody to Bruno Mars’ summer hit.
For the 2016-17 school year, Jimerson and Worrell helped teachers get into a “Burleson State of Mind” with a parody of Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind” rap. The video celebrated new and historical places in Burleson.
School opens Monday.