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Superintendent, Trustees, & Principals Kick off the School Year with “Old Town Road” Parody

BURLESON, Texas – (Aug. 12, 2019) – Burleson Independent School District (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.

Watch: Burleson ISD “Old Town Road” Parody

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," said Mikala Hill, Chief Communication Officer for BISD. "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, Superintendent Dr. Bret 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, Superintendent Bret 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, Superintendent Bret Jimerson and School Board Trustee Pat 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.

Students return to BISD schools August 19.

ABOUT BURLESON ISD:
Burleson Independent School District serves more than 12,200 students at 18 schools, and is recognized as a premier school district in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area. The mission of Burleson Independent School District is to engage and support every learner with a rigorous curriculum so that they graduate college and career ready.


MEDIA CONTACTS:
Mikala Hill or Katelyn Tyler
Burleson ISD Communication
817-245-1131