"Each year, we set the tone for the excitement and energy that goes on inside Burleson ISD,” said Dr. Bret Jimerson, BISD Superintendent. "This year, we highlighted the sense of community our students and staff experience by being a part of ‘Our Town,’ putting clips from this past year to music played by Burleson’s own Andrew Dolan and the Dolan Band.”
Convocation is the annual kick-off celebration to excite employees for a successful school year.
“‘Our Town’ was truly a heartfelt project meant to bring our students, educators, and community together in a way that allows everyone to feel a sense of pride in the place we call home,” said Mikala Hill, Chief Communication Officer for BISD. “Andrew Dolan and the Dolan Band added their final touch on the video by recording it for us, and we appreciate their support as we kick off a new school year.”
This is the district’s fifth year to create a parody to celebrate a new school year. In August 2019, Superintendent Bret Jimerson, trustees, and principals rapped to Lil Nas X’s megahit “Old Town Road,” after showcasing their dance moves to a parody of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” in 2018.
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.