St. Damian students and staff are proud of their school—and they wanted to show everyone.
Students and faculty showed off their school pride while singing and dancing for the school's very own, 22-minute lip dub video. The project was the brainchild of Spanish teacher Gail Werr and music teacher Amy Loftus.
“I saw what the high school's video earlier this year, with the athletics teams,” Werr said. “Plus, I've seen some other ones and I thought, 'Why can't we do something like that?' It looked so fun, but I wanted to showcase everything, not just athletics, because we have so much here.”
Werr brought the idea to her fellow teachers and principal Colleen Domke and the idea quickly gained traction.
“Everyone thought it was a great idea,” she said. “Principal Domke was totally behind it and that was really great—to have her support and the rest of the school really excited about it.”
The video was shot over three days, breaking the school down by grade level. Filming only took a portion of each day, so as not to interrupt the education process substantially, Werr said.
“The kids were so excited, when we were practicing they were excited and then when we started filming they were really excited,” Werr said.
She added that the video was shot by St. Damian alumni parents, and parishioners, Greg and Connie Swidergal.
Check it out in the gallery above!