NE Georgia school finds creative way to cancel classes

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CLARKESVILLE, Ga. - A northeast Georgia school found a unique and catchy way to announce its school closing this week.

Faculty and students of The Little School in Clarkesville got creative, making their own music video called “All About that Ice,” a parody on Meghan Trainor’s “All About that Bass.”

“Because you know I’m all about that ice, ‘bout that ice, no school,” starts the video that was sent out to parents and students Sunday night.

“Yeah the roads ain’t clear, so we can’t get to school. But we can sleep in, like we’re supposed to do. We got that snow, snow that all the kids chase. All the right ice in all the right places,” teacher Beth Loveland sings as teachers dance in their bathrobes.

Loveland said administrator Wendy Jackson approached her about making the video in November.

“She sent me an email and said I’ve got this really sneaky idea,” Loveland said. “The funny thing was I had never even heard the song before so when she introduced it to me I said, ‘What is this?’”

After a little research, Loveland found a karaoke version of the song and recorded the vocals. Another teacher, Robin Croninger, volunteered to shoot and edit the video.

Teachers and several of their kids, including Loveland’s 7-year-old and 10-year-old, spent several hours creating the video, and then waited months for the perfect opportunity to finally send it out.

“Yeah my momma she told me don’t worry ‘bout your homework tonight. She says kids like a nice little snow day every once in a while,” Loveland sings in the video.

Jackson got the idea after seeing another school in a different state do something similar, Loveland said.

“That’s really the glory of our school. The administrators are willing to do fun things all the time that keep the kids entertained,” Loveland said.

The Little School, which serves kids from Pre-K through 5th grade, was closed Monday and will be closed again Tuesday.

Loveland says she’s most excited about returning to school Wednesday and seeing the kids’ reactions to their school closing video.

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