Tuckahoe Elementary Staff Lip Dubs ‘Party in the USA’

by ARLnow.com June 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm 5,446 35 Comments

The relatively recent workplace tradition of the lip dub has spread to Tuckahoe Elementary.

Tuckahoe staffers produced and starred in a music video set to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” as an “end of the year gift” to students.

The video is intended to be “something to make [students] smile and uplift them before they go off for the summer,” in the words of one teacher.

  • Sonny4753

    Uh, thanks a lot for this story with an embeded “R” rated video, completely not work safe – would have liked the heads up.

    WOW so much for catching up on Arlington news at work.

    Warning I received when I clicked on Arlinow.com:

    Internet access to the requested website has been denied based on your user profile and organization’s Internet Usage Policy.

    R Rated

    Blocked URL: ———–http://player.vimeo.com/video/25189957?——————-

    I deleted the rest of the link so I don’t appear to be linking this.

    • doodly

      You’re trolling around on the internet at work and you’re blaming the sites you’re trolling? Get back to work.

    • ArlForester

      um, what?

    • Mkt Common

      Um. There’s nothing NSFW about it, unless your work IUP is set up to block you from Vimeo (or keywords like Miley Cyrus) wholesale.

      • doodly

        My video is full of topless teachers dancing in the hallways. Don’t know about yours.

        • ArlForester

          Well yeah but that’s how teachers dress these days.

          • Maria

            Hey, we just want to have a little more of a light-hearted atmosphere at school!

      • Lou

        It was probably Miley. That girl is out of control.

    • Mike

      Wow. Way to make gross accusations.

  • YoBimbo

    That was adorable! Thank you for this – it made me smile. Now I’m going to share it with all my awesome teacher friends!

  • Melvis

    I guess this is what all those ‘Tuckahoe Rocks’ bumper stickers mean.

    • SaveDaveMcKenna

      Definitely NOT rock music. Perhaps for @Sonny, they could redo it using The Gourds version of Gin and Juice.

  • Arl. Parent

    Very cute Tuckahoe… Nice job! 🙂

  • appalled educator

    The benefits of teaching in a very affluent school in an affluent school district. I’m sending my resume to ACPS! Would love to land a sweet gig there. I bet I will be out before the busses. Unless there is rehearsal for another video.

    • What?

      You make no sense. I hope you are not a current educator.

    • Maria

      Being out before the buses* implies you may not have the dedication to do the extra, assuredly outside-of-the-school-day work required of something fun like this.

  • Nottingham Parent

    Wow! Nottingham should do something like this! Oh wait, that would violate the no fun rule.

    • appalled educator

      Uh-oh, the neighbors are threatened that the neighboring school is better than theirs. The neighborhood pool is going to be buzzing with plots to overthrow Nottingham’s principal.

      • Nottingham Sheriff

        . . . until they collectively realized that they didn’t give a rat’s ass whether or not O’Connell got field lights and understood that they were ultimately better off than Tuckahoe

    • Teacher

      LOL, you got that right! LOL

  • Mari

    Kudos for the teachers at Tuckahoe! This is a team building, morale building exercise, I only wish we could have done it in my school!!! Well done!!!

    • Lip dub leader

      Thank you. It did just that!

  • JimPB

    Way to go, Tuckahoe staff. You light up the school building and grounds.
    Refresh yourself during the summer, and come back in two months with the same creativity, spirit and energy.

    Any thoughts about next year?

    • Lip dub leader

      Already have ideas bouncing around for something fun!

    • Lip dub leader

      We have some ideas floating around!

  • Chris D

    Just plain fun! For the kids and the staff — and for us “alumni” families, too! All the negative commentators should just “chill” and enjoy this for what it is — a lighthearted way to welcome summer!

  • Mike


  • teach

    way to go tuckahoe! adorable video 🙂

  • arlingtonian_guru

    Hystrical and cute!!! Go Tuckahoe!

  • ArlTeacher

    Arlington teachers are the best!!! 🙂 Well done, Tuckahoe.

  • Love this creativity and enthusiasm! I am sure it carries over into the classroom. Great job Tuckahoe!

  • Shermane

    I loved the video the teachers did for the students. I thought it was fun loving, care free, just awesome. The children will enjoy it tremendously. Good for you Teachers!!! You have a great summer.

  • chickenswantbeer

    this was awesome – just don’t try it at the Beer Garden!

    • LisaDC

      That sounds like a challenge…

  • Jean

    Very nice. Made me smile. Hope the participants enjoyed making the video.


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