Staff cheer on students through fun SOL videos

From parades to pep rallies, schools across the division are finding creative ways to show their support for students as Standards of Learning (SOL) testing gets underway. Some elementary schools have even produced videos to popular tunes with SOL-themed lyrics.

Here are links to 2017 videos that popped up on our radar:

This is not the first year that schools have produced videos.

According to Hermitage Elementary Principal Holly Coggin, her school’s 2016 video reached more than 43,000 views and was even featured in local media as well as in a newspaper in England.

White Oaks Elementary Principal Stephanie Haus says that her school’s video “builds teamwork; is a stress reliever; and is enjoyed by students and staff.” The video is shown at the school’s SOL pep rally, the fifth-grade Jeopardy Challenge and online via Twitter, YouTube as well as the school’s PTA’s Facebook page.

If your school produced a parody video and is not listed, please feel free to share it by emailing a link to Rosemary Gladden, public relations coordinator, at

If a video is restricted, staff can view it by logging into YouTube using their school division Google login and network password. (Note: Must use the format, NOT Once logged in, turn “Restricted Mode” to off and enjoy the video.

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