Gibbsboro School teachers welcome students back with 'Watch Me' remake

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

GIBBSBORO, N.J. (WPVI) -- It is back to school week for many students across the Delaware Valley and with that comes the end of summer vacation.

Youngsters wishing for one more taste of the summer of 2015 are in luck, especially those attending the Gibbsboro School in Camden County.

While Billboard may have selected OMI's 'Cheerleader' as Song of the Summer, you could not go too far these past few months without hearing (and watching) Silento's 'Watch Me' (Whip/Nae Nae).

The Gibbsboro School teachers realized this and came up with an idea to welcome their students to another year of fun and learning.

"Our character education committee came up with the idea. Gibbsboro Elementary School is a National School of Character so we thought this would be a great way to kick off the year and highlight our school's core values," teacher Mallory Pollock told Action News. "The staff had a great time making this video during one of our teacher in services and the students and community loved seeing it at our annual first day of school celebration."

While there have been many variations of the dance online, including one by the new cast of Dancing With the Stars, the faculty of Gibbsboro School says there is a message behind their version.

"We hope this video motivates and inspires each one of our students to be the best person they can be this year!" Pollock said.

So get ready to watch the Gibbsoro School teachers whip and nae nae!