Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Principal And Staff Join High School Dance Team For One Of The Best Pep Rallies You'll Ever See.

Pep rallies energize a crowd before a sporting event in middle school, high school, or college. But that’s the whole point, isn’t it? Pep rallies are supposed to encourage school spirit and cheer members of the sports team towards victory. Well, last week, students at Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Florida, got a special pep to their rally. Now, most people assume that high school principals are pretty strict. But Dr. Donna Reynolds, aka Mickey, proved to all of her students that she was the embodiment of a cool and hip principal when she joined the rally and starting dancing alongside the students and some of the teachers. Then they brought the house and the internet down!

Pep rallies are an awesome way to boost morale and team spirit before a varsity football game.

In fact, that’s how this story began. The Lake Marionettes are Lake Mary High School’s award-winning dance team. The performers knew that cheering and dancing was the best way to encourage their team, who were about to go against the school’s longtime rival, Lake Brantley High.

The Lake Marionettes did their routine, and the crowd of students couldn’t keep their eyes off them.

But halfway through the routine, everything changed when 31 uninvited guests crashed the party. But these folks weren’t trying to ruin the dance. They just wanted to join in, and the students were beyond thrilled.

The Lake Marionettes did their routine, and the crowd of students couldn’t keep their eyes off them.

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Principal Reynolds understands that being a teenager in high school can be tough for some kids.

A school environment is supposed to be a place where students can learn and grow, but Reynolds knows that there are obstacles along the way, and teachers can help these kids through them. But not every child is comfortable reaching out to their mentors.

Principal Reynolds understands that being a teenager in high school can be tough for some kids.

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The school had been working with different ways to help teachers and students relate to one another.

Principal Reynolds wanted to help the students, particularly the freshman class, who sometimes struggle with acclimating to high school life. With a little extra support, she was sure she could make Lake Mary High a safe haven for everyone. And the pep rally was the perfect starting point.

The school had been working with different ways to help teachers and students relate to one another.

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Principal Reynolds wanted this pep rally to be unlike any other pep rally in the school’s history.

She set out to prove to students that teachers are real people who like to have some fun. But were the students ready to see the staff join the pep rally? Probably not. But once they did, they were glad the grownups were there.

Principal Reynolds wanted this pep rally to be unlike any other pep rally in the school’s history.

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