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Cary-Grove High School principal announces snow day with rendition of 'Ice Ice Baby'

Cary-Grove High School Principal Neil Lesinski reimagined Vanilla Ice's late 1980s hit "Ice Ice Baby" with his two children.
Cary-Grove High School Principal Neil Lesinski reimagined Vanilla Ice's late 1980s hit "Ice Ice Baby" with his two children.

A snow day announcement from Cary-Grove High School’s principal has gone viral.

To remind high school students that classes would be canceled Monday, Principal Neil Lesinski reimagined Vanilla Ice’s late 1980s hit “Ice Ice Baby” with his two children in a video posted to social media.

He released his “Ice Ice Baby” video Sunday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram after emails went out telling students that all Community High School District 155 schools would be closed.

The video had been viewed more than 79,000 times on Facebook by Wednesday afternoon. His musical effort was highlighted by ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“I’ve had students say, ‘When are you dropping the whole album?’ ” Lesinski, who is in his second year as principal at Cary-Grove, told “GMA.” “I’ve been pleased to see how many people have been smiling about it – laughing about it – and that’s what it’s all about.”

With his two young kids, Lesinski raps, “Will it ever stop, yo? I don’t know! Turn on some Netflix and binge a show. To the extreme, it’s like a cold monsoon. We’re gonna have school a few days in June!”

Cary-Grove’s principal wasn’t alone.

Huntley High School Principal Marcus Belin posted a message Wednesday on Twitter calling the weather “cold as ice.” He reimagined rap queen Cardi B’s hit, “Money.”

“These next two days, don’t forget to study,” Belin rapped. “We just closed school. You can stay home. ... Stay warm. See you Friday!”

Chorus teacher Bob Danielson and Northwood Middle School staff and students had their own fun with Woodstock School District 200 being closed Wednesday and Thursday because of the cold. They posted a rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” dubbed “Mama Mia It’s Too Cold!!”

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