What do you get when you cross Flo Rida and Justin Timberlake with the Bunsold Middle School staff? A creative "Welcome Back to School" music video.

What do you get when you cross Flo Rida and Justin Timberlake with the Bunsold Middle School staff? A creative "Welcome Back to School" music video.

Bunsold vocal-music teacher Katie Silcott, and seventh-grade science teacher Lisa Nemeth are the creative force behind what's become a biennial back-to-school music video.

"It's something we wanted to do to get back into the school year -- a fun project for teachers and staff," Silcott said. "But also we wanted kids transitioning to a different building ... to feel comfortable and to get to know us quickly."

This year's video starts with a parody of Flo Rida's "My House," which changes the words from "welcome to my house" to "welcome to Bunsold."

The video transitions into the Bunsold version of Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop This Feeling." The new words are "that Bunsold feeling."

Nemeth writes the lyrics and asks for help when she needs it.

"I took the lead at the beginning on the lyrics and we invited other people to join and help us," Nemeth said, "whoever was interested in adding some or 'hey I can't get this part' so other people will help me.

"Generally, I take the lead and share the document and we get together and sing it out.

"We try to find something that will be somewhat contemporary," she said.

"Our second sort of 'must have' is that it's somewhat easy to sing, so that I have enough lyrics and the lyrics are appropriate and we can end up singing it without sounding terrible," Nemeth said before laughing.

Once the duo agree about what song or songs to use, Silcott buys the karaoke track. Then any willing teacher can help record the vocals on Silcott's computer using a software program.

The video is produced during teacher in-service days leading up to the start of school. This year staff meetings began Aug. 11.

Silcott said she basically sends the music out and asks each team to record about 30 seconds of the song and send the video back to her. She and Nemeth then spend about three to four hours editing the video together.

The video concept is not new. The Bunsold staff has done one every other year for the past five years.

"It started a while ago," Silcott said. "We didn't do it last year, but we did 'BMS So Classic' three years ago and I think five years ago we did 'We are the Staff' and it was set to the tune of 'We are the World.' "

"I think now we're trying to do it at least every other year so every class experiences at least one," Nemeth said.

The video is more than just a bunch of teachers having fun. It serves two purposes: Get the teachers working on a collaborative project and help ease the students into a new school year.

"This is such a fun ice-breaker to get everyone together and see how their summer was and it's just a nice way to reconnect," Silcott said.

"If we make it a welcoming, fun environment for kids, kids will want to be here and they'll do more work and have more success," Nemeth said.

Both teachers credit the school's administration with allowing them to be creative. In fact they used the video to introduce the new vice principal of Bunsold, Heidi LoParo. LoParo joins Principal Michelle Kaffenbarger, in a car-karaoke scene, a la James Corden from "The Late Late Show."

Silcott and Nemeth said all of the faculty and staff are committed to doing what is best for the middle school students and extending a warm welcome to the students of Bunsold.

"As a staff we firmly believe if we are silly and take chances then the kids will be silly and take chances," Nemeth said.

Watch the staff members' video on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=UY894HkWZ8M.

"If we make it a welcoming, fun environment for kids, kids will want to be here and they'll do more work and have more success."