When I was a kid I thought that my school’s principal actually lived in the school.
I didn’t see principals as human beings with mortgages and families and their own set of problems and feelings. I just assumed they were there to enforce rules and underwent some kind of ritual before accepting the position as guardian of the school.
So I often wondered what they did when students went home for the day. Did they chill with the janitor? Did they wander the halls doing tricks on a BMX bike? Or did they pull a Mr. Belding from this Dirty Heads music video?
I guess I’m not the only one who had these burning questions when I was a kid, which is probably why Principal David Novy from Ronald R. Albrecht Elementary school decided to come up with this hilarious video detailing all of the antics he gets into while his students are away.
And it’s pretty incredible.
Schools in Brodhead, Wisconsic recently had themselves a snow day, so Novy served up the video to answer the question on all his student’s minds: what’s our principal up to?
As it turns out though, Novy isn’t the only principal providing comedic relief for his students on snow days.
Chad Caddell made a nice little song for the kids at his school.
Gerry Brooks is also a treasure trove of laughs.
Alicia Reeves decided to use the best and worst ’90s rap song of all time to announce schools would be closed.
Some educators weren’t afraid to act a fool.
Sometimes though, principals aren’t the ones starting jokes, but are on the receiving end of them. Like this one principal who was turned into a meme.
Or this wholesome principal prank where students poured a surprise bucket of thank you notes all over him.
Or this classic where students hired a mariachi band to follow him around and play for him.
One group of seniors once put the school property for sale on Craigslist and the principal was bombarded with calls.
And this one principal who really got “screwed” over by their students.
And this one who had a senior class that was very concerned with preserving his office.
I’d like to think that the principals who were on the receiving end of these pranks took them well. Novy seems like a guy with a sense of humor himself so I don’t think he’d mind a good old-fashioned prank war, as long as it doesn’t interfere with his Risky Business hallway dancing.