New Hunter School students cheer for the home team

The School District of Philadelphia has been shown some serious love from the Eagles and its fans this postseason.

Back in November, offensive tackle Lane Johnson founded LJ65 Clothing Line, which donates all its proceeds to The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia. After the NFL put out an official version of his and Chris Long’s “Underdogs” t-shirt, sales from which benefit the education nonprofit, he challenged the league to donate theirs to Philly schools too — and they agreed.

Then on Wednesday , Federal Donuts announced it would sell special green donuts to rep the Eagles and benefit the same organization. The first batch of green donuts sold out in one hour.

Philly schools are returning the love. On Friday morning, the School District of Philadelphia announced that city schools would officially use Twitter to cheer the Birds, via the hashtag #EaglesGreenSDP.

Philly schools got pretty hype over the campaign — there were pep rallies, music videos and band performances. Here’s how local kids celebrated the Birds.

Isaac A. Sheppard School

Sheppard started the day right — the morning announcement was chock-full of Eagles pride.

We started the day right here with our morning announcements at @SheppardSchool! E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES! ??? #EaglesGreenSDP

— Isaac A. Sheppard (@SheppardSchool) February 2, 2018

Mastery Charter School

Students and faculty members wrote their own song for the Eagles — and made it into a music video.

Let’s make this go viral! Check out @MasteryCharter Camelot students’ music video produced by @lukeobrienmusic #EaglesGreenSDP
“We are NOT the seagulls… we are, however, the Philadelphia @Eagles and we play in the #SuperBowl this Sunday!”
Full video:

— Philadelphia Schools (@PHLschools) February 2, 2018

Penrose School

Need your daily dose of adorable? Assistant Principal Angela Ryans leads third- and fourth-graders in the Eagles fight song.

Assistant Principal Ryans and our 3rd and 4th graders (their teachers, couselor) @ Penrose Elementary School (Carol Trench-Casciatto_principal) at Morning Assembly turned lit Pep Rally…#EaglesGreenSDP #NN1 #FlyEaglesFly

— Angela Ryans (@angela_ryans) February 2, 2018

Prince Hall School

This North Philly elementary school hosted a pep rally with potentially the smallest cheerleaders on the face of the planet.

Happy Friday!!!Our pep rally was the best. Go EAGLES!!! My mentor came to see me Mr. Otis Hackney… #princehallrocks @JacNels1 @PHLschools @

— Prince Hall School (@PrinceHallSDP) February 3, 2018

Philadelphia Military Academy

Through the snow, Military Academy students stood in Eagles formation on Friday morning. Now that’s commitment.

Our Philadelphia Military Academy stood in the EAGLES formation this morning and sang the @Eagles fight song! #FlyEaglesFly #EaglesGreenSDP #SBLII #Philly

— Philadelphia Schools (@PHLschools) February 2, 2018

The Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts

CAPA’s band wished the Birds good luck with its own take on the Eagles fight song.

@Eagles @CAPAHighPhilly wishes you the best of luck on Sunday. #FLYEAGLESFLY #EaglesGreenSDP @SDPHite @PHLschools

— Joanne Beaver (@Jojobeav) February 3, 2018

William D. Kelley School

Faculty members and students donned midnight green — er, kelley green? — on Friday and posted photos of their apparel to an Eagles-themed bulletin board.

William H. Hunter School

Kindergarteners in Eagles jerseys. We’re not crying. You’re crying.

Kindergarteners and First Graders at Hunter wear their #EaglesGreenSDP #FlyEagelsFly @Eagles

— Principal Mull Miller (@NewHunterSchool) February 2, 2018

Superintendent William Hite

Even the SDP superintendent had to join in on the fun. How ’bout that quarter zip?

#FlyEaglesFly @SDPHite is in the #EaglesGreenSDP spirit! @Eagles

— Philadelphia Schools (@PHLschools) February 2, 2018

Southwark School

During snack time, second-graders munched on football-shaped soft pretzels.

Snack time @southwarkschool with Ms. Johnston’s 2nd Graders! Football Pretzels…. Go ?! @Eagles #EaglesGreenSDP

— Natalie (@SouthwarkDragon) February 2, 2018

Alexander K. McClure School

At this Hunting Park school, the building engineer was probably just as excited as the kids. Can he even see through that underdog mask?

Our Building Engineer truly has EAGLES FEVER!!!!!!! #EaglesGreensdp @PHLschools @Network4News @Scottyove44

— McClure Elementary School (@mcclurepanthers) February 2, 2018

Michaela Winberg is a general assignment reporter at Billy Penn. She covers LGBTQ people and culture, public spaces, and transportation and mobility. She also sometimes produces radio and web features...