03/17/2014 05:53 pm ET Updated Mar 17, 2014

Teachers, Students And Staff Get 'Happy' In A Video That Will Definitely Make You Smile

Students, teachers and staff at Chicago's Amundsen High School clearly aren't letting any winter blues get them down.

The school on the Windy City's North Side came together for a new video, posted last week to YouTube, showing off an array of dance moves -- as well as some impressive swimming skills -- to Pharrell Williams' hit "Happy." It's already been viewed more than 14,000 times as of Monday morning.

The song, which is a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama's, has already inspired YouTube hits from New York, Detroit and others, but this Chicago video is special.

Shot by Amundsen student David Sullivan, president of the school's film club, the video is meant to show off that students are more engaged and involved in their education since the school's current administration took over Amundsen in the summer of 2012, DNAinfo Chicago reports.

The video is also intended to inspire donations, via a DonorsChoose campaign, to help support future projects from the school's film club amid the programming budget cuts it has faced in recent years.

Finally, because Chicago has too much happiness to contain to one school, it should be noted that students and staff at Kenwood Academy High School also came together for their own excellent "Happy" video this month:



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