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  • April 18Tater Tot Casserole w/Roll, Steamed Broccoli and Choice of Fruit and Milk!
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  • April 16Mini-Thon for seventh grade! The cost is $10 and tickets will be sold Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18 in room 212.
  • April 16Lunch - Wild Walking Taco, Steamed Corn and Choice of Fruit and Milk!
  • April 15Lunch - Rodeo Burger, Baked Beans and Choice of Fruit and Milk!
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  • April 12Mini-Thon! The cost is $10 and sixth grade tickets will be sold Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16 in room 212.
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Athlete of the week

Athlete of the week

Phillip Swartz was asked several questions about his exciting season as a ninth grade boys’ volleyball player.


Q: What sports do you play?

A: “ I play volleyball,” Phillip Swartz said.


Q: When did you becoming interested in sports?

A: “ Third grade. I always enjoyed watching my brother and dad get pumped for games so it made me become interested,” Swartz said.


Q: How many days a week do you practice? What are the times?

A: “ I have practice everyday after school from 3 to 5:30,” Swartz said.


Q: What is your favorite thing about volleyball?
A: “ Team bonding. I get to play the sport that I love with the people that I love,” Swartz said.


Q: Where do you place sports in their importance in your life?

A: “ Sports are very important to me but overall friends and families top sports,” Swartz said.


Q: Do you have any advice for future volleyball players?

A: “ Stay positive and play hard. Always listen to the coaches they know what’s best for you,” Swartz said.


Q: Where is your favorite place to stop while on away games?

A: “ I love going to Sheetz  because there is a variety of things to get. I might want something at one away game and crave something else at another and Sheetz will have it,” Swartz said.

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