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Parents concerned with compulsory MMS swim class


October 17, 2019

Mitkof Middle School will begin requiring seventh and eighth graders to get into the pool one week every three weeks as part of their physical education on Monday.

Swimming has been a part of the middle school's P.E. program, but the school hasn't had a third physical education teacher, who is also a certified swim teacher. This year, a third teacher was added, and Daniel Van Swearingen will be the middle school swim instructor. The seventh and eighth graders will be split into three groups. One group will be in the high school gym, another group will be in the community gym and the third g...

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