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Rompin' Raiders set to begin

MEYERSDALE - A fun and exciting program is about to kick-off for students in grades three through seven at the Meyersdale Area School District. The “Rompin’ Raiders” will meet three days a week beginning March 4 through May 3.


The purpose of this special after-school program is to get students up and moving and most importantly - having fun!


Created by Mrs. Ginger Geiger, The “Rompin’ Raiders” will enjoy many activities including scavenger hunts, bowling, basketball, volleyball, tennis, Zumba, karate and much more! Students will be accompanied by faculty and staff members at all times.


“With so many distractions in terms of technology, I know as a parent, how hard it is to get your kids to go out and enjoy physical activities and as a parent, I know how busy I can get.  I wanted to create a program that helps kids get out and enjoy games and fun that they may not take the time to do,”explained Geiger. “I am hopeful that once kids get together with their peers, they will be more likely to try different games and activities and realize how much fun they can have.”


The “Rompin’ Raiders” will meet each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. If school is cancelled or not in session on any of these days, The “Rompin’ Raiders” will not meet. Each student attending must wear tennis shoes and proper attire. Students may be picked up at the end of each session at the Meyersdale Middle School entrance.


All students who attend at least 15 of the scheduled 24 sessions will receive a certificate of achievement as well as a special “Rompin’ Raiders” t-shirt. In addition, all participating students will have a chance to win a free bike, donated by the Wal-Mart store in Somerset.


Permission letters will be were sent home with all students and must be returned by February 12. The program will begin March 4.


For more information on the “Rompin’ Raiders” please contact Geiger at 814-634-8311 extension 346.


“We have a lot of fun activities planned and we hope to see many students sign up for the Rompin’ Raiders,” added Geiger.