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Bergen Vollan, left, a fifth-grader in Marjorie Andersen's class at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar, reads aloud Thursday from her Weekly Reader News during class as Jasmine Hennessey follows along. Fifth-graders at Roosevelt will attend sixth-grade classes next year at the junior high building, which will become Willmar Middle School. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Parents, kids get lowdown on Willmar Middle School


WILLMAR -- A murmur of approval rippled through the younger members of the crowd in the Willmar Junior High gym.

"Absolutely, yes," all students at the Willmar Middle School next year will go swimming in physical education class, said Principal Mark Miley. Miley spoke at informational meetings for parents of current fifth- and sixth-graders

With that, lots of next year's sixth-graders seemed sold on the idea of moving to the current junior high on Willmar Avenue Southeast.

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