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Mid-Del schools are the backbone of community

BY JESSE OLIVAREZ Modified: August 10, 2010 at 10:04 am •  Published: February 24, 2010

/> West Side School houses the district’s gifted and talented program in two branches: Mid-Del Academy for elementary students and the Academic Center for Enrichment for secondary students. Also housed at West Side are the Mid-Del orchestra and the Alternative Academy.

Mid-Del students compete in softball, volleyball, cross country, swimming, tennis, golf, track, soccer, baseball, basketball, wrestling, football, cheerleading, and pom squad. Also offered are band, orchestra, vocal jazz ensembles and dance theater productions.

District officials boast of the strong community support the district enjoys. The Mid-Del community has passed the past 18 consecutive bond issues to fund school improvements, equipment and technology, and its Parent Teacher Association has more than 9,000 members.