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Staff vs. student volleyball game

(10/8/21) When a driver shortage meant there would not be group of volleyball playersenough buses to transport middle school students to their after-school competitions, Community Education staff across the district tried their best to keep things upbeat and create new opportunities for athletes.

Many programmers put together inter-squad competitions and other fun activities. Some invited parents to participate in flag football games, while others walked to nearby buildings to meet up with the high school teams.

At Anoka Middle School for the Arts, administrators, teachers and other staff were invited to play against the seventh-grade and eighth-grade volleyball teams.

Watch this short video to see the students and staff in action.

“It was disappointing, but we just wanted to make the best of it,” said Brianna Sipe, Community Education secretary. “We thought we would try to at least make one game happen.”

Both students and staff had great things to say about their time on the court.

“Yes, I had fun,” said student Evelynn Vang. “It was actually really fun!”