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Moore Intermediate teachers entertain students at ROAR Rally

August 21, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – Students attending John W. Moore Intermediate School started studying history early this year.

On Monday, the first day of school in the Florence One Schools district, the school’s students were led to the school’s gymnasium for a pep rally featuring songs and fashion from four decades: the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s. Many of the school’s faculty and staff participated by dancing to one of the songs while wearing decade-appropriate fashion.

The pep rally was a called a ROAR Rally after the school’s mascot, the Lions.

The school’s principal, Carol Schweitz, said the Roar Rally was designed to celebrate the return to school but also would allow the students to see the teachers and staff in another light. She added that the rally also would build camaraderie between the teachers and the faculty.

The faculty and staff practiced for a day before performing for the students.

The 1970s group, dressed in tie-dye shirts, danced to the “The Hustle,” which is a disco song by Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony.

The groups from the 1980s and 1990s danced to several songs, including a Michael Jackson song that was danced to by a teacher dressed up like the “King of Pop” and a KISS song that was “performed” by a teacher in a KISS wig.

The 2000s decade was divided into two groups, one of which danced to “Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus while wearing all-black outfits.

The school is located in West Florence and serves fifth- and sixth- grade students.

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