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You Know You Went to MV When...

- You fondly recall pierogi day in the caf
- Your sports teams (almost always) sucked
- You didn't care if your team lost the game, you and your buddies would beat up the opposing school's fans in the parking lot anyway
- You know what the "Fern Hill Boys" are
- You and your friends used to hang out at the bridge
- You know which bridge is 'The Bridge'
- You know what the Triboro consists of
- You've ever been to "Rock n'Bowl"
- You used to hang out at Luigi's
- You know the correct way to pronounce Throop
- You went to school with the same kids from kindergarten to graduation
- You know that it's actually "Mid Valley Secondary Center"
- As an upperclassman, you absolutely detested the 7th graders
- You've ever been to a dance at St. Mary's "because they'll let anyone in"
- You lived for MV dances on the weekend when you were in 7th and 8th grade
- You know what "ACS 27" means
- You STILL hate Valley View
- Blue and white give you fond memories to this day
- You could never actually sing the alma mater (even when they made you sing it for graduation)
- You know that the alma mater speeded up was actually the fight song
- You LIVED for Spirit Week
- Even though you knew it was rigged every year
- You went on a senior class trip to Disney
- You went on a 6th grade class trip to Hershey
- You used to find ways to sneak out of the student parking lot before the buses at the end of the day
- You knew how to skip class and not get caught in the secondary center (even when you ran into teachers)
- You made something ugly in shop, like a clock
- You made an even uglier pillow in home ec
- You knew the principal was really a joke
- You knew the school board was ridiculously paranoid about the "security" measures they kept putting in
- The yearbook room was in a different location every year.
- You knew if you just walked slowly around the gym during gym class that you'd get credit for it.
- You took at least one of the following as an elective - anatomy, advanced physical science, genetics, advanced chemistry, or astronomy.
- You've ever wondered why MV doesn't have a pool but yet has a planetarium
- You adore Mr. Luke
- You HATED physics and still have nightmares about Granville's
- You wanted to graduate on the football field
- You knew that the guidance counselors were a joke.
- You were told to "go work in Vegas" instead of go to college at some point by Mr. Towers (or your friends were)
- You know what PJAS means and did an experiment for it at some point (extra points if you went to states)
- You know what and where the pond was
- You wanted to have a pep rally because you knew it meant no class
- You ever went to school in face paint, a toga, army gear, your pajamas, etc.
- You knew how to open the "upper locker"
- You knew that no one ever ever used the showers in the locker room
- If you got out of the building without getting caught you knew the woods meant you were home free when you skipped school
- You went to school in an industrial park
- You loved the Volleyball tournament and always tried to see how dirty of a shirt you could get
- You frequently talked about how much you hated MV, but the minute someone from another school gave it the slightest diss, you went after them
- You know why kids from Throop glow in the dark
- Your senior class had less than 200 students. (Bonus points if it was less than 100).
- You had to put on some sort of dippy play/musical in elementary school. (Bonus points if your class put on two during your time there).
- You can complete the following "We are..."
- You still think you're better than the kids from VV
- You know where the "kiddie corner" is in MVSC
- You gave or listened to class election speeches in the auditorium
- You were scared of the senior hallway as an underclassman
- You thought you were awesome when you got a locker upstairs (also because they were prettier than the ugly orange ones on the first floor)
- You know all the words to "Piano Man"
- You wanted it as your class song
- You still believe Mr. K is crazy
- But you secretly loved how he started singing during math class
- At some point during your MV career you saw/used a computer that was older than you were
- Your senior class spray painted the parking lot
- Or vandalized the school
- It always seemed that MVSC had a new principal
- You know what the spirit stick is
- 3rd lunch was sooooooo late
- When signed a log sheet when you wanted to go to the bathroom (or you had a really stupid pink hallpass)
- You decorated your hallpass out of boredom
- Your neighbors used to hide when you rang their bell because you were always doing some sort of fundraiser (especially senior year)
- You actually had your own space in the student lot - it was assigned to you
- You fondly recall PTA sponsored Christmas parties
- Girls: You actually put blue and white streamers in your hair for school (even though you weren't a cheerleader)
- You had a class with Madame/Senora Adams
- Going to the nurse was a valid reason to get out of class - even if you weren't sick
- Getting the nurse to believe you didn't need to be in class was another story entirely
- You read something really stupid in 7th and/or 8th grade reading class.
- You know what a "cycle" is
- You listened to the announcements over the PA system every morning
- You always thought Mr. Dempsey was the coolest history teacher ever
- You couldn't pass by the upstairs bathrooms without smelling cigarette smoke or sometimes, pot
- You thought the school was "so big" in 7th grade
- You liked taking art because even if you sucked you'd get an A as long as you were quiet
- You know that in MV grading "99" is perfect
- Unless you took an honors class
- Honors were never good enough, you had to get high honors
- Most of the books in the library were MUCH older than you
- Chem lab taught you how to make explosives
- You knew that you never did any actual work in advanced chem
- Your school was always getting bad press
- Kids from other schools were actually afraid of you (usually with good reason)
- You're incredibly white but liked to pretend you were a gansta/rapper
- You've gone to the FBLA regional conference (just to get out of school, of course). Bonus points if you made it to states
- You knew to NEVER sit on the edge of the benches in the caf
- You knew what your "skip day" was and always skipped on that day every year - regardless of all the warnings the administration gave
- You had a class ring ceremony and know what "turning and locking" your class ring meant
- You never really understand why the freshman class had officers when they didn't get to actually DO anything
- You laughed at the kids that went to vo-tech, even though they probably make more than you do now
- You refuse to eat at Wendy's in Dunmore, because you know what happened there and it creeps you out
- You're of Polish, Italian, Irish, German or Russian decent
- Girls: You searched frantically for a white dress and shoes to go with your gown for graduation
- At one point you hid in one of the lockers in the team locker room
- You fondly recall Driver's Ed and getting out of class to go drive once you got your permit
- You also fondly recall getting excused from class to go take your driver's exam
- You went on a field trip to the prison
- You swore you'd get as far away from the Triboro as possible the minute you graduated
- You lived for snow days
- And snow delays
- And early cancellations
- You'd rather eat glass than go in the Lackawanna river
- You know the true meaning of "partying in the woods"
- You learned to run from cops at an early age
- Even if you never did them, you know at least one person you could have bought drugs off of in high school
- You used to go to the football games on Friday night because there was nothing else to do
- No matter how good your football team was they NEVER won the homecoming game
- It seemed like you always ran into someone you knew at the Burger King in Dickson
- D.C. means Dickson City, not Washington
- You've been to a cow flop
- You've also been to the street fair in downtown Olyphant
- You know what people do at Crystal Park
- You give people directions based on the anchor
- You know where the anchor is
- Every business in your hometown seemed to have a "Luv Ya Spartans" sign in the window
- And your downtown was decorated with blue and white ribbons during football season
- If one of your sports team made the playoffs, you took along at least one bus of fans (even though your school only had 800 students total)
- You know what a "pasta party" is
- You've been to a bonfire
- You knew where all the football players lived by the huge banners on their houses
- You knew that when you hit senior year, there really were no actual rules that applied to you
- If you actually got in trouble, you'd take any punishment but "in school"
- You know what the "little school" is
- You knew if you wanted candy all you had to do was find a senior
- You had at least one prom or semi at Gennetti's
- To this day, you know where everything in the Viewmont Mall is
- You LIVED at the Viewmont Mall when you were younger
- You had at least one field trip that was really really lame in elementary school - like the time you went to the post office
- The social event of the year in 4th-6th was the Valentine's dance
- You were too cool for dances once you hit 9th grade
- Forget the drama club, the spirit week talent show was the best theatrical event of the year
- You can't stand the colors blue and yellow together
- You know what "Penn State Throop" is
- No matter WHERE in the triboro your house was, you needed to drive or get a ride everywhere you went
- At some point you took the bus to school
- You know what entrance at MVSC is the student entrance
- Even though you went there, you were never really sure if it was Mid Valley or Mid-Valley
- You bought the yearbook every year from freshman year on because it was only $10 or $20
- You wished you could get your senior yearbook picture taken ANYWHERE but Prestwood
- Your math teacher took your prom photos
- No matter what year you graduated you had "Open Arms" as a semi or prom theme
- You got roses or balloons delivered to you in class at least once for Valentine's Day
- You went on the Spanish trip just so you could go to Chi Chi's for fried ice cream
- You know the difference between Class Day, Class Night and Awards Night
- You know at least one person who was a "poseur"
- If you knew an exchange student, you corrupted him/her
- You could never grasp the rampant stupidity you saw at MV - from the administration and school board.
- You knew everyone you went to school with and couldn't understand how people at other public schools didn't
- You went camping after one of your proms or semis (or knew people who did)
- You knew at least one person who went deer hunting
- You know all the speed traps on Rt. 6 and 81
- You knew that even though your district was the size of a postage stamp that certain neighborhoods were more cooler (Fern Hill, most of Dickson) than others (Lower Throop)
- You've cut school (legally or not) to go to lunch with your friends at the Pizza Hut or any Chinese buffet
- No matter what year you graduated, you had at least one person go to each of the following schools - Bloom, Marywood, Penn State, Penn State Throop, and the U
- You knew for a wild time, you could always drive out to Bloom to party
- You know what the "Mid Valley Seven" is
- You always went more than the limit on Underwood Rd., particularly if you were running late
- You've mocked every other school in the area, particularly to the face of the students there
- You were convinced for a time (no matter how brief) that all the guys at Prep were truly "queer" because you used to sing the song about it.
- Double periods sucked, especially if they were of physics
- You were proud your school initals weren't BO, in fact, that's why you never went to Bishop O'Hara
- You were involved in some sort of school activity - usually several
- You really only joined half the clubs you did so you could get out of class for meetings
- You knew the difference between the North halls and the South halls
- You LIVED for 2:57 pm
- You always ignored first bell
- You were more likely to be in trouble for being five minutes late to school than for anything you actually DID while you were there
- You used to hang out at Denny's or Perkins forever (or if you still live here you still do)
- Your most common complaint growing up? "There's nothing to DO here"
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