MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Cops and kids joined for a joyous celebration last week at Middle Township Middle School – a pep rally to mark the end fall season and to prepare the students for the winter season.

“Today is our first pep rally of the year, and tonight is our first dance,” said Principal Jeff Ortman, shouting to be heard above excited cheers of students and Middle Township police officers.

Popular music blared from speakers, and police joined students, staff and teachers for several games of skill, speed and endurance.