Spirit Club Taking Spirit Week to Instagram


Courtesy of @nonnewaug_high_school/Instagram

Although pep rallies, like this one from last school year, are not possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spirit Club will continue to plan virtual activities to keep up school spirit.

Kamden Bushka, Arts/Entertainment Editor

WOODBURY — In the past couple of years, Nonnewaug has done a great job of significantly increasing school spirit. Last year, the school had two Spirit Weeks and two pep rallies. Students competed against each other by grade level and everyone really got into the spirit. This year, due to COVID-19, this fall’s Spirit Week will look a little different.

Spirit Club planned a Spirit Week for each of the cohorts to participate in, but unfortunately, Region 14 switched to distance learning before it could happen. Spirit Club has made an Instagram account, @nonnewaug_spirit_club, that will post many fun and interactive activities in which students can participate.

Currently, the Spirit Club wants students to send in photos, drawings, videos, or poems about what they are thankful for. Go check out the Instagram page to stay connected and spirited!

Last year during distance learning, students and faculty were able to stay connected through Nonnewaug’s Instagram.

“Many students (and faculty) participated in the Nonnewaug Idol competition and we were able to celebrate our seniors with ‘Socially Distant Senior Superlatives’ and ‘Cherishing Our Chiefs’ as they announced their post-high school plans through our Instagram account,” said assistant principal Taryn Fernandez. “I am hopeful that we can continue to keep people connected through our social media account with some new ideas for this year. If anyone has suggestions, I am open to hearing them!”

Fernandez said that students should be on the lookout for an invitation to a student forum on school spirit and maintaining a positive school climate through remote learning after Thanksgiving.