Math teacher Jan Buetow works with her students on Google Meet as the Student Ambassador club sponsor. Photo by Kailey Garner.

As the bell rings, students throughout the high school join a new Google Meet while remaining in their first period.

Starting on December 7th, club activities periods resumed, but with a slight twist. This year, all club meetings are held virtually through a Google Meet. The time frame is the same as last year, but now students never have to leave the classroom. 

“[Virtual activity period] is better than nothing, but it will make planning and implementing activities more challenging,” said Jan Buetow, Student Ambassadors club sponsor.  

There are some challenges that being virtual has caused across all clubs. 

“I would have appreciated cameras being on during the meeting,” Buetow said. “It’s hard to meet new people if you can’t see and hear them.”

Although there are challenges, the students and club sponsors have worked hard towards ensuring all meetings go smoothly.

“I appreciated everyone’s willingness to participate virtually,” Buetow said. “Everyone was willing to share during the icebreaker, and everyone seemed enthusiastic.”

With each club assigned four meeting days throughout the year, this is the first time many clubs have been able to meet with each other. 

“I feel that the first meeting was successful,” Buetow said. “I was able to introduce myself and our club, speak about what our club hopes to accomplish this year, lay out goals for the new year, and speak to those interested in becoming officers.”

Each club is put into a category: green, gold, white, or blue. Each category also has designated meeting periods. The  bell schedule is also changed to accommodate these meetings into the normal school day. Full list below. 

Bell Schedule:
1st: 7:50 – 8:45 Activity: 8:50 – 9:12 2nd/3rd: 9:22 – 10:30 Resume Normal Bell Schedule

Green Clubs- (Meeting Days- 12/7, 2/8, 3/8, 4/19)

  • 4H
  • Art Club 
  • Beta Club
  • JROTC Leadership
  • Cultural Awareness
  • DECA
  • Key Club
  • Model UN Club
  • GSA
  • Sign Language
  • Guitar 

Gold Clubs- (Meeting Days- 12/14, 2/15, 3/15, 4/26)

  • Chess Club 
  • Ecology Club
  • Interact Club
  • Japanese Club
  • NHS
  • Royals Media
  • Skills USA
  • Student-to-Student (Student Ambassadors) 
  • Special Olympics Buddies
  • Forensics

White Clubs- (Meeting Days- 1/4, 2/22, 3/22, 5/3)

  • FBLA 
  • French Club 
  • Garden Club 
  • German Club 
  • Junior Civitan 
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • NAHS
  • Ruri-Teens
  • SADD
  • Spanish Club
  • Tri-M
  • JROTC Battalion

Blue Clubs- (Meeting Days- 1/11, 3/1, 3/29, 5/10)

  • BuildOn
  • Chemistry Club
  • FCA
  • PAAS
  • Red Cross
  • Stream Team
  • TSA
  • Young Authors
  • Young Educators
  • Political Science