Clubs Make Adjustments

Due to the cancellation of field trips, several Windsor Clubs are having to adjust how they run their programs.

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Niko McNabb, Staff Editor

It’s a new age at Windsor High School. The COVID-19 pandemic has made Windsor and almost every other school district across the globe drastically change their rules and guidelines.

Out of the several new guidelines to follow this school year, one of them is the exclusion of field trips. With all the COVID-19 complications, Windsor High School has placed a temporary ban on field trips until further notice. This ban was placed for the safety of the Windsor High School students and faculty.

With the exclusion of field trips, many of the extracurricular and in school clubs will have to adjust how they do things. Notably, the Drama Club and Spanish Club come to mind. 

These two clubs are very popular amongst the students. Both clubs only meet a couple of times throughout the year and mainly go on field trips. So, with this recent exclusion, the leaders of these two clubs, Michelle Dalavaris and Caitlin Maksimovich, now have to find different ways to innovate and keep the two clubs alive. 

Dalavaris, who is in charge of the Drama Club, is still figuring out the exact details on what she is going to do with the club this school year. The Drama Club has been a huge success in the past and just last school year the drama club was made up of over 60 kids. 

The locations they visited included Jeffco’s Performance Center, The Repertory Theatre and The Fabulous Fox Theatre. The trips were a great escape for most students and it will definitely be disappointing if there are no musical theatre trips this school year.

“We will try and find ways to incorporate drama into school in some fashion this year. Thespian officers are in brainstorming mode right now. The Club will return as soon as we can do field trips again,” Dalavaris said.

Dalavaris currently has her thespian officers working and brainstorming on ideas to make it work.  Dalavaris remains hopeful for the future of the Drama Club this school year.

Dalavaris said, “We are looking into other ways to see shows this year. Many colleges are doing virtual shows so there is a possibility of showing in our auditorium, masked and distanced.”

As for the Spanish Club, Maksimivoch the head of the club, has been extremely busy as of late. The Spanish Club is very popular amongst the students and last year the club clocked in with just over 90 kids. It was the largest group the club had ever seen. 

Maksimovich has found a way to completely retool how the Spanish club operates. She’s found new avenues for the club to take while of course following the strict new guidelines.

Maksimovch said, “Spanish Club is still a go! Instead of meetings, I will send out cultural information or trinkets to students and as far as trips go we usually go to a couple shows and/or restaurants. Cherokee Street is the popular trip, but all trips are cancelled this year. Instead, we have gotten permission to invite a food truck to campus for club members to taste some flavors from the Spanish-speaking world.”

So, even in the midst of a global pandemic, the Spanish club seems to be doing just fine. 

Maksimovch said, “Spanish Club isn’t going anywhere. It is one of the most enjoyable parts of my job and I hope to make this year’s experience interesting and engaging. Look for more info on fliers or announcements in the future!”