FAIRMONT — An actions truthful and fall pep fest will happen from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday night within the horseshoe at Fairmont Excessive Faculty. The occasion serves as a time to spotlight the massive variety of athletics, actions and golf equipment the college affords.
The aim of the actions truthful is to get college students to search out one thing that they could be a a part of.
“If it’s one exercise, nice. If it’s 20, even higher,” stated Actions Director Mat Mahoney.
Mahoney stated that every group may have a sales space with both a head coach, assistant coach, advisor or in some circumstances, captains current. He stated they’ll get artistic with it and have schedules with them and typically play video games.
“We attempt to make it interactive and get individuals concerned,” Mahoney stated.
When the Sixth-graders go to within the spring, highschool co-principal Alex Schmidt stated he highlights the truthful to them.
“As a Seventh-grader, they don’t know what’s on the market. It’s an excellent time to get entangled,” Schmidt stated.
“We picked that evening particularly as a result of it’s after our Seventh-grade orientation,” stated highschool co-principal Chad Brusky.
The college presently affords 22 sports activities and 28 different actions and golf equipment, together with 10 superb arts actions like speech, math league, robotics and orchestra, a number of drama actions and student-led actions. Some further actions embrace FFA, Polar Plunge, scholar council and clay goal.
“We all know that the scholars who’re profitable in highschool are concerned. The extra you will be concerned in actions of any type, you’ll discover a spot, there’s going to be those that have the identical pursuits as you,” Schmidt stated.
Mahoney stated when he graduated from Fairmont Excessive Faculty in 1999, there have been much less actions and twice as many individuals.
“We’ve so many issues that we will supply youngsters. It’s all kinds,” Mahoney stated.
On the finish of the college yr they acknowledge all the letters every senior has obtained kind being concerned in actions. Mahoney stated final yr a college students had about 32 letters.
“It’s actually cool to observe a few of these youngsters get entangled in so many issues. Youngsters can have these alternatives, whereas in different faculties they may not have the possibility to,” Mahoney stated.
“We couldn’t have quite a lot of these actions if it weren’t for the dedication of group members. It might be inconceivable to supply all of those with simply educating workers. We’ve a group that invests in our youngsters by being the advisors and coaches,” Schmidt stated.
Following the actions truthful, the autumn pep fest will happen in entrance of the highschool constructing within the horseshoe.
“It’s a great way to get college students excited in regards to the begin of the college yr. The band can be right here taking part in the college track. It’s a enjoyable technique to kick off the college yr and have youngsters see faces once more,” stated Mahoney.
Coaches additionally will introduce gamers on the autumn sport groups on the pep fest. Previously, the pep fest was held downtown at Citizen’s Park.
“One of many causes we introduced it right here was to include it into the actions showcase,” stated Mahoney.
Schmidt stated that by grouping a number of occasions collectively, they get larger attendance and it makes it simpler for households.
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