Jupiter High keeps up school spirit during COVID-19 crisis

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY Kim Jalm

JHS Athletic Director Kim Jalm’s post on April 20, participating in the school’s “Prom Day.”

With hopes of staying positive during the Covid-19 pandemic, Jupiter High students and faculty have been participating in “spirit” and “survival” weeks. 

John Day, AP Literature teacher and Activities Director, spearheaded the weeks by getting word to the JHS One Tribe family about the theme for each day. Day also started online photo albums as an opportunity for students and staff to share photos of themselves taking part in each day.

The first spirit week took place April 6-9 and consisted of crazy sock day, Hawaiian day, crazy hair day, sports shirt day and One Tribe shirt day.

“What a cool idea! It helps motivate me to get through this crazy time,” sophomore Gracie Ayers said.

“Survival Week” took place April 13-17 and gave Warriors an opportunity to share ways they were surviving both mentally and physically during quarantine. The themes were book day, binge watch day, wellness activity day, food day and One Tribe, good deed day.

Sophomore Lauren Couto enjoyed participating, and Wellness Wednesday was her favorite day by far.

“It’s fun to see how many of my classmates still have school spirit even when they are not in school!” Couto said. 

During “Survival Week,” each day participants were encouraged to post their pictures with the tag #JHSHomesurvivalweek.  

The week of April 20-24 is another spirit week. The daily themes include prom day, pet day, family day, senior photo day and mask day.  

“Even though our school year ended early, I am glad these weeks are giving students a way to still feel school spirit,” senior John Ginossi said.

In the midst of this unprecedented time, having an organized way to engage Jupiter High students and staff has been a great tool and outlet for Warriors to come together and feel like One Tribe again.