Schoolcraft student activities continue amid COVID

Some of the food collected by students.

By Kathy Oswalt-Forsythe

Students and staff at Schoolcraft High School have adapted and adjusted to many difficulties during the last year. Despite the challenges, student opportunities exist.

Matthew Dailey, Schoolcraft High School principal, speaks highly of his staff. “They have transitioned through all forms of teaching and learning this year and have done so with grace, the utmost professionalism, and a high degree of effectiveness on behalf of our kids.  I am proud of the challenges they have accepted and the opportunities they have continued to create for our kids.”   

Lori Pelton, Schoolcraft High School’s National Honor Society advisor, shares that the Society’s induction ceremony is April 7. Last year’s ceremony was cancelled due to the pandemic, so this year’s induction will include those members who were eligible last year as well as this year’s inductees. Masks will be worn, and the ceremony will be held in person.

Chris Kato, Schoolcraft High School’s Student Council advisor, said activities continued this year with modifications for COVID guidelines. The Student Council meets via Zoom on Monday mornings, which is the school’s virtual school day. The group consists of 40 members, representing grades 9 through 12. 

In the fall, the student group planned and facilitated Fall Fest 2021, an adapted version of the school’s traditional Homecoming festivities. The group sponsored spirit week activities at school, including hallway decorating and dress-up days. The school held an outdoor socially distanced ceremony to recognize the high school’s fall clubs and athletic teams, as well as to present the homecoming court.

The group also sponsored two blood drives this year. Kato said, “Typically those are held in our building, but due to COVID restrictions, we have partnered with Connections Community Church in Schoolcraft to hold the drives at their location.”

The National Honor Society and Schoolcraft High School’s student council teamed up to fill the shelves at the Eagles Nest this year. Both groups are collecting food and hygiene items until April 9.

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