BYMS ASB Hosts their First Virtual Spirit Rally

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BYMS Spirit Rally

BYMS ASB sponsored it’s first virtual spirit rally for the first quarter via zoom featuring performances from the instrumental music department, tongue twisters by drama, and student of the quarter recognitions with teacher shoutouts.

 

At the beginning of the day, all teachers stopped what they were doing to present a link to the class. This link brought all the students and teachers to a video presentation. The video was the spirit rally. From tongue twisters to band performances, this rally got the students hyped up for the holiday season.

The event included many student activities including the band. The band held their first virtual concert in this video. Students were also allowed to submit videos of them doing funny holiday-themed tongue twisters. 

 

One of the teachers in charge of the event (Mr. Kish), was kind enough to respond to an interview. He believed that the spirit rally was “…a success and it brought back a bit of the normalcy we need back in our school.” The goal of the event was to “…recognize students for their achievements as well as entertain in the process.”

 

The main focus was to create student engagement. He believes that the next spirit rally will be held sometime in February, but there is no certain date. In his opinion, the challenges of the event were “…collecting videos in a timely manner, as well as the many hours of video editing.”

 

Students were also asked about their point of view on the event. For example, Maren Hall a 7th grader said,  “I thought that the playback of previous events was really cool.” 

 

 Another 7th grader, Sophia Ward stated “I really enjoyed the music,” her sister Kathryn Ward also thought that the music was, “really good.” 

 

Leilani Larios quotes, that she, “liked that fact that we could incorporate the band.”

 

Based on student input, the spirit rally turned out to be a huge hit. Mr. Kish’s original goal of student engagement was met with tongue twisters and band performances. The BYMS family was able to recognize hard-working students while maintaining a fun environment.