By Sage Fleming and Nadiya Scratchley
This year’s Clubs Day went spectacularly well, with hundreds of people coming to learn about all the clubs we have here at Alpha. Whether your interests lie in art, math, leadership, or debate, there was something for everyone at the event, and even if you weren’t there to join any extracurriculars, it was a great time to converse with friends and discover new interests. If you missed the event, don’t worry! Here is a rundown of what’s available:
If you love dancing, the Dance Team is perfect for you! They meet every Tuesday at lunch in the dance studio, and 7:30am on Thursdays. Dance Team is like a family, so if you are interested in making friends while having lots of fun, you should try it out! If you are more musically talented, the Musical Theatre Club might be the club for you. Meetings are on Fridays at lunch in the drama room, and it’s a fun place to express your inner musical-self. If you love math, the Mathematics Club is for you. They meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch in room 106, and they’ll teach you math! You can practice and improve your math skills in this club, as well as participate in several mathematics competitions throughout the year.
Is acting your passion? Join the Improv Club! They meet every Wednesday in the Dance studio, and their club is fun, but challenging. They hope to perform at Dessert Theatre during the holiday season, and prepare a team for the 2018 Canadian Improv Games! There are people who love to argue, and if you are that person, you might be perfect for the Debate Team. They meet every Monday and Friday in room 110 from 3pm to 5pm. Debate is a great place to improve your public speaking!
The next two clubs are for people who want to practice their leadership skills and help the community and the world! Offence meets on Thursdays at lunch in room 319. They organize different fundraisers for various campaigns, run the Star Search Talent Show, and send a few club members to We Day. Another club that is passionate about helping others is United Relief, who meets every Friday at lunch in room 104. They find creative ways to help others around the world, and try to do one fundraiser every month. If you are interested in lending a hand to those in need, these clubs are great options.
Alpha has many councils that motivated students can join. The Student Council meets every Tuesday morning in the drama room at 7:20am, and it is a nice way to get involved at Alpha. This year Student’s Council plans to put together a school dance, and when asked how Clubs Day went, they said they had never seen as many people at Clubs Day before! Sports Council is a club that focuses on sports related events around the school. The council meets two Mondays every month in the Athletics room in the small gym. Students who are interested in sports should certainly consider being involved with Sports Council. Council members can expect to help referee during games and organize intramurals this year.
If you love drawing, painting or art in general, the Visual Arts Council is an excellent option! They meet Tuesdays at lunch in room 302, and it is a great place to make friends who have the same interests as you. This year, they will be making decorations for events and many other fascinating, art-related projects. However, if music is more to your taste, you should consider Music Council. They meet in the music room at lunch on Wednesdays. Music Council raises money to help expand the music programs at Alpha; they will be arranging movie nights, and will be working together with other performing arts clubs.
Another purposeful club that is worth joining is the Mental Health Awareness Club, which meets every Wednesday at lunch. They want to spread awareness about mental health, and inform people about it! Moreover, the club will be run fundraisers such as bake sales, and prepare care packages for hospitals. Gender Sexuality Alliance is a supportive club that meets on Mondays at lunch in room 214. It is a safe and inclusive place for anyone who is LGBTQ+, or supports those who are! They plan on running jello and tie dye sales, as well as a district wide dance.
That is it Alpha! Clubs Day was a huge success that gave many students a chance to see the clubs the school has to offer! There is a club for everyone, so feel free to stop by a meeting to get involved at our school!