If I asked you right now what the winter activity credit options are would you be able to name them?
There are seventeen sports and activity options available to students in the second trimester; however, upon being interviewed not a single student could name all of the options. Out of the twenty students interviewed the lowest number named was six while the highest was twelve. The average student could only name eight out of the seventeen credit options. The lack of exposal of the options available causes confusion amongst students as they try to find the credit that suits them best. Most students interviewed could name the majority of the sports options while very few could name the activities.
“They advertise the sports, but they don’t advertise the activities.” explained Nicole Kittay (‘16).
“People know more sports than activities but there are more activities available than sports,” added Nay Nay Shariah Dunwell (‘17).
All Upper School students are required to complete two activity credits throughout the school year. One of these credits has to be a sport while the other can be an activity like managing or robotics. The sports options and schedules are listed on the Bullis website , while the activities are found in the student handbook.
The sports options for the winter are:
- Varsity and J.V. Basketball (boys)*
- Varsity and J.V. Basketball (girls)*
- Varsity and J.V. Wrestling (boys)
- Swimming (boys and girls)
- Ice Hockey (boys)
- Cheerleading (girls)
- Indoor Track (boys and girls)
The activity options for the winter are:
- Winter Musical: Cast*
- Winter Musical: Tech Crew*
- Winter Musical: Pit Orchestra*
- Yearbook Editor *
- Art: Open Studio*
- Community Service*
- It’s Academic
- Outdoor Education*
*have limited numbers