Some quick reminders:
-First Practice is THIS Wednesday, April 16th, after school. We'll start right at 3:45, so don't be late! If you're coming from another school, please let me know if you'll be a little late. The girls can change into athletic clothes in the locker room, but I would not have them leave their stuff in there. They can bring their belongings with them in the gym.
-The Camp Fundraiser will end THIS Tuesday, April 15th. Please bring all money ($20 per book sold) and unsold books to Mr. Shack on Tuesday during school or Wednesday at practice. I will send out a reminder of how much you still owe for camp after all the fundraising money and supplies have been collected. The remainder of the camp balance should be paid by May 1st, but let me know if you have to wait until June 1st. If you can't pay the remainder of your camp balance by June 1st, we will not be able to take you to camp.
-The VARSITY Payment Portal is LIVE. I've attached an instructional PDF to walk you through the process. Use the information I've included below to help you. You'll login, select your daughter's name (some names are misspelled because of unclear handwriting at the fitting, you should be able to figure out who is who), click the button that says "Make A Payment," and then you'll be directed to pay with a credit card online. Please contact me if you're having difficulty. Remember that payments have to be made in full by midnight on May 1st for your order to be included in the first on-time shipment. It will all be shipped to me, and we'll divide up the uniforms at the practice on June 27th (the day before camp).
ORDER #: 85500794
CUSTOMER #: 24653700
In case you didn't get the information from your cheerleader from yesterday's student meeting, it is attached below. Please look over the information and let us know your questions:
8th Grade questions: email@example.com
7th Grade questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember that we have a parent meeting on Tuesday, April 1st from 6-7pm in the OHMS Cafe. We will be distributing fund-raising materials at that meeting as well as going over all the information below.
Congratulations to the girls making the 2014-2015 Cheerleading Squads! We're so proud of all of your hard work. Please see Coach Shack (email@example.com) or Coach Monger (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
*Remember that all cheerleaders will have a meeting in Coach Shack’s room (P-1) after school on Wednesday, March 19th
*There will be a parent meeting on Tuesday, April 1st from 6-7pm in the OHMS Café.
*Uniform Fittings will be Friday, April 4th from 3:30-5:00 in P-1
Congrats to the following numbers for making next year’s 7TH GRADE team:
Congrats to the following numbers for making next year’s 8TH GRADE team:
The following numbers will be considered ALTERNATES for the 8TH GRADE team. Please talk to Coach Shack IMMEDIATELY about trying out for Mascot or Manager in order to be a part of the squad.
Our time is drawing to a close! We have so many memories from Cheer this year, and it truly is sad to think our time with you all is ending soon.
-Our next practice is Wednesday, February 26th after school (to prepare for the Cheer Clinic).
-No practice 2/12 or 2/19.
-Keep practicing both dances on your own.
-2/13- 7A game vs. Small
-2/20- 1st Playoff Game: 8th grade at home. We know that some people will need to leave early for the Austin High preview night, but this will be our last game as a squad unless our guys make it to the Finals.
-2/26- 3rd Playoff Game: If either of our teams make it to the Finals, we will try to cheer at this game. More details to come.
-Cheer Clinic: We will have a Cheer Clinic for kids of all ages and 6th and 7th graders trying out for cheerleading on Saturday March 1st. You need to be there in your uniform from 8am until 1pm.
-Cheer Tryouts: We will need your help after school on Tuesday, March 4th, for tryouts. Wear your uniforms.
-Cheer Pictures: On Thursday, February 20th, we will meet by the gym entrance to O.Henry at 3:45 (girls should already be wearing their uniforms to school, so they will have 15 minutes to get hair and make-up ready). We'll drive over to Castle Hill (off Lamar across from House Park, in front of the graffiti), and we'll be back at O.Henry by 5:15. We will still cheer at the 1st round of the 8th grade playoffs that night, so it will be a busy afternoon. Pictures will cost $25 (CASH ONLY), and this will get you a team picture and an individual picture (both on a CD). Please bring the money on this day to pay Mrs. Tucker, our photographer. We will need at least three parents to help us drive students to and from Castle Hill. Please email the coaches to let us know that you can help. Thanks!
Wasn't Thursday's game against Gorzycki the best?!? Not only did we help cheer the 7th grade A Team on to a stunning comeback, but the girls did a fantastic job of remembering old cheers and keeping the crowd on their feet! Way to go, team!
Remember that we will not have practice this Wednesday due to a conflict with the coaches' schedules. Please be practicing BOTH dances (Hip Hop and Xtreme Routine) on your own. All eligible cheerleaders need to wear their uniforms to school on Thursday! We'll see you after school for Study Hall.
Ineligible girls: You need to be passing ALL of your classes by Progress Reports. Go to tutorials, ge
If you were not able to make it to the parent meeting on Monday, 12/16/13, you were missed! We had a great discussion about things we can improve upon for the coming semester. Thank you to all the parents who were there, and thank you for bringing your concerns to us in such a positive way. Remember that our goal is to help our squad be leaders in attitude, behavior, academics, and school spirit. Let's work together to see our girls achieve big things in all four of those areas!
If you missed the meeting, please email the coaches if you have anything you'd like to discuss. You should also download the first two documents on the FORMS page: the "PARENT CONTRACT" and the new stream-lined "DISCIPLINE AND DEMERITS" Contract. Both forms need to be signed and given to the coaches before the first practice on January 8th.
Remember that we have our first practice on January 8th, and our first game on January 9th. It starts fast!
If you're planning on trying out for Soccer, please let one of the coaches know before that Wednesday so we can plan our practice accordingly. The Soccer coaches should let the girls come to part of cheer practice to make sure we're ready for our game the next day.
Thanks, everyone! Have a great and happy holiday break!
Remember that we have practice on Wednesday, November 13th after school from 3:45-4:45. We'll be learning basketball cheers as well as the Hip Hop Dance (all are on the video section, so please review before coming to practice on Wednesday).
On Thursday, November 14th, we will be cheering for the 8th Grade Girls A Team basketball game against Gorzycki. We'll have Study Hall after school in Coach Malone's room, and we'll cheer at the game from 5:30-6:30pm.
We will have a mandatory parent meeting on Monday, December 16th from 5:30-6:30 in the O.Henry Library. This meeting is very important as we will be going over important information for basketball season and beyond. Please mark your calendars now.
Our last playoff game will be on Tuesday, November 5th at 5:30 and House Park. We'll be cheering on the 7th grade A team as they play Kealing. We'll have Study Hall after school in Coach Malone's room, and the bus will leave at 4:30 sharp (basketball girls, make sure you're in Coach Malone's room by 4:15 at the latest). Since we're only cheering for one game, you'll need to sign your girls out at 6:15pm at House Park; the bus will be leaving the stadium at 6:30pm, so you could pick up your girl from O.Henry at 6:45pm.
Congrats to those girls who are re-eligible. Remember that all eligible cheerleaders will wear their uniforms on Tuesday to school.
Let's have a great last game, ladies!
Here are a few things we'd like to update you about:
Last Football Game!!!! As of now, we're cheering on Tuesday, November 5th (we'll let you know asap if this changes). Hopefully all of our team will be back for our last football game. The coaches will talk to those girls who may still be ineligible.
Cheer Practice: No practice for October 30th and November 6th. Enjoy the break! Our next (and last of the semester) practice will be on November 13th. We'll be learning a new dance and important basketball cheers and formations, so you MUST be there. You can go ahead and start learning the Hip Hop dance (from camp) and the basketball cheers. They are now on the video page.
Girls Basketball Game: We will cheer for the 8th Grade Girls A Team on Thursday, November 14th. We'll stay after school for study hall, and we'll cheer for the first game. If you are a basketball player, you obviously will not be cheering with us; allow us to cheer for you!
Boys Basketball Games: We will practice the FIRST Wednesday we come back from the holidays and we will have our first boys game the next day (the FIRST Thursday back from the break). Please consult your calendars to make sure you have all the correct dates.
Austin High Basketball Game: The AHS Cheerleaders had so much fun with us that they've invited us to cheer at a basketball game with them. We'll know more details soon.
GRADES: Please be mindful of your grades. If you fail for the Third Six Weeks, you will be ineligible for most of basketball season. We'd love to have our whole squad back with us! Go to tutorials, do extra credit,
Okay, it's that time of year! We found out on Thursday evening that the first playoff game is on Monday. That's some short notice, we know, but hopefully you had Monday and Tuesday blocked off as our calendar suggested. Both the 7th and 8th grade A Teams play at Nelson Field (next to Reagan High School) at 5:30 and 7:00pm. We will have study hall after school in Coach Malone's room (if you have tutorials with another teacher, check in with the coaches first). The bus will pick us up at 4:30. Because the game is farther away, the bus will leave the stadium at 8:00pm. Please sign out with us at 8:00pm or pick your cheerleader up at the school at 8:30pm.
We will have one more game the following week, either November 4th or 5th, depending on whether we win or lose this Monday's games. We will know by Wednesday, October 30th, so please check your