Sunday, September 1, 2013

Weekly Newsletter: September 2013, Vol 1

Cheerleader of the Week

  • Savannah, 8th Grade
  • JLC Cheerleader since 2012
  • Favorite color: Blue
  • Favorite Food: Broccoli Cheddar Bread Bowl
  • Favorite Musician: Maroon 5
  • Favorite Book: The Hunger Games Series
  • Goal by the end of the season:  Round-off back tuck.
  • What does "Team" mean to you?  Family!

Coming up this week ... 

Monday, September 2nd
  • Cheer Practice
    • NO CHEER PRACTICE - Happy Labor Day!
Wednesday, September 4th
  • Cheer Practice
    • NEW LOCATION: Wisconsin Hills Middle School
      • Sapphire:  5:30 - 7:00pm.  
        • Cheer Mat Set-Up: Ainsley T, Anna, Mackenize (please arrive by 5:15pm)
      • Titanium Cheer Practice: 7:00 - 8:30pm.
        • Cheer Mat Clean-Up: Meghan, Savvy, Jensen, Chelsea
    • All team members to wear a white tshirt and blue shorts
    • As we are now practicing on the cheer mats, all athletes must wear cheer shoes at practice.  Remember to carry in your cheer shoes and change them once you've arrived at WHMS.
  • Fall/Winter Tumbling Registrations Due!
    •  Based upon RSVPs over the summer, I am missing registrations and payments from:  Alyson, Ana, Anna, Mackenzie, Marie, Melanie, Mia, Payton, Reagan, Savvy, Yasi.  
    • 7th & 8th graders - NOW is the time to start working on and perfecting the tumbling skills you wish to showcase at high school tryouts.  Don't make the mistake of waiting too long to start! 
Saturday, September 7th
  • Football - Lancers @ Arrowhead High School.  Click here for a Map.  Athletes will meet their Team Manager on the track at the 30 yard zone on the south end of the field.  
    • "A" Squad: arrive at 8:30am - Team Manager Mrs. Meyer
    • "B" Squad: arrive at 10am - Team Manager Ms. Mohomes 
    • "C" Squad: arrive at 11:30am - Team Manager Mrs. Crow
    • "D" Squad: arrive at 1pm -  Team Managers Mrs. Knott & Mrs. Brinkmann
    • Please be on time - late arrivals will result in extra conditioning up to sitting out of a quarter or the halftime performance depending upon how late you are.
  • All team members to arrive in full uniform from head to toe - shell, skirt, black bodyliner, black boy cut briefs, no-show white socks and cheer shoes.  Hair should be up in a high straight ponytail with your team's cheer bow.  All jewelry must be removed.  Pay attention to the make-up policy - you will be required to wash your face if you are in violation of the make-up policy.  Consequences for violating the dress code policy will range between extra conditioning to not being able to participate at the game.
  • What to bring:  water bottle, LIGHT snack for half-time.  
  • Coach will text all families Saturday morning 2 hours prior to your team's arrival time if the girls will wear their uniform without their bodyliner.  If you do not receive this text, the expectation is for you to wear your bodyliner. 
    • At all times, all teams to perform in "uniform" (or matching) uniforms.  This means, if the decision is made to remove the bodyliner, all athletes will perform without their bodyliner.

Sunday, September 8th
  • Titanium Stunt Practice
    • 5pm at Heat Athletics
    • Mandatory for all Titanium Team Members
    • All team members to wear a gray shirt and any color shorts.  All hair should be up in a high straight ponytail with any cheer bow.
    • Registration and payment for the stunt class is now online via this link.
      • Scroll down the page until you see "JLC Stunt Class" at the bottom of the page, and sign up for the class.
    • Fall session classes will be held on:  September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20; November 3, 10, 17, 21 (THURSDAY), and 24.
    • Please utilize your team roster to set up carpools for stunt practice!

Birthdays this Week ...

  • September 1st ~ Paris!
  • September 2nd ~ Savannah and Anna!
  • September 3rd ~ Alyson!

Important Announcements ...

Lancer Cheer Clinic

  • BC Cheer is hosting a cheer clinic on Thursday, September 19th.  The cost is $25 and includes a clinic t-shirt and athlete's entry (with a paid adult) into the BC vs B'East Varsity football game on September 20th.
  • Download the registration form here.  Submit forms and payments to Coach by September 11th.
  • It is strongly encouraged for all middle school athletes that are interested in cheering in high school to attend the cheer clinic.  This is a great opportunity for you to start your bridge from JLC to BC Cheer - you'll work with your future JV and Varsity coaches and teammates at the clinic.  Coach Wilsens has indicated that Titanium stunt groups will be permitted to stay together at the clinic, and will be taught new stunts and cheers.

Competitive Team Attendance Policy
  • The competitive team attendance policy in now in effect. 
  • All practices are mandatory for all competitive team members unless other arrangements have been approved of by the Head Coach.
  • Excessive absences (both excused and unexcused) will result in that team member being removed from her stunt group and possibly the entire choreography as well.
  • Of particular note:  All practices in the two weeks leading up to a performance or competition are mandatory to attend in its entirety.  Absences in the two weeks leading up to a performance or competition will result in that team member being pulled from that competition and being replaced by an alternate.
  • As always, all absences must be reported 24 hours in advance via our online absence reporting form in order for it to be considered an excused absence.
  • Contact Coach with any questions or concerns.

Lancer Cheer Showcase & JLC Football Awards Reception - SAVE THE DATE!
  • Our 2nd Annual Lancer Cheer Showcase & JLC Football Awards Reception will be held on Wednesday October 23rd at BCHS.  Doors will open at 7pm.
  • All JLC teams - football and competitive teams - will perform at Showcase.
  • WHMS Parents - please note this is the same date as one of the Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Please avoid scheduling your conference on this date!
  • We will host an informal awards reception after Showcase to recognize our football cheer squads.  A formal invitation is being developed for you to print/email and share with your family and friends.
  • All JLC families will be requested to bring an item for our dessert bar to share.  Stay tuned for a Sign Up Genius email from Sapphire Team Manager Rene Crow.  

Quote of the Week ...

"Stars can't shine without darkness." ~ Author Unknown