V.Cheer: Megan C., Alyssa, Libby, Anna, Isabella & Nadia: Uniforms MUST be turned on Monday to Coach Eason.
V.Cheer: Don't forget to turn in uniforms TODAY at practice 4:30-6:30
This coming week will be our LAST week of the season and Tuesday night is our LAST home game!
Monday: NO PRACTICE
Tuesday: Last home games! Meet in EH at 5:00
Wednesday: Fun practice, party, TURN IN UNIFORMS!!! 4:30-6:30 in Eagle Hall. Following is sign up genius link for items to bring: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0948A4AD2EA0F94-funpractice
V.CHEER: PRACTICE CANCELLED TODAY. We'll have practice tomorrow 4-6 in EH.
V.Cheer: The staff meetings Tues 1/21 in EH have been cancelled, therefore, we WILL be practicing Tues 1/21 4-6 in EH. Again, this is a MANDATORY practice.
V.Cheer: REMINDER: Practice schedule through end of January; pep rally practices and Senior Night Info and Reminders:
TODAY: 4-6 in EH
Thurs: 4-6 in EH
Friday: 3:30-5:30 in EH
MONDAY 1/20: MANDATORY PRACTICE: 1:30-3:30 in GYM. We will be going through the pep rally routine several times full out! AGAIN, REMINDER: IF you miss this practice you WILL NOT be in the pep rally routine!!
Tues 1/21: NO PRACTICE
Wed: 1/22: 4-6 in EH
Thurs: 1/23: 4-6 in EH
Fri 1/24: GAMES: Meet at 5:00 in EH
1/27-1/31 (BUSY WEEK: ALL PRACTICES ARE MANDATORY!! NO ONE SHOULD MISS ANY OF THESE PRACTICES! SAME RULE APPLIES FOR MISSING PRACTICE BEFORE A GAME. IF YOU MISS PRACTICE BEFORE A GAME YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHEER AT THE GAME THE DAY AFTER)
Mon: 1/27: 4-6 in EH
Tues: 1/28: 3:15 until about 4:00-4:15: MANDATORY!! We will be quickly warming up just like pep rally day and running through the routine full out a couple of times in the gym. You should be at the gym dressed, stretched and ready to warm up by 3:30
Wed: 1/29: GAMES: Meet at 5:00 in EH
Thurs 1/30: 4-6 in EH: FINAL FULL PRACTICE before peprally!! REMINDER: If you miss this practice you will NOT be in the peprally routine or be eligible to cheer at Senior night!!
1. MORNING ROUTINE REHEARSAL (Requested by the team!!): 7:15 in GYM: REMINDER: IF you miss this you will NOT be in the peprally routine. THIS WILL BE THE FINAL TIME WE RUN THROUGH THE ROUTINE BEFORE PERFORMING AT PEPRALLY
2. PEPRALLY: 1:45
3. GAMES / SENIOR NIGHT: Meet at 4:30 in EH. We'll run through game stuff; senior night stuff AND ONE FINAL run through of routine before performing at ½ time of the mens’ game.
NOTE: If any of you parents want to bring/send nuggets, fruit, water, etc. for the team to eat before the game, I will plan to stay at the school with the team in EH. This is a REALLY LONG day for the team! I'll pass this along to the team today at practice and see how many want to just stay at school this day and send out another alert about what we need, how much, etc.
4. SENIOR PARENTS: you should arrive NO LATER THAN 7:00 for Senior Night. Senior recognition will take place around 7:30 in between the womens and mens games.
Welcome back! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years break! We have a VERY BUSY January! PLEASE, make sure everyone is at EVERY practice in January! We have 5 games, pep rally routine, Senior night! We still have A LOT of work on the pep rally routine and that will be the MAIN focus at EVERY PRACTICE. REMEMBER MONDAY 1/20 IS A MANDATORY PRACTICE!! IF YOU MISS THIS PRACTICE YOU WILL NOT BE IN THE PEP RALLY ROUTINE!!
NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE:
Monday: Practice 4-6
Tues: Games: Meet in EH at 5:00
Wed: Practice 4-6
Thurs: Practice 4-6
V.Cheer: Please note the change on Wednesday (I had to change my work schedule this week, so we have to start a little later than planned on Wednesday!)
THURS: 4-5:30 (Fun Practice / Christmas Party - bring a snack to share and your secret Santa gifts)
Following is the final schedule for Varsity Cheer for the remainder of the season:
12/13: Games: EH at 5:00
12/23-12/27: No Practice
12/30: GYM 4-6 (MANDATORY, unless already approved by me by email from parents that you are out of town - so far only Olivia, Emma & Laura are approved)
12/15 is the deadline for the email approval!!
1/2: 4-6 in GYM (MANDATORY, unless already approved by me by email from parents that you are out of town - so far only Laura is approved) AGAIN, 12/15 is the deadline for email approval!!
1/7: Games: EH at 5:00
1/14: Games: EH at 5:00
1/20: Holiday MANDATORY (NO EXCEPTIONS!!) in GYM 1:30-3:30
1/24: Games: EH at 5:00
1/29: Games: EH at 5:00
1/30: MANDATORY - NO EXCEPTIONS!! 4-6 (This is to go over pep rally routine and game night cheers. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS for missing this practice. If you miss this practice you will be replaced in game day cheers AND pep rally routine!!)
1/31: PEP RALLY; GAMES; SENIOR NIGHT!! :) EH at 5:00
2/3: FUN PRACTICE! 4-6 (and preparing for last home game). Bring a snack to share with everyone and we'll have a little party as well! :) Coach Hopkins will bring water and cupcakes for everyone. Parents are welcome to join this practice! & bring whatever you'd like to eat to share with the team :)
2/4: Last Home Game: EH at 5:00
Senior banner pics tomorrow at 3:30 in high school health room
It was just brought to my attention that several (most) have gone to your captains saying you won't be there today so in order for me to not waste anymore of my time, today is cancelled. We will discuss issues concerning the team's behavior and issues with practices on Monday. Be prepared to run if you were late to Tuesday's game (2 people have running to make up - Kristin (5 mins=5 laps) & Nadia (3 mins = 3 laps).
I know trackout is coming up and the end of this semester for school, HOWEVER, cheerleading is STILL going on, there is still A LOT to get done, learn and work on ESPECIALLY for pep rally routine.
MONDAY: Be prepared to focus, pay attention and less talking or there will be consequences.
Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday ready to practice & focus.
Weight room today is optional from 3:30-4:30.
Next week's practices are optional due to exams, however we will be working on the pep rally routine.
Tuesday: Games. EH by 5:00
Friday: Games. EH by 5:00
ALL TRACKOUT PRACTICES ARE MANDATORY UNLESS YOU HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL FROM ME FROM DIRECT COMMUNICATION FROM PARENTS THAT YOUR FAMILY IS OUT OF TOWN. NOTE THAT TRACKOUT DOES NOT START UNTIL 12/19!! SO 12/16 AND 12/18 ARE MANDATORY FOLLOWING NORMAL RULES FOR PRACTICES. WE WILL ONLY BE WORKING ON PEPRALLY ROUTINE DURING TRACKOUT PRACTICES.
Monday 12/16: 4:00-6:00
Wed 12/18: 3:00-5:00 (Note change in time due to early release day)
Thurs 12/19: 4:00-5:30
12/23-12/27: NO practice. Merry Christmas!
12/30: 4:00-6:00 in GYM
1/2: 4:00-6:00 in EH (possibly in gym, will let you know asap)
1/6: 4:00-6:00 (This is a teacher workday, but a MANDATORY practice due to games the day we return to school and needing to refresh minds and bodies for cheers for games due to the break. If you miss this practice you will not cheer at the game on 1/7 - NO EXCEPTIONS!!)
1/7: Back to School; Games - EH by 5:00
V. Cheer: Reminder that we have our cheer pics right after school Thursday before the games. Please be dressed in full uniform (no face tatoos) and in the gym NO LATER than 3:30.
Mon: Practice 4-6
Tues: Games starting at 6:00; Meet in EH at 5:00
Wed: Practice 4-6
Thurs: Games starting at 6:00; Meet in EH at 5:00
Friday: Weight room 3:30-4:30
V.Cheer: Just a reminder that I will not be at the game on Monday 11/25. Coach Blackwell will not be able to attend either, so the team will be cheering under the supervision of Coach Eason. The team was given specific instructions to follow and Coach Eason has a copy. Should there be any issues at the game concerning the team's behavior, the disciplinary action will be NO peprally routine!
I know the team will do great! They are a great bunch of kids!!
Thanks and hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving Break!
V. Cheer: Practice next week Monday & Wednesday 4-6.
No practice week of Thanksgiving. Enjoy a great holiday break!!
V.Cheer: Practice tomorrow and Thurs 4-6; MUST bring in signed uniform/washing instructions agreement to receive uniform; GAMES Friday; Meet in EH 5:00 dressed & ready!
Don't forget practice tomorrow night is 5:00-6:30. Also, don't forget signed uniform agreement. We're getting uniforms tomorrow night, you won't get yours until both sheets are turned in.
V.Cheer: WOW! What a great response from our parents to work concessions! The sign up is just about full so sign up now if you're interested in working one night. Also, remember if you sign up to work concessions, you get into the game for FREE! :)
Thanks so much guys!
V.Cheer: Reminder that the signed uniform signout agreements MUST be turned in Tuesday at practice in order to receive your uniform. Along with the signed uniform agreement, you must also turn in the sheet indicating that you have received the washing instructions for the new uniforms. KEEP THE WASHING INSTRUCTIONS!
REMINDERS ABOUT THE WASHING INSTRUCTIONS:
WASH BEFORE 1ST USE! (So, DON'T wait until Thursday night to wash your uniform!!)
DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTNER
DO NOT USE POWER LAUNDRY DETERGENT
WASH UNIFORM SEPARATELY FROM ALL OTHER CLOTHES IN FULL TUB OF COLD WATER
DO NOT DRY IN THE DRYER (Due to the lettering on the tops, this is considered "specialty material"
DO NOT DRY CLEAN
DO NOT USE "WOOLITE", OXYGEN-BASED DETERGENTS OR ANY DETERGENTS CONTAINING BLEACH, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE OR CHLORINE
IT SUGGESTED THAT YOU USE ONLY "TIDE FREE" OR "DREFT" (Can use Purex Baby as well)
IF YOUR UNIFORM IS DAMAGED DUE TO NOT FOLLOWING THESE WASHING INSTRUCTIONS, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF THE UNIFORM WHICH IS $140.05.
Please remember to pay your booster fee before the first game on 11/15.
Girls' Parents: The girls should have told you after last night's practice that I am personally paying for the uniform tops' alternations tomorrow when I pick them up. I am asking each GIRL for $5.00. The total cost is $108 (they are being professionally altered by Ms. Brown at Perfect Fit Tailoring in Knightdale). Boosters paid "over the budget" for our new uniforms, poms, bags for our new poms and guys' shirts and they are not able to cover the cost for alterations. Unfortunately, the fit kits that we ordered and tried on were way off on the sizes, therefore, we had to have the tops altered to fit your girls. I will be glad to provide a copy of the receipt to any parent who wants one. I will also be providing a receipt to any parent who pays in cash. Any checks should be made payable to me: Tammy Hopkins. This is considered a "donation" and is not mandatory, I am just asking you to help me offset my cost.
DONATIONS: I have secured free professional cheer signs for our use at games and peprally. We should have those soon. I have also secured free mini basketballs for the cheerleaders to throw out to the crowd at games and peprally, we should have those soon as well. This will an exciting new thing for the cheerleaders to be involved with the crowd at games & peprally!
I'm trying to add a practice TUESDAY 11/12! We may have to start late IF we are able to get Eagle Hall at all. We REALLY NEED this extra practice since the boys have now joined us for practice starting today since their soccer season has now ended. Please HOLD plans for Tuesday for practice. I'll send an alert notifying you of practice ASAP.
GRADE CHECKS ARE THIS FRIDAY!! Anyone without a 70 or above in ANY of their classes are INELIGIBLE to cheer at the next game AND until I am notified from Coach Eason that you have become eligible.
NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE:
Tuesday: POSSIBLE PRACTICE
Friday: FIRST GAME. MUST arrive at EAGLE HALL DRESSED, STRETCHED AND READY TO WARM UP NO LATER THAN 5:00 SHARP! We have a VERY limited time to warm up cheers and stunts for the game! For the new girls: Warm up time and game prep is VERY hectic. PLEASE BE ON TIME! Anyone LATE (which "late" means NOT dressed and on the mats AT 5:00) WILL RUN AT THE FOLLOWING PRACTICE and MAY BE SUBJECT TO NOT BEING ALLOWED TO CHEER AT THAT GAME but you MUST stay for the game and sit on the bench with the team).
We are looking VERY GOOD at practice so far and we are excited to show everyone what the team has been working on so hard at practices.
All parents must sign up for at least one time slot during the season.
Mon: 4-6; Tues: CANCELLED; Wed: 4-5:30; Thurs: 4-6
Varsity Cheer: Reminder of practice this week Monday and Wednesday from 4-6. These are the ONLY two practice dates this week so please be present. Also, reminder that this week, I will start keeping up with practice attendance, being picked up late & getting to practice late, so keep in mind the Rules & Expectations.
Varsity Cheer: Reminder: NO practice tomorrow. Practice Mon/Wed next week 4-6. Enjoy your weekend!
I am SO proud of you guys!! To be working on our 5th cheer; incorporating stunts already; doing full libs and working on pyramids on the THIRD practice is unbelievable! Thank you all for working hard and working so great together! We are going to have an AWESOME year! I am really enjoying working with you all :)
Varsity Cheer: Reminder of practice today 4:00-6:00 in Eagle Hall; Parent meeting immediately following. Payment due for cheer order TODAY (no later than Wednesday at practice); Booster fee due TODAY (no later than 1st home game on 11/15).
Varsity Cheer: Reminder of practice tomorrow 4-6 in Eagle Hall; Parent meeting 6:00; Be prepared to bring check for cheer order and "Booster Fee". $100.00 booster fee paid by first game on 11/15; $97.94/ea. Booster Fee check made payable to "EWA Athletics"; Cheer order check made payable to "East Wake Academy". Cheer order MUST be paid for by Wednesday THIS week. You will NOT receive you order until it's paid for and you will NOT be able to cheer w/o the complete order.
Varsity Cheer: Roster has been posted. Practice Monday 4-6; Parent meeting 6-7:30. Congratulations! I look forward to working with you all this season!! :)
Varsity Cheer: Today is the FINAL day of tryouts. Should you make the team, practice will be MONDAY 4:00-6:00 with parent meeting immediately following (6:00-7:30). The parent meeting is MANDATORY! At the parent meeting we will be going over the rules and expectations for the season, which must be signed by the parent and cheerleader BEFORE the next practice date.
You should also be prepared to write a check to "East Wake Academy" for the cheerleading gear order which will be approximately $94.00 (I'll let you know exact price at parent meeting.) This will be for: Bows; Socks; Croptop; Shoes and Briefs.
You should also be prepared to pay the $100 Booster Fee (Made payable to "EWA Athletics") BEFORE the first game on 11/15 ($50 fee if you played a fall sport).
These MUST be 2 separate checks made payable to the correct entity listed above!
**ROSTER WILL BE POSTED BY 10:00 TONIGHT ON THE ATHLETICS WEBSITE**
Varsity Cheer: Reminder that TODAY is the ONLY day to turn in your tryout packet along with your physical at 3:30 in the gym (there was plenty of notice given BEFORE trackout AND at the cheerleading interest meeting held before trackout). Tryouts are TOMORROW & THURSDAY 4:00-6:30 in Eagle Hall with possibility of additional tryout date on Friday 5:00-6:30. I will let you know at the end of tryouts Thursday if we will need to continue tryouts on Friday. ALL students trying out MUST attend ALL tryout dates UNLESS you are an EWA fall athlete who has a game on one of the tryout days & this MUST be pre-approved TODAY at the interest meeting or by emailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. NO STUDENT will be approved to miss ANY tryout day unless you are an EWA Fall Athlete (or if you have an excused absence from school WITH a doctors note)!! NO EXCEPTIONS!! Tryout dates have been announced in plenty of time before trackout!!
V.Cheer: LIBBY, ISABELLA, ANNA & NADIA: Tuen in uniforms TOMORROW to Coach Eason.
V. Cheer: Fun practice Wednesday: I forgot to mention that parents are welcome to attend the fun practice and eat with us!! We’d love to have you & appreciate all you’ve done this season supporting the team!!
V. Cheer: NO MORNING PRACTICE TOMORROW
V. Cheer: Reminder of gym practice TODAY 3:15-4:15.
V.Cheer: Practice cancelled Monday (tomorrow). We will still have practice Tues 3:15:4:15 in the gym. Wednesday’s game: I will warm the team up before the games, however I will not be at the games Wednesday. I do expect much better behavior than the last game that I was not able to attend. Any disciplinary issues will result in NO pep rally routine, as we won’t have time to rework the routine should someone become ineligible. The team and Coach Blackwell know the rules and expectations and I expect they will be followed with full respect for Coach Blackwell, Coach Eason, the basketball teams and the school. I will be attending a family funeral Wednesday and be with family. Thanks! Coach Tammy
V. Cheer: Reminder of practice tomorrow 1:30-3:30 in gym.
V.Cheer: Reminder of practice tomorrow and Thurs 4-6 in Eagle Hall. Hopefully everyone will be woken back up tomorrow, back on schedule, and much more enthusiastic and ready to work and be serious than at the games tonight... if not, running will certainly wake everyone up quickly. No more fooling around and not being serious or there will be no pep rally routine and the rest of the games we will just sit on the bench and cheer. I’ve given the benefit of doubt, I’ve heard enough excuses.
V. Cheer: Reminder of practice today 4-6. Games tomorrow! Missing practice today means no cheering at games tomorrow.
V. Cheer: Reminder of practice today 4-6 in gym.
Sorry, that last email sounded like I wouldn’t see you guys til Jan. 2nd. We do still have Christmas party today 4-5:30! ????
V. Cheer: We have too many who will be out on 12/30 to have a productive practice and good use of gym time so the 12/30 practice is cancelled. Enjoy your break and be ready to start back strong on January 2nd!! RUN... DO CARDIO... PRACTICE DANCES!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
V. Cheer: We voted as a team tonight to have NO PRACTICE TOMORROW NIGHT, THURSDAY 12/12. Be at Eagle Hall Friday at 5:00 for game warmup. Don’t forget bows and face tattoos.
V. Cheer: Weight room Friday 3:30-4:30 is optional not mandatory.
Parents: Since pictures were done by 4:10 (way early) the team was allowed to leave and get something to eat. They need to be back at the gym no later than 5:30! Thanks! Tammy
Enjoy your break and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!! Next practice is Monday 12/2 4:00-6:00
Varsity Cheer: We will add practice Tues 11/12 5:00-6:30.
V Cheer: Practice WEDNESDAY will end at 5:30!! No other practices this week!
Practice tomorrow 4-6. No practice Friday.
Reminder: NO practice Tuesday as Eagle Hall is unavailable. You MUST bring your check for cheer order to practice Wednesday!! $97.94 made payable to “East Wake Academy”. I have to get this order in THIS week or we will not have everything back in time for the first game.