Charger Girl Update – 8/27-9/1/17

CHARGER GIRLS, PARENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES

 

*The Spirit Team Pool Party was today, 8/27!

 

Thanks to Janice Alfalo and her committee.. and the Gewert family who opened their lovely home for the occasion

 

What a perfect way to celebrate the beginning of wonderful memories for The Charger Girls 2017-18!

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CONGRATULATIONS TOO CHARGER GIRLS…. ON YOUR FIRST FOOTBALL GAME vs. St. Monica’s!

VARSITY AND JV WON THEIR GAMES!

SOOOO….

YOU’RE ON YOUR WAY…TO HAVING A GREAT YEAR!

Keep it up ladies!!!

Thought of the Week:

 

 

Spirit Team Trivia:

 

Thank you to those Charger Girls who were able to attend, and add

their school spirit… to the dedication of the new Agoura High School

Football field turf on Wednesday, 8/23/17!

This week for The Charger Girls:

 

*MONDAY, – 8/28 – Class  – period 5 – dress as instructed! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

*MANDATORY – SEGMENTATED TEAM PRACTICE:

*JV CHEER – 3-4:30pm

*VARSITY CHEER – 4-5:30pm

*ALL SONG – 4-5:30pm

*From Coach Costas: “On THIS MONDAY ONLY – SONGLEADERS need to come to varsity cheer’s practice 4-5:30 (instead of their normal time).”

*PLANNING AHEAD…- PLEASE NOTE AS WELL FROM COACH COSTAS FOR  MONDAY, 9/4/17 –

“Even though there is no school …practice will proceed as normal on Monday September 4th.. as The Team has so many home games to prepare for…and not a lot of time to prepare

*JV CHEER – 3-4:30pm

*VARSITY CHEER – 4-5:30pm

*ALL SONG – 5-6:30pm

This practice will include new halftime, pyramid, and dance choreography 😉”

*Tuesday, 8/29 – Mandatory – Captains Meeting – Lunch – E-3

Wednesday, 8/30 – *Class  – decide on Friday Pep Rally and BIG FRIDAY School Dress.

REMINDER:

*MANDATORY Parent/Athlete Workshops (for ALL AHS Athletes/Parents/Representatives) – see specifics from your Athletic Director’s email sent 8/13/17 – Re-sent today, 8/27/17.

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*Thursday, 8/31 – MANDATORY – After School Practice …

 

*MESSAGE FROM COACH COSTAS:

*”Pep Rally practice is TODAY!. We will just start as a team at 5pm practice… and then head over for BIG FRIDAY PEP RALLY PRACTICE BEGINNING AT 6:00PM

*You will wear your HAIR UP – Charger Girl Black T and your BLACK SPANDEX SHORTS (NOT THE SOFFE SHORTS) to these practice(s)!!!!

*PLEASE NOTE THAT ASB IS IN CHARGE OF THE PEP RALLY PRACTICE TIMES AND DISMISSAL SO AN END TIME IS FLEXABLE AND NOT UNDER THE SPIRIT TEAM’S CONTROL. Please bring snacks..etc…as we do not know at what time you will be excused for the evening.

*BIG FRIDAY – 9/1 – PEP RALLY AND FOOTBALL VS. NEWBURY PARK – HOME

*With the ASB ‘Rage Cage’ Dance following the game (not mandatory) after the props are put away and the Team is excused after the Game

*It is a late start day! Charger Girls will be given their Pep Rally dismissal time from your class…ETC… for the Pep Rally… AT THE PEP RALLY PRACTICE… ON THURSDAY, 8/31/17…SO BE LISTENING FOR THE INFORMATION NEEED!

* MANDATORY –  9/1- FOOTBALL – JV AND VARSITY – VS. NEWBURY PARK! – HOME GAME

*Pep Rally/Game day dress are worn to school by ALL Team Members …as decided…

*No sweatshirts or any other article of clothing are worn UNDER OR OVER YOUR UNIFORM/GAME DAY DRESS…WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CHARGER GIRL ‘SPIRIT TEAM SWEATS’ ONLY!

*ALL JV TEAM MEMBERS WILL MEET COACH COSTAS IN THE GIRLS LOCKER ROOM IMMEDIATELY AFTER SCHOOL ENDS…AND BE PERFORMANCE READY BY 3:10 pm.

THEY WILL TAKE ALL OF THE PROPS/BOXES/SIGNS/FLAGS…ETC..TO THE FOOTBALL FIELD.

*THEY WILL THEN CHEER THE JV GAME…AND.. WILL NOT LEAVE THE STADIUM/THEIR TEAM…FOR ANY REASON UNTIL AFTER THE VARSITY GAME IS OVER WITH…AND ALL OF THE PROPS…ETC….ARE RETURNED TO THE LOCKER ROOM!

*FYI…ALL TEAM MEMBERS – AFTER THE OPPOSING TEAM ARRIVES…THEY WILL BE USING THE GIRLS LOCKER ROOM…THEREFORE…THERE IS NO GOING BACK TO THE LOCKER ROOM FOR ANYONE/THING.. UNTIL THE END OF THE VARSITY GAME!

*YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE GIRLS LOCKER ROOM…FOR ANY REASON UNTIL THAT TIME

*THERE WILL BE NO EATING FOR JV UNTIL THE 3RD QUARTER OF THE VARSITY GAME…

* PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING WATER (ONLY) TO THE STADIUM TO DRINK FOR THE GAME AND.. ENERGY BARS/GATORADE /POWERADE   …OR SOMETHING SMALL FOR YOU TO EAT/DRINK IF YOU WISH… BEFORE THE VARSITY GAME.

*VARSITY WILL ARRIVE PERFORMANCE READY TO THE STADIUM…NO LATER THEN 5:30pm…AND GO IMMEDIATLY TO THE AREA UNDER THE SCORE BOARD TO WARM UP!

*PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU EAT BEFORE YOU COME TO THE STADIUM AS YOU MAY ONLY DRINK WATER DURING THE GAME/HALFTIME!

ALSO, BRING AN ENERGY BAR OR SOMETHING SMALL FOR AFTERWARDS if you wish!

*After their game…ALL JV WILL CHANGE INTO LONG SLEEVE PERFORMANCE TOP FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE EVENING.and join Varsity for warmups..underneath the scoreboard area….FOR PREGAME  PERFORMANCE.

*GOLD TEAM CAPTAINS WILL SHOW JV WHERE TO SIT IN THE STANDS TO CHEER AND SUPPORT VARSITY…AFTER THEIR PERFORMANCE AT PRE-GAME.

*GOLD TEAM CAPTAINS WILL TELL JV WHEN TO JOIN VARSITY FOR THE HALF TIME PERFORMANCE.

*JV (only) WILL HAVE A BREAK 3RD QUARTER to go to the restroom, eat and visit with friends..AFTER THEIR HALF TIME PERFORMANCE… IF THEY HAVE PROPERLY SUPPORTED VARSITY DURING 1ST AND 2ND QUARTERS OF THE VARSITY GAME…..

(Water only/no food/gum etc.. allowed in the stands for JV when cheering)

*NO PHONE USE EXCEPT DURING THE JV 3RD QUARTER BREAK!

*JV will return to the stands BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE 4TH QUARTER OF THE VARSITY GAME …TO RESUME CHEERING/SUPPORTING FROM THE STANDS …

*JV WILL NOT LEAVE THE STADIUM  FOR ANY REASON UNTIL AFTER THE VARSITY GAME IS OVER WITH…AND ALL OF THE PROPS…ETC….ARE RETURNED BY THE ENTIRE TEAM TO THE GIRLS LOCKER ROOM…

*GOLD TEAM CAPTAINS WILL TELL THE TEAM WHEN TO LEAVE THE STADIUM NEAR THE END OF THE GAME AND… ORGANIZE/OVERSEE THE RETURNING OF THE PROPS/TRASH PICKUP FROM THE TRACK!

THE ENTIRE TEAM WILL BE DISMISSED AT THE GIRLS LOCKER ROOM BY YOUR COACH/MRS. McGREW…ONLY  

Information for *ALL AWAY GAMES:

NO FOOD OR DRINK ON THE BUS to be consumed… EXCEPT FOR WATER!

*Please take all of your trash with you as you exit the bus!

*FYI…ALL TEAMS WILL LEAVE FOR AWAY GAMES ON THE BUS TOGETHER at 2:40pm from IN FRONT OF the Girls Locker Room.

*JV will leave on the bus… PERFORMANCE READY…

*VARSITY- WILL LOAD ALL THE PROPS/FLAGS/BOXES..ETC…ON TO THE BUS.

*Varsity will leave on the bus… DRESSED IN Mandatory School/Game Day dress…and bring their performance uniform…and everything they need for the game/day (water/snacks/money for food…orany personal items) with them in their Spirit Team Backpack (ONLY)

*UPON ARRIVAL BACK TO AGOURA – JV will put away ALL THE PROPS/FLAGS/BOXES..ETC.. in the Girls Locker Room. They will be dismissed upon completion… as a Team.

*Parents/Representatives – You will receive a call from your Charger Girl when the bus is approximately 10 minutes from Agoura for safety sake… as the parking lot at AHS is very dark during the usual pickup time (depending on where the away game is played) of 9:30-10:15pm.

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Coming UP:

 

*MANDATORY Football 2017 – Complete/detailed information in each weeks Update. Please see your emailed Football schedules..sent 8/13/17… for opponents and home/away

* REMINDER:PLEASE NOTE AS WELL… FROM COACH COSTAS… FOR  MONDAY, 9/4/17 –

“Even though there is no school …practice will proceed as normal on Monday September 4th.. as The Team has so many home games to prepare for. This practice will include new halftime, pyramid, and dance choreography 😉”

*(PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MANDATORY SEGMENTED PRACTICE SCHEDULE WILL REMAIN FOR EVERY weekly MANDATORY MONDAY PRACTICE FOR 2017-18  )

*JV CHEER – 3-4:30pm

*VARSITY CHEER – 4-5:30pm

*ALL SONG – 5-6:30pm

*(Regular Schedule will remain for EVERY weekly MANDATORY Thursday Practice FOR 2017-18) – “INCLUSIVE” PRACTICE… WITH ALL TEAMS ATTENDING TOGETHER – G Building /5-7:30pm )

*MANDATORY – FALL SPORTS – TBD – More information to come when/if  assigned.

*Parents and Representatives:

Please see the separate (8/13/17) email for ALL of the Booster Meeting Dates for 2017

THE NEXT BOOSTER MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE 9/11 – IN THE G BUILDING AT 6:30 PM.

*Saturday, 10/14 – MANDATORY – Reyes Adobe Days Parade – approx. 9-11am. More information to come.

*Sunday, 10/15 – MANDATORY – 10am-2pm- Charger Girls Car Wash Fundraiser – Details TBD – More information to come.

*MANDATORY- WINTER SPORTS – TBD – More information to come when assigned.

*COMPETITION – Saturday, 1/20/18 – MANDATORY for Parents/Representatives/Team Members  – USA REGIONAL/AGOURA COMPETITION-FUNDRAISER – approx. 7:30am – 3:30pm

*COMPETITION – Saturday, 1/20/18 – MANDATORY (Yes…two Competitions on the same day) – Pasadena Convention Center – TimeTBA – CHEERPros – State Title

*COMPETITION – Saturday, 2/10/17 – MANDATORY – ”Best of the West” – More information to come….

*COMPETITION – Friday, 2/23-25/18 – MANDATORY – USA NATIONALS COMPETITION- WEEKEND/OVER NIGHT STAY – ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER

*MORE COMPETITION(s) may be scheduled

*MANDATORY – SPRING SPORTS TBD – More information to come when assigned.

*Charger Girl Year End Banquet – TBD

*Charger Girl Tryouts – 2018-19! – TBD

AS ALWAYS: FYI…

*Treasurer – Tina Wilkie:  tinawilkie22@gmail.com

*Clothing – Laura Koenig – laura@koenigmail.com

Chairpersons and Committees:

 

*Team Directory – Jessica Hayden and Janice Alfalo

*Year End Banquet – Melissa Phillips

*Photography – Karina Fraley : Volunteers …please email Mrs. Fraley your information at : Karinafraley@yahoo.com and see ‘Team Directory’ info. above.

*Fundraiser Coordinator(s) – Megan Wallace and Lori Perfit

*USA Regional Competition Organizing Committee – 1/20/18 –  Lori Perfit, Ann Shuck,Mark Valdez,Laura Russo

*’Car Wash’ Fundraiser! – Chair person – Lynn Jacobsen – October 15 – 10am-2pm

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*PLEASE REMEMBER – An absence ALWAYS necessitates a detailed PARENTemail to Mrs. Koch  at:  VEKoch@aol.com 

…ALSO…

*If you are sick or injured and cannot …participate in class/practice/games, events… a detailed doctors note is need…to sit out, as well as to resume active status.

*Please follow the previously emailed instructions from the Agoura High School Athletic Trainer so that you and the Team remain in compliance.

*GAMES/CLASS/PRACTICES AND EVENTS ARE MANDATORY AS ASSIGNED AND SITTING OUT GAMES…ETC…MAY TAKE PLACE IF THEY ARE MISSED

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**Reminder – Please see Spirit Team Absence Policy if you have missed a Mandatory class/game/practice/competition as it may impact your cheering/sitting out Athletic games/events this season.

*PLEASE ALWAYS COME TO ALL AHS PRACTICES/CLASS… DRESSED IN YOUR SPIRIT BLACK CHARGER T… WITH BLUE SHORTS/ATHLETIC SHOES.

(SONGLEADERS BRING JAZZ SHOES…. NO DANCING/CHEERING/STUNTING… IN BARE FEET OR SOCKS!). BRING WATER.

NO SWEATSHIRTS..ETC ARE TO BE WORN AT PRACTICE AS THEY ARE A SAFETY HAZARD!

*YOU ARE A TEAM…AND NEED LOOK LIKE IT TOO

*ALL SAFETY REGULATIONS REGARDING:

*PIERCINGS/ HAIR UP IN A HIGH PONYTAIL/NAILS/JEWELRY/NAILS/NO WRIST- HAIR TIES/PHONES/NO ANKLETS..etc…..ARE ALWAYS UPHELD!

*No deviation from the above….YOU MAY SIT OUT OF A PRACTICE/GAME/EVENT… UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLIED.  

*UPDATES ARE ALWAYS POSTED..ALONG WITH OTHER PERTINENT, IMPORTANT INFORMATION, ON THE SPIRIT TEAM WEBSITE… FOR ALL TO SEE.

at: www.agouraspiritteam.com

You are responsible for knowing the information found in ALL documents/Updates/emails…

*ALWAYS CHECK THE ‘COMING UP’ PORTION OF THE UDATES TOO!

WISE WORDS:

 

 

REMEMBER:

*BE VERY CAREFUL OF HOW YOU SPEAK ABOUT YOUR TEAM/TEAMMATES TO OTHERS… IN PERSON OR ON SOCIAL MEDIA ETC!

IT REFLECTS ON HOW YOU ARE… AS WELL AS THOSE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!

 

With Charger Pride,

 

 

Emily Costas Head Coach Eileen MGrew Teacher of Record Vicki Koch Team Coordinator The Agoura High School Spirit Team ‘The Charger Girls’ *Regional *State *Best of the West *16 Time National CHAMPIONS