Spirit Team Update – 12/7-11/15

Spirit Team, Parents and Representatives,
To all The Spirit Team Members,and their families who begin their celebration today at sundown !
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*Thanks to the Captains and Leadership Members Hanna Bura and Hailey Huddleston for their planning and implementation of the fun and festive Team Holiday party!
Great job by those committed to ‘make things happen’
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Here we go again for another VERY BUSY WEEK!
*PEP RALLY ON FRIDAY, 12/11 TOO!

*Gearing up for Competition and the Winter Sports Season 2015-16!
Lots of work do….are you perfecting your skills so that you will be able to perform at your best?
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Thought for the Week:


Spirit Team Trivia:

Yes…The Spirit Team has had very successful Blue Team Songleading Teams in the recent past!
Above, is the Varsity Song Competition Team that were California State Champions as well as placing 5th at USA Nationals. Their Choreographer was USA Instructor Alumni and ‘Cheetah Girl’, Sabrina Bryant (Pictured above).
Sabrina also choreographed other Blue Team Song Routines for AHS…including the JV Song Routine that placed 2nd at USA Nationals as well.
If the Songleaders ever wish to compete again…Sabrina would love to come out and choreograph.
*We are privy to the very BEST choreographers and resources for the Team’s utilization…but the desire needs to come from the Team itself! All you have to do is ask.. and commit
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This Week for The Spirit Team:

*Please make every effort to be on time and focused.
*Please DO NOT BE ABSENT FROM ANY MANDATORY SPIRIT TEAM CLASS/PRACTICE/GAMES/COMPETITION/ACTIVITY…UNLESS YOU ARE ILL WITH A DOCTORS NOTE…. OR IT IS AN ABSOLUTE EMERGENCY!

*Appointments and family time..etc..are a choice, and though important to you ….are unexcused

Thank you.
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*TODAY, SUNDAY, 12/6/15 – CAPTAINS WEEKLY REPORTS DUE TO MRS. KOCH BY THIS EVENING.
NO EXCEPTIONS!
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* Monday, 12/7 – *Full Team Mandatory Practice 3-5 pm

*Tuesday, 12/8 – *Mandatory Captain’s Meeting – Lunch – E-3 – Goal Implementation presentations as discussed in your weekly reports due 12/6/15, will be the topic.
All Captain’s were in attendance for the last Captain’s meeting

*Class

*IT IS TIME FOR FUNDRAISING!
*Blue Team/Gold Team Clinic Fundraiser – Basketball Halftime Performance dates and ARE COMING SOON!

The committee is meeting at 5:00pm TODAY, Monday, 12/7 in the G Building.

*IMPORTANT – AT LEAST 2 BLUE TEAM PARENTS/REPRESENTATIVES ARE NEEDED TO BE IN ATTENDANCE…ALONG WITH THE ALREADY COMMITED GOLD TEAM PARENTS…FOR THIS FUNDRAISER TO MOVE FORWARD….
If you would like to be a part of this committee…please join us!
Dates and other information for the Clinic/Performance will be coming asap.

*NO PARENT/ REPRESENTATIVES FROM BOTH BLUE AND GOLD TEAM MEMBERS….NO FUNDRAISING

*Wednesday,12/9 -MANDATORY – Blue Team 6:00am practice!

*Thursday, 12/10 – * IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE IMPORTANT DECISIONS FOR THE TEAM…. AND NOT JUST BE TOLD WHAT YOU ARE TO DO…. THEN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL IS FOR YOU!
* LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Meeting – E -3 at lunch …..All Spirit Team Members are encouraged to attend!
Be an important part of your Team!

*THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING TEAM MEMBERS WHO GAVE THEIR LUNCH PERIOD LAST WEEK TO ATTEND LEADERSHIP TO HELP MAKE DECISIONS AND SHAPE THE FUTURE OF YOUR SPIRIT TEAM :

Erin H., Makena C,.Izzy, Kinta, Delaney, Rachel S., Rachel L.,Jessie,Melissa,Hannah Jo, Hannah B., Lee, Elizabeth,Hailey H., Sami, and Riley.

* If you hare been thinking of a Captain’s position for 2016-17…then this is a MUST
Hope to see you there…role will be taken as above

*Class – Decide on Pep Rally Practice, school, and Pep Rally Dress.

MANDATORY Pep Rally Rehearsal – Evening – 7:00PM IN THE GYM FOR THOSE PARTIIPATING IN THE RALLY ROUTINE!

*Mandatory – Blue Team Practice – 3-5:00pm

*NEW – FRIDAY, 12/11 – PEP RALLY – You will be dismissed from period 2 at 9:45pm to go to the gym to warm up for the rally…dressed as directed in class on 12/10/15.
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*Coming UP:

FYI – *MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS…..

*MANDATORY FULL TEAM PRACTICES (almost) EVERY MONDAY, 3-5:00
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*MANDATORY BLUE TEAM CHEER PRACTICES (almost) EVERY THURSDAY, 3-5:00pm.

*MONDAY,12/14/15 – SPIRIT TEAM PARENT/REPRESENTATIVE BOOSTER MEETING! – for ALL those interested in being a part of the decision making body for The Spirit Team.
The Team depends on you for your participation and input for a successful program and Competition season ahead.
Please make every effort to be a part of this important and very special Parent/Representative driven group!
*Hope to see you there!
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*NEW – 1/9/15 – Due to getting a routine ready for the Pep Rally on 12/11/15 – THERE WILL NEED TO BE A MANDATORY CROWDLEADING PRACTICE ON SATURDAY, 1/9/15 FROM 9AM TO 12 NOON ! THE TEAM WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE READY FOR THE BREA OLINDA QUALIFIER WITHOUT THIS PRACTICE….PLEASE BE THER ON TIME AND READY TO WORK!

*MANDATORY – BLUE TEAM PRACTICE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CROWDLEADING PRACTICE from 12 NOON TO 1:00PM!

BE THERE
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-*IT IS TIME FOR MORE FULL TEAM FUNDRAISING!
*A FUNDRAISER by letter is planned as well at the Clinic…more information will be forth coming.
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*BE ON THE LOOKOUT ! MANDATORY – Basketball schedules coming out soon
*The games will begin in January 2016 upon return from Winter Break.

The Team will be cheering the majority of HOME LEAGUE Boys and Varsity Only Girls Basketball… games…..as assigned. Away games for Varsity Boys BB ONLY MAY be assigned as well.
*At the end of the Winter Sports Season CIF Playoffs are always a possibility for ALL sports and can not be determined until League play is completed. They will be MANDATORY.
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FYI -*MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! – USA Crowdleading and BLUE TEAM CHEER Competitions.

(*CHECK THE ADDITIONAL MANDATORY BLUE TEAM COMPETITIONS ON YOUR SCHEDULE ALSO…. IF YOU ARE A BLUE TEAM CHEER MEMBER. AS THEY WILL NOT BE POSTED ON THE WEEKLY UPDATE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE ‘WEEK OF’.)
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ALL TEAMS:

* Mandatory USA Regional Competition/ Qualifer – Brea Olinda High School – 1/17/16
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*Mandatory – Agoura/USA Nationals Regional Qualifier/Fundraiser – 1/23/16
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*Mandatory – NEW – STATE TITLE – Cheer Pros – Ontario Arena – 1/24/16

**Mandatory – USA Nationals Weekend – USA Nationals – MARCH 18-20.2016!
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FYI….
*Please DO NOT BE ABSENT FROM ANY MANDATORY SPIRIT TEAM CLASS/PRACTICE/GAMES/COMPETITION/ACTIVITY…etc……UNLESS YOU ARE ILL WITH A DOCTORS NOTE…. OR IT IS AN ABSOLUTE EMERGENCY!
*Appointments and family time..etc..ALTHOUGH IMPORTANT TO YOU,,,,are unexcused
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*Charger Girls – PLEASE ALWAYS WEAR YOUR WHITE BOW. IF YOU FORGET IT…DO NOT BORROW ONE FROM A TEAM MATE (FOR HEALTH SAFETY) REASONS. Mrs. Koch has one to purchase for $5.
*You ALWAYS enter the gym…or any venue… performance ready!
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*Please note…that NO TEAM MEMBER IS TO LEAVE AN AREA WHEN YOU ARE WITH YOUR TEAM WITHOUT PERMISSION BY THE COACH/ADVISOR AND/OR A TRANSPORTATION WAIVER SIGNED BY MRS. MCGREW OR MRS. KOCH…. AND AN ADMINISTRATOR.
* Mrs. Koch/Mrs. McGrew MUST ALSO see your Parent/Representative before you may be dismissed.
*THIS IS A PRIMARY SECURITY AND SAFETY ISSUE FOR ALL CONCERNED

*FYI….Mrs. Koch and Mrs. McGrew are already being contacted by interested incoming and Agoura student athletes for next years Spirit Team, 2015-16.

PLEASE BE ADVISED….
*SPRING CLINICS/TRYOUT/PRACTICE…. AND AHS SUMMER CAMP DATES (AS WELL AS AND USA CAMP DATES) FOR 2015-16 WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL SOMETIME IN FEBRUARY!
We will let you all know when we do!
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WEBSITE INFO:
*The Spirit Team Website… www.agouraspiritteam.com has a new look!
The Updates will be posted as usual, however we are replacing old forms and information for your use, little by little. Hopefully it will be fully completed soon!
Thank you for your patience

*If you have some pictures that you would like to have posted on the website, please email your webmaster, Arnie Garfinkel at : arnieg@allstargroup.com ….at any time

*We have your wonderful and dedicated Team photographers that try to capture the ‘moments’ of every game/competition and event…however…If you don’t take some pictures to submit on your own your Spirit Team Member may not enjoy their ‘special’ memories in the year end DVD
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*AGAIN – IMPORTANT – TRANSPORTATION DONATION PAYMENT INFORMATION – FOR THOSE WHO HAVE YET TO RESPOND – As you all know from the administrative meeting in the PAEC…the Donation pays for many important things for your student athlete.at AHS.
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“On the Agoura website…. www.agourahighschool.net …. Please go to: Athletic Donations, and then the Spirit Team icon….and….you can pay for it there.
Thank you or your support for The Spirit Team and for ALL Athletics at AHS!
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WISE WORDS:

THERE IS NO ” I” IN TEAM!

With Charger Pride

Mrs. Koch and Mrs. McGrew

Eileen McGrew
Blue and Gold Team
Head Coach

Vicki Koch
Blue and Gold Team
Advisor
www.agouraspiritteam.com