Spirit Team Update – 7/13/15 – 7/16/15

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Spirit Team, Parents, and Representatives,

Spirit T*Thank you to the parents who took the pictures for the Spirit Team Directory, and drove to the Beach last week! The Team so appreciates your help and dedication to their success

Thought for the Week:
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*The Spirit Team is a SPORTS TEAM AT AHS

*The returning Team Members have had the Practice Schedule Dates since February and new Members since April.

****THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE TEAM HAS BEEN ON TIME, AND HAVE NOT MISSED A DAY OF PRACTICE…. THANK YOU

*HOWEVER…Unfortunately,the Team has been experiencing an unusual lack of commitment during the AHS Camp summer practice time period.

*Important…PLEASE REMEMBER (for the entire year)… and be advised that it is NEVER OK to miss a mandatory practice/class/performance/competition/game, unless you are ill with a fever, injured… or there is a dire emergency.

*Appointments, Family events/vacations, Jobs…etc.,etc.,etc., are not acceptable if the Team is to reach it’s potential.

* If this Team expects to be successful at Camp and throughout the year, each Team Member MUST make it a priority to be in attendance.

*Please note: If you are not in practice/class, you risk being replaced in a routine, performance, game or competition during the year as the entire Team depends so greatly on each other.

*Mrs. Koch must ALWAYS receive a Parent/Representative email…not a student athletes… if they are going to be absent or late from anything for any reason,

These practices are for YOU…the Team.
Team absences does not win National Championships

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Spirit Team Trivia:
*The Spirit Team’s former gymnastics Coach and his stunt partner Shannon after their NCA College Nationals win at Datona Beach, 2015. They will be cheering for the perennial national powerhouse Moorhead College Team in the fall!
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*New Information – 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 by the beginning of school.
Thank you for your patience.
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*If you received another notice this week….
*PLEASE FILL OUT YOUR FORM THAT IS ON LINE FOR THE SPIRIT TEAM DIRECTORY IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO. IT IS ABOUT READY TO PRINT…
.PLEASE EMAIL LISA SUTTER AT lisasutter@gmail.com if you are in need of help.
You won’t want to be left out!
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This week for The Spirit Team:

MANDATORY PRACTICES/AHS CAMP:
*Please see your Summer Absence Policy in the Team Handbook.

*Also, for Charger Girls, you may wear any Charger Girl Spirit Team Top to practice….however….the only choice for shorts colors are blue and black. The only sports bras are the ones described in the reminder section below…and..there are to be NO BRA STRAPS SHOWING!
If they do, we will need to stop wearing anything but the T shirts

*Hair is ALWAYS to be worn UP….NOT in a braid or any other way… but a high ponytail only.
*At practice/class/competition/events/games…etc…Mrs. Koch will collect the hair bands that are warn around wrists as they are considered a ‘safety risk’.

*For the most part everyone is doing a GREAT job following the rules, and working hard!
Your cooperation is appreciated

*Varsity Charger Girls ONLY – If you wish to order your Brighton Megaphone charm/necklace your Captains (Riley and Makena) will be taking orders on 7/13 at practice. (more information to come)
Varsity Team Members are the only Team Members that may order/wear this symbol of achieving Varsity status.*
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*Captainn of Communication, Yasmine Ardehali will be emailing the Seniors their Senior Favorites Form, and directions on how to complete it on ‘Word’.
Please return it to her by email no later than Sunday, 7/19/15 so that it can be included, with your single Senior Team Photo, in the Football program.
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*Mandatory AHS Camp/Practice:

*7/13 – 2:30-5pm – *Captains Meeting after practice – We will make it as brief as possible!

*7/16 – 2:30-5pm – USA Liability form, and all ‘USA Your Way Camp’ Information will be emailed to you….with the exception of your Packing List…. and ‘Daily CampSchedule’ …which will come to you as soon as it is received.

*7/20 – 2:30-5pm – Practice and Uniform/Clothing distribution
*USA Liability Camp form is to be returned to your Captain upon your arrival TODAY… BEFORE YOU RECEIVE YOUR UNIFORM/CAMP CLOTHES…. filled out completely.
*Packing List will be emailed.

*7/23 – 2:30-5:30pm – Practice…in practice attire…
*then…Team Picture and Senior Pictures for Football Program/ in full uniform. Charger Girls may wear hair down if you wish….for pictures only.
*and at 5:00pm…Dress Rehearsal Performance for Parent/Family/Friends ….
*with Full Performance uniform (Charger Girls – no nail polish/jewelry- wear hair UP… with NEW WHITE BOW)
*Stuntmen wear full performance uniform and black socks with performance shoes.

*7/28-30 – USA ‘Your Way’ Camp – Anaheim Convention Center – You will be traveling and returning by Charter Bus…. and staying at the Red Lion Hotel.
*The Team will be stopping at ‘In and Out’ on the way home as lunch is not serve at the last day of Camp.
*All information/forms, and all details will be emailed to you.

VACATION PLANNING:
*Last Chance – 7/30-8/14
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COMING UP:

*8/15 – AHS Camp – Meet in the G Building at 5:15pm

* Mandatory Practice and Football Fiesta Performance at approx. 5:45pm

* PRACTICE IS ON THE TRACK IN THE STADIUM after the …until approx. 8:00pm.
*Please come prepared knowing ALL of the Football routines/cheers from USA Camp.
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*Charger Girls will dress in their jersey’s.. More information to come
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*If there is a flyer for the event…and Spirit Team parents may want to attend…it will be sent when received from Football.
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*IMPORTANT – Each Team Member is RESPONSIBLE FOR/MUST KNOW ALL OF THE FOOTBALL CHEERS by this date! They will NOT BE TAUGHT AT PRACTTICE OR IN CLASS!
*PLEASE NOTE: If you do not know the game materials (cheers/dances) you will NOT be able to cheer in a game
*Get together with friends that know the cheers/have the DVD over your break so you can make sure to be ready for the Football season to begin
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*8/17 – Mandatory Back to School Practice – 3:00-5:30pm
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*8/23 – Sunday, Spirit Team Pool Party – More information to come
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*Football Schedules for 2015 have been emailed to all Team Members, as well as the additional information you will need….
Game attendance as assigned is MANDATORY
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* 9/5 – MARK YOUR CALENDARS…. UCLA SPIRIT SPECTACULAR HALF TIME PERFORMANCE AT THE ROSEBOWL! – $10 for transportation – More to come!

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* 10/3 – MANDATORY YOU WILL BE PERFORMING IN THE REYES ADOBE PARADE WITH YOUR TEAM .
*You will need to be there at the Yerba Buena site at approximately 9:15am.
The parade will end at the Reyes Adobe House/Park (just past TO Blvd.) at approximately 11:00pm.
*You can receive 2 hours of ‘Service Learning’ Credit for your participation
*PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! More information to follow.

FYI -*MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! – Mandatory – Agoura/USA Nationals Regional Qualifier/Fundraiser – 1/23/16

*Mandatory – USA Nationals Weekend – USA Nationals 18-20.2016!
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CONTINUAL REMINDERS :
*INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT!…Spirit Team Member NEVER speaks badly of their Team, Teammates, school friends, Coaches, Teachers…or any one else…especially on any social media venue. It is unacceptable and not tolerated!
*Please also be careful not to post pictures that are unacceptable when you are in uniform or AHS attire.
Everyone on campus knows who you are…and you are expected to represent yourselves,your Team and your School with ‘honor’ in AND out of school

*REMINDER :THE FOLLOWING ARE TEAM CLOTHING ITEMS THAT CHARGER GIRLS MUST PURCHASE SEPERATELY on or before going to Camp. You will NEED these items throughout the entire year!
Please buy them … and USE them asap….

1.*PLEASE PURCHASE ‘CHAMPION’ label SPORTS BRAS IN BLACK AND WHITE…. ONLY – THEY ARE TO BE FOUND AT COSTCO (in a ‘2 pack’) OR TARGET.

2. NUDE colored Jazz shoe 0NLY for ALL Songleaders.

3. WHITE low cut (only)SOCKS – several pairs… FOR ALL…TO BE WORN WITH WHITE CHEER SHOES
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*REMINDER: AHS Camp – MANDATORY – Summer Practices: Please see Summer Absence Polices in Your Handbook….NO EXCEPTIONS
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REMINDER – *IMPORTANT! ALL TEAM MEMBERS ARE TO DRESS AS A TEAM,,,that means clothing, hair, nails cut (so that they cannot be seen above your fingers) and NO JEWELRY.
* TEAMMATES SHOULD BE SELF MONITORING THEMSELVES, AND THEIR FELLOW SPIRIT TEAM MEMBERS!!!
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* The “Agoura High School Spirit Team Charger Girls (Cheer and Song) and Stuntmen” Rules and Regulations (from your Tryout packet), and the “Athletic Concern Form” ARE BOTH placed on the Team website ( www.agouraspiritteam.com ) for your continual information and use, when the Website is finished being refreshed.
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*IMPORTANT REMINDER – IF ANY TEAM MEMBER IS ABSENT FROM A PRACTICE/CAMP/EVENT/CLASS/PERFORMANCE/COMPETITION…..FOR ANY REASON….MRS. KOCH IS TO RECEIVE A PARENT EMAIL ASAP…THE DAY BEFORE OR ON THAT DATE TO VERIFY THAT ABSENCE!

*Please understand that the Coach/Advisor have been entrusted with the Team Members attendance and safety…as assigned THEY ARE EXPECTED TO BE THERE WITH THEIR TEAM.. We NEED PARENT VERIFICATION IF THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE IN ATTENDANCE.
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*REMINDER – IF A TEAM MEMBER IS ILL/INJURED AND IS TO SIT OUT A PRACTICE (ETC.), A PARENT NOTIFICATION IS NEEDED AS WELL. IN CASE OF AN INJURY, A DOCTOR’S NOTE IS REQUIRED FOR CLEARANCE TO PARTICIPATE FULLY.
Thank you for your understanding and compliance

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WISE WORDS:

THERE IS NO ” I” IN TEAM!

With Charger Pride

Mrs. Koch and Mrs. McGrew