Spirit Team, Parents and Representatives,
*Thank you to Varsity Cheer Captain Riley Rosefsky for all of her hard work getting the USA Camp music ready to send out to the Team Members!
*Thanks also to the Team Members who appear in the Camp video so that you can go over all that you learned at Camp
Now all you have to do is PRACTICE
*A BIG THANK YOU AS WELL TO MRS. DAVE ARNOLD WHO IS FIXING THE SONG AND CROWDLEADING BOXES FOR THE TEAM!
They get so much wear and tear…and having them in ship shape condition again will be wonderful!
*Hope you got your Spirit Team Pool Party money and form(s) in to Mrs. McKenna yesterday, 8/15, to that you are able to attend this fabulous event on 8/23/15!
*Fun at the Football Kickoff and ….Great practice yesterday at the Track….now the REAL fun begins…
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!?
THOUGHT OF TTHE WEEK:
SPIRIT TEAM TRIVIA:
*SPIRIT TEAM’S DARLING JUNIORS
2015-16 CHARGER GIRLS; Sami,Makena,Melissa,Emily,Saba,Erin,Rachel L.,Kaylie,and Rachel S….(Not Pictured…Jessica Cathy).
The ‘Ladies in Waiting’
You’re looking good! Have a fun and fabulous year!
CONGRATS TO TARA DAVIS……UNFORTUNATELY SHE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN HER SISTER JUNIOR CHARGER GIRLS ON THE SPIRIT TEAM THIS YEAR….BUT…..
CONGRATULATIONS TO FORMER CHARGER GIRL TARA DAVIS!
*Not only was Tara named the CALIFORNIA SOPHOMORE OF THE YEAR for Track, and won first in the WORLD for the USA in the Long Jump,,,, but now she is also featured (see above) in this month’s SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!
*We will miss her on The Spirit Team this year…but are so proud of her accomplishments in the Track Arena…as well as her part that she played in the Team’s National Championship win at USA Nationals 2015
*Please congratulate Tara when you see her on Campus. She is still a part of our Spirit Team Family!
‘Once a CHARGER GIRL….always a CHARGER GIRL!
*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 site, please email your webmaster, Arnie Garfinkel at : firstname.lastname@example.org ….at any time
THIS WEEK FOR THE SPIRIT TEAM:
*PLEASE NOTE : You may pay the following at your school registration for the year 2015-16:
For those with late registration….
*Athletic Donation – (Please see more information below under 8/26/15)
*The Athletic Donation will increase $25 for the 2015-2016 school year. ALL ATHLETES AT AHS are asked for a donation of $175 to cover the Team transportation cost.
You may pay for this at Registration separately as this is NOT ONLY a Spirit Team cost…it is for ALL SPORTS. You have NOT previously paid for this expense.
*Also,your ASB may be paid for at this time as it is a separate Student Body cost…and not a Spirit Team expense, as well.
We do not know the cost of ASB at this time, but did want you to be prepared for it.
*The ‘Outside Skill Enhancement Opportunity’ information has been emailed home to all Team Members. It is up to you as individuals to take advantage of the classes.
*Cheer Captain Riley Rosefsky and Song Captain Makena Cavarozzi are your ‘go to girls’ for these classes.
*Changes have been made for the classes start date/time, so please contact your Captains as above for clarification if applicable.
*Mrs. Koch an Mrs. McGrew are facilitators of the Captain arranged information ONLY, when it is received from them.
*THE SONG/DANCE CLASSES HAVE ALREADY BEGUN! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED..PLEASE CONTACT VARSITY SONG CAPTAINM MAKENA CARAVOZZI
*IMPORTANT – Each Team Member is RESPONSIBLE FOR/MUST KNOW ALL OF THE FOOTBALL CHEERS by this date! They will NOT BE TAUGHT AT PRACTICE OR IN CLASS!
(You have known this since May, AND THEY HAVE BEEN E-MAILED TO YOU …ALONG TIME AGO!)
*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 so you can make sure to be ready for the Football season to begin
*YOU MAY RESERVE A NEW ‘USA CAMP ROUTINE’ DVD FOR DELIVERY THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, IF YOU NEED ONE, AT PRACTICE ON 8/15 OR 17… FOR $5.
(It will contain the Final ‘Team Routine’ that WAS PERFORMED AT CAMP… AND EARNED AGOURA a High Superior rating at Camp, and the dances and cheer routines that you are expected to know for Football)
*FYI….Mrs. Koch has video taped the routines on 8/13 and 15th ,and will need to make the copies herself.
The cost of the video is (as always) is to re-coop the cost of purchasing of the blank DVD’s.
*You have received your 2015 Football Schedules –
-ALL ASSIGNED FOOTBALL GAMES ARE MANDATORY!
This Week for The Spirit Team:
*Monday, 8/17 – Mandatory Back to School Practice – 3:00-5:00pm
*Wednesday, 8/19 – Class – Period 5 – Charger Girls and Stuntmen….you will be signing up for PE lockers. Please bring your own lock, if you want to use it…. and not use the school lock.
*Charger Girls – You will NOT dress…but… Please make sure that you bring your practice clothing ….Charger T and Soffee shorts…and correct shoes (just like summer time practices)!…so you will have them in your locker for class on Thursday.
Thursday, 8/20 – Class – You will be cleared at the AAC so you will be able to participate at the first Football game, and….. you will be dressing for class.
FYI – *BEGINNING MONDAY, 8/24 AND THURSDAY, 8/27/15…..
*MANDATORY FULL TEAM PRACTICES (almost) EVERY MONDAY, 3-5:00PM ….
*AND MANDATORY BLUE TEAM ‘COMPETITION PRACTICES (almost) EVERY THURSDAY, 3-5:00PM.
FYI – Cancellation of practice will take place ONLY (for the most part) because of holidays, facilities use conflicts, or needed game coverage.
*WEDNESDAY, 8/26/15 – From Your Athletic Director:
IMPORTANT MANDATORY FOR ALL AGOURA ATHLETES PARENTS:
7-7:45PM IN THE PAEC!
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!
*”The general meeting will include information regarding student-athlete expectations, parent expectations, eligibility requirements, athletic donation information, NCAA eligibility, and more.”
*Athletic Donation – “The Athletic Donation will increase $25 for the 2015-2016 school year. Agoura is asking for a donation of $175. Even though we are increasing our request, our donation request is lower than other local schools. At the parent meeting we will explain the need for the donations.”
*Immediately following this Mandatory
Meeting…. EACH TEAM will be dismissed to their own room to meet :
Spirit Team Booster Meeting for Parents and Representatives will be in a room TBA – Come be a part of YOUR Team!
QUESTIONS/ANSWERS/SUGGESGTIONS/DECISIONS/ BLUE TEAM/COMPETITIONS/FOOTBALL/PEP RALLY’S/COMMUNITY EVENTS/COMMITMENT/EXPECTIONS…. THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE TO BE IN THE KNOW!
*ALL COMMITTES WILL ALSO BE EXPECTED TO MEET BEFORE THE MEETING DATE AND BE PREPARED FOR A REPORT AND UPDATE INFORMATION TO BE GIVEN.
*The Team Fundraising and organization are so very important for support through out the year..we need to be ready to GO!
WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME!!!!
SEE YOU THERE
FRIDAY, 8/28 – *First Football Game…. and it begins!
….away at St. Paul’s – more information to follow!
* 9/5 – UNFORTUNATELY we are going need to CANCEL THE UCLA FOOTBALL HALF TIME SPECTACULAR …AS THIS IS THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND…AND…THE GAME IS GOING TO KICK OFF AT 12:30PM!
BETWEEN THE HORRIBLE HEAT (that is almost guaranteed ) AT THAT TIME…AND THE HOLIDAY 3 DAY WEEKEND ….IT IS NOT REASONABLE FOR THE TEAM TO ATTEND
We are disappointed, but you can be sure that it would not be a positive Team experience as scheduled!
NEW – *Saturday/Sunday – MANDATORY – 9/19 AND 20 – BLUE TEAM ONLY – Practice and Choreography with Chris and Alyssa
* Saturday, 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 school 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.
*10/9 – Football – Homecoming vs. Moorpark!
NEW -*Saturday/Sunday – 10/17 and 18 – MANDATORY BLUE TEAM ONLY – Practice and Choreography with Chris and Alyssa
*11/6 – *Last League Football Game vs. Oak Park – SENIOR NIGHT
*Football Schedules for 2015 have been emailed to all Team Members, as well as the additional information you will need….
ALL Game attendance as assigned is MANDATORY
11/13 – *MANDATORY – CIF Football playoff game TBD
*Please note that additional MANDATORY CIF Playoff games may be added, but that will not be known until after seasons end (all sports)
FYI -*MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! – Mandatory – Agoura/USA Nationals Regional Qualifier/Fundraiser – 1/23/16
*Mandatory – USA Nationals Weekend – USA Nationals 18-20.2016!
CONTINUAL REMINDERS :
*The Spirit Team is a SPORTS TEAM AT AHS
*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 YOUR Team expects to be successful throughout the year, EACH Team Member MUST make it a priority to be in attendance.
*Please note: If you are NOT IN ATTENDANCE at 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
*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
* 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.
*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.
*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
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