Bon Lin Middle School

Cheer Clinic and Tryouts May 10th and 11th 4-5:15 in the Gym

BLMS Cheerleading 2017-2018 Information

 

Cheerleading Squad Purpose

Cheerleaders will perform at all BLMS football and basketball games and selected school functions. The squad is NOT competitive.

 

School Sponsors             

Mrs. Renee Farrell    vfarrell@bartlettschools.org

Mrs. Stephanie Gorham sgorham@bartlettschools.org

 

Clinic and Tryouts

Wednesday, May 10 from 3:45pm to 4:45 pm

Thursday, May 11 from 3:45pm to 4:45 pm

 

  1. Parent agreement forms and teacher recommendations must be turned in by Tuesday May 9 or your child will not be permitted to stay for tryouts. Physicals must be completed prior to tryouts.
  2. NO parents or visitors are allowed inside tryouts.
  3. Results will be posted by Friday afternoon, August 19.
  4. Judges’/Sponsors’ decisions are final.
  5. Participants MUST be picked up at BLMS no later than 4:45 pm.
  6. The squad will consist of 12-15 members.

 

All forms must be turned in BEFORE tryouts on or before May 9, otherwise the cheer candidate will not be allowed to tryout. No exceptions. 

 

 

Practices & Schedules

  • Practices will typically be on Monday.
  • Practice days are subject to change depending on the needs of the squad and the availability of sponsors.
  • Sponsors will distribute monthly practice/game/event schedules in a timely manner.
  • Football season begins quickly upon the return to school and the squad will cheer at games.
  • Basketball games will begin around the last week of October; there are typically two game days each week. Parents are responsible for transporting cheer leaders to/from all games and events.
  • The cheer season will end when the basketball teams are done with all local tournament games (usually by early February)

 

Mandatory Parent Meeting

There will be a parent meeting on Monday, May 15th, for those who make the squad. $150 of the dues will be required by May 19th.

Please plan on attending this meeting at 3:30pm in the Learning Lab at BLMS.

Details on schedules, fees/costs, and expectations will be covered at this meeting.

Fees/Cost- $300 includes uniform and awards

 

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àCHECKLIST FOR TRYOUTS

Make sure you have returned ALL of the following items to Mrs. Farrell in room 101 before tryouts:

 

         __     Cheerleader / Parent Agreement Form

         __     Cheerleader Information Sheet

         __     Teacher Recommendation Form (you need 2)  

         __     Physical Evaluation from doctor/clinic – dated with the last 12 months

         __     Copy of medical insurance card

 

        

*You will NOT be allowed to tryout unless

ALL things on this checklist have been turned in.*

 

Please contact Mrs. Farrell or Mrs. Gorham (sponsors) with any questions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLMS Cheerleader / Parent Agreement     2017-2018

 

_______________________________________ (Student’s first & last name)

 

The above named student has permission to participate in tryouts for the Bon Lin Middle School Cheer Squad May 10-11, 2015.

 

 

PARENTS: Please indicate your understanding and agreement with each of the following by checking each box below:

 

  • I understand the costs associated with BLMS cheerleader

 

  • Fees are non-refundable and are expected to paid if your daughter is on the squad. (this includes if they are ill and unable to participate)

 

  • I understand that my child must be covered by a private insurance policy.

 

  • My child and I have read the BLMS Cheer Rules document and we understand the expectations of a squad member.

 

  • Practice ends promptly at 4:30 and the squad member must be picked up by that time. Late pick-ups will result in disciplinary action.

 

  • I understand that there are times throughout the year when I may need to assist – i.e., transportation to games, volunteering for the cheerleading sponsored homecoming dance, meals for games, helping set up and organize the spring sports banquet, etc. It is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation to and from games.

 

 

 

 

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Parent/Guardian PRINTED name

 

_____________________________________                ______________

Parent/Guardian SIGNATURE                                       Date

 

 

 

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Cheerleader PRINTED name

 

_____________________________________                ______________

Cheerleader SIGNATURE                                                       Date

 

 

 

 

Cheerleader Information

 

Student’s Full Name _______________________________________________

 

Student’s Date of Birth _____________________________________________

 

Home Address ___________________________________________________

 

Student’s Birthdate ________________  Homeroom Teacher ______________

 

 

 

Primary Parent Information:

 

Parent’s Name ____________________________________________________

 

Home Address ____________________________________________________

 

Daytime Phone # __________________ Evening Phone # ________________

 

Cell Phone # _____________________ Are text messages acceptable? ______

 

Email Address ____________________________________________________

 

 

 

Secondary Parent Information:

 

Parent’s Name ____________________________________________________

 

Home Address ____________________________________________________

 

Daytime Phone # __________________ Evening Phone # ________________

 

Cell Phone # _____________________ Are text messages acceptable? ______

 

Email Address ____________________________________________________

 

 

Other Information?

Are there any special circumstances that I need to know about this child? Please explain in the space below.

 

 

 

 

 

2016-2017 Bon Lin Middle School Cheerleading Rules

 

  1. Purpose
    1. The Middle School Cheerleading Squad will:
      1. Cheer for basketball games and represent the school.
      2. Promote and uphold school spirit
  • Set an example of good behavior at all times in class, at games, and at all school functions.
  1. Promote friendship with all cheerleaders.
  1. Cheerleading season is from tryouts through March.

 

  1. Requirements
    1. Squad members may be 6th, 7th, or 8th graders.
    2. Gymnastic, stunt, and cheer skills as outlined by the coach.
    3. Members must maintain good citizenship marks, attendance, performance, and teacher recommendations during the time on the squad. Problems in any area will be disciplined.
    4. Being on the squad one year in no way guarantees placement on the squad the following year. Every participant must go through the same tryout process each spring.
    5. Cheerleaders must be covered by an insurance policy. Everything possible to prevent injuries will be done. Cheerleaders and their parents will not bring suit against the sponsor, coach, school administration, Bon Lin Middle School, or Bartlett City Schools.

 

  • Conduct
    1. Exemplary behavior is mandatory at all times.
    2. Proper appearance is required at all times. Clothing must be appropriate to the occasion. The uniform may only be worn for approved school functions and should be worn on home game days to school (this includes the leggings (to school), skirt, top, hair bow, white socks, and white tennis shoes).
    3. Members must not use foul language at practice, in school, at games, camp, or competition, etc.
    4. The school’s anti-bully policy will be enforced.
    5. Smoking or drug use (including alcohol) is not allowed at school-sponsored events, and any use of the illegal substances reported to us by the proper authorities (either in school or out), will result in permanent dismissal. Being with people who are in possession of alcohol or other drugs could result in dismissal.
    6. All rules and regulations imposed on any Bon Lin Middle School students will be imposed on cheerleaders.
    7. Members must display proper behavior in class, including being on time, not skipping, showing respect for all adults, and not cheating.
    8. All situations may not be foreseen and thus outlined here, each will be dealt with in a manner decided upon by the sponsor / coach, with assistance from the administration if necessary.
    9. Members will follow rules and guidelines that are required by the sponsor and show proper respect to the coach and sponsor.
    10. Poor conduct / behavior under any of the above circumstances could result in warnings, plus suspension/removal from the squad. This action will be taken, by the decision of the sponsor, coach, and or administrator.
    11. Majors/minors can result in disciplinary action such as sitting out a game or removal from the squad.

 

  1. Practices
    1. Members are expected to be attentive and cooperative during practices. Repeated disruptions, especially during the same practice, will result in demerits, and possible removal from the next performance. Continued problems may result in additional suspensions, and/or removal from the squad.
    2. All scheduled practices are mandatory, unless stated otherwise.
    3. Missing practices can result in sitting out upcoming performances, and/or being removed from the team.
    4. If a participant is present at school, but will miss practice, this must be reported to the sponsor before leaving school. Unexcused absences from practices will result in demerits.
    5. Participants cannot leave practice early without prior approval.
    6. The sponsor will decide if an absence is excused.

 

  1. Expenses
    1. No funds from fundraisers will be given to cheerleaders who do not participate in the fundraiser.
    2. Money collected at group fundraising events belongs to the group as a whole. Individual sales will be credited to that individual.
    3. Any cheerleader leaving the squad or being asked to leave for ANY reason before the end of the season will forfeit ALL money paid.

 

  1. Travel
    1. Throughout the year, the squad will travel to various destinations for games and/or events. In all cases, the sponsor will serve as chaperone.
    2. The sponsor will not arrange rides but this may be done among the parents.
    3. All travel to and from games or other off-campus events is the responsibility of the parent to provide. Squad members should be picked up promptly when events end. Late pick-ups will result in disciplinary action such as sitting out a game.
    4. Parents may give written permission for their child to ride with a teammate to a game or event, but please note that is Bon Lin Middle School’s policy to allow students in this situation to ONLY ride with a parent/guardian driver who has provided the school documentation of license and insurance.
      1. These drivers may not be older, but underage, siblings/friends.

 

 

  • Attire
    1. The following guidelines apply ANY time participants are in uniform:
      1. NO jewelry – this includes all necklaces, bracelets, etc. (stud earrings are acceptable)
      2. NO gum
  • Have hair fixed as the sponsor or coach deems appropriate for the function (most often will be in a pony tail) ---must wear bow.
  1. If a member is sitting out at a game due to a disciplinary action, she should be in full uniform.
  2. The uniform consists of the: skirt, top, white socks, white tennis shoes, and bow. During the day to school, leggings are required under the skirt.

 

  • Fee Payment

Parents assume all financial responsibility for cheerleading. Please make sure you pay your $300 fee on or before May 19th (at least $150).  If fees are not paid, the cheerleader will not be allowed to participate in practices and/or events until the account is up to date.  No exceptions will be made to this policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Recommendation

Please complete the following form as soon as possible, so we will have time to tally prior to the tryout date. Teacher evaluations will be averaged and will count for a portion of each candidate’s score; therefore, it is very important to give the student an honest rating based on your knowledge of that individual student. Please rate the student according to how YOU feel the student does in YOUR class or classes. Be realistic as well as fair. These evaluations will not be shared with the student. They will be confidential and tallied by the advisor

Name of Applicant __________________________________________

Teacher ___________________________________________

Grade to Date ________

Has the student ever needed to be disciplined by you? If so what was the offense? _____________________________________________________________________________

Please rate this student in the following areas on a scale of 1-10. 1 being poor – 10 being superior.

_____ Attendance and Punctuality

_____ Honesty and Dependability

_____ Leadership/Positive role-model

_____ Enthusiasm

_____ Attitude toward fellow students

 _____ Attitude toward authority

 _____ Classroom Conduct

_____ Mature, Responsible

Do you think this person will make a great leader on our campus?  Yes or No

Teacher Signature: _______________________________________________

Please return completed form to Mrs. Farrell or Mrs. Gorham no later than Tuesday May 9th.

Teacher Recommendation

Please complete the following form as soon as possible so we will have time to tally prior to the tryout date. Teacher evaluations will be averaged and will count for a portion of each candidate’s score; therefore, it is very important to give the student an honest rating based on your knowledge of that individual student. Please rate the student according to how YOU feel the student does in YOUR class or classes. Be realistic as well as fair. These evaluations will not be shared with the student. They will be confidential and tallied by the advisor

Name of Applicant __________________________________________

Teacher ___________________________________________

Grade to Date ________

Has the student ever needed to be disciplined by you? If so what was the offense? _____________________________________________________________________________

Please rate this student in the following areas on a scale of 1-10. 1 being poor – 10 being superior.

_____ Attendance and Punctuality

_____ Honesty and Dependability

_____ Leadership/Positive role-model

_____ Enthusiasm

_____ Attitude toward fellow students

 _____ Attitude toward authority

 _____ Classroom Conduct

_____ Mature, Responsible

Do you think this person will make a great leader on our campus?  Yes or No

Teacher Signature: _______________________________________________

Please return completed form to Mrs. Farrell or Mrs. Gorham no later than Tuesday May 9th.

 

MEDICAL TREATMENT INFORMATION

 

Legal/Parent Consent

 

I/We hereby give consent for (athlete’s name) ________________________________________ to represent Bon Lin Middle School in athletics realizing that such activity involves potential for injury. I/We acknowledge that even with the best coaching, the most advanced equipment, and strict observation of the rules, injuries are still possible. On rare occasions these injuries are severe and result in disability, paralysis, and even death. I/We further grant permission to the school, its physicians, athletic trainers, and/or EMT to render aid, treatment, medical, or surgical care deemed reasonably necessary to the health and well-being of the student athlete named above during or resulting from participation in athletics. By the execution of this consent, the student athlete named above and his/her parent/guardian(s) do hereby consent to screening, examination, and testing of the student athlete during the course of the pre-participation examination by those performing the evaluation, and to the taking of medical history information and the recording of that history and the findings and comments pertaining to the student athlete on the forms attached hereto by those practitioners performing the examination. As parent or legal Guardian, I/We remain fully responsible for any legal responsibility which may result from any personal actions taken by the above named student athlete.

 

 

 

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Name of Player                                                                                                            Date of Birth

 

 

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SS#

 

 

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Insurance Company and Policy #                                                                     Insurance co. Phone #

 

 

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Name of Policy Holder                                                                                     Insurance co. Address

 

 

This permission includes doctor visits, any emergency medical treatment, and giving prescribed medications.

 

Chronic medical conditions/Medications/Allergies

 

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Parent  Name Print                                                                               Parent Signature and Date