Junior High Cheerleading
About JH Cheer
Who we are:
Pine Tree Junior High cheerleaders are representatives of the school to promote a wholesome school spirit, good sportsmanship, and good citizenship. Members of PTJH Cheer play a leadership role in building teamwork and helping the school achieve its goals and objectives. Because of these responsibilities, members of the cheerleading squad are expected to maintain a higher standard of behavior, both on and off campus, (including social media) as well as maintain a high level of academic achievement. Tryouts are held in the month of March, before Spring Break. Details about tryouts and cheerleading expectations will be posted here, in campus offices, and in video announcements on the Junior High and Middle School campus websites.
What we do and when we meet:
Cheerleaders are expected to attend cheer camp during the summer, which is usually the last week in July, as well as practice during the two weeks before school starts. They are expected to perform at pep rallies, home football/basketball games, special events for other campuses, one competition during the year, the City of Longview Christmas Parade, and attend other special events including fundraisers and community service projects. Regular practice times are after school, 3-4 days per week throughout the year.
PTJH Cheer captains go through a rigorous tryout process, including creating a detailed portfolio and fielding questions from a panel of judges made up of the campus principal, the cheer sponsor, and a classroom teacher. They are also judged on many other qualities such as leadership skills, ability, responsibility, time to devote to the program, and experience. Captains must have good leadership qualities, high academic performance, and a cooperative spirit. The captains must be individuals who will try to unite the members into a working team and who will be able to work well with other team members, faculty, and other students. The captains are responsible for working with the sponsors on practice organization, plans for activities, and creating pep rally themes. The captains are held to a very high standard, and are required to devote a great deal of time to the squad.
Purpose of PTJH Cheer:
• Set examples of good character and sportsmanship
• Support good sportsmanship and spirit
• Support school athletic programs throughout the year
• Promote spectator participation and unification of the crowd’s involvement during athletic events
• Render service to the school and community
• Develop positive leadership abilities
• Develop physical, mental, and moral character
• Develop good relationships with the public and build positive relationships with other schools
• Learn to work for the good of the TEAM rather than the individual
• Prepare athletes for high school cheer
The PTJH Cheerleaders participated in our 2nd annual Back the Blue Community Service Project (summer 2017). Cheerleaders donated bottled water, Gatorade, and various snacks to the officers in order to help with the increasing summer heat. We would like to thank the officers of Longview as well as our LPD SRO's for all the do for our community and district!
PT Birch Elementary STAAR Pep Rally (5/5/17)
Summer 2016: The PTJH Cheerleaders were privileged to serve the members of Longview Police department and our SRO, Officer Bryan Bankston, by providing water, Gatorade, and baked goods. The cheerleaders wanted to show their appreciation for all the police officers do for our community and school district. This is a community service project that we would like to expand and continue! PTJH Cheer backs the Blue!
Meet the Sponsor/Coach
Ms. Lori Schave has been a cheerleading coach at Pine Tree Junior High for two years. Ms. Schave graduated with her bachelor’s degree in December 2005 from Stephen F. Austin. In addition to coaching the PTJH cheerleading squad, Ms. Schave teaches 8th grade science. She has two children that attend Pine Tree ISD and is proud to serve such an amazing district and group of girls! In addition to PTISD, Ms. Schave has been with Gladewater ISD, Overton ISD, and Kilgore ISD.
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