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.
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
Meet the Sponsor/Coach
Coach Dominic Minor has been a cheerleading coach at Pine Tree Junior High. Coach Minor graduated with her bachelor’s degree in May 2013 from The University of Texas at Tyler. Coach Minor has previous collegiate experience. I also, I have coached 4 years at Whitehouse High School as the Director of Cheerleading. In addition to coaching the PTJH cheerleading squad, Coach Minor teaches 7th and 8th grade math resource. She has one daughter, Addison Minor, that is two years old.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 903 295 5081.
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)