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									        SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL
              “Skyline Spartans Fight Song”

             Let‟s go Spartan‟s hustle along!
                Skyline will carry the day.
              Spartan spirit cannot go wrong;
          “Fight „til we win,” is the way we play.

          Silver & green & white keep on striving
                  Victory always at hand
         Never give up the fight! We‟ll be thriving;
               Winning is what we demand!

          Onward Skyline! Show them your pride!
              Let nothing stand in our way!
           Show them Skyline can‟t be denied.
            Spartans have spirit to win today.



    CHEERLEADING/MASCOT TRYOUTS
              2009-2010




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         CHEERLEADING/MASCOT………………….DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?


Maybe, if you can answer “yes” to most of these questions:

       Are you a good student?

       Are you in good health?

       Are you neat and well groomed?

       Are you a good sport?

       Are you even – tempered?

       Can you withstand pressure?

       Do you have a strong, but not overbearing personality?

       Do you have good coordination and rhythm?

       Are you athletic?

       Do you have a good voice?

       When you become involved in an activity, do you dedicate yourself to it?

       Are you a “Team Player?”

       Can you take direction and criticism well?


       That‟s what it takes to be a good cheerleader/mascot. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT

       TAKES? Cheerleading/mascot is hard work, and lots of it. You become a prominent,

       visible representative of your school. You must be alert, poised and self-disciplined. It‟s

       a tough, demanding and highly rewarding “job”.




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                      SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING/MASCOT
                      GREEN AND SILVER VARSITY PROGRAM TRYOUTS

Dear Parents and Students:

Cheerleading/Mascot is a very important part of Skyline High School. Holding this job is a responsibility.
Being a Cheerleader/Mascot is hard work, and requires constant dedication to self, squad/team, school, and
the community.

Cheerleaders/mascots should ask themselves, “Why do I want to be a cheerleader/mascot?” Individuals
should remember that as part of the cheerleading team, and are a representative of SHS, and are expected to
display a positive leadership image at all times. The most important element of high school is a student‟s
academic progress. Therefore, cheer squad members/mascot are required to have a 2.5 cumulative
GPA and be passing in all classes – No D’s or F’s.

There is a huge time commitment involved in being a cheerleader/mascot. Some of the many commitments
are: fund-raisers, camp, summer practices, and many hours during and after school. Cheer commitment
comes before other activities! Candidates should understand that only illness and special family
circumstances are legitimate reasons to miss a cheer activity. Because this has caused some conflict in the
past, this standard is now being tightly maintained. Many times practices go longer than planned or the
squad is asked to perform at an unscheduled event. This is why it is important to be able and willing to go
the extra mile. Cheer Squad members are required to attend all scheduled practices, meetings and
performances in their entirety.

A detailed schedule for the whole year is provided in the program guide. Make sure to check this for
conflicts before you tryout.

Cheerleading can be expensive. The school does help with some of the camp cost but students are asked to
pay for anything not covered. Again, a detailed cost sheet is in the program guide. Fundraising opportunities
will also be available. Returning members must have a $0.00 balance on their ASB account to tryout.

Being a part of the cheerleading team can be some of the best memories and times of your life.
Cheerleaders/mascots will get to know each other in such a way that it cannot be compared to that of any
other team. We wish all of you the best at tryouts; enjoy the experience and GOOD LUCK TO YOU!


Stephania Lemeshko
Skyline High School Cheerleading Program Head
Green Squad Coach

Kasey Johansen
Skyline High School Cheerleading Program Assistant
Silver Squad Coach




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         SKYLINE GREEN AND SILVER VARSITY CHEERLEADER/MASCOT
            2009/2010 TRYOUT SCHEDULE AND DATES TO REMEMBER

PLEASE CHECK OFF THE FOLLOWING AS YOU COMPLETE THEM:


-----1. Thursday, April 2         Mandatory Parents and Student Tryout Meeting   7:00 pm SHS Theater

-----2. Friday, April 24           All forms are due to the coach by 3:00 pm     Cheer box in office
                KingCo Sports Eligibility and Physical Exam Card
                $45 Cheer Fee (refunded to anyone not making the squad)
                Parent Permission Slip
                Application and Contract
                Handbook Signature Page and Acknowledgement
                5 Teacher evaluations
                Grade transcripts or copy of current report card
                Current Grade Sheet
                Returning Members - $0.00 Balance on Account

-----3. Tuesday, May 5            Cheerleading/Mascot Tryout Clinic              6:00 – 8:00 pm SHS Gym

-----4. Wednesday, May 6          Cheerleading/Mascot Tryout Clinic              6:00 – 8:00 pm SHS Gym

-----5. Thursday, May 7           Cheerleading/Mascot Tryout Clinic              6:00-8:00 pm SHS Gym

-----6. Saturday, May 9           Tryouts                                        8:00am SHS Gym

-----7. Monday, May 11            Mandatory Team Meeting                         3:00 pm SHS Room 101

-----8. Tuesday, May 26           Mandatory Uniform Fitting                      3:00 pm SHS Room 102-103




ALL ACTION ITEMS/FORMS DUE APRIL 24TH MUST BE
COMPLETED BY THIS DUE DATE OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED
TO TRY OUT – NO EXCEPTIONS.



                                GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 




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                                    TRYOUT RULES 2009 - 2010

    1.   Attendance
         a. You must be fully dressed and in the gym at 5:45 p.m. for clinics and 7:45 a.m. in the
            Commons for tryouts
         b. If you have to be late or miss a clinic, pre-arrange it with the head coach. You will still be
            responsible for learning the routines on your own.
         c. It is extremely important to be on time. There are only three clinics so you will be learning a
            lot in a short amount of time. Your punctuality will reflect your desire to commit to this
            activity.

    2.   Clothes and Attitude
         a. Wear shorts, T-shirt and athletic shoes for clinics
         b. Put your hair up for practice and tryouts (WIAA rules)
         c. Only water will be allowed at the clinics and the tryouts. No food or gum. Snacks should be
            eaten before hand.
         d. Absolutely no jewelry (WIAA rules)
         e. Please be respectful to others and have a positive attitude.
         f. Failure to follow these rules can make you ineligible to tryout.
         g. It is not necessary for you and your tryout partner to wear matching clothing.

    3.   Paperwork
         a. All paperwork must be completed and turned in by April 24th at 3:00 pm or you will be
            ineligible to tryout. NO Exceptions!
         b. Get five teacher recommendations from current teachers. I must receive them in a sealed
            envelope, signed over the seal by the teacher. It is your responsibility to make sure they are in
            by the due date. (Completed recommendations are to be placed in the “Cheer Mail Box” in
            the teacher‟s mailroom).
         c. Complete your sports eligibility packet. You must have a physical and turn in the completed
            form in order to participate in clinics and tryouts. This completed form should be turned in
            with your cheer packet.
         d. $45 Cheer Fee must be turned in with your packet. Pay the bookkeeper and give the receipt to
            me.
         e. Please turn in a copy of your most current semester report card or transcript. Remember you
            must have a least a 2.5 cumulative GPA to try out. You must be passing all of your classes to
            tryout and be an active member of the squad, NO D‟s or F‟s.
         f. Your current grade sheet must be filled out by your teachers and turned in.
         g. Fill out and return the application/contract.
         h. Return the signed permission slip
         i. All paperwork due must be placed in one envelope. Include your name on the envelope.
            Failure to do so may result in lost or missing paperwork. It is your responsibility to ensure all
            paperwork is complete and submitted before the deadline.

    4.   Tryouts
         a. You may be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in order to tryout for the Silver Squad, the Green
            Squad or the Mascot position.
         b. You must be in good physical health
         c. You must have satisfactory school attendance.
         d. Cheerleaders - You will tryout with one partner and will wear a number
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             e.   Rally on and off!
             f.   Perform any running tumbling if applicable
             g.   Perform clinic cheer and dance.
             h.   Perform your original cheer with your partner.
             i.   You will be judged during tryouts on the following categories: Tryout cheer, Tryout dance,
                  Original cheer, Jumps, Tumbling, Voice, Showmanship, your response to a question and
                  overall impression. Some important things the judges will consider are: facial expression,
                  confidence, enthusiasm, technique, sharpness of moves, arm levels, voice, jumps and
                  creativity. Additionally, males will be judged on their partner stunting abilities and not the
                  dance aspect.
             j.   Mascots will tryout alone
             k.   Mascots will perform original motions to a dance – provide your own music
             l.   Mascots will be judged on delivery, creativity, animation and overall impression
             m.   You will tryout only in front of the judges and a tryout staff. It will not be in front of the
                  student body. No parents or friends will be allowed to watch the tryouts.
             n.   Each candidate‟s score will be calculated and averaged. The number of students chosen for
                  each squad will be determined by score separation and the coaching staff.
             o.   You will find out if you made either squad on May 10th.


Questions:

Stephania Lemeshko
SHS Cheerleading Program Head
425-478-5938 Cell
425-392-5188 Home
Lemeshkos@issaquah.wednet.edu

Kasey Johansen
SHS Cheerleading Program Assistant
425.770.7011 Cell
KaseyJohansen@hotmail.com




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                 APPLICATION AND CONTRACT FOR CHEERLEADING/MASCOT


Name:____________________________________________________________

Address:___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

Parent‟s Names:____________________________________________________

Parent‟s Phone #: ___________________________________________________

Parent Email: _______________________________________________________

Your personal #: ____________________________________________________

Your Email: ________________________________________________________

GPA: _____________________

Grade next Fall:____________________


On a separate sheet of paper, answer these questions in your own words:

    1.   Why do you want to represent Skyline High School as a cheerleader?
    2.   What does the word “team” mean to you?
    3.   How could you contribute positively to the cheer program at Skyline?
    4.   How do you define “time management” and how do you apply this definition to your life?
    5.   What coaching style works best with your personality and why?
    6.   Do you have any experience (i.e., dance, gymnastics, leadership or previous cheer) that may help you
         to be a better cheerleader/mascot? Please list both standing and running tumbling skills you have
         and what you will be throwing at tryouts in bold.




I have read the tryout rules and agree to all terms and responsibilities of Skyline High School cheer
members.

Date:______________                   Printed Name:__________________________

                                      Signature:______________________________




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                                    PERMISSION SLIP
                             CHEERLEADING/MASCOT TRYOUTS



We have discussed the commitment required for the Skyline High School Cheer Program and I give

______________________________________________ permission to tryout. We have attended the pre-

tryout meetings for students and parents, read the entire contents of the tryout packet and are fully aware of

the time commitment (including summer camp and practices), rules, and expenses associated with

cheerleading.




Parent Signature:___________________________________________

Parent Name (printed):______________________________________

Student Signature:__________________________________________

Student Name (printed):_____________________________________

Date:_____________________




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                            SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL 2009-2010
                              TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
                            CHEERLEADING/MASCOT TRYOUTS


To:   Classroom Teacher
From: Cheerleading Coach
Re:   Teacher Recommendation of Cheer/Mascot Candidate

Student:__________________________________________Grade:_______________
Teacher:__________________________________________Class:_______________

The student listed above is applying for a position on the Skyline High School Cheerleading/Mascot Squad.
Part of the screening process includes evaluations by the student‟s teachers. Please evaluate the student in
the areas listed below. Your evaluation will be part of the selection process. Thank you for your help.

PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS TO THE STUDENT! Please place it in the envelope provided by the
student, seal it and sign across the seal. Place this in the Cheerleader box in the teacher’s mailroom.

Evaluation areas:       10 High – 1 Low
1. Ability to get along with others   10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2. Ability to get along with teachers 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

3. Attentiveness in class             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

4. Attends to assignments             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

5. Leadership Qualities               10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

6. Attendance/Punctuality             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

7. Personal Qualities                 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

8. Responsibility/Dependability       10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

9. Attitude                           10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


I would________ would not________ recommend this individual for a leadership position such as
cheerleader/mascot. (comments): _____________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
Teacher Signature:________________________________ Date: _______________________

PLEASE PUT THIS COMPLETED FORM IN THE BIG BOX MARKED CHEERLEADING IN
THE TEACHERS MAIL ROOM BY 3:00 PM, APRIL 24TH!!!! THANK YOU


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                            SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL 2009-2010
                              TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
                            CHEERLEADING/MASCOT TRYOUTS


To:   Classroom Teacher
From: Cheerleading Coach
Re:   Teacher Recommendation of Cheer/Mascot Candidate

Student:__________________________________________Grade:_______________
Teacher:__________________________________________Class:_______________

The student listed above is applying for a position on the Skyline High School Cheerleading/Mascot Squad.
Part of the screening process includes evaluations by the student‟s teachers. Please evaluate the student in
the areas listed below. Your evaluation will be part of the selection process. Thank you for your help.

PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS TO THE STUDENT! Please place it in the envelope provided by the
student, seal it and sign across the seal. Place this in the Cheerleader box in the teacher’s mailroom.

Evaluation areas:       10 High – 1 Low
1. Ability to get along with others   10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2. Ability to get along with teachers 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

3. Attentiveness in class             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

4. Attends to assignments             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

5. Leadership Qualities               10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

6. Attendance/Punctuality             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

7. Personal Qualities                 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

8. Responsibility/Dependability       10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

9. Attitude                           10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


I would________ would not________ recommend this individual for a leadership position such as
cheerleader/mascot. (comments): _____________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
Teacher Signature:________________________________ Date: _______________________

PLEASE PUT THIS COMPLETED FORM IN THE BIG BOX MARKED CHEERLEADING IN
THE TEACHERS MAIL ROOM BY 3:00 PM, APRIL 24TH!!!! THANK YOU



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                            SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL 2009-2010
                              TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
                            CHEERLEADING/MASCOT TRYOUTS


To:   Classroom Teacher
From: Cheerleading Coach
Re:   Teacher Recommendation of Cheer/Mascot Candidate

Student:__________________________________________Grade:_______________
Teacher:__________________________________________Class:_______________

The student listed above is applying for a position on the Skyline High School Cheerleading/Mascot Squad.
Part of the screening process includes evaluations by the student‟s teachers. Please evaluate the student in
the areas listed below. Your evaluation will be part of the selection process. Thank you for your help.

PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS TO THE STUDENT! Please place it in the envelope provided by the
student, seal it and sign across the seal. Place this in the Cheerleader box in the teacher’s mailroom.

Evaluation areas:       10 High – 1 Low
1. Ability to get along with others   10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2. Ability to get along with teachers 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

3. Attentiveness in class             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

4. Attends to assignments             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

5. Leadership Qualities               10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

6. Attendance/Punctuality             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

7. Personal Qualities                 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

8. Responsibility/Dependability       10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

9. Attitude                           10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


I would________ would not________ recommend this individual for a leadership position such as
cheerleader/mascot. (comments): _____________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
Teacher Signature:________________________________ Date: _______________________

PLEASE PUT THIS COMPLETED FORM IN THE BIG BOX MARKED CHEERLEADING IN
THE TEACHERS MAIL ROOM BY 3:00 PM, APRIL 24TH!!!! THANK YOU



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                            SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL 2009-2010
                              TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
                            CHEERLEADING/MASCOT TRYOUTS


To:   Classroom Teacher
From: Cheerleading Coach
Re:   Teacher Recommendation of Cheer/Mascot Candidate

Student:__________________________________________Grade:_______________
Teacher:__________________________________________Class:_______________

The student listed above is applying for a position on the Skyline High School Cheerleading/Mascot Squad.
Part of the screening process includes evaluations by the student‟s teachers. Please evaluate the student in
the areas listed below. Your evaluation will be part of the selection process. Thank you for your help.

PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS TO THE STUDENT! Please place it in the envelope provided by the
student, seal it and sign across the seal. Place this in the Cheerleader box in the teacher’s mailroom.

Evaluation areas:       10 High – 1 Low
1. Ability to get along with others   10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2. Ability to get along with teachers 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

3. Attentiveness in class             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

4. Attends to assignments             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

5. Leadership Qualities               10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

6. Attendance/Punctuality             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

7. Personal Qualities                 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

8. Responsibility/Dependability       10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

9. Attitude                           10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


I would________ would not________ recommend this individual for a leadership position such as
cheerleader/mascot. (comments): _____________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
Teacher Signature:________________________________ Date: _______________________

PLEASE PUT THIS COMPLETED FORM IN THE BIG BOX MARKED CHEERLEADING IN
THE TEACHERS MAIL ROOM BY 3:00 PM, APRIL 24TH!!!! THANK YOU



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                            SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL 2009-2010
                              TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
                            CHEERLEADING/MASCOT TRYOUTS


To:   Classroom Teacher
From: Cheerleading Coach
Re:   Teacher Recommendation of Cheer/Mascot Candidate

Student:__________________________________________Grade:_______________
Teacher:__________________________________________Class:_______________

The student listed above is applying for a position on the Skyline High School Cheerleading/Mascot Squad.
Part of the screening process includes evaluations by the student‟s teachers. Please evaluate the student in
the areas listed below. Your evaluation will be part of the selection process. Thank you for your help.

PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS TO THE STUDENT! Please place it in the envelope provided by the
student, seal it and sign across the seal. Place this in the Cheerleader box in the teacher’s mailroom.

Evaluation areas:       10 High – 1 Low
1. Ability to get along with others   10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2. Ability to get along with teachers 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

3. Attentiveness in class             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

4. Attends to assignments             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

5. Leadership Qualities               10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

6. Attendance/Punctuality             10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

7. Personal Qualities                 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

8. Responsibility/Dependability       10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

9. Attitude                           10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


I would________ would not________ recommend this individual for a leadership position such as
cheerleader/mascot. (comments): _____________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
Teacher Signature:________________________________ Date: _______________________

PLEASE PUT THIS COMPLETED FORM IN THE BIG BOX MARKED CHEERLEADING IN
THE TEACHERS MAIL ROOM BY 3:00 PM, APRIL 24TH!!!! THANK YOU



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                   SHS Cheerleading Tryouts – Current Grade Information
                   (Don‟t forget to include a copy of your last semester report card too)


Name: __________________________________
Current Grade: ___________________________
Current School Attending: __________________

Teachers: Please list the student’s current grade and number of absences. Students are not allowed to
have any D’s or F’s if trying out for SHS Cheerleading. Comments regarding the grade if a D or F would
also be helpful. Thank you for your time.



Period and Class    Teacher               Absences              Grade                 Signature/Comments




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                                       Photo and Grade Information

Name__________________________________________________________

Please attach a recent wallet sized photo below. Pictures will be used only to help the coaches identify
students. They will not be used for scoring purposes.



Attach Photo




Grade next year: ______12 ______11 ______10 (check one)




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                                              Original Cheer

For your original cheer please select the words from one of the following:

Lets Yell It
Hey! Lets Yell It
The Spartans of SHS
Yell it loud, lets here your best
SHS
Lets yell it
SHS

Green and White
Spartan fans its time to shout
Come on everybody
Help us out.
Yell green -- Green!
Yell white -- White!
Yell green and white – Green and White!
Let‟s win tonight!

We’re Back
We‟re Back
And better than before
Skyline Spartans
Are here to rock the floor
So come on crowd
Get on your feet
Skyline Spartans can‟t be beat


Beat those Wolves
Hey Spartans
Yell green and silver -- Green and Silver!
Hey Spartans
Yell beat those wolves – Beat those Wolves!
Green and silver, beat those wolves
Green and silver, beat those wolves
Green and silver, beat those wolves




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