Welcome to Pine Tree Cheer
Cheerleaders exist to promote SCHOOL SPIRIT and good sportsmanship. They are among the most recognized representatives of PTHS. Members of our squad have a fundamental responsibility to 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 will be expected to maintain a higher standard of behavior than that of their peers, both on and off campus. Their academic achievement must meet passing expectations regardless of their demanding extracurricular schedule Tryouts are traditionally held on the Friday before Spring Break. Cheerleaders do not have an “off season” and are committed for an entire year from March to March.
Junior High Cheer
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
Senate Bill 82, in effect since the 2007-2008 school year, related to safety regulations for certain public school extracurricular activities.
- Requires safety training for all coaches or sponsors for athletic activities, and any marching band director. UIL has developed a safety training program for coaches and sponsors of athletic activities that is available through the UIL Online as part of the Rules Compliance Program.
- Mandates that schools, at least once per year, conduct a safety drill that incorporates the training described in the safety training program developed by UIL.
- Requires that student athletes be provided training in recognizing symptoms of catastrophic injuries, including head and neck injuries, concussions, asthma attacks, heatstroke, cardiac arrest and injuries requiring use of an AED, the risks of using nutritional supplements. This training can be conducted by the school, using the materials available on the SB 82 portion of the Health and Safety Section of the UIL web site. Download safety training Powerpoint presentation. (revised August 2014)
- Mandates that unsafe athletic activities are prohibited and schools must make sure that safety precautions are required (asthma medication, hydration materials present, emergency lanes clear etc.)
- Requires that any student who is rendered unconscious while participating (in practice or game) cannot participate further in that practice or game any more and must get written clearance prior to any further participation.
- Mandates that records of compliance with the requirements of the legislation be kept and be made public upon request.
- Requires that non-compliance with the provisions of the bill could subject the school to penalties as outlined in section 27 and 29 of the Constitution and Contest Rules.
- Mandates that the Texas Education Agency create hotline number and email address for reports of non-compliance and schools must post that information in their administration offices. To report complaints or violations, contact the Curriculum Division of the Texas Education Agency by phone at 512-463-9581 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new 2019-2020 squads cheered together for the first time at the Spring Football Game on May 17.
Cheerleaders worked incredibly hard at Cheer Camp June 24-28 learning 5 new routines, stunts, and several new chants and cheers.
Front Row: Kelslee Warwick, Hannah Barry, Jia Lewis, Emma Teter
Middle Row: Donazia Harris, Allison Mitchell, Madison Stewart, Jayla McCarty, Holly James, Jaiden Chism
Back Row: Sam Sommerfeld, Captain Riley Stanley, Captain Colton Vandiver, Captain Cheyenne Thurmond, Mascot Aretha Raibon
Captain - Courtney Estes, Co-Captain - Keyana Kim, Co-Captain - Madison Taylor, Hannah Barry, Hayner Boorman, Mimi Johnson, Jade Peoples, Erick Rosas, Emily Sarinana, Sam Sommerfeld, Riley Stanley, Cheyenne Thurmond, Colton Vandiver, Kelslee Warwick, and Bre Williams