• Can parents or friends attend practice?

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    No. Practice is closed to the public to allow for focused team building, skill development, and performance practice. Friends and Family can attend games to see cheerleaders perform. 

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  • How long is the cheer season?

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    Cheerleading at Payne is a three quarter/season commitment (1st-3rd quarter). Cheerleaders are not allowed to participate in any other team sports during the cheer season. 

    With COVID this year, Cheer will run from quarter 2 through the end of quarter 3 due to the shortened seasons for all sports. 

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  • When and where are cheer practices?

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    Cheer practice is held TWO days a week 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm in the cafeteria. These day's will change between Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays depending on when our scheduled games are. If there are no games, we practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is the coach's decision.
     
    Attendance is VERY important in cheerleading. ALL cheerleaders participate in every routines, so if someone is absent the whole team suffers. Cheerleaders who have unexcused absences or frequent absences will be deal with on a case by case basis, but removal from the squad is a possible consequence.
     
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  • What are the costs associated with being a Payne cheerleader?

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    Cheerleaders will be responsible for the cost of cheer shoes, spanx, hair bows, half top, bag, and practice gear. These items will be ordered after the team has been selected. Cheerleaders are responsible for purchasing white no-show socks on their own. Uniforms and poms are provided by the school and must be returned. Additional costs may occur during season depending on performance schedule. Pricing sheet to come. 

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  • Is the cheer squad competitive?

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    No. PJHS is NOT a competitive cheer squad and we will not compete. We are a performance squad only.

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  • Are there academic obligations for cheerleading?

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    Yes. The district policy states that all cheerleaders/athletes must maintain a ‘D’ average or higher in all classes. Coach has the authority to require higher standards to participate in performances. Cheerleaders are expected to maintain a 'C' average to participate in games and performances. If a cheerleader has a D or lower in a class, they will be responsible to attended Homework Hub twice a week until the grade improves. 

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Last Modified on June 17, 2021