Cheerleading

Parents and Students,

Please read each piece of information below carefully. If you have any questions, feel free to call (515-242-7250) or email Ms. Kretschmer at Kelly.kretschmer@dmschools.org.

Attire/Uniforms:

  • Each participant will be issued a cheer uniform from Meredith. This includes a top shell, skirt, and jacket.
    • Each uniform needs to be complete with bloomers to wear under the skirts.
      • These bloomers need to be purchased for $10 through the school. Bring your $10 to Ms. K or Ms. Farrell in the office.
    • CLEANING the UNIFORM – you can wash the uniform separately from other items on a DELICATE cycle. AIR DRY/HANG UP the uniform, do not put it in the dryer.
  • Participants will be responsible for having a pair of tennis shoes to cheer in for ALL practices and games.
  • Participants should have comfortable pants or shorts and a t-shirt to wear to practice.

Schedule for practices/games:

  • Practice occurs every day EXCEPT Wednesdays and Game Days from 2:45-4:15.
    • Participants may ride the Activities Bus home at 4:30
  • The Football Game Schedule is on the back of this page – our games are labeled as the HOOVER games.

Paperwork:

  • Registration is online at tinyurl.com/MeredithRegistration
  • Each participant must have a PHYSICAL on file with the nurse.
  • Participants will not be issued a uniform until all paperwork is turned in.
  • The Cheer Handbook needs to be reviewed and signed by the cheerleader at the first practice. It is available for parents to view on the Meredith Website.

Game Day Expectations:

  • All Cheerleaders will wear their uniform throughout the day (black leggings/black or white long sleeve may be worn underneath) on game day
  • Participants MUST arrive at the stadium ready to warm up 20 minutes prior to kickoff
  • Transportation
    • Home Games – you are responsible for getting to/from the stadium
    • Away games – if you do not have transportation to/from the away stadiums, you may ride the bus with Ms. K and be picked up at Hoover.

Cheer Letter 2016-17

All cheerleaders must also review the Cheerleading Handbook below

Cheerleading Handbook