GHS 9th Grade Cheer Newsletter

Week of 10/03/2016

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This Week's Highlights -

  • Tuesday - Practice in Commons
  • Thursday -Practice in Commons, Dinner, game: GHS vs. Archer (Home)
  • Friday - GHS Varsity Homecoming game vs. Shiloh (Mandatory - all squads will cheer)

This Week is Also Homecoming Spirit Week

Coach Root requires all cheerleaders to participate!



Monday: mathletes vs. athletes

Tuesday: character day

Wednesday: wind-back (decade day)

Thursday: tropical for freshman, sophSMORES (camping) for sophomores, tacky tourist for juniors, and superhero for seniors

Friday: Grayson spirit day (seniors wear gold)

GHS 9th Grade vs. Archer (Home)

This week's game is Thursday, 10/6 vs. Archer High School @ Home

Kick-off time is 6:00 PM.



Game Day School Attire: Tropical



Game Day Menu: BBQ, coleslaw, mac & cheese, drink & dessert

If a cheerleader does not want the dinner choice for this week or has allergies/dietary restrictions, they are responsible for providing their own meal.


Game Day Uniform/Packing List: (Girls, you may leave your bags in coach Root's room the morning of game day if you choose.)


  • Home uniform (see team photo above). It is suggested that you pack both uniforms to avoid any issues.
  • bloomers
  • cheer shoes
  • no show socks
  • game day bow

  • comb/brush
  • hair tie
  • bra - remember bra straps should never be visible
  • pom poms
  • water bottle (we will provide water for the girls to fill)


Game Day Duties: Group 2 - Pole & Group 1 - Set Up/Clean Up (see pic of schedule below.)


Game Day Notes: Girls will practice from 2:15 - 4:00. Meal will be provided at approximately 4:00. After dinner, they will change, and prepare for their game. For away games they will ride a GCPS bus to and from the hosting team's school. Parents, you will meet the girls at the game each week, and pick them up back at GHS. Be sure to bring money to purchase your tickets.

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Grayson Varsity vs. Shiloh (Homecoming)

Grayson's homecoming game agains Shiloh is this Friday, October 7th.


This is a mandatory event, all cheer squads will be cheering.

Girls will report to commons at 5:00 PM.

Girls should wear their home uniform, (same as above). All squads will eat together as one team, (catered by Shane's).


Kick off time is 7:30 p.m.

This game is a pink out.

9th Grade Game Schedule


  • September 1 - vs. Central Gwinnett @ Central Gwinnett 6:00pm
  • September 8 - vs. Brookwood @ Brookwood 6:00pm
  • September 15 - vs. Parkview @ Grayson 6:00pm
  • September 22 - vs. Shiloh @ Shiloh 6:00pm
  • September 29 - vs. Berkmar @ Berkmar 6:00pm
  • October 6 - vs. Archer @ Grayson 6:00pm
  • October 13 - vs. South @ Grayson 6:00pm

GHS Varsity Football Game Themes!

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Looking Ahead: Basketball Cheerleading Dates

Basketball Choreography Dates:
9th: October 18th & 20th
Choreography will begin right after school until 4pm in the commons.


Basketball Cheerleading Team Pictures:

Tuesday, October 25th in the main gym.

GAA Cheer Basketball camp will be November 7th-10th from 6-8pm.

9th Grade Cheer Remind!

If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to sign-up for 9th Grade Cheer reminders here.

Spirit Wear

If you would like to order spirit wear, contact Cheryl Paige at cpaige0329@yahoo.com or call 678-206-1913. Click here for the spirit wear order form.

Grayson High School Cheerleading Contacts

Head Cheerleading Coach: Joanna Root - Joanna_Root@gwinnett.k12.ga.us


9th Grade Football Cheer Coach: Shannon Mulkey - Shannon.Mulkey@yahoo.com


9th Grade Basketball Cheer Coach: Lisa Eddy - Lisa_Eddy@gwinnett.k12.ga.us


9th Grade FB Cheer Team Mom: Jennifer York - JenniferYork@comcast.net


9th Grade BB Cheer Team Mom: ArClethia Parker - atparker@comcast.net


GHS CHEERS Board President: Malissa Aldredge - mo.aldredge@gmail.com


GHS CHEERS Board VP: Kamarah Angus - kamarah@gmail.com


GHS CHEERS Board Treasurer: Christine Moorhead - christinem@lbaproperties.com


GHS CHEERS Board Secretary: Hope Perry - hopeperry@rocketmail.com