22-23 SMHS Cheer Weekly Preview


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Last Week in the Knight's Realm

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MONDAY 10/17/2022


TUESDAY 10/18/2022

WEDNESDAY 10/19/2022


THURSDAY 10/20/2022


FRIDAY 10/21/2022

  • SENIOR KNIGHT for varsity football and cheer

SATURDAY 10/22/2022

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT @ La Costa Canyon Elementary School

Join the Band!!

SMCT Community Outreach Project 2022-Below you will find opportunities to earn community service hours as well as promote our program's philanthropy!

Red Ribbon Rallies!

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The Varsity Competition Team will be going to San Elijo Middle School with some football players and FJROTC cadets on 10/27. The bus will pick us up at 10:00am and return to SMHS at 1:00pm

The Junior Varsity Cheer team will be going to San Elijo Elementary School on 10/28 to participate in their morning flag salute while promoting healthy living! The bus will pick us up at 7:45am and return to SMHS by 10:00am


The event takes place on 11/06 in Balboa Park. We will be volunteering as a cheer station along the route...More information to come!

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*FUNdraising EVENTS*

First Annual San Elijo turkey trot

We have been asked to partake in the First Annual San Elijo Turkey Trot!! This is a great opportunity to get our name out in the community, develop partnerships with more sponsors/businesses, and make some money for our program!

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OCtober birthdays!!!

Individuals born in the month of October are either born under the zodiac sign of Libra or on the Libra-Scorpio cusp. The individuals influenced by the sun sign of Libra are blessed with inner beauty as well as outer charm. These people are extremely motivated and achieve great heights in their career, owing to their beguiling personality and sense of diplomacy. Particularly firm and decisive, they are kind-hearted and are attracted to competitive individuals. Known for their suave and charming personality, individuals born in the month of October make a lot of friends and love to chat. These individuals have an extraordinary psychological aptitude and the best career options for them are interior designing, real estate, the stock market, marriage counseling and the food industry.


Rylie G. 10/16

Lauren H. 10/25

Sofia D. 10/27


Haylee M. 10/18

Maliya W. 10/21


Mya P. 10/02

Krista G. 10/12

MANDATORY COMP CHOREO 10/19-10/20 @ 3:30PM-8:30PM

THE following is in effect and will be strictly enforced


  • If you leave practice early: You will sit out for the same amount of time you leave early and collectively this can add up over time.

  • If one practice is missed= Verbal explanation of violation, warning against future consequence and cheerleader will show up at the next scheduled game in full uniform and sit out a portion of a game with her/his coach. However long will be up to discretion from the coach.

  • If two practices are missed= Verbal explanation of violation, warning against future consequence and cheerleader will show up at the next scheduled game in full uniform and will sit out the entire game and meet with the athlete and parent to discuss disciplinary action, probation, and action plan.

  • Continuous absences will result in removal from the program. Please do not commit to our team if you can not attend practice regularly


  • Cheerleaders must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher in order to participate in our program. Any member failing to meet this standard will be put on academic probation for 6 weeks. During this time the member is not eligible to perform at any event, but he/she must still attend all events to support their team. Once the 6 week probation is up, if the student’s grades are above a 2.0, they may rejoin the team's activities. If not, the cheerleader will be removed from the cheer team.

Scholar athletes

"A Scholar-Athlete is someone who is committed to improving themselves while participating in a sport" (Segelken, 2014).

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SMHS CHEER SPOTLIGHT: brie gardner-Varsity

Brie is a senior member of the varsity cheer team and this will be her fourth year in the SMHS cheer program. Here are some interesting things to know about our girl Brie:

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite food: Pickles

Favorite sport(s): Dance and Cheer

Someone I look up to the most is everyone in my family because they are all so hardworking, passionate, and I know I can always count on them.

When I grow up I would like to be an actress and attend a performing arts school.

Any Award(s) or Accolades: Knight of the Roundtable, Varsity Dance Lieutenant

Two words that describe you: Ambitious and Friendly


Kaylin is a junior member of the junior varsity cheer team and this will be her third year in the SMHS cheer program. Here are some interesting things to know about our girl Kaylin:

Favorite color: Pink!!!

Favorite food: Burritos

Hobbies: Paddleboarding, kayaking, riding ATVs, and going to the beach.

Favorite sport(s): Cheerleading

Who is someone you look up to most? My mom because she does so much for us

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a physical therapist or a teacher

Any award(s) or accolades: All American and Silver Honor Roll

Two words that describe me: Considerate and Driven

Benefits Of Cheerleading

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Being a cheerleader is more than strictly cheering on the sidelines, supporting your school or taking the competition mat, aiming to impress the judges and fans. You may not realize it at the time, but the benefits of cheer will help take you into the next steps of life in a unique and amazing way.

While cheerleading requires several physical skills and strengths needed to stunt, jump or tumble, there is so much personal development that allows athletes to gain practical life skills. These skills include discipline, teamwork and goal setting, all while instilling confidence. Cheerleading is greater than practices, games, community events and competitions that fill your schedule – it’s about developing the best version of yourself and allowing you to seek for your greatest potential.

Here are 11 benefits of cheer:

1. Sportsmanship
Both success and defeat present important learning opportunities. Cheer teaches athletes to be proud of their successes, accept defeat gracefully, and maintain respect for fellow competitors, no matter the final score.

Cheer requires time, preparation and focus. Cheer training can help you learn discipline in a supportive, encouraging environment and will help you appreciate the direct correlation between preparation, practice and success.

3. Hard Work
Hard work can make all the difference when it comes to being a successful athlete and team member. Cheer teaches young people how to work hard to improve their skills and reach their full potential. This is a life skill that can transcend into any career path down the road.

4. Teamwork
The ability to be a team player is valuable in every stage of life. Through cheer, athletes learn to work together to set short–term and long-term goals and build strategies to accomplish them. Cheer offers a great model to learn the basics of collaboration, cooperation and compromise.

5. Physical Fitness
There are infinite reasons to take an active approach to maintaining and improving health and fitness. Cheer involves a balance of cardio, resistance, flexibility and endurance training.

6. Mental Strength
Mental strength goes further than powering through a workout. The mental strength learned through cheerleading lasts a lifetime, as mental toughness can be applied to everyday situations where the desire to give up is tempting.

7. Confidence & Self-Esteem
Standing on a stage or in front of a full stadium is no easy feat. From performing for a crowd, to serving as ambassadors at community events, to working a skill over and over to get it right, cheerleaders build confidence and self-esteem that will carry them through life.

8. Community Outreach
Cheerleaders participate in numerous activities both off the field and out of the gym to spread spirit at schools and within their communities. As ambassadors, cheerleaders have a number of opportunities to build character and leadership skills through community outreach.

9. Leadership
They are called cheerleaders for a reason, as these individuals often emerge as leaders within their schools and communities. The leadership abilities gained from cheer are hugely beneficial when it comes to school projects, the workplace, and among peers.

10. Social Skills
Cheerleading opens the door to making new friends from outside your normal circle. Traveling to events means getting to experience new places and new people. Cheer also develops social skills like empathy, conflict resolution, showing respect for others, and keeping your cool, all of which are transferable to other aspects of life.

11. Perseverance & Dedication
Cheerleading is often a year-round commitment. When joining a team, cheerleaders quickly learn that many people depend on them. As a cheerleader, these individuals are making a commitment, through the good times and the hard times, not only to their teams, but to their schools or gyms.


Hey There Knight Cheer Fam!

Welcome to Week 10 and the week of SENIOR KNIGHT where we get to honor our 16 seniors!! All senior parents will need to be at the stadium by 5:45PM...More detailed information to follow soon. Each senior was given complimentary game tickets from ASB.

Huge thank you to Katie Yee for creating some truly amazing senior sashes and Nancy Ghallager for creating the parent roses.

CWAK 2022 was a HUGE success! We have received nothing but positive feedback! I am extremely grateful for the organization and hard work of Jami Hainey and her CWAK support team! What a fun night for 130+ of our community kids! Everything went extremely smooth and we did not lose anyone:) HUGE SUCCESS!!! 1,000 thank yous to all the parents who signed up to volunteer! The night could not have happened without all of you! Lastly, thank you to all of my athletes!! Freshman, JV, and varsity, you guys were the celebrities of the night! Those tiny tots truly enjoyed learning cheers, dances, and cheering on the field with all of you!! Freshies...you girls were the true MVPs!! I am so proud of all of your hard work! Thank you everyone for doing all that was asked of you and without complaint!

Please note that we have rescheduled our Halloween party at the Gardner's for 10/26 at 6pm. Hope to see you all there!

Looking forward to a great week!!

Remember to Keep it Classy and GOOOOO KNIGHTS!!