10 April 2009


"No one keeps enthusiasm automatically. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts, new visions." - Papyrus

Let's get SUPER ENTHUSIASTIC this year! How can we, as CHEERLEADERS, get our school's students excited? How can we raise SPIRIT in our school? Here's some ideas that I got from a book by Pam Headridge - Oak Harbor Cheer Coach: Spirit Promos- Create spirit promotional gifts to pass out in the hallways, in classrooms, during lunch, at games, and at pep assemblies to students who display school spirit. Print labels with sprit phrases on them, and attach the lables to the gifts. These little surprises are fun incentives to promote school spirit. Some ideas for gifts and phrases include the following: BUBBLEGUM - "Your school spirit blows us away!" 100 GRAND CANDY BARS - "Your spirit is worth a grand!" PLASTIC CANDY-FILLED EGGS - "Thanks for the EGG-stra spirit!" BOX OF RAISINS - "Thanks for "raisin" the roof with your school spirit!"
Or what about a big poster with a giant lightbulb that's visible to everyone that reads: "Let your spirit shine!" We could also do Spirit Punch Cards and pass them out to students during a particular week. They get a "punch" every time they participate in school-related activities, such as games, dances, pep assemblies, and spirit events. Collect the cards at the end of the week and give out prizes to the students in each class with the most punches. These are just a few fun ideas. Can you come up with some of your own?? Something UNIQUE and FUN that we haven't done before to get the students and faculty excited about being WOLVES?? I'd love to read your ideas - just post your ideas as a comment and let's get excited about building SPIRIT in our school this year!!

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