Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pep Rally Outline, Friday Dec. 17

·     Fight Song

·     Get 'em get 'em Go

·     Gimmie a B!

·      Girl BB Captains speak

·     Hustle-Hustle

·      Boy BB Captains speak

·     Battle Cry

·     Fight Song

 I know you guys will do great. Just remember to psych yourselves UP, not out. It will fly by and be over before you even realize it. Is there anyone who can bring hospitality? Brittany, do you still want to do that?


Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Cheerleading Coach
School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249
Cell- 712-269-5853


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Make-Up Game

 NOTE: Make-up game for Varsity G/B with AHST from Dec. 11 will be Monday, Jan. 10

The JV G/B game with COU now scheduled for Jan. 10 is now cancelled until further notice.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cheer this week

  • Great job at Mapleton last Fri night, Varsity- you got a lot better!
  • Hope you enjoyed having Saturday off thanks to the snow. Ellie had to have her birthday party on Sunday! I'll let you know if/when Ernie reschedules that game with AHST.
  • MON 12/13- no Var. practice, sorry, I need to take my daughter to physical therapy in Sioux City 
    (unless you want to get together without a coach) PS- I'd sure love if either Tiffany or Renea could come back, if not, please think about January.
  • TUES 12/14- again, no Var. practice- we have a Middle School game (unless you want to get together without a coach)
  • WED 12/15- MS Practice 7th period -it would be awesome if Cammey could come help! beg beg
  • THURS 12/16- MS game, BUT, sorry I can't come, I HAVE to practice with Varsity, they have their first pep rally Friday
  • FRI 12/17- Varsity home game v. ArWeVa.

Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Cheerleading Coach

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249     Cell- 712-269-5853

Wednesday, December 08, 2010


 I was impressed when the girls decided to perform a stunt with their chant during one of the quarter breaks in the boy's game.
Yes, as a matter of fact, we know we need to be louder- but we're working hard and we have the right bricks in place from John Wooden's Pyramid of Success: Industriousness, Loyalty, Cooperation, Enthusiasm, INitiative, Intentness, and Team Spirit! So, we'll work on the other ones we still need, like Condition, Skill, Confidence and Poise. Give us time, we'll get there because we're determined to.

Announcements: All the news that fits

What a ton of things to share with you- First of all, Shout out to Shannon, Jasmine, and Quincey for having the spirit it takes to get up there and cheer alone last Friday night when Brenda, Brittney, Renea and Tiffany were gone. 

Here are a truckload of things to think about or keep in mind:
  • I've got the stockings up in my room. Be sure to stop by to pick up your game evals the day after a game. Feel free to give each other notes, cards, treats or gifts between now an Christmas break. Make sure you get your stocking and take it home on the last day before vacation. That goes for Football cheerleaders too- that's one reason I'm sending you this email too.
  • Cammey, Kayla, Kaitlin, and Brenda- You still need to pay for your sweatshirts. I know money can be tight during the holidays, but I can't sell these to other people because they have your names on them. (Although, Brenda, I'll be glad to give you a discount since I made a mistake with your name.
  • Anyone who hasn't got a sweatshirt but wants one, more are on their way $30 (no names on the back).
  • Brittni K transfered to COU- bad news for us, because now we need a new mascot, but sounds like she gets to play basketball again, which is her heart, so we wish her luck. If anyone knows someone who'd be interested in being mascot, please let me know.
  • Tiffany let me know yesterday that she'd rather not cheer this year after all. I'm trying to talk her out of it, but we'll see what happens. We'll miss her bubbly energy, smile and sense of fun- not to mention her skills and experience, but will try to support her whatever she decides.
  • I've asked Cammey to think about coming back onto cheer with us this season to fill that hole. She's not sure she wants to give up being a fan in the stands- and we totally appreciate how she helps get the the crowd to cheer with us. She wants her friend Maddison McDonough to come out with her, but Maddie's not sure either.
  • Remember we have practice this Thursday Dec. 9
  • Bus time Friday is 4:30 to go to West Harrison
  • Saturday there is a home game, please be there around 5:30, all games start at 6PM- Brittney has volunteered to bring hospitality. Remember, I won't be there, because it's my daughter's birthday party. Paula our "Squad Mom" said that she will be. You can also look to Cammey in the crowd or Drill Coach Sarah Mahoney if you have any problems. 
  • Next Friday, Dec. 17 is our first Pep Rally! Please plan on practicing the Monday and Thursday of that week to get ready.

Monday, December 06, 2010


Please come 5-10 minutes early to the North entrance hallway between the gym & the concessions stand to make sure you don't miss the bus.

TUES- 4:40 PM to Mapleton
FRI- 4:30 PM to Mondamin

  • For those of you who are new, here are the rules:
  • Sit together toward the front, behind the coaches.
  • No sitting with, flirting with, or any other fraternization with boys while in uniform
  • We are always the last on and the last off on the way there. The first ones on but the last ones off on the way home.
  • Try not to be too loud or silly on the way there, their coaches may want them to be focusing (but take your cue from how the players act).
  • Wish the teams good luck before the games.
  • If we lose, try to be somber and respectful on the ride home (again, take your cue from the teams). 
  • If we win, obviously be congratulatory.
  • Please take any trash off of the bus that you create by bringing things on (bottles, chip bags, candy wrappers etc.)

It's a good idea to bring an ipod, homework, a book (with a book light), or like so many people a phone to play with. Try to get something to eat between when school lets out and the bus. Blankets are also an excellent idea considering the temps at night.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Cheer Week- Dec.6-11

Sorry if I've doubled up on any of you. Some people don't check their facebook and most people don't check their email!
  • MON 12/6- No Var Practice, MS Game in DC
  • TUE 12/7- MS Game in DC (Coach can't be there because the HS game is AWAY) Varsity- check for bus time to Mapleton
  • WED 12/8- MS Practice
  • THURS 12/9- HS Practice
  • FRI 12/10- HS Away game- check for bus time to Mondamin
  • SAT 12/11- HS home game, please be there at 5:30pm, Sorry Coach can't be there- got a birthday party for my daughter

Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Cheerleading Coach

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249     Cell- 712-269-5853

Friday, December 03, 2010

Skeleton Crew

Whereas there were more MS cheerleaders than usual, there were far fewer high school cheerleaders than usual. 2 were recovering from State Drill Competition, one was ineligible for grades, and another just plain forgot her uniform. So we were left with Quincey and rookies Jasmine and Shannon. We weren't too loud, but you know, I was proud- because these kids had the courage to stand up there in front of everybody and do the best they could. They stuck with it where others would've skipped out. That show's commitment and guts and that's something to be really proud of.

Shout-outs to former cheerleader Cammey and her buddy Maddie for working from withing the crowd to keep the spirit going and help Jaz, Shan, and Q out.

Another shout-out to the Missouri Valley cheer squad- you guys are LOUD, sharp, and synchronized! Three things all cheer squads should aspire to. Keep up the good work.

MS Squad Grew

What a great turn-out! Lara came back from FB Cheer and Jarlin made it to a game too- in addition to Cathrine, Lexus and Jamie. These girls were LOUD and proud and I was proud of them.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Home Opener

I'm a little rusty on the camera. My settings were off so most of the shots I took turned out blurry. First games are always the worst for cheer squads. I was happy with them and they'll get better. Both our basketball teams won their games.

Shout out to the Missouri Valley squad- they went to cheer camp last summer and it shows- they're really LOUD. 

BK did great her first time as Cujo. Remember next time, it gets hot in that costume, so don't wear sweats underneath!

One of the Time Out Cheers
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What class is it that you get to play with dolls in? And why did you have to bring it to the game? It's homework???

MS Girls v. COU

Cathrine and Jamie cheered a couple of games last week (no pictures because I had to run the clock, sorry Jamie). Tonight was the first game for Lexus and Kayla. Maybe next time we can get all 4. 

These girls did fantastic, they're all really loud and kept cheering pretty frequently. We can still polish up some, but I'm really proud of how well they did. 

Meanwhile both the 7th and 8th grade Girls' teams beat the Bobcats. The 7th graders did it 29-27 in a real nail-biter!

3/4 of the 2010-22 BV MS Basketball Cheer Squad

Decisions, decisions...

Kayla Klapping

Cathrine keeps things moving

When we rock the house, we rock it all the way down.

Winter Pep Rallies

Generally we've held pep rallies on days when we have varsity home games on Fridays. Here are the dates to expect pep rallies this season. Additional ones may depend on both the WV Conference Tournament and post season play. Those we'll work out with Chad depending on schedules, weather, etc.

FR 12/03
G/B Varsity
6:00 PM

FR 12/17
G/B Varsity
6:00 PM

FR 01/14
G/B Varsity
6:00 PM

FR 01/21
G/B Varsity
6:00 PM

FR 02/11
So. Cen. Calhoun
B JV/Varsity
6:00 PM

Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Cheerleading Coach

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249     Cell- 712-269-5853

Still need to pick up Sweatshirts

The following cheerleaders still need to pay $35 for their hoodies-

  • Brenda Pacheco
  • Cammey Hast
  • Kaitlyn Bonsall
  • Kayla Sternberg
  • Brittny Kline
I understand that times are tight and a couple of you can't pay till after Drill competes at state, but your names/nicknames are on these so we can't sell them to someone else to defray the the printing costs, so as soon as you can afford to pay for yours, please do so.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Please be where you're supposed to be

Mr. Straight let the faculty know today that students need to be where they are scheduled to be, and he reminded us that students are not to be in any computer labs without adult supervision.

I don't know if there have been problems with students from other classes too, or if the Art room is the only problem- but I need you to be where you're supposed to be, including during lunch, D.E.A.R., P.E. and study hall times.

If you need to ask me something about one of my classed or cheer, or if you need tutoring for a social studies class, you need to check in for attendance with your DEAR or Study Hall teacher first and get a pass to come seem me, and you can't just hang out to avoid being somewhere else.

Sorry. If you want advice or an adult to listen to stuff that's stressing you out, I certainly want to be available- before & after school, by email or facebook, but I'm afraid the Art Room and the Yearbook Lab can't just be your personal lounge. Thank you for understanding.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Good Luck @ Norwalk BV Drillies!!!

Especially those of you who also cheer: Kaitlyn, Cammey, Tiffany, & Renea!!!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

cheerpositive - JUMPS

cheerpositive - JUMPS

Here are some videos that will help you learn some of the basic cheerleading jumps.

Friday, November 12, 2010

No Varsity Cheer Practice tonight

No Varsity Cheer Practice tonight- But there WILL be Mon, Tues, Thurs next week. Cheer Hoodies are in if you ordered one, (bring your $35 and you can have yours). If you didn’t order one yet and you’d like to- get Mr. Mallory your size right away.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2010-11 Cheer Survey

If you're planning to cheer at Boyer Valley next year, please fill out this survey. Thanks.
Click here for the survey

They're Done!

Guess what? If you ordered a Hoodie- they're finally done. But alas, I may not be able to get over to Something Unique to pick them up till Friday, ergo- I won't have them for you till Monday. Sorry. Remember to bring you $35 on Monday. 

BV Cheer Survey

If you are cheering for basketball season this year, or if you cheered during football season this year. Please complete the survey on our wiki-

I realize that I already have SOME of this information for all of you and maybe even ALL of this information for some of you- but I don't have it all in one place. Please take a minute to fill out this quick survey, so that I'll know how to reach you or your parents if I need to. Some of it is to get to know you better, and some of it will help me plan for next year. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

BB Cheer Practices

Varsity practices to get ready for basketball season-

  • Thurs Nov. 4- Brittany, Jasmine, Shannon & Coach, we'll see about Fri 11/5
  • Beginning Mon. Nov. 8, Everyone who can Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

  • Does anyone else live in Dow City, who could give Brenda a ride home so she can attend practices?
  • Tiffany works Mondays and Wednesdays, Coach has to attend teacher in-services on Wednesdays
  • IF (I don't know yet) we run into any issues with only being able to take 6 instead of 8 to away games, Brittany B and Jasmine R will be considered "alternates" for away games (sorry girls, you're the Freshmen).
  • I will ask Cammey to try to come to some practices to teach as many chants as she can. Renea and Tiffany will probably teach a ton. Visit and look for the BV Chant List and BV Fight Song on the menu on the left side to practice at home.
  • I'd love to have us learn some stunts- but that will mean committing time focus. Chants are our first priority.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


In the event that Boyer Valley beats Freemont-Mills, the 2nd round of playoffs will be Monday night, Nov.1
Watch your facebook, email, & this blog, I will try to tell you where and what time the van leaves as soon as I find out.

If we win on Monday night, the next round will be next Friday Nov. 5- expect a pep rally.

A lot of kids were miffed that we didn't have a pep-rally today. Sorry about that, it's been that way for a few years- blame ITEDs and P/T Conferences.

If I understand the calendar right, if the VB girls keep winning, they could go to Regionals on Tuesday night, Nov 2- if THAT happens- expect a pep rally Tuesday (this is your head's up).

Just FYI- IA HS Cheer Championships are Sat. Nov. 6- you might want to google it to see if it will be on IPTV or ESPN2 or somewhere.

BB Cheer MTG

Anyone interested in coming out for Basketball Cheerleading- we will meet after school  in Mr. Mallory's room TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2. How soon we begin daily practices and when/if there are tryouts depends on turn out.

BB Cheer Meeting

Anyone interested in coming out for Basketball Cheerleading- we will meet after school  in Mr. Mallory's room TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

How soon we begin daily practices and when/if there are tryouts depends on turn out.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Van Time: 4:45 Wed. 10/27

Please plan on leaving school at 4:45pm this Wed. for the opening round of playoffs. Freemont-Mills is just under 2 hours away. Bring some money because we will stop for supper on the way.

If any of your parents of friends would like to come to the game, here are directions:

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Mascot Needed

Cheerleading's not for everyone

Man Up; Be a Leader, a Cheerleader, that is.

MS Cheerleaders Wanted

Famous Cheerleaders

Do you have what it takes to be a cheerleader?

Did you know- 83% of cheerleaders are leaders other places

Basketball Cheer

Anyone interested in BB Cheerleading or Mascot- please let Coach Mallory know as soon as possible. Expect an announcement about tryouts in the next 2 weeks.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Awesome Book

A Game Plan for Life: The Power of MentoringA Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring by John Wooden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Many years ago, when I was teaching at Los Angeles Lutheran High, our friend and former Vice Principal had become a family therapist. The psychologists she worked with had developed what they called a "Life Model." One aspect of the life model was a mentoring continuum, having people older than yourself whom you learn from and friends younger than yourself whom you can try to spiritually parent.

I remember thinking that it was a noble ideal, but wasn't sure how I could put it into action. I didn't have a lot of friends above my age range and wasn't sure that I could fit it into my schedule. As a teacher I was sold on trying to disciple young people, but figured I was better off allowing relationships to develop rather than trying to deliberately fabricate them.

Later on this same concept was proposed by the Promise Keeper's movement. I attended a couple of PK conferences with my Principal, who I suspect was seeking to be my mentor- but for whatever reason, we never seemed to "click." PK recommended having older men mentor you and hold you accountable and younger men whom you could challenge and teach as well.

At this time I had a couple of pastors who were older than me and a prestigious painter who'd retired from LALHS before I started teaching there, but I never seemed to manage to become the close confidant with any of them that I imagined being mentored entailed. Meanwhile I felt like I was managing to shepherd and be available for some students, but it seemed like most of them were young women- it didn't seem like I had the same kind of connections with boys. No doubt being a cheerleading coach and Art teacher had some to do with that.

When we moved back to Iowa and left Lutheran High for a public school, I wanted a way to reach the girls I coached and be able to help develop their character since I'd now be in a secular setting. At first I leaned on Norman Vincent Peale's Power of Positive Thinking and eventually discovered Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success.

It didn't occur to me that I hadn't just found material to help me mentor students and athletes, I had myself, found a mentor.

In this book, Coach Wooden explains that mentors can be real people you have meaningful relationships with, like his father, leaders you look up to and who model a great example for you, like his high school coach and principal, people who care for you and try to guide you, like Wooden's college coach at Purdue. But leaders may even be people you don't actually know personally, whom you study and admire, and whom you either try to emulate or who's thinking and ideas shape your own. In Wooden's case, Abraham Lincoln and Mother Theresa. AND, mentors may be peers and loved ones, not just your elders- people who influence you and who you learn from, like a close friend or even a spouse.

The second half of this book was written by seven people for whom Wooden was a mentor. They each write about how he influenced their character, philosophy and lives. Sure there are famous athletes he coached, like Careem Abdul Jabaar, but there are also other coaches he worked with and a teacher who had never really met Wooden- but who had read everything by the Wizard of Westwood until he was asked to contribute to this book.

Last week I attended a conference for college and high school teachers where the key note speaker challenged us to do something positive that would help us build community. He asked us to contact at least 3 people who had contributed positively to our lives and let them know how much we appreciated it.

At first I was stumped. My old Psych Professor had passed away. My old newspaper publisher had passed away. I didn't have an address for my old Education Prof. who was starting a school in Vietnam of something like that. What could I do?

I looked behind me instead of looking ahead of me. I wrote some of my former students who had meant a lot to me. Then, coincidentally, I stumbled across another Ed. Prof. on a professional networking site. Then I found the email address of the first Ed. Prof. Then a google search turned up the new church where one of those old pastors was now serving.

They all replied to my emails by telling me that I'd made their day. One of the students wrote back to tell me how much I had meant to them.

What I realized by reading this book is that mentoring is both simpler/easier/less forced than I had assumed, and at the same time even more profound and important than I realized. It is definitely something we should all be doing, for ourselves, and for others.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tryouts/Plans for Basketball Season


  • Please let me know if you're up for cheering for basketball as soon as you can.
  • Tryouts for basketball cheer will be some time before Thanksgiving. A tentative date is still pending. 
  • As usual, if we have just 4-6 who are set to go, we'll waive the tryouts. If we have 10-20, especially if there's a lot of inexperience, we'll have some kind of a tryout, which you'll all do fine on.
  • NOT cheering for BB: Ashley & Sam due to jobs.
  • PLANNING to Cheer for BB: Tiffany, Renea, Kayla, and Quincy
  • LIKE COSTUMES? Christian had planned on NOT mascotting for basketball, so we also need a new Cujo- if any of you or your friends are interested, please let me know soon.


  • IF YOU'D LIKE A HOODIE- they're $35, please let me know as soon as you can. They should be here in a couple of weeks. Make sure you tell me what size you want. Sorry, names on the back are only available for Varsity.
  • If you're NOT planning on cheering during basketball season, please return your skirts as soon as possible. Thank you to those who already have.
  • If you ARE planning on cheering during basketball, please let me know soon and please plan on attending practices beginning this Wednesday, Oct. 20. - we were planning on working on stunting this practice, however -if there is either a low turn out or a majority  of brand new people, we may need to work on something else.

Playoff Game Wed. 10/27

Just to let you all know ahead of time.

we are expected to cheer for the first round of football playoffs
Wednesday night, October 27 in Freemont-Mills (South of Council Bluffs)

It is possible that this may change, but we are highly favored over Walnut this Fri so we will most likely play on the 27th and Freemont-Mills is highly favored against their opponent too, so it is most likely that we will play them on their home field, not ours.

Please mark your calendars and plan ahead.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Hoodie Design

$35.00 each Varsity Cheer only can get 3inch tall names on the back.

Names I have so far (Let me know ASAP if you want it different):

  • Kate
  • Camero
  • BKizzle
  • Sam-I-Am
  • Kay Kay
  • Quincy
  • Brenda
  • Ashley
  • Cujo
  • Coach

Chant List

Back in 2005, I asked the Varsity Cheer Squad to perform our entire list of chants, including the school fight song. The idea was to make the video available for candidates trying out and for both MS and HS Cheerleaders so that they could practice at home. If you haven't received a DVD, you should be able to use this video. Ideally, you can pause it and replay it when you need to, or fast-forward through chants you already know well.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Fall Middle School Cheer Slide Show

Fall Middle School Cheer Slide Show

Fall Slide Show

Going Solo

We thought we were going to have several MS cheerleaders for the away game against Charter Oak-Ute, but, according to Marissa (who's Mom was the ride for Emily & Larissa too), she had to go to her brother's 12th birthday party. And so it goes. Be that as it may, Catherine's Mom still drove her to the game. I thanked her for coming but let her know that I wouldn't MAKE her cheer alone. She decided to wrangle up a couple of 6th grade girls who happened to be at the game and the three of them did a terrific job! I was really proud of them. The got the crowd to cheer with them, they did push-ups when we scored, they even did a few cartwheels. Loud and PROUD! Way to show your spirit, Cat.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Congratulations KB

I may say this kind of thing almost every year, but I TRULY mean it this time- it couldn't have happened to a nicer girl. Sure she has model good looks, sure she'd involved in a lot of stuff, and sure she's popular and all that- but as long as I've known her, Kaitlyn Bonsall has been accepting and friendly to all students no matter who they are (or how weird they are, frankly). She treats everyone the same. She's one of the hardest working students I know and she also happens to be one of the best artists in the school. She could be fooling me, I am pretty gullible, but I'm pretty sure that she's pretty well grounded and has a lot of character and integrity too. I'm really happy for her and proud of her as her cheerleading coach. I'm also really proud of the students at Boyer Valley, not just for voting for her, but really, all six of the Senior guys and girls you voted in as candidates are basically great kids, not just popular or good looking.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Middle School Practice

Junior Cammey Hast teaches new cheers to a slew of 7th and 8th graders
Junior High Mascot, "Mohamed Ali" suits up for the first time.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Home Opener

Alum Ken Kahl ('01), BV's first mascot, poses with his old friend, Cujo

Basketball cheerleader, Tiffany came back to torture Cujo with the run-thru hoop and help the football squad with a few chants