Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014 Football Schedule

Here's next Fall's game schedule, plus a few other important days you should probably know waaay ahead of time.

  • School Registration Day, Aug 7
  • First Day of School, Aug 19
  • Picture Day, Sept 11
2014 Bulldogs Football Schedule
Remember; Pep Rallies for home games, van rides for away games (we'll work out a schedule for which 6 of the 9 of you go to each away game when it gets closer).
  • Aug 29 v. East Mills
  • Sep 5 @ Freemont-Mills, Tabor
  • Sep 12 v.Newell-Fonda
  • Sep 19 @ West Harrison, Mondamin
  • Sep 26 @ Kingsley-Pierson
  • Oct 3 v. River Valley
  • Oct 10 @ ArWeVa, Westside
  • Oct 17 v. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimbalton
  • Oct 24 @ Woodbine
(This list doesn't include Playoff games)


Been talking a lot these last few days with other teachers about what our school needs so I know we'd have a lot of allies in this like Mrs. Beam (StuCo), Mrs.Lee (NHS), Coach Pete & Mrs. Pippit, Mr. Marlin, Mrs Klien (Sub & alumna, former StuCo)...

We need PRIDE.

I'll get you all some dates for Cheer Camp as soon as I can and I'll preach to ya on the Pyramid of Success at least once a week like I do every summer (please don't just plan do ignore those), but right now, besides wishing you all a good summer- I want to plant that thought in your heads-

We need PRIDE.

Our job as a Spirit Squad is to build, encourage, inspire, & spread School PRIDE.

So all summer long, sure I'd love ya to walk, bike, jog, run, or swim to keep in shape; sure I'd love for you to practice cheers & jumps and go online to try to learn more, but the biggest thing I want ALL OF US to do this summer- brainstorm & germinate ways that we can create more school PRIDE.

Weekly Spirit posters? Locker Decs for clubs & orgs, not just teams? Wearing letterman jackets? Spirit awards? Notes & Thank Yous?

These are only a few and they'll mean a lot more if they come from YOU.

So remember; our focus next year is PRIDE.

Start thinking.

Think PRIDE.

Friday, May 23, 2014

There's Always Sumthin'

It's come to my attention that someone thinks I was hypocritical for not letting one candidate's sister help judge but allowing another's cousin to judge. First of all both of these candidates made it back onto squad so it should be a moot point. 

Secondly, I was unaware that they had any relationship until the day of tryouts. 

Third a sister is a whole lot closer than a cousins. What's more, I don't believe they're even first cousins, I think they'd second cousins or furhter (although I'll admit that I'm not sure). 

It's pretty hard not to be related in small towns like this. We had another candidate who has a sister who's a former cheerleader whom I didn't have judge and another potential candidate (didn't end up trying out) who's first-cousin recused themselves of judging earlier. 

Besides, this one "cousin" judge we did have has lived away from Dunlap for more than 10 years and didn't know any of the other candidates and I trust them to be impartial. Besides, having 4 other judges, another one of of whom was totally unfamiliar with all of the candidates more than balanced out any potential partiality. 

I apologize to anyone who perceived any hypocrisy or unfairness in the process. Please also remember that in addition to an average of the judges' scores from yesterday, candidates also have academic score and teacher-evaluation scores aggregated in so that the whole thing is as objective as we could design it. Life isn't always fair, but I've worked hard to make this a process that is both as rigorous and as objective as possible.

As usual- please try your best to stay positive, especially about your new squadmates, so that we can build our program and as a result contribute to a positive, inclusive, and encouraging community at our school. Please know that that's my goal and that I have your best interests at heart, as well as that of our squad's, and ultimately our school's best interests as well. Thanks.

Congratulations to the 2014-15 Cheerleaders:

  • Jade Allard
  • Mali Bounsana
  • Catherine Dublinske
  • Larissa Hollinger
  • Lara Laubscher
  • Liberty Monk
  • Madison Seuntjens
  • Jennifer Zehner
  • Cheyann Marshall
Mascot: Chelsea Willis
  • Nicholas Ahart

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


#BoyerValley #Cheer & #Mascot Candidates- Make sure your parental release signed & all 3 teacher-evals in by Fri for tryouts nxt wk

I sent out an email to all the candidates who are missing either, check your school gmail.

#Judges #BVCheerAlumn- any former cheerleaders/mascots still living in the area, I still need judges for tryouts next Wed 3:30. Please let me know. I'll buy snacks! Its a good excuse to see you again. I have one confirmation so far. I'd like to have 3-5 but the more the merrier.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Track Meet Cancelled

Tonight's Track Meet has been cancelled. If you were scheduled to work concessions tonight and are able to help tomorrow night, we'd love to have you- it's a big meet with 11 schools, both boys & girls. Thanks.