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Code of Conduct
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CONRAD WEISER MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEERLEADING RULES AND CODE OF CONDUCT



CONRAD WEISER MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEERLEADING EXISTS
To encourage school spirit and pride in Conrad Weiser Middle School.
To promote physical and mental development.
To develop lifelong values and skills.

CONRAD WEISER MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEER PROGRAM VISION IS
To be an integral, well-coordinated part of the secondary school curriculum.
To assist participants in the development of athletic and leadership skills.
To develop effective time management strategies
To develop socially through cooperation, competition and appropriate standards of behavior.


CONRAD WEISER MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEER PROGRAM MISSION IS TO
Promote and uphold school spirit, unity and pride.
Represent the school to the highest degree
Set an example of good behavior and sportsmanship at all times (whether in uniform or not)
Promote friendship with each other and with schools with whom we compete, perform and go to camp.
Promote the development of lifelong values and skills.

EDUCATIONAL VALUE TO CONRAD WEISER MIDDLE SCHOOL

Membership on the squad offers a unique opportunity for personal growth, leadership, and involvement in diverse activities. The attitude, dedication, and enthusiasm of the squad members are just as important as the skills involved in spirit leading. Members of the squad are committed to the highest level of athleticism, performance, self-discipline, respect for the school and others, personal exemplary conduct and the performance of all responsibilities related to the pursuit of school spirit and pride. Furthermore, cheerleaders demonstrate a proven ability to balance academic requirements and demands with extra-curricular and personal activities.

GOALS
Cheer at soccer, football & basketball games
Support and perform at pep and recognition assemblies.
 
 CONRAD WEISER MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEER PROGRAM CODE OF ETHICS:
Ensure equal opportunity to all students without regard to gender, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry or economic capability.
Emphasize the ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, integrity, accountability, and fair play.
Abide by all school, district and league rules.
Show courtesy to all visiting teams, competitors, hosts and officials.
Respect the integrity and judgment of all sports and competition officials.

 

CONRAD WEISER MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEER PROGRAM RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Cheerleaders understand that teamwork and the maintenance of discipline are key to the success of the spirit program. Cheerleaders are dedicated to promoting spirit, enthusiasm, and a positive winning attitude through example. Adherence to the Cheer Program Rules and Regulations is vital to achieving these goals. All members realize that the manner in which they conduct themselves, in or out of uniform, directly reflects on the entire team and school.


 

It is recognized that these rules and regulations are necessary to maintain squad morale, squad and individual discipline, and effective learning. Consistent enforcement of rules and regulations is also necessary to ensure the safety and general well being of each individual. Participation in spirit leading is voluntary, not mandatory. It is a privilege, not a right, and may be revoked by the school personnel when a cheerleader violates the rules and regulations.

ELIGIBILITY
For each grading period, members must be passing in all classes.
Members must maintain good attendance, class performance and teacher recommendations during the time on the squad and for try-outs.
All members must have a physical and signed contract on file with the athletic department before practices begin.
Cheerleading must take priority over all other extra-curricular activities for the entire time of commitment.
All practices, camp and games are mandatory, unless the coach has been notified in writing of a conflict. .
All members are expected to take part in fund-raisers.
 
CONDUCT
Promoting good sportsmanship by way of example is required at all times. Members must not use foul language at practices, in school, at games, camp or competitions, etc.
Proper appearance is required at all times, with clothing appropriate to the occasion
By being part of the squad, you are accepting the fact that your actions are more prominent than those not associated with such an activity. Because of this, exemplary behavior is mandatory at all times, anywhere in the community and at all school functions where you are recognized as a representative of Conrad Weiser Middle School.
Members must cooperate with all faculty members, squad members, game officials and coaches.
Cheerleaders must display proper behavior in class, including being on time, not skipping or not cheating
Each case of discipline will be judged individually. The advisor/coach, with the assistance of the administration if deemed necessary, has the final decision in any discipline situation.
Every attempt will be made to discipline fairly/equally, and to make consequences of actions known ahead of time. Parents will be kept informed of problem situations. Severity of, or repeated offenses may dictate harsher action.

ABSENCES
One person being absent affects the entire squad. It is important not to inconvenience the practice time of the entire squad by being absent.
Absences should always be avoided when possible.
Absences must be excused by a note from a doctor if you had an appointment.

Missing a scheduled practice the day before a game will result in the individual not performing at the game.
 

PRACTICES
Cheerleaders must arrive to practice on time, wearing proper shoes and clothing.
Hair needs to be out of the eyes and in a secured ponytail if shoulder length or below.
There is no chewing gum or eating during practices
No jewelry
Safety is our first priority

 

 

 

 

GAMES
All games are mandatory
All squad members must know all the cheers and routines for the game. Sitting out is unacceptable.
Members are required to dress in full uniform.
Hair must be pulled back away from the face and secured in a ponytail if shoulder length or below. Hair ties need to be uniform.
Make-up should be worn in moderation.
No jewelry or nail color. Nails need to be athletic length.
There is not chewing gum or eating during games.
Socializing with friends while the game is in progress is not allowed.


UNIFORMS
Uniforms must be cleaned and pressed.
Team athletic shoes must be clean
All squad members must have the same uniform look.
No jewelry is allowed during practices, performances or games.
Fingernails must be sports length. Nail polish, if worn, must be clear.
No gum chewing during practices, performances or games.
No pagers or cell phones are to be worn during practices, performances or games.
Hair must be in a secured full ponytail if shoulder length or below. Bangs must be out of the eyes.
Cheerleaders will not loan out any piece of their uniform to anyone. Sweatsuits and warm-ups are considered to be part of your cheer wardrobe and should not be worn by anyone other than yourself or for anything other than cheer activities.
Cheerleaders must wear their uniforms or team-designated outfit to school on game days.

 
DISCIPLINE POLICY
The following violations will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the squad. Underage alcoholic consumption, drug use, use of tobacco products, steroids or any other controlled substances. Failure to leave a party, function, location or event where the aforementioned items are evidenced by a squad member.
Members should be present at all scheduled practices. Other activities must be scheduled around these practices.
Missing practices that have valid excuses can still lead to being removed from a routine position or stunt, due to not physically being available to practice.
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I have read and understand the Conrad Weiser Middle School Cheerleading Squad Contract and demerits sheet.. I agree to follow these rules and policies and cooperate fully with the other members of the spirit squad and the advisor.

Student’s Signature: ____________________________________



I have read and understand the Conrad Weiser Middle School Cheerleading Squad Contract and demerits sheet. I agree to support these rules and policies.

Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature:______________________________



 

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