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Week of Jan. 1 - Jan. 7, 2018

posted Jan 2, 2018, 12:15 PM by Mallory Gaunce

Updates for Spring Semester (also sent out via email): 
  1. Comp Squad Pep Assembly Performance: Comp Squad will be practicing next Tuesday/Wednesday (1/9 - 1/10) from 6a-7a to prepare for the pep assembly performance on Thursday, 1/11. The pep assembly will take place during seminar on 1/11, and we will likely be the first or one of the first couple of performances (for any parents who want to attend). **Cheerleaders: on the day of the pep assembly, since we no longer have the 20-minute warm-up session at the beginning of seminar before students are released to head to the gym, I will be calling you out approximately halfway through second hour to set out the mats and warm up at least one time prior to performing. 

  2. Comp Squad Rockhurst Game Performance: The comp squad will perform for a final time at halftime of the JV boy's basketball game vs. Rockhurst on Friday, 1/26. We will be rehearsing on Wednesday, 1/17, and Wednesday, 1/24, from 6a-7a, just to keep everything sharp before then. 
    **PARENTS: We will need several parents (comp or non-comp) to help roll out and roll up the mats as quickly as possible during this performance. Please sign up using this link if you will be available to help with the mats on 1/26. We'd need you for a short amount of time during the JV game. We will have a parent-practice prior some time in the next few weeks so you know what you're doing! 

  3. McPherson Tournament (Varsity): All varsity cheerleaders will be attending the McPherson basketball tournament Jan. 19 & 20, with senior parents and Holly as chaperones. All details regarding the trip will be sent to you via email later this evening or later this week from Stephanie Krause, so keep an eye out for that email!

  4. Senior Night (varsity/seniors): SME Cheer senior night will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6, during halftime of the boy's basketball game. Seniors will attend a special dinner (more details to come) while the underclassmen on Varsity cheer for the girl's varsity game. Then, the seniors will attend and join the rest of the squad to cheer at the boy's game. 

  5. Basketball Schedule (all squads): Although we do our best to keep you up to date on game changes using our cheer calendar on SMECheer.com, please feel free to sign up for email updates or text updates for your squad's games at sunflowerleague.org! I get all updates this way, and it is a HUGE help, as they send you a message as soon as a change is made. 

  6. Basketball season cheer clinic (all squads): Our basketball season clinic fundraiser AND performance will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Students are not in school on Tuesday 2/20, so all cheerleaders will be expected to attend the clinic from 8a-12p, then attend the game performance (during girl's game at 5:30p) that night. More details to follow.

  7. Uniform check-in: Uniform check-in will be the week of March 19-23 (date TBD), as I will be out of town the week before spring break this year (which is when we usually turn in uniforms). Please make sure to have your uniforms cleaned and nicely folded (no hangers, please!). 

  8. End-of-the-year Cheer Banquet (all squads): The banquet will be held on Sunday, March 25th. More details to follow in separate email sometime later this month or in February. Please make sure to keep that date free for a fun end-of-year celebration!

  9. TRYOUTS (all squads - seniors will run tryouts): The Tryout Info meeting will be held on Monday, February 26, at 5:30p. Cheer tryout clinic will be held on Tuesday/Wednesday, March 27/28th, from 4:30-6:30p, as we will be hosting ALL squad tryouts at the same time (instead of a separate freshman tryout session). Tryouts for all three squads (freshmen, JV, and varsity) will be held on Thursday, March 29. The "You Made It" posting will be posted on Friday, March 30 at 12p (there is no school that day).

  10. SUMMER SCHEDULE (underclassmen): All summer practices and hopefully camps will be held in June 2018 for next year's program. We are still waiting on camp dates from NCA staff, but are planning to schedule them for June, as well, if we can. We would also like to schedule competition routine camp for June, but that is pending Triston's schedule - it will either be in June or in early August. You are free to plan whatever you need to for July/summer trips! If you have a conflict for June already, no worries; just please let us know.

Week of November 13 - 19, 2017

posted Nov 13, 2017, 11:24 AM by Mallory Gaunce

Tuesday, Nov. 14
  • JV/Freshman practice 3:30-4:30 in the cafeteria
  • Varsity/State Routine practice from 4:30-6:30 in the cafeteria
Thursday, Nov. 16: 
  • Varsity/State Routine practice ONLY from 3:30-5:30 in the cafeteria
Saturday, Nov. 18 (Varsity/State Routine Only)
  • Bus leaves at 10:30am from SME
  • Please eat breakfast on your own; lunch will be provided at the ExpoCenter between 12:30-1p (cheer booster will be providing something for you as we did on Saturday)
  • WARMUP for fight song prelim: 1:39pm
  • PERFORMANCE for fight song prelim: 2:02pm
  • WARMUP for crowd leading/cheer prelim: 3:14pm
  • PERFORMANCE for crowd leading/cheer prelim: 3:35pm
  • WARMUP for band dance prelim: 4:48pm
  • PERFORMANCE for band dance prelim: 5:08pm
  • Announcement of finalists at 5:15pm
  • DINNER BREAK - cheer booster will provide dinner if we make it to finals
  • If we make it to finals, we will perform at either: 8:03pm, 8:10pm, 8:17pm, 8:24pm, 8:31pm, or 8:38pm (we won't know until 5:15pm that night)
  • Awards ceremony at 8:45/9pm
*Reminder: Parents coming to watch - there is a parking fee and an entry fee! $15 to enter, $5 per car to park. 

Week of November 6 - November 12, 2017

posted Nov 2, 2017, 12:06 PM by Mallory Gaunce   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 9:10 AM ]

Tuesday, 11/7: JV/F practice/conditioning 3:30-4:30; Varsity State Routine Practice 4:30-6:30p

Wednesday, 11/8: Comp Routine practice at 6a (stage gym)

Thursday, 11/9: Can Drive Pep Assembly (all cheerleaders perform fight song/band dances as students enter); Varsity State Routine Practice 3:30-5:30p

Friday, 11/10: Football Sectionals Playoff Game vs. Blue Valley North @ SMN stadium; Game starts at 7, please report to SMN by 6p for warm-ups

Saturday, 11/11: Comp Squad performance at Blue Valley Southwest Showcase. Comp Squad reports to BVSW by 10:45a; Performance time is 1:00pm; Individual Group Stunt Performance at 2:25p; See attached schedule for more details. 

Week of October 30 - November 5, 2017

posted Nov 2, 2017, 11:59 AM by Mallory Gaunce   [ updated Nov 2, 2017, 12:07 PM ]

Tuesday, 10/31: Varsity ONLY - practice from 3:30-5:30p for State Showcase

Wednesday, 11/1: Comp Squad practice at 6am

Thursday, 11/2: Comp Squad and Varsity ONLY practice from 3:30-5:30 (comp and state practices combined)

Friday, 11/3: Varsity Football Playoff Game vs. Olathe Northwest - warmups at 6p at SM North, game starts at 7p

Saturday, 11/4: Comp Squad reports to SMNW for SMSD Showcase no later than 8:45a; Comp Squad performance at 10:30a, Individual Group Stunt performance at 12:50pm (Gabby M, Chloe W, Holly, Payton, Lucy). All of comp squad should plan to stay at SMNW through the awards ceremony. 

Week of October 23 - October 27, 2017

posted Oct 23, 2017, 8:19 AM by Mallory Gaunce

Monday: 7th Hour Comp Class WAIVERS DUE! (Signed and Notarized!)

Tuesday: Practice 3:30-5:30p (JV/Freshmen) and 4:30-6:30 (Varsity)

Wednesday: Comp Practice from 6:00-7:00a in the stage gym

Thursday: Varsity Football - Regionals (Home game); all squads should plan to meet at 6p at SM North to warm up; Freshman/JV will perform 4th quarter

SME Cheer Clinic 2017: Save the Date!

posted Jun 26, 2017, 12:18 PM by Mallory Gaunce   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 11:03 AM ]

Save the date for our 2017 Lancer Cheer Clinic for all future Lancers, ages K-8! Download your registration form today (attached here or on the Documents page). 

This clinic will include a special TRYOUT clinic for 7th and 8th graders! We will cover the format of SME Cheer tryouts and will introduce at least one tryout chant or dance for participants to practice prior to incoming freshman tryouts next spring. Join us so we can help prepare you for tryouts!

CLINIC DATE: Friday, October 13, 2017, in the SME gym (9-11:30 am)
SIDELINE PERFORMANCE: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ SM North (SME vs. SM West Varsity Football)**

**We are aware that this home game will be held on the same night as K-8 parent-teacher night conferences for the fall. Unfortunately, this is the only date for which we are able to offer a clinic date prior to the performance date (without conflicting with weekend activities). That said, the district has provided you with the option this year of scheduling your parent-teacher conferences in advance of this date (throughout that entire week); please check in with your student's teacher early to see if you can schedule your conference in advance!

2017-2018 Freshman Cheer Squad

posted Apr 20, 2017, 5:16 PM by Mallory Gaunce   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 9:08 AM ]

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Freshman Cheerleaders! Don't forget, we will have a meeting on Monday, April 24, at 5:30p in the SME Cafeteria. See you there! Cheerleaders are listed in alphabetical order by last name. 

Kacee Bennion
Addison Carroll
Ashton Emley
Julie Fromm
Avery Gray
Zoe Hartman
Olivia Johnson
Laura Kidwell
Grace Krieg
Zoey Lovern
Stella McKinney
Lindsey Packer
Deirdre Poague
Lauren Sawalich
Brooke Sieb
Helen Sniezek

2017-18 Varsity/JV Cheer Tryout Results

posted Mar 31, 2017, 1:00 PM by Mallory Gaunce   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 1:36 PM ]

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleaders! 
All cheerleaders are listed in alphabetical order by last name. 

Reminder: The mandatory "You Made It" meeting for Varsity/JV cheerleaders and parents will be held on Tuesday, April 4, at 5:30p in room 517. 


  1. Astrid Cifuentes
  2. Lucille Crum
  3. Carly Dreyer
  4. Isabel Epstein
  5. Maggie Gray
  6. Mya Hutcherson
  7. Emma Kerwin
  8. Gracie Kost
  9. Chloe Kowalski
  10. Chloe Krause
  11. Gabby Leinbach
  12. Gabby Mack
  13. Lena Madden
  14. Anna McClelland
  15. Ava Meng
  16. Megan Packel
  17. Lauren Packer
  18. Ellie Phillips
  19. Scheele Prust
  20. Laura Ratley-Baeza
  21. Lindsey Staehr
  22. Chloe Wright



  1. Savannah Bahr
  2. Kenzie Born
  3. Mackenzie Dagel
  4. Holly Frigon
  5. Kimball Gogel
  6. Elise Griffith
  7. Adrianna Haley
  8. Tera Hawes
  9. Becca Heinz
  10. Lily Hill
  11. Payton Johnson
  12. Sophia Kotar
  13. Grace Reber
  14. Sofia Savic
  15. Chloe Sowden
  16. Caylen Ye



Clinic – Monday/Tuesday, April 17/18 (5-7p)     

Tryouts – Thursday, April 20 (4:30p)

2017-2018 Cheer Tryout Information

posted Jan 10, 2017, 9:18 AM by Mallory Gaunce   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 6:34 AM ]

Cheer tryouts for our 2017-18 cheer squads will be held on two separate dates:

JV AND VARSITY Tryouts (current high schoolers only):
Clinic will be held on Mon/Tues, March 27/28 from 3-5p (in SME main gym)
Tryouts will be held on Thursday, March 30, beginning at 3:30 (in SME main gym)

FRESHMEN Tryouts (current 8th graders):
Clinic will be held on Mon/Tues, April 17/18 from 5-7p (in SME main gym)
Tryouts will be held on Thursday, April 20, beginning at 4:30 (in SME main gym)

There is a PRE-TRYOUT INFORMATION MEETING for ALL candidates on Monday, March 6 at 5:30p (SME Cafeteria). At this meeting, we will cover the schedules, rules, and financial obligations tied to being an SME cheerleader. We will also show a brief "mock tryout" video, which will cover everything a candidate will need to do during the tryout. (Note: This will NOT be a video teaching them the material -- it is just a sample of material from the past.)

If you would like to sign up in advance of the tryout meeting/tryout clinic and stay up to date about tryout information, please enter your information in the following Google Form. If you have any questions, note them in the last box and someone will be in contact with you as soon as possible! 


Competition Results

posted Nov 14, 2016, 7:52 AM by Mallory Gaunce

As our competition season comes to a close, we want to say THANK YOU to our competition squad for their dedication and hard work at practice this semester. Below is a list of awards from each competition -- videos from each competition are on the Media page of this website:

SMSD Winter Warm-up Competition:
Division 1 Superior Routine Rating (top rating!)
Special Category Award: Best Jumps
Special Category Award: Best GPA

Blue Valley Southwest Showcase:
Division 2 Excellent Routine Rating 
Special Category Award: Outstanding Sportsmanship (for how they dealt with being down a stunt group)
Individual Competition Routine Division 1 Rating (Mallory, Rachel, Megan, Anna, Lilly)
Individual Competition Routine Division 2 Rating (Emma, Isabel, Carly, Mya, Elyse)

CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES! We are so proud of you!

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