Thank you to everyone that tried out for the 2017-2018 Spirit Program.
Please READ THE INFORMATION BELOW CAREFULLY to make sure that you understand the next steps.
Congratulations to everyone who has made it this far. We had 96 students inquire about the program, 80 submit applications and 75 try out. Following tryouts we have narrowed it down to 64 and by Monday we will finalize all rosters to include 56 athletes. The Spirit Program at Venice High School has one of the most rigorous tryout processes and we want each and every one of you to feel very proud of your commitment and follow through. Representing Venice High School as a cheerleader or dancer is something we take very seriously. This is why making the team encompasses more than just talent. We are looking for students who can commit to the program while maintaining a high GPA and present as model students in and out of the classroom. Being a part of this program is a privilege and not a right.
Varsity Cheer and Varsity Dance rosters are listed below. The Junior Varsity roster is also listed; however, it is not complete at this time. We will be having CALL BACKS for JV Cheer and Dance on MONDAY May 8, 2017 from 3:15-4:00PM in the East Gym Dance Studio. Following Friday’s tryouts the judges ranked the top 20 to create the JV roster. However, after a review of applications and grades only 11 of those 20 were fully eligible. Since we would like to have our JV team comprise of 20 members, we have decided to call back both student’s with pending GPAs as well as some students who had been originally ranked next in line below the top 20 and give them an opportunity to secure a spot for themselves in the event that members with pending GPAs become ineligible. To clarify, we are asking that everyone whose name is listed under CALL BACK come back for a second tryout. Please be dressed as you were on Friday and be prepared that you will be asked to perform the cheer and dance in small groups again. I encourage you all to practice between now and then. Some of the names on that list were originally cut thus this is your second change to try and earn a spot on the team. If your name is listed under the JV roster you DO NOT HAVE to come back. We will see you at the meeting. ONLY those whose names are under the CALL BACK list need to come back for a second tryout. We will announce our updated JV Roster on Monday prior to the Athlete/Parent Meeting. Since not everyone on the call back list will make the final JV roster, parents of students on the call back list do not have to attend the meeting. Students from the call back list who make the team on Monday will stay to get program packets and we will be having a follow up meeting for their parents at a later date.
IF your name is NOT ON ANY LIST BELOW we regret to inform you that we do not have a spot for you on one of our teams for the upcoming season. We hope that you keep practicing and try out again next year. If you would like further feedback as to the reason for not making the team, please email Mrs. Trocan-Garrett to schedule an appointment to review your score sheets.
MANDATORY ATHLETE/PARENT MEETING
** 4:00-5:00PM **
East Gym Dance Studio
If you have any questions OR if your parent is unable to attend please contact Mrs. Trocan-Garrett at 310-577-4256 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Sofia Sanchez Annibali
Mireya Sanchez Annibali
Junior Varsity Cheer & Dance
**JV Call Backs**
Ashly Garcia Rivera