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Fri., 11/30/18 – gourmet cheesecake sales fundraiser order forms/payment due

During the month of November 2018, Shen cheerleaders will be conducting a gourmet cheesecake sale fundraiser. 

Accel Sports Fundraising sales packets containing flyers describing the products, order forms, and description of sales incentives were handed out in the green folders at the parent info meeting.

Each cheerleader is required to sell (15) cheesecakes.  They are $20/pc. and will be delivered frozen on Wednesday, 12/19/18 at 6pm (end of practice).  If not delivered to your customers the same day, they should be stored in a freezer or cold area (i.e. garage or in a cooler outside).

Order forms and payment are due on Friday, 11/30/18.

Sat., 12/8/18 & Sun., 12/9/18 – Shen Cheer gift wrapping table – Crossgates Mall

Shen Cheer will again be operating a gift-wrapping table at the Crossgates Mall for the holiday season during the 12/8-12/9 weekend in December.

Gift wrapping supplies due on 12/3–see your personalized info sheet from the green folder given at the parent meeting.

Shifts / sign-up information — Sign-Up Genius:

JV – Saturday, 12/8          Varsity – Sunday, 12/9

** PARENTS NEEDED TO SUPERVISE ON EACH SHIFT  (mall rules; use Sign-Up Genius)**

Thu., 12/13/18 – Alpin Haus gift card raffle tickets due (drawing on Tue., 12/18/18)

Shen cheerleaders will be conducting an Alpin Haus gift certificate raffle ticket fundraiser. 

Alpin Haus has again generously donated (2) $100 gift certificates for Shen Cheer to raffle off.  Cheerleaders will be required to sell (10) tickets each ($5 per ticket). Ticket stubs and money are due on Thursday, 12/13/18 (booster club gets portion with entrant contact info.).  Please turn in stubs/money in the self-sealing envelope in which they were distributed to Bela Rau (varsity) on the due date.

The drawing will be held at halftime of the home boys basketball game on Tuesday, 12/18/18.  Entrants do not need to be present to win.

Sun., 9/30/18 (see full post for times)–Nick’s Run To Be Healed 5K race

Shen cheerleaders will again support this excellent cause by cheering on the runners participating in the kids’ dash, walk, mile run, and 5K race!

** Meet Mrs. Lacijan / Mrs. Barlow at the volunteer check-in booth at the beginning of your scheduled shift (see shift times below).  If you are willing/able to assist for longer than your scheduled shift, please let us know (contact tab above), as Nick’s Run race staff generally need more help throughout the entire event. 
Thank you!!
(tentative shift times; subject to change)
10:30 – 11:30    Freshman Team (Nick’s Dash, Nick’s Mile)
11:30 – 12:30    JV Team (2-mile walk)
12:30 – 1:30      Varsity Team (Nick’s Run 5K race)


Mon., 9/10/18 (4pm-8pm)–Chipotle / Menchie’s profit-sharing fundraiser!!

Come out to Chipotle & Menchie’s at the Clifton Park Center on Monday, 9/10, between 4pm-8pm for a profit-sharing fundraiser supporting Shen Cheer !!


  • Monday, 9/10/18 from 4pm-8pm at Chipotle and Menchie’s at Clifton Park Center
  • For every *qualifying* purchase, Chipotle will share 33% and Menchie’s will share 20% of the proceeds from that sale with Shen Cheer!!
    •  **for a purchase to qualify, you must show a hard (paper) copy or electronic copy (on your phone) of our fundraiser flyer (below)
    • if you don’t have your phone or a copy of the flyer, just tell the cashier at checkout that you’re there for the Shen Cheer fundraiser–it’s that simple!!
  • Tell your family, friends and neighbors and share the flyer with them–the more people that participate, the more our teams benefit!


Tue., 07/17/18 – Thu., 07/19/18 (9am-5pm) – NCA camp (Roesselville Elementary-S. Colonie)

The NCA commuter / day camp will be held from Tue., 7/17 – Thu., 7/19 (hours 9am-5pm daily) at the Roesselville Elementary School (S. Colonie School District).  The address is 100 California Avenue, Albany, NY 12205.
This camp is not mandatory, but is highly recommended by the coaches.
The cost of the camp is $150 per cheerleader.  Checks and release form (linked below) should be made payable to ‘Shen Cheerleading Booster Club,’ and need to be mailed/delivered to Coach Sharon Figel at 27 Gretel Terrace, Ballston Lake, NY 12019 no later than 7/1/18 *NO EXCEPTIONS*
NCA camp participant release and waiver form:

NCA 2018 summer camp release-waiver form

Wed., 6/6/18 (4pm) – fall cheerleading info meeting – HSE main cafeteria

On Wednesday, 6/6/18, there will be an informational cheerleading meeting for boys and girls who are currently in 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.  Anyone interested in trying out for freshmen, JV, or Varsity football cheerleading should attend.  The meeting will be held in the High School East main cafeteria at 4pm.  See you there!  GO SHEN!!

Link to fall sports information meetings schedule:


Fall Cheer info. packet:

Shen Cheer 2018 fall-football season info packet

Mon., 02/12/18 (5pm-8pm) – Menchie’s fundraiser – Clifton Park Center location

On Monday, 02/12/18, Shen Cheer Booster Club will be holding a profit-sharing fundraiser at the Menchie’s Clifton Park location (next to Chipotle).  Shen Cheerleading will earn 20% of all sales (between 5pm-8pm), in which our fundraiser is mentioned and/or the flyer above is shown. 

Please share this with your friends and family and come out for an early Valentine’s Day treat!

Sat., 01/13/18 — Shen Showcase (HSE gymnasium)

On Saturday, 01/13/18, Shen Cheerleading will host the first Shen Showcase at the Shen HSE gymnasium.  This will be a non-judged friendly invitational open to Section 2 cheerleading teams, giving the girls an opportunity to loosen up, practice their routines, socialize with fellow Section 2 teams and get the jitters out before the real competition begins!  

Doors open at 08:30 am; warm-ups begin at 08:55 am.

Entry fee – $5 (under 4 years old free; no charge for participating cheerleaders)

Refreshments and event t-shirts will be available for sale.


December 2017 to January 2018 – hat / glove / socks drive for Things of My Very Own

During the months of December and January, Shen Cheer will be collecting childrens’ winter hats, gloves/mittens, and socks, in support of Things of My Very Own.  Other items needed are diapers, school supplies, and hygiene items.

Things of My Very Own is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention  services to at-risk children whom have been impacted by abuse and/or neglect.

Shen Cheer will have marked collection boxes outside the gymnasium entrances at each home basketball game.  If you would like to arrange for pick-up of a larger donation, please click on the ‘contact us’ link above to get in touch.  Thank you!

Fri., 10/13/17–Senior Night & Mayde Creek HS hurricane relief fundraiser

Shen Cheer and Shen Football are teaming up during Friday’s game to help a cheer/football program in need.  Mayde Creek HS (Houston, TX) suffered damage to their equipment and storage facilities during Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that followed.  Cheerleaders will be collecting donations during the 1st quarter, and the Football Booster Club will be contributing a portion of their 50-50 raffle earnings for the evening.  Please help us to help MCHS.  GO SHEN!!