Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Competition Added

ADDED -- March 27 - WSF in Nashville
@ Nashville Municiple Auditorium
$90 due January 6th

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Good LUCK!!

Good luck to all squads this weekend! You will all do great!


Monday, October 19, 2009

$5 Excite Night Fee

I am collecting $5 from each girl for Excite Night to cover the decorations. Please pay money to Kim Carper or Darlene Watkins.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

St. Charles Competition

The fee for this competition is now due. Please be sure to pay your $90 fee asap.

Shirt Orders

Shirt Orders are due Saturday, October 10th. Prices are $10/short sleeve, $12/long sleeve, and $17/hoodie. All payments should be made to Kim Carper. The shirts will be handed out on October 24.

Also, don't forget that EXCITE NIGHT is going to be on Sunday, October 25th from 3-5pm. Friends and family are welcome. We will be doing team pictures prior to the event and each squad member needs to plan to be there wearing uniform, makeup and bows!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Junior squad - if you need spanks, please let Kim know by Thursday. Spanks will cost $5.75 plus shipping. We are going with black lowrise spanks.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Welcome Lauren!



Pawprint shirts

I've gotten lots of requests on reordering baseball shirts. We can basically order anything we want. I spoke to him again today and here are your choices. Keep in mind that each squad will probably do some sort of shirt for their individual squad before the first competition. So, this won't be the last shirt order you see! :) Just remember....you do not have to order.....I'm just putting it out there if you want it.
baseball tee $16

  • white tshirt $12
  • black tshirt $12
  • white hoodie $16
  • black hoodie $16
If you want to order, EMAIL me. All payments need to be made to KIM CARPER on Saturday at practice. If you won't be there, leave it in an envelope for me at the front desk. Thanks to everyone for being so prompt with your payments. It makes everything so much easier for me.
Kim (kimberly819@gmail.com)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

a few things

This is the LAST CALL for the baseball tees. $16.00 - need to know size and name for back.
I have orders for Lindsay Holmes, LeighAnne Seitz, and Michaela Jackson. If you liked that design, but didn't care for the baseball tee, I can order you the same design on a plain white tshirt for $12. Just let me know. Someone also asked about a hoodie. I can order a hoodie with the polka/dot paw print on it also. They will be $16. We won't have names put on the hoodies, because the hood covers up the name. Please let me know by TUESDAY if you want any of these things.

Inidanapolis Competition fees are due September 9 = $125

I will be placing one more warmup order. If you need something, let me know.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Baseball Tees

I hope everyone liked their baseball tshirts. I have already had a few requests to do another order. The shirts will cost a little more this time since we won't have as large of an order. If you'd like a shirt, they are $16. Please email me at kimberly819@gmail.com and let me know how many shirts you want, the sizes and names for the back.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Reminders and Announcements

This Monday is our last Fazoli's night. Let's make it the best one yet!!

Cheer practice and tumbling classes resume this week. We are now on the FALL schedule.

  • Minis - Mondays from 6-7:30 and Saturdays from 930-1100 in Paducah
  • Juniors - Thursdays from 6-8 and Saturdays from 930-1130 Paducah
  • Seniors - Wednesdays in MAYFIELD and Saturdays in Paducah at 10:45

The sponsorship forms are due this week. Please turn them in to Leigh Ann Bensley by August 8th. She will make sure your account is credited correctly.

NASHVILLE COMPETITION fees are due THIS WEEK!!!! $90 (Remember....paying late costs everyone else money!! Let's save $10 for our next entry fee!)

Monthly fees are also due!!

  • Minis $90
  • Juniors $100
  • Seniors $100

The warmups are in! Minis need to see Leigh Ann Bensley at practice on Monday to pick those up. The zebra shirts and baseball tshirts will be available at practice on Saturday. Please see Kim Carper for those.

We will be starting some fall fundraisers soon. Remember that you don't have to participate if you don't want to. I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer. It's time to head back to school and give 110% at cheer practice........because in the months to come, we've got some championships to WIN!!!! Go CHEERS ELITE!!!


Friday, July 24, 2009

Mini Uniforms~

Mini Parents,

Don't forget that your uniform orders are due NOW. Some still haven't paid and they won't be ordered until all payments are received. Vicki will be in and out of the gym this next week, so feel free to mail your payment to the gym.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Annissa Roberts has joined the mini squad! Welcome to Cheers Elite!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

zebra shirts

Ok girls, I am going to place another order for the teal zebra shirts. I've had many people wanting them. The price is $8.00 per shirt. He won't be printing the sponsor names on the back this time....only the fronts. I will have order forms for you on Thursday at practice. Please make the checks to me (Kim Carper). If you aren't going to be at practice on Thursday, please let me know what size you need. I'm planning to order them on Friday. Thanks!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Zebra Shirts

I've had several people asking about these shirts. I need 24 orders to have the guy reprint them. If you are interested, please let me know how many you would order. If we have enough interest, I'll type up some forms to place another order. Just email me at kimberly819@gmail.com.

Jr. Swim Party

Click to play this Smilebox scrapbook: Jr. Pool Party

Taylor Bensley has her back handspring!

Way to go Taylor!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bigs and Littles

Click to play this Smilebox scrapbook: Bigs and Littles
Create your own scrapbook - Powered by Smilebox

We've Got Spirit!!

Congrats to the spirit stick recipients this week!

Way to go Madysen! Way to go Randi Jo! Way to go Justine!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Mini

Christina Bynum.............Welcome to Cheers Elite!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Big Sis - Lil' Sis

Click to play this Smilebox scrapbook: Just Us Chicks

Thank you, Jason!

As expected, Jason taught the girls another AMAZING routine! It's going to be a great year!

Welcome back Ali!

Ali Watkins has rejoined the Seniors! Glad to have you back Ali!

Warm ups due July 16th

Some of you were asking if you had paid or not. Here's who has turned in WARM UP money to me. I won't be there Thursday, but I will get it from you on the 9th at practice if you'd like to turn it in.

  • McKell De Rezza
  • Kaylee York
  • Haley Caudill
  • Danielle Argotte
  • Makayla Brindley
  • Liesel Shadwick

Friday, June 26, 2009


Monday, June 22, 2009

Junior Cookout


Friday 4:30-9:00
Saturday 1:00-6:00
Sunday 12:00-3:30


These are the correct times for Jason this weekend. They are slightly different than what I sent you yesterday. I have several announcements, some new, some old so please read everything. :)

Friday - 11:00-4:00 Wear teal sponsor shirt and black shorts. Team pictures PROMPTLY at 11:00am!!
Saturday - 8:30-1:00 Wear black team shirt (polka dots) and dark shorts.
Sunday - 8:30-12:00 Wear same thing as Friday.

The cookout was AWESOME!! Thanks to the Bensleys for hosting everyone. I also appreciate everyone contributing food and supplies. Despite the heat, it was a great time, with great food and great friends. I enjoyed catching up with old cheer friends and enjoyed getting to know the newbies even better. You guys are all a great group of people. And our girls? They are the best!! I think they had a blast at the mall scavenger hunt! Kailey's lips are still BRIGHT RED!! It was a good experience for them, as well as good bonding time. This cheer year is off to a fabulous start and the REAL FUN hasn't even begun!! Now, a few announcements for this weekend.....

UNIFORMS: Bring your old uniforms to choreography this weekend. We will be trying on and sizing to get these ordered ASAP. We don't want a repeat of last season. :)

FOOD: We had lots of drinks and chips left over from the cookout. I know we talked about getting bread and sandwich meat.....but I had another thought. What if we got a nugget tray from Chick-Fil-A or even Wendy's. The girls could have nuggets and chips. All we would need to buy would be plates, napkins, and cups. That way we wouldn't have to worry about bread, meat, condiments, etc. Let me know your thoughts on this. I think for Friday, they could all bring their own snack. Saturday, Rollie said they would have a short lunch time around 11:30am. Again, let me know.

FEES: Choreography fees have to be paid now if you haven't paid. Please make your checks to CHEERS ELITE for $160. Give this to Vicki asap.

See you guys on Thursday!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Shirts and Flip Flops

I hope everyone likes their stuff. If you weren't at practice this week, I'll have your stuff at next week's practice.


Friday, June 12, 2009

Team Shirts/Choreography

I picked up the team shirts today. They are so cute! I hope everyone likes them!!
I will have them at practice on Thursday, along with everything else. Mandy will have the bows you ordered also, so please be ready to pay for them.

Don't forget that the choreography fee of $160 is now due (juniors and seniors only). If you are planning on using some of your fundraising money to pay for it, please let Vicki know. She typically doesn't use your fundraising money unless you notify her. You can drop her a note in the black payment box at the gym.

Junior Moms - during choreography on Saturday, the girls typically bring their lunch. I thought about picking up Little Caesar's pizza for the girls and dropping them off at the gym for lunch. What are your thoughts on this? If everyone contributed $3, that should cover the pizzas and drinks. I just figured that would be easier than everyone hitting up the grocery on Friday night to put together sack lunches! ha ha ha Or, we can get something else. I just figured pizza was a hit with all kids. :) Last but not least......don't forget the Jr. cookout at The Bensley's on Monday, June 22 @ 5:30pm. She needs help with food and we definitely need supervision at the mall. Could you imagine if we were banned from there? Oh my gosh! I'd certainly die!! ha ha

This cheer season is off to a GREAT start! Thanks to you all for being puncutal and diligent with your orders and payments. You guys are the best!!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A few announcements

Cheer Shoes - these are only supposed to be worn inside at the gym or at competitions. We want them to stay nice and pearly white throughout the season. Junior squad shoes are in. Please see Rollie to get them. If you need to exchange, let him know after practice on Thursday.

Tshirts and Flip Flops - I was hoping to have everything for you at practice on Thursday. Unfortunately the world does not work according to my schedule. I will have everything for you at the June 18th practice.

Choreography fees are due June 11th. Please make checks for $160 payable to Cheers Elite. Don't forget the dates are June 26, 27, and 28. This will be a long weekend, so be prepared for your girls to be at the gym for several hours each day. Also, the gym will be closed during choreography, however, we usually get to come in the last hour or so on Sunday afternoon to see the routine.

Juniors - don't forget the cookout at the Bensley's home on June 22nd at 5:30pm. Leigh Ann will have a sign up sheet for food items. Afterwards, we will be going over to the mall for a scavenger hunt. We will split the girls into 4 teams and each team will need a digital camera and 2 adults. (In other words, this isn't a drop off and run event.) We need help supervising the girls so we aren't thrown out of the mall. ha ha ha! This will be a great bonding experience for the girls. Its important for them to get to know each other and have conversations that don't start with "5-6-7-8!"

Don't forget to pay your June dues. Also, the fall schedules are out for you to schedule a tumbling class! Grab a spot before they are full.

I won't be at practice on Thursday. I have a date with Keith Urban in St. Louis! Sorry!! See you guys next week!!


Monday, June 8, 2009

Got Tuck?

Jim's Sponsor Form


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Everyone PLEASE try to eat at FAZOLI's tonight from 5-8. You must have a sheet to give to the cashier for Cheers Elite to get credit!! Also, please wear a Cheers Elite shirt if you have one!
See ya there!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lookin' Good

Hey girls! I just wanted to tell you all that you are looking great! I always seem to be running around like a crazed cheer mom, but I promise that I do stop to notice what's going on with the squads. First I want to say that Isabella Myers on the mini squad has the most beautiful jumps. She is so graceful....check her out sometime! Also, Madysen Bassett on the junior squad did her round-off, back handspring, back tuck on the tumble track this week without a spotter! Way to go girl! And finally, hooray for McKayla Siener!! She's been doing her back handspring all by herself! All the squads are looking awesome! Keep it up!

One last thing....Welcome Amanda Matthews to the Cheers Elite family! She will be on the senior squad! We're glad to have her. Have a great weekend!!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sponsor TShirts

I have sent out an email for you to proof the names for the backs of the shirts. Please check your email. The list was too long for me to put them on here. If you didn't receive the email with the list of names, email me at kimberly819@gmail.com.

Last day to turn in team shirt orders is THURSDAY, June 4. Flip Flops are due then also!!


Thursday, May 28, 2009


Let me start by saying that you guys are the most "with-it" moms that I know! You are so diligent with turning in money and orders and I appreciate that so much! Please know that aside from the uniform and shoes, there's NOTHING that you have to order. I just put it out there and if you want it.....Great! And if you don't, that's ok too!! :)

I am extending the team tshirt order and the flip flop order until next Thursday. I will be placing all orders on Friday morning.....no exceptions. I decided to extend it because some people were unaware that the shirts and flops were available.

If you haven't gotten a chance to check out Mandy's hairbows at the gym, here is her website: www.kateandalli.com. You can see all the designs and order from the site or by email at kateandalli@gmail.com. Check it out! She's got some cute stuff!

Anyway.....that's it for tonight! Again, thank you all for being so easy to work with. I promise things will get less hectic as the summer progresses. Have a great weekend!


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Team shirt orders

The "team" shirt orders are due by May 28th. This is the shirt that says Cheers Elite in polka dots and has the girls' names on the back. This is NOT the sponsor shirt!! I originally said turn them in by June 2, but that is a Tuesday...don't know why I even picked that date! ha ha

So, again, team shirt orders are due on May 28th! Shirts are $9 each.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Hairbows by Mandy Hannan

Here are pictures of the bows that Mandy Hannan makes. You can sign up to order one at practice on Thursday night if you’d like. The order forms will be on the table upstairs. Have a great holiday weekend.



Way to go everyone! Leigh Ann Bensley and I turned in over $4000 to Vicki last night after counting the money for the tshirt fundraiser. You guys are awesome. You guys sold about 300 names! Fantastic! Now I get to figure out how to get them on the shirt! ha ha ha! I'll work it out....promise! Anyway....I thinkour parents are the best! I think our girls are the best! I think our coaches are the best! It's going to be a great year!! I'll post a tshirt design as soon as I get it......it won't be today...we have field day at school! woohoo!! PS - Mandy Hannan has the CUTEST bows ever for sale if you'd like to place an order. I know many of you didn't see them last night if you didn't come upstairs, but they will be there again next week. She has an order sheet and sample bows to see. Check them out!

PSS - Super Mom, Leigh Ann Bensley, has been working hard on getting area restaurants to donate portions of their profit to our squads. All we have to do is put the word out to go there and eat! She's getting the dates set up and will let us know when to go. Thanks Leigh Ann! You're great!

Have a great holiday weekend! Thanks again for turning all your forms and money in on time! YOU ARE AWESOME!!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

team shirt design

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

payment change

I misquoted earlier in the "stuff" post.

All monthly dues are paid to LAKEWOOD.

Everything else such as shoes, uniforms, competition fees, etc. are paid to CHEERS ELITE.

Have a great Tuesday!! Don't forget your forms on Thursday!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sponsor Tshirt Design

Car Magnets and Decals

Hello everyone!! Leigh Ann Bensley wanted to let everyone know that she will be placing an order for car magnets or decals. I am sure some of you have seen them on the back or sides of some of our vehicles. She will also bring one on Thurs. if you want to look at one. If you would like a magnet the cost $14.00 and the decal is $12.00. She will be collecting the orders on Thursday so let her know if you're interested.

Forms due 5/21

Don’t forget that all tshirt forms and money must be turned in on Thursday to KIM CARPER.  I will be at the gym from 6-8pm to collect them.  I will also have the warm-ups for trying on.  This is the last opportunity you will have to try them on before they are sent back. If you have questions, email me at  kimberly819@gmail.com.  Thanks!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Juniors and Seniors


1. Anytime you pay monthly dues, write your checks to LAKEWOOD. When paying for competitions, uniforms/shoes, etc.....write your check to CHEERS ELITE.

2. Vicki will be ordering sample shoes for sizes. We are supposed to try on and order on May 28th. The cost is $50. Make checks to CHEERS ELITE.

3. All shirt money is due next Thursday, May 21. Please give all money to Kim Carper. I will be at the gym between 6-8pm to collect forms and money. Remember that checks will only be accepted from Lakewood parents. All checks need to be written to CHEERS ELITE. I will make sure that your accounts are properly credited for your fundraising.

4. Anyone who would like to try on a warm-up may do so next Thursday, May 21. I will be sending them back to the company the following day.

5. Thank you to Ali Allbritten, Paige Kelly, and Madysen Bassett for bringing drinks. Thanks to Storm Wilson, Taylor Smith, Kailey Carper, Taylor Bensley, Gracie Youngblood, and Avery Bensley for the cookies.

6. Mandy Hannan (mini mom) has some very cute teal bows for sale. Her email address is mandyhannan@yahoo.com. If you are interested, let her know.

7. Jason Dollar, the choreographer for the juniors and seniors, will be here June 26, 27, and 28 to teach the routines. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!

8. Juniors - keep selling your open gym tickets. See Jim if you need more to sell!! Don't forget to buy one for yourself!

9. I have enjoyed meeting and chatting with everyone! It's going to be an awesome year!!!! Cheers Elite is the best!! We need to plan a social gathering for everyone really soon! Be thinking of something we could do!

Fundraising Idea


I registered through this site last season and made over $100 for Kailey. All you do is create an account and then send emails to friends and family. They can order new magazine subscriptions or renew current subscriptions. There is no cost to you….just a little time to type in the email addresses. Once a month, this company mails out profit checks for 40% of your sales. The check is mailed directly to YOU. It beats the hassle of having to go door-knocking for sales. The magazines are not over-priced either. I’m just passing it along if you’d like to check it out.

WARM-UP try-ons tonight

Don’t forget I will have the warm-ups at the gym tonight. Order forms are hanging on the Cheers Elite bulletin board. Ordering these is totally optional!! The cost is $62.00 and the money is not due until July 15th. Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Money Clarification

If you sell tickets to the open gym fundraiser, give that money to Vicki or put it in the black payment box. Put your name on the envelope and write that it is money for open gym.


All tshirt and warm-up money goes to Kim Carper.  LeighAnn Bensley and I will see that your account is credited the correct amount for fundraising. Don’t forget that Lakewood prefers not to take checks, except from Lakewood parents. Sorry for all the confusion! J


More shirt info....

If you'd like to have something like "Kailey's Grandma" put on the shirt, that is fine. Several people have been asking. We can do whatever we'd like!

Also, don't forget that I will have warm-up sizers at the gym on Thursday. No money due now!!

Have a great Wednesday!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tshirt info

Melissa Siener had a great idea! Many of you will have a set of grandparents or other couples who pay to have their names go on the back of our cheer shirt. Rather than listing the names separatley, let's list them together (for spatial reasons). For example, let's put Tom & Mary Williams. I hope that makes sense. Please indicate that on your forms so I'll know to list them that way.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms! What a beautiful day it was!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

$$ How to turn in fundraiser money $$

Hey everyone! The question has been asked….”How do we turn in fundraising money?” I called Vicki today for clarification. Any fundraising money you have to turn in needs to be given to Vicki. Please do not leave it at the counter. Paying monthly fees at the counter is fine, but all money submitted from fundraisers needs to be given to Vicki. If she is busy or you can’t find her, you can always drop it in the black payment box at the gym. Just be sure to make a note stating that the money is from a fundraiser and put whose account it goes into. Vicki has a binder that she will use to keep up with each girl’s account. If you have not filled out the contact sheet yet, please do so. This contact sheet is an important part to the book-keeping process.

Hopefully I will have a shirt design to send out to everyone in a few days. Have a great weekend!


Monday, May 4, 2009

Cheer Calendar

I've added a new link under "favorite links" on the left. You can check "calendar of events" for important dates and times. Also, I will post birthdays there. Thanks!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Welcome Everyone!

Parents and All-Stars,

Welcome to our site! This is the place to find out about all things regarding Cheers Elite. Information for all squads will be posted here. Fundraisers, practice dates, fees, special events, and competition dates will all be included as the information comes along. If you have any questions or information you'd like posted, please email
kimberly819@gmail.com. It's going to be a great season!!

If you don't mind, please send me your contact information. I will type out a list for each squad so everyone can stay connected. I will not be posting contact information on this website. Please include the following in your email to
  • Parent Name
  • Cheerleader Name and birthday
  • Squad (mini, junior, senior)
  • Email address
  • Home phone
  • Cell phone

Kim Carper

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sleepover Fun

Click to play Sleepover

Monday, January 5, 2009

Custom Uniforms for American Girl Dolls

Just sharing....

You can order a matching uniform for your child's American Girl doll for $49.95. That includes shipping. You just have to send in photos of the uniform. (I have already done this, so you don't have to.) She is really far behind right now. Her turn-around time is up to April. Here are some samples of her work.