GMS Cheer Announcements: 



    Contact: Head Coach - Madison Parrish

    Email: Mparrish@rcps.us

    Cheer practice will be every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:45 until 5:30

    We will be going to the following games to support the GMS football team:

    • September 7th AWAY @ Christiansburg @TBD
    • September 21st AWAY @ Andrew Lewis @TBD
    • September 28th HOME - Cave Spring @ 6:00pm
    • October 5th HOME - Patrick County @ 5:30pm
    • October 12th HOME - Central Academy @6:00pm


    Our competitions we will be participating in:

    • Viking Voyage September 23rd
    • Battle at Byrd on September 30th
    • G-Town Throwdown October 7th

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me! Emails sent after 6:00pm will be answered the following business day. Emails sent over the weekend will be answered the following Monday!




    Cheer Update: Open gym for cheer has changed to Tuesdays and Thursdays to begin at 3:45 in order to avoid GMS/GHS traffic


    Hello cheer family! 

    Most of you know me from last year a few do not! I'm Coach Parrish, I was the assistant coach last year with Coach Chaffin. I will be taking over the cheer program this upcoming year as head coach along with my assistant coach, Coach Lucas. I hope you and your cheerleader are as excited as we are for the new season! We have gotten some emails already regarding the upcoming season. I just wanted to touch a few subjects that have been brought to my attention.  

    I would also like to apologize for having to move some dates around due to spring sports being a conflict for some of the students trying out! 


    Open gyms  

    Open gyms will start on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 4th right after school. (3:30-5:30) current 5th graders can be dropped off at the middle school cafeteria at 3:30. Coach Lucas and I are excited to see all the new and returning faces who have interest in cheer this year. Open gyms will consist of possible weightlifting, running, stunting, learning new cheers, and so much more to prepare your cheerleader for the new season  

    **Please remember you must have a current VHSL physical on file with Ms. Wakeland to participate** 



    Tryouts will be held right after school (3:30-6:30) on May 2nd and 3rd 

    Click here and you will find a form that will need to be filled out and turned into the front office or to Coach Parrish as soon as possible or day of tryouts 

    **Please remember you must have a current VHSL physical on file with Ms. Wakeland to participate** 


    Parent meeting  

    A parent meeting will be held for the parent and athletes who make the squad on May 5th at 6:00pm in the middle school cafeteria for any questions you may have. We will also discuss fundraisers for over the summer and hand out any paperwork we will need for the new upcoming season.  


    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at  

    Emails sent after 6:00 PM will be answered the following business day. 

    Emails sent over the weekend will not be answered until the following Monday. 


    Thanks so much for understanding the changes we have had to make! 

    We hope to see you and your cheerleaders soon! 

    -Coach Parrish 


    May 2023

    Tuesday, May 2, 2023: Tryouts! (3:30-6:30) 

    Wednesday, May 3, 2023: Tryouts! (3:30-6:30)  

    Friday, May 5, 2023: Parent Meeting (6:00 PM) 

    Tuesday, May 9, 2023: Open Gyms (3:30-5:30) 

    Thursday, May 11, 2023: Open Gyms (3:30-5:30) 

    Tuesday, May 16, 2023:  Fundraiser (3:30-5:30)  

    Thursday, May 18, 2023: Open Gyms (3:30-5:30) 

    Tuesday, May 23, 2023: Open Gyms (3:30-5:30)  

    Thursday, May 25, 2023, Last day of school! 

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