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Our inclusive Cheerleading program is open to all Middle and Upper school boys and girls—regardless of ability or experience.

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Cultivating Life Lessons through Cheerleading

Through the Cheerleading program at Thomas Jefferson, Middle and Upper School students build their confidence, sharpen their memorization skills, and develop other important life lessons, such as time management.

As a member of the Cheerleading squad, students not only increase their strength and physical endurance, but also learn the value of a positive attitude and hard work, how to overcome challenges and fears, and how to speak clearly and project their voices.

Your child does not need any Cheerleading experience or abilities to join the coed Cheerleading squad at TJ. Our inclusive Cheerleading program allows all students to test new capacities and discover new talents without fear of being cut from the squad.

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Program Details

Cheerleading is offered in the winter with practices held on the Thomas Jefferson campus. The TJ Cheerleading squad is coed and is open to all boys and girls in both Middle School and Upper School.

If you have questions or need more information, please e-mail TJ Athletic Director Chris Myers or call (417) 781-5124.

MSHSAA & Ozark 7 Conference

Thomas Jefferson is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) at the Upper School level and a MSHSAA Affiliate school at the Middle School level.

At the Middle and Upper School levels, TJ is a member of the Ozark 7 Conference, which includes College Heights, Exeter, Golden City, McAuley, Thomas Jefferson, Verona, and Wheaton.

Amanda Beard coaches the coed Upper School Cheerleading team at TJ.  She also teaches Kindergarten. 

Arionna Rincker coaches the Middle School Cheerleading team.

Students in all grades participate in Spirit Week during TJ’s Homecoming festivities. Cavalier cheerleaders distribute several spirit awards, including crowning the spirit queen and spirit king.