Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Senior Night for LaCrosse

Thanks Jennifer Moore for sharing your Design!
Congrates to Quincy!
For More Collins Hill details:

Monday, September 16, 2013

Senior Night at GW

Here are some great ideas from Volleyball Senior night at GWU from 2010
Check their Blog and the rest of their story!
George Washington University
2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Monday, May 28, 2012

Locker Covers

I haven't seen Laminated Locker Covers but here is an
interesting article about a locker "skin" 
and the teen, Jason Shanley, that invented them.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

High School, Senior Week, Lockers


Thanks to Chiquita Clark & Stephanie Cookson of
Collins Hill HS in Suwanee,GA, for sharing their
Sr Locker Decorations!
Hope we get some more submissions for 2012!
Thanks again Ladies... Fabu Job!

Click on the photo for a close up view!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Collins Hill Sr Locker Info

Click on Flyer to enlarge!

Senior locker decorations are a tradition at Collins Hill High School and an opportunity for you to celebrate your senior’s achievements!

 Celebrate Your Senior!

This locker strip is a blank canvas. Some families include dozens of photos and decorative items while others create simpler designs, but all convey the same message of love and pride.

Decorating Ideas:
·         Strips can be painted using craft or spray paint.
·         Use a theme. Create a biography with photos and elements from different milestones. Or, focus on high school friendships, sports and achievements. It is up to you!
·         Use scrapbooking items found in craft stores to embellish your design.

Decorating Do’s
·         Have your locker strip completely decorated when you bring it to the school.
·         Plan how you will attach the strip to the metal locker door. Clear packing tape and magnet strips are the most effective.
·         Use appropriate language and visuals in your design, following Gwinnett County Schools guidelines.
·         Know the correct locker number. If you don’t know the number, check with a volunteer when you arrive to hang your decoration.

Decorating Don’ts
·         Put anything on the wall above the locker.
·         Use irreplaceable photos (consider having copies made on photo paper)
·          Use double sided or hot glue on the lockers.

Laminating your completed locker strip helps to keep items in place, prevents tearing and helps preserve it. If you choose to have your strip laminated, here are a few suggestions to ensure the best results:
·         Limit layering as much as possible. The flatter the material, the better the lamination will bond and seal. You can use 3D decorations such as puffy letters, eagles and metal objects, just add them after lamination.
·         Use just enough glue to hold things in place. Glue needs to be thoroughly dry.
·         Laminate doesn’t stick to glitter or sequins. Limit the use of these items or add them after lamination.
·         Don’t use thermal paper, which can turn black under the 200 degree heat of the lamination process.

You can have your strip laminated at Office Depot, Staples. The UPS Store in the Kroger shopping center is offering to laminate and attach magnet strips to senior locker decorations for $4.50. Express Copy across the street from the Kroger shopping center is charging $4.50 and offering magnetic strips for $.25 each. 

You can put small, inexpensive gifts in the locker 
(i.e. food, cards, etc.) 
Do not put in confetti, balloons or other items that will fall out when the locker is opened!

To make sure your finished strip fits the locker, decorate the white side with 
the embossed TF at the top.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Senior Week Locker Decorations

Senior Week has become a popular event at High Schools to celebrate their graduating students. Here is one that I made for my daughter, Mindy in 2003. The design was created on a template provided by the school and the locker company so the finished product fits exactly.The next one down is from my middle child, Hanna from 2008. The template was used but she wanted it created in parts to re-use, so it is made in 3 sections: Childhood, Sr pic and Sr year with College Choice. The last one in this post is from my son Kevin and he graduated 2011. He wanted something cram packed with details and that's what he got!

When making this ornament to honor your student be sure to include some details like:
*Student's Name
*Senior Portrait
*Baby Pictures
*Activities or Sports
*Favorites Colors
*Future Aspirations
*College Choice with Colors & Mascot
*Congratulations & Good Luck!

These are just a few examples of what could be incorporated. Think of it as a collage or a giant greeting card!

Utilize past yearbooks for ideas along with a scrapbook supplies! After the project is complete, take it to an office supply or school supply store and have it laminated. Call ahead to make sure the shop offers wide laminating on a roll. Some places only have it by the sheet and your decoration will not fit in that machine. Also, it may take a while for the processor to warm up, so let them know that you are coming.

At the school, just secure it to your locker with clear packing tape! Don't forget to leave some goodies in the locker too!

    Hope that helps! if you need anything else,
                           just  send me a note ....

Here are some Do's & Don'ts from Collins Hill High School:

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Team Photos, Fun Foam & Magnets!

Here is another Cheer Mom's Work! Thanks Jackie for sharing...she is a floral designer so she is always looking for the next cute idea! Good Job!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Football Cliques and Quotes

Here are some verses to put on your football decorations:
As screwed up as a football bat, Bread and butter play, A hole big enough to drive a truck through!
Most football teams are temperamental. That's 90% temper and 10% mental. -Doug Plank
One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best. - Alan Shearer
I'd rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd. - Johnny Giles
Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. - Vince Lombardi
Baseball is what we were, football is what we have become. - Mary McGrory
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it. - Gale Sayers
When in doubt, punt! - John Heisman
The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer. - John Madden
Maybe a good rule in life is never become too important to do your own laundry. - Barry Sanders
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. - Archie Griffen
Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors. - Frank Gifford
Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport. - Duffy Daugherty
I wouldn't ever set out to hurt anyone deliberately unless it was, you know, important -like a league game or something. - Dick Butkus
Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein. - Joe Theismann
Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it. - Heywood Hale Broun
American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party. - Sue Lawley
You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four. -Dan Birdwell
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. -Erma Bombeck
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field? -Jim Bouton
When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia, we just had one coach for football and basketball. He took all of us who turned out and had us run through a forest. The ones who ran into the trees were on the football team. -George Raveling
The reason women don't play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public. -Phyllis Diller
Trying to maintain order during a legalized gang brawl involving 80 toughs with a little whistle, a hanky and a ton of prayer. -Anonymous referee, explaining his job
There are several differences between a football game and a revolution. For one thing, a football game usually lasts longer and the participants wear uniforms. Also, there are usually more casualties in a football game. The object of the game is to move a ball past the other team's goal line. This counts as six points. No points are given for lacerations, contusions, or abrasions, but then no points are deducted, either. Kicking is very important in football. In fact, some of the more enthusiastic players even kick the ball, occasionally. -Alfred Hitchcock
Speed is not your fastest, but your slowest man. No back can run faster than his interference. -Jock Sutherland When it comes to football, God is prejudiced - toward big, fast kids. -Chuck Mills
Speed, strength, and the inability to register pain immediately. -Reggie Williams, when asked his greatest strengths as a football player
What about football? Is it a sport or a concussion? -Jim Murray, Los Angeles Times
In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard. -Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Team Photos are the Way to GO!!!

Team Photos really make the best Locker Decorations! Don't forget to add wriggle eyes for some fun!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Color Copier is Your Best Spirit Friend!

These pages are all examples of locker decorations that were created by producing template design and then making color copies!

It is easy to take one sheet of paper and glue together one "scrapbook"Like page. These borders, headers, stickers or stationary can be found in many places. The most popular being a scrapbook or craft store, but discount department or Dollar stores also have "parts" that can be used in a template. Check the craft sections, office supply areas, and the gift wrapping aisle for not only seasonal tidbits, but for items not tipically use for scrapbooks; like post notes & index cards!
This type of template or Single design background can be used many time after the 1st one is created. It can be reproduced by the same team each year or by different teams at the same school. The Locker committee should have a notebook of all the designs available for volunteers to use year after year. By having an original on file . . .this also gives other parents a chance to contribute. Ask for volunteers to color copy the designs while they are at work. After these copies are made, other moms can add the stamps, names, dates or glitter to embellish and personalize each decoration.
Thanks again Julie!!! Kisses!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cheer Terms

Try to incorporate your sport's terms into the decorations!
Aerial -Used to describe a cartwheel without hands touching the ground or floor. Sometimes refers to a walkover or roundoff without hands.
Arabesque -One leg is down straight and the other is behind you almost at a ninety degree angle to your back.
Arch: A position in which the back is curved.
Attack the Crowd:A technique used to get the audience involved in a cheer, dance or song.
Banana: arch your back and reach upwards. You usually only do a banana when you are doing a combination jump or riding up a basket toss.
Base: The bottom person in the stunt who remains in contact with the floor, supporting the mounter in a stunt.
Basket-toss: Toss of a flyer into the air involving 3-4 tossers, 2 of which have their hands interlocked.
Candle Sticks: motion where you extend your arms out in front of you with your fists facing each other as if you were holding a lit candle in each hand.
Captain: leader of a squad or team.
Chant: A short repetitive yell performed continually throughout a game. short routines with words sometimes involving the crowd.
Cheer: A longer spirited yell performed only during official breaks of a game. Sometimes using motions and stunts.
Cradle Catch: Occurs when the catcher(s) catch a mounter/flyer by holding her around the back and under the thighs.
Dismount: A method used to return to a floor position following a stunt.
Extended Stunt: One in which the supporting arms(s) of the base)s) is fully extended above the head. Stunts such as chairs, Russian lifts and T-lifts are extended stunts.
Extension: A stunt in which the arms of each base are fully extended above the head, supporting the mounter/flyer standing in the palms of the base(s).
Flash cards: Cards that show which words the spectators should shout back.
Flyer: The person that is elevated into the air by her base(s) to perform a mount.
Gymnastics Cheer: A cheer involving any use of gymnastics.
Hand Spring: A spring from a standing position to the hands, and back to a standing position.
Jump: A spring into the air with both feet off the ground to a given position with landing on one or both feet; any move where both feet leave the ground. Examples of jumps are toe-touches, side hurdlers, front hundlers, pikes, around-the-worlds, and double nines.
Layout: A straight or arched position.
Leap: A moving spring position in the air from one foot to the other.
Mount: Any skill in which one or more persons is supported in the air. Another word used is stunt.
Mounter (flyer): The person in a stunt, who is supported by one or more persons. (Also called a flyer)
Pike: A position in which the body is bent at the hips and legs are straight out in ninety degree angle.
Pirouette: A turn in standing position on one leg to a different direction.
Pom Pom Routine: A dance routine performed with pom poms.
Pyramid: A stunt involving one or more [multiple] mounters/flyers supported by one or more bases and linked together.
Routines: A choreographed combination of dance steps. A sequence of moves.
Split: A movement or sitting position in which the legs are spread apart in alignment or sideways one in front of the other.
Spotter: A person who is in direct contact with the performing surface and may help control the building of, or dismounting from, a mount. This person may not provide primary support, meaning the mount or pyramid would remain stable without the spotter. The primary responsibility of the spotter is to watch for safety hazards.
Straddle: A position where the legs are straight out and apart.
Stag: A leap or pose in which one leg is bent and the other is straight.
Stunt: Any maneuver or 'set piece' including tumbling, mounting, a pyramid or a toss.
Toss: A throwing motion by the base(s) to increase the height of the top person with the top person becoming free of contact with the base(s).
Tuck: A position in which the body is bent at the hips and the knees are held tightly up to the chest.
Tumbling: Forward or backward rolls, inverted skills and flips.
Vault: A stunt in which the hands of the top person are used to assist in clearing a base(s) or prop(s)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Welcome to Julie

Here are some great ideas from an artist that helped with Locker Decorating this past season at Collins Hill. Her kids have played a variety of sports, so I am thrilled to show off her examples! Julie loves making her decorations larger than 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, so they make a big impact! She also uses Fun Foam and lots of die-cuts! The foam comes in sheets and cuts in many different sizes, shapes & colors. Fun Foam can be found at arts & craft stores.
Die cuts are shapes which have been machine punched out of card or paper, using a die pattern. You can buy die cut decorations in packets, or you can buy die cut machines and punches to use at home. In our NE Atlanta suburb area, we have found that the public schools have these machines in the teacher's workroom. Call your high school to see if they have this equipment and what access is needed to use it. Usually, you will need to bring your own paper and sign in at the main office. The patterns will vary depending on the school, location and mascot. If your high school doesn't have the machine, don't hesitate to contact the lower grade schools because they use this type of gadget more than the older classes! Some scrapbook stores also allow use of their tools if you buy your other supplies there! Please let us know if you have any questions!
Thanks Julie!(Send her some comment love!)