The JSerra Pep Squad promotes school spirit and encourages excellence. They support athletic teams, perform at rallies, and promote good sportsmanship and school spirit at each event. In addition, the Pep Squad philosophy dictates that all cheer/song leaders uphold the morals and values of JSerra — becoming leaders who live in accordance with Gospel values. They also create positive relationships based on respect of oneself and of others, trust, and teamwork. The squads are at Varsity, JV, and Freshman levels.
As a member of the JSerra Catholic High School Pep Squad, you are a representative of JSerra Catholic High School and all of the Catholic values it upholds. This is reflected in all of your words and actions, on and off campus, and especially when dressed in uniform or any other JSerra labeled apparel. Throughout your commitment, it is imperative that you conduct yourself in a polite, modest, and respectful manner at all times, and participate in Pep Squad activities and events with pride, honor and enthusiasm. Cheerleaders and Dancers are expected to be leaders and role models in all aspects of school life and in the community, as they always represent JSerra Catholic High School and its mission. Your actions and behavior will reflect directly upon JSerra Catholic High School and the Pep Squad, so it is critical that you participate in this program with pride and honor. The privilege of representing JSerra in this fashion, being a member of the JSerra Catholic High School Pep Squad, must be earned and maintained so that both the school and its Pep Squad participants gain the maximum benefits of such a program. In taking ownership of your leadership role, Pep Squad participants will foster an environment of school spirit, Catholic values and the pursuit of excellence, while personally receiving opportunities to grow in leadership, sportsmanship, values, and virtues. This yearly commitment begins the day the new Squads are posted and extends until try-outs the following year.
- To uphold the high morals, ethical standards, and strong values of JSerra Catholic High School
- To support JSerra Catholic High School Athletics
- To lead and inspire others in supporting JSerra Catholic High School Athletics
- To develop leadership skills in accordance with Gospel values
- To exhibit virtues of self-discipline, modesty, loyalty, dignity, and charity throughout the school and community
- To promote and uphold school spirit, good sportsmanship, and Lion Pride
- To foster positive relationships based on trust, teamwork, respect of oneself and others, in all our endeavors
- To serve and assist the school and community through active participation
- To develop citizenship and organizational skills
- To perform and represent JSerra Catholic High School at games, rallies, and special events with pride, excellence, and a positive attitude
- To develop, enhance, and encourage dedication and determination amongst Squad members
- Each Pep Squad member must adhere to the Parent Student Handbook as well as the Pep Squad Constitution.
- Each Pep Squad member must fulfill all required financial obligation by making payments online. Moreover, each Pep Squad member/family is expected to participate in fundraising events.
- All Pep Squad members must remain in excellent physical condition — with no injuries that could prohibit full participation.
- Members must maintain a 2.0 GPA each quarter to be a member of the Pep Squad.
Stacy von der Linden – Pep Squad Advisor/Parent Liaison
Stacy is a graduate of Rosary Catholic High School (Rosary Academy) and attended San Diego State University. Stacy been married to her husband Greg for 26 years. They have 3 children who have all attended JSerra. Both of Stacy's daughters (Danielle '13 and Paige '19) were on the JSerra Dance Team. She started volunteering at JSerra in 2009 to get involved with her children's school. Stacy has served as the President JSerra Parent Association for 6 years and now is the official Parent Liaison for JSerra along with working as the Pep Squad Advisor. During Stacy's employment at JSerra she has established several JSerra community events such as Welcome Back Bash, Operation Christmas Love – 3 Ways to Give, Lady Lions Christmas Luncheon, Mother Son Brunch, Lady Lions Cooking Classes, Wine and Sign, and numerous field trips for parents. She was instrumental in organizing the personal counseling coffee chat "Coffee with Courtney" (with Dr. Courtney Harkins). This will be Stacy's 7th year as the Pep Squad Advisor at JSerra. Her background includes office management and hospitality and she has served on several PTA Boards including Truman Benedict Elementary in San Clemente for 8+ years 2004-2013.
Brittany Scholl – Head Coach and Varsity Cheer Coach
Brittany began cheerleading in 7th grade upon quitting competitive gymnastics and cheered in high school she participated in all-star cheerleading at a small gym in San Luis Obispo. She then went on to cheer in college at both Long Beach State and Orange Coast College along with competing on a college level all-star team. Brittany was also a member of the Los Angeles Clippers Fan Patrol (cheer team) for the 2011-2012 basketball season. One of her biggest cheerleading accomplishments was winning the 2012 NCA College Nationals with Orange Coast College.
Brittany attended Long Beach State University on a full-ride scholarship where she received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. In 2011 she began working for the National Cheerleader's Association (NCA) where she is in charge of summer camps, works at competitions and helps create the curriculum that is taught nationwide. In August of 2012 Brittany started coaching at OC All-Stars where she still coaches teams and tumbling at along with being the Director of Gym Operations. Brittany has been coaching the Varsity Cheer Team at JSerra since 2013 and absolutely loves working with all the girls.
Kylie Saunders — JV Cheer Coach
Kylie is originally from the High Desert and moved to Orange County in 2005. He has worked in cheerleading for the past 15 years both in all star, and at the high school & college levels. His cheerleading experience includes all-star cheerleading since the age of 14 and also college cheerleading at Orange Coast College. Along with coaching cheerleading, Kylie is also a camp director for the cheerleading company JAMZ. Kylie is also a full-time student finishing his Special-Ed teaching credential at California State University of Fullerton and is also USASF Certified Levels 1 – 6 in Tosses, Stunts, and Tumbling. Kylie has been coaching at JSerra since 2014.
Samantha (Sam) Rossi – Dance Team Coach
Sam started dance at the age of 3. Dance has given her many opportunities to teach and assist dance at many dance studios throughout the United States. She has also had the opportunity to travel to Australia three times to teach dance in Sydney and Canberra. She trained at the well renowned studio, Just Plain Dancin' & Co. for 10 years under the direction of Terry Schulke and Mandy Rogers. Her training included Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip Hop. She competed for JPD and has won many national awards with her team. Sam now teaches Jazz and Lyrical Classes as well as choreographing group dances and solos competitively. She is a student at Fullerton College working on her degree in Business. Sam works at OC All Stars as a dance teacher. This is her second year coaching the JSerra Dance Team.