Stang Gang


A group of Ponderosa students who gather to promote school spirit; the most spirited few juniors and seniors are assigned leadership roles.  However, anybody can join.  The Stang Gang supports pep assemblies, cheers at games, and is one of the driving spirit forces behind school-wide spirited projects and events.

Membership Requirements:

• Ponderosa student
• A respected student by both students and staff who displays admirable leadership skills
• Ponderosa Spirit, Loud voice, Appropriate cheering
• Attendance at key Ponderosa games and events, learns necessary crowd leading cheers via digital tutorials.  Attendance at select games every month will be highly encouraged.  If a member is showing a lack of attendance their Spirit shirt will be taken away.
• Must wear Stang Gang gear at school events to lead cheers.


Shirt fee TBA

How to Join:

The Stang Gang will be advertised on Mustang TV and on posters throughout the school.  Students interested in joining can contact:

Mr. Rosengren
[email protected]

*After joining, students will be added to a Remind 101 in order to keep them informed about upcoming games and events.

Leader Tryouts:

Any junior or senior who thinks they have what it takes to lead Ponderosa students can tryout for a leadership role in the Stang Gang.  Tryouts will consist of the students conducting a cheer or a chant given to them by the judges.  They will be given the chant a week in advance so that they have time to prepare for tryouts.  Members will be selected based on loudness, excitement, enthusiasm, and an overall spirit evaluation and teacher feedback.


Every member of the Stang Gang will be required to pay a certain amount of money to provide for their Spirit Shirt (TBD).  Spirit Shirts will be designed and ordered online.  Seniors that earn a leadership role will be provided with a decorated cape that shows they are a Stang Gang senior leader.  Juniors that earn a leadership role will be provided a headband that shows they are a Stang Gang junior leader.  At the end of the year, seniors will hand down their capes to the junior leaders to be used in the next year.

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