Raiderette Gazette August 14, 2023

2023-2024 L.D. Bell Raiderettes & Sapphires


Happy Monday! We hope everyone had a great back to school and weekend. The dancers are gearing up for the first pep rally and football game of the season. So exciting! We want to thank everyone that came to the Booster meeting last Tuesday. We made some updates to the by-laws and executive board. As mentioned in the meeting, to help with your dancer's fundraising efforts for the NYC trip, see below about an optional calendar fundraiser. This can help with any booster fees and to go towards the trip fees. Also, Homecoming is around the corner and the boosters help with decorations. It's a big job, but many hands make light work. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please come to Mrs. Moore's house this Thursday, August 17 at 6pm. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’™

Happy First Day of School 2023

Executive Board 2022-2023 Update

  • President - Katiuska Herrador- bellrettes.president@gmail.com
  • 1st Vice President of Committees - Toni Moore- bellrettes.committees@gmail.com
  • 2nd Vice President of Fundraising - Trena Burgan- bellrettes.fundraising@gmail.com
  • Treasurer - Shannon Kenny- bellrettes.treasurer@gmail.com
  • Secretary - Melissa Pierce- bellrettes.secretary@gmail.com
  • Fundraising Asst. - Misty Mallory- bellrettes.fundraisingasst@gmail.com
  • Technology and Publicity Manager- Zenith Wise- zzandzoe@aol.comย 


  • Monday, August 14- Practice 7:00 am, Officer Practice 4-5:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 15- Practice 7:00 am
  • Wednesday, August 16- Practice 7:00 am
  • Thursday, August 17- Practice 7:00 am, Homecoming Decorating Committee Meets at Toni Moore's House 6pm- 108 Circleview Dr S. Hurst, TX 76054
  • Friday, August 18- Practice 7:00 am
  • Monday, August 21-Practice 7:00 am, Officer Practice 4-5:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 22-Practice 7:00 am, Rette Tutorials for extra practice 4-5:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 23-Practice 7:00 am
  • Thursday, August 24-Practice 7:00 am
  • Friday, August 25-Practice 7:00 am, First Pep Rally 10:00 a.m. (Construction Pep Rally Theme) First Home Game vs. Bishop Lynch


  • Cheddar Up Link Here for Online Payments and Spirit Wear. Hat, Boot Payments and Practice Wear are Past Due
  • Log Volunteer Hours on the VIPS website.


If you are still looking for sponsors or need support for drill team expenses and the NYC trip, consider participating in the optional Calendar Fundraiser where you ask friends and family member to pick a date to donate. Below is a picture calendar for Instagram and/or Facebook so you can share on your personal social media pages if you like. How does it work? Have people choose a calendar day to sponsor. They will donate the amount of money equal to the corresponding number (i.e. Sep. 20 equals donating $20). Keep going until every day is sponsored (a person could technically sponsor more than one day if need be). You will collect the money and then submit the money to our Treasurer Shannon or Assistant Misty so it can be credited to your daughter's account. Doing this optional fundraiser in September will allow us to get a check to Greenlight for the trip and apply to your dancers' accounts before Pumpkin Rolls, so you can see how many rolls they need to sell. We hope this helps!

team trip- NYC March 8-11, 2024

Trip update: a few members were added by Greenlight to the waitlist. Greenlight is working on securing more seats and a second bus while we are in NYC, once registration is reopened from Greenlight, dancers and chaperones will be officially added to the trip and at that time the registration fee will be posted. We will post in Groupme and an email when those members are added from the waitlist.

Directors' Corner- Ms. Ibanez & Ms. Blankenship

FOOTBALL SEASON is here! These dancers are working on some super fun pep rally routines and halftime performances. Be sure to come out and support our dancers at these performances. Pep Rally attendees will enter by the front door closest to the front office and make their way to the main gym. If you are able to attend a performance, I would love to see everyone's photos and memories added to each photo circle so everyone can see everything we've done this year as a team. I want to personally thank our board and new board members for helping keep Raiderettes operations as smooth as possible. Lastly, don't forget to share your SnapRaise Fundraiser, our team as a whole has raised over $7,900 already and we still have 22 days left to raise funds for your dancer. Have a fabulous week! - Ibanez

Upcoming Events

  • August 14- Daily 7am Practices Begin, Officer Practice 4-5:30
  • August 17- Homecoming Decorating Committee Meets at Toni Moore's House 6pm- 108 Circleview Dr S. Hurst, TX 76054
  • August 21- Daily 7am Practices Continue, Officer Practice 4-5:30
  • August 25- First Pep Rally 10:00 a.m.- Guests should arrive early. (Construction Pep Rally Theme) First Home Game vs. Bishop Lynch
  • August 31- Away Game vs. Irving MacArthur (Camo Pep Rally Theme)
  • September 4- School Holiday, Practice 8-11
  • September 8- Home Game vs. Arlington Sam Houston (Jersey Pep Rally Theme)
  • September 12- Booster Meeting
  • September 15- Away Game vs. Chisholm Trail (Western Pep Rally Theme)
  • September 16- Homecoming Decorations Work Day
  • September 18- Homecoming Parade
  • September 22- Homecoming Game vs. Crowley (Dress Your Best Pep Rally Theme)
  • September 23- Homecoming Dance