Calling All 4th and 5th Grade Students!
Our district has a beloved tradition of hosting an annual speech tournament in grades 4 – 8. Children are expected to memorize a significant passage, verse, play or original piece of writing. They work individually or with others on this and then perform it for a series of judges who provide them with significant feedback about their work. Children are coached to perform their piece by a member of the staff, a parent, or another qualified individual. It is truly a wonderful learning experience and a challenging endeavor for all who participate.
This year’s speech tournament will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Station Middle School. All of our 4th and 5th grade students are invited to participate. Students may participate as a solo, duet, or group of three to five members. An informational meeting for students will be held at Grove on Thursday, January 11th during fourth and fifth grade lunch and recess periods. Fifth grade students will meet in Mr. Bergquist’s room; and fourth grade students will meet in Miss Hanna’s room. Students will receive details about the tournament at this time and have the opportunity to sign up. Pieces will be available for children to consider performing if they so choose.
Please contact Mr. Bergquist with questions about the tournament at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Wanted: Speech Tournament Judges and Hall Monitors
The Speech Tournament is need of several judges and hall monitors for this year’s tournament on March 10, 2018 at Station Middle School. Volunteer judges and hall monitors may be parents, teachers, grandparents, and community members. All are encouraged to participate. A judge’s responsibilities include watching a variety of student performances, completing judging sheets and providing feedback to the students. A hall monitor’s responsibility includes providing directions to guests and maintaining a quiet hall during the tournament. Please contact a speech tournament coordinator with questions or if you would like to volunteer. Please contact Mr. Bergquist with questions or to volunteer for a shift at email@example.com.