Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Speech Team Workshop this Wednesday

We are excited that our first Wednesday workshop is upon us!  It is this Wednesday, September 30th, 2:15 - 3:30 pm. Please tell your child to bring their speeches, or as much as they have, to the workshop.  If your child will be unable to make the session, please advise.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Speech Team Update

Dear 7th & 8th Grade Parents,

OLF Speech Team is underway!

Speech Workshops will start Wednesday, 30 September and will be held every Wednesday after school. More details will follow.

If you missed the spring deadline, and your child would still like to participate in Speech, you must register immediately. Registration form is attached and on the Speech Blog.

The most important thing right now is that students need to be finding a published piece (Round One: Dramatic, Humorous or Duo) and starting to compose his or her written piece (Ed Comm, Expos or Oratory). Everyone is required to do one of each of these categories. See Speech Team Handbook for Details.

Here are some important dates and deadlines:

Wednesday, September 23rd

Coaches chosen by this date.
Submit name to Hilary MacGillivray, if not included in registration. If you have not secured a coach yet, please contact us.

Wednesday, September 30th

Categories confirmed for both rounds. Please advise immediately if there are any changes since registration.
Need confirmation (titles, authors and copies) of published pieces for Dramatic, Humorous or Duo
First Wednesday workshop: 2:15 p.m. - 3:30

Wednesday, October 7th

Speeches written for Expos, Ed Comm. or Oratory

Wednesday, November 18 (Please note date change)

Speech Qualifier at OLF (MANDATORY)

**Please note:   With the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be a quick turnaround between the OLF Qualifier and the first high school tournaments (BBHS) .

Saturday, December 5th or Monday, December 7th

BBHS Judges Workshop (If your child participates in a High School Speech Tournament, one parent must attend one of these workshops)

Saturday, December 12th

BBHS Speech Tournament

Saturday, January 16th

PREP Speech Tournament

What happens at Wednesday Workshops (Every Wednesday, starting 30 September):

Intro and prep for Speech Tournaments
Creative Speech Exercises by Lois Leff, longtime OLF Speech advocate
Lots of Practice
For those of you who are not veterans, we have attached a copy of the updated Speech Team Handbook, which is also included on the Blog. Also, there is a speech box with “tried and true” speeches. Please contact Tara Larson (206.399.7053) if you would like to look through it.

We are excited for a great year. All Speech Team updates will be posted on the Speech Blog. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Speech Team Coordinators

Tara Larson: taraelarson@hotmail.com

Hilary MacGillivray: marknhilary@comcast.net

Jennifer Bouwer: jenniferbouwer@comcast.net