Starting 9/10/20 ALL students will receive FREE Breakfast and Lunch. This is due to a change in USDA regulations, and will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2020 or until funding expires. 

As of 9/21/20: Football and Volleyball athletic seasons have been reinstated for the Fall 2020 season. Tentatively the first VB game will be 10/8 and the first FB game on 10/9. Spectator information and Season Schedule details are still being worked out--stay tuned for updates. If you have a student athlete, please make sure that fall athletic fees are paid by the first game. 
Cost: grades 6-8th are $35 per sport, grades 9-12 are $50 per sport. Please contact Mr. Morken (AD) or the school office with questions. 

Per the Governor's Executive Order executed on July 22, 2020, the Mabel-Canton Public School district will be mandating all k-12 students, staff and visitors to wear masks as they enter and remain in the school building beginning  July 25, 2020.  Thank you for your understanding and compliance.  Please call the school district administrative team if you have any questions.

Speech Team

Welcome to Extracurricular Speech!

Our Speech team is made up of 7th-12 grade students.  

For more information, contact Ms. Breitenbach-Dirks!


Public Address:
  • Informative Speaking
    • an original (student-written) informative composition that presents information                      
  • Original Oratory
    • an original (student-written) persuasive composition that offers insight or guidance              
  • Great Speeches
    • analysis of a historically significant speech (or anthology of speeches) given by another

  • Creative Expression 
    • (anything creative that is written and preformed by the student)
  • Duo Interpretation 
    • (two students interpreting serious or humorous prose, poetry, or drama)                                
  • Humorous Interpretation
    • (interpretation of a published piece of prose, poetry, or drama given for enjoyment and amusement)
  • Serious Drama Interpretation
    • (performing published plays, radio-plays, television plays, or screen plays of a serious nature)                                                                                                                                     
  • Serious Poetry Interpretation
    • (performing published poetry that is serious in mood)                                                                
  • Serious Prose Interpretation
    • (performing published selection of prose, fiction, or non-fiction that is serious in nature)

Limited Preparation:
  • Extemporaneous Reading 
    • (student draws a reading and has 30 minutes to create an introduction and practice reading)                                                                                                                                                  
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
    • (student draws a question based on current U.S. or International topics and has 30 minutes to prepare a speech synthesizing fact and opinion)                                                             
  • Storytelling
    • (students extemporaneously recreate a familiar story; stories are drawn 30 minutes prior)
  • Discussion 
    • small group problem-solving discussions seeking concensus

2020 DATES:
  • Saturday, March 28 - Subsection Tournament  (Cannon Falls)
  • Saturday, April 4 - Section Tournament  (Byron)
  • Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 18 - State Tournament  (Wayzata)
       * More Invitational Tournment Dates to be posted soon!