Due to summer construction, in addition to our school year ending early this year (last day May 27th, 2022 at 12:15), we will also be starting school a week later this coming 2022-2023 school year.

Start of the 2022-2023 School Year:
September 7th: Back to School Night

September 12th: 1st Day of High School (ELEM individually scheduled testing day) 
September 13th: 1st Day of Elementary School



We have received many inquiries regarding summer SAC. Due to the scheduled construction at the school this summer, we have been looking into other options. Unfortunately, we couldn't secure an alternate location. Therefore, we are unable to offer summer SAC this year. Thank you for your understanding.

 


Speech Team

Welcome to Extracurricular Speech!

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

For more information, contact Ms. Breitenbach-Dirks!



SPEECH CATEGORIES:

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

Interpretation:
  • 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!