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12/14 Tournament Info

Here is the information you need for Saturday’s tournament at Naperville Central.

Who’s going where?

The tentative roster can be seen here. Please let me know if there are any problems!

When will it end?

We should be home around 6:00p.

Extemp and Radio?

ES and RS will both prep once for prelims and again for finals.

What time should you be at Neuqua?

Naperville Central: Bus leaves at 6:45a. Yes, that’s slightly later than usual. Be there early.

Practices with Mehta

If I have not seen you yet, this week is the last chance I’ll be able to do that!

Please sign up for a slot right here!

1) Everyone is competing on Saturday!

The tentative roster can be found here. Please let me know if there are any problems!

Be at Neuqua (main building) at 7:15a!

Because we have to clean up afterwards, don’t expect to be finished until 8:00p.

Extemp and Radio?

You will prep once in prelims and once in finals.

2) For Friday:

If you are in Crystal Concert (or have other evening obligations):

Go do what you need for Crystal. Don’t worry about Speech. We’ll deal with it 🙂

Everyone else:

Please meet in C101 after school. We’ll try to have you out of there by 6:00p.

3) For Saturday:

All students are required to bring food and drink items for our tournament on Saturday morning! What should you get?

Please bring the following, according to your category (If you’re in two categories, pick one):

DI – Water (24-pack of 16 oz. bottles)
DDA – Water (24-pack of 16 oz. bottles)
EXT – Water (24-pack of 16 oz. bottles)
HDA – Pepsi (24-pack of 12 oz. cans)
HI – Diet Coke (24-pack of 12 oz. cans)
IMP – Coke (24-pack of 12 oz. cans)
OC – Sprite (24-pack of 12 oz. cans)
DEC – Chips (Lays Classic Mix, 20-pack of 1 oz. bags)
OO – Chips (Lays Classic Mix, 20-pack of 1 oz. bags)
RADIO – Coke (24-pack of 12 oz. cans)
PR – Pepsi (24-pack of 12 oz. cans)
SOS – Chips (Lays Classic Mix, 20-pack of 1 oz. bags)
POETRY – Napkins (package)
INFO – Paper plates (package)

All Category Leaders – 24 pack of Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars (not peanut butter).

Want to bring even more food? We’ll take it!

Please bring items down to the cafeteria to Ms. Sparkman first thing Saturday morning.

Open House Details

On Monday, we will NOT have a regular team meeting after school. We will, however, have our annual Open House for family and friends!

Who?

All of you! This is required for all Speech members (unless you have spoken to me already). Family members and friends are encouraged to attend!

When?

Monday, November 18.

Speech team members should arrive in the LMC (library) at 5:00p for pictures. Dress in Speech attire! Look good!

Family members and friends should arrive by 5:15p for a welcome and announcements!

Performances begin promptly at 5:30p. (Those who have music obligations have been scheduled to perform early!)

At 7:00p, we will begin special performances in the LMC. We should be done before 8:00p.

What should you bring?

If you are in the following categories, you should bring a package of snacks (cookies, chips, brownies, muffins, etc): DDA, DI, HDA, HI, OC, POE, PR

If you are in the following categories, you should bring a 12/24-pack of drinks (juice, soda, water): EXT, DEC, INFO, OO, SOS

If you are in the following category, you should bring a bag of cups: Imp

If you are in the following category, you should bring a package of napkins: RS

We also accept homemade cookies from anyone. Because yum.

11/16 Tournament Info

Here is the information you need for Saturday’s tournaments at Wheaton North and Plainfield North!

Who’s going?

The tentative roster can be found here. Please let me know if there are any problems! (A few events were allowed to have four strings. That’s not an error.)

What time should you be at Neuqua?

Wheaton North: The bus will leave at 6:45a.

Plainfield North: The bus will leave at 6:45a.

When will it end?

Wheaton North: We should be home around 6:30p.

Plainfield North: We should be home around 5:00p.

Extemp and Radio?

Wheaton North: Extemp will prep twice at the tournament and once for finals. Radio will prep at home for prelims but prep at the tournament for finals.

Plainfield North: Extemp and Radio will prep once at the tournament and once again for finals.

11/9 Tournament Info

Here is the information you need for Saturday’s tournaments at Fremd and Downers Grove North High School!

Who’s going?

The tentative roster can be found here. Please let me know if there are any problems!

When will it end?

Fremd: We should be home around 6:30p.

DGN: We should be home around 6:00p.

Extemp and Radio?

Fremd: Extemp will prep twice at the tournament and once for finals. Radio will also prep twice at the tournament and once for finals.

DGN: Extemp will prep twice at the tournament and once for finals. Radio will prep at home the day before.

What time should you be at Neuqua?

Fremd: Bus leaves at 6:15a. Be there early!

DGN: Bus leaves at 6:30a. Be there early!


11/2 Tournament Info

Here is the information you need for Saturday’s tournament at York High School!

Who’s going?

The tentative roster can be found here. Please let me know if there are any problems!

When will it end?

We should be home around 6:30p.

Extemp and Radio?

Extemp will prep twice at the tournament and once for finals.

Radio will prep at home the day before. You will prep for finals if you make it.

What time should you be at Neuqua?

Bus leaves at 6:30a. Be there early!

The team has been posted here!

Congratulations to everyone who made it and many thanks to the 100 of you who tried out. It’s never easy choosing from so many of you (especially when there’s a limit to how many we can take), and if you didn’t make it, we hope you will consider trying out again next year. We unfortunately had to make a lot of difficult cuts!

Due to the high level of interest, coaches will not be available to discuss your auditions on an individual basis.

To those who made it, three things:

1) The first full team meeting is Monday afternoon at 2:45p in B223. This meeting is mandatory and will last until about 5:00p — if there are any problems with attending, you *must* contact Mr. Mehta and your Category Leader(s).

2) All Category Leaders should plan to meet with their categories on Monday to figure out a schedule moving forward.

3) You and your parents must read this packet, sign the appropriate forms, and pay the Activity Fee! You will not be allowed to enter the room on Monday without these items.

Thanks for your cooperation and congratulations to everyone!

If you’re new to the team, you should come to ONE of the following informational meetings!

2:30p, Monday, September 9, in the Main Campus (C202)

2:30p, Tuesday, September 10, in the Birkett Center (Forum Room)

Auditions will take place for Varsity members on Wednesday, Sep. 11 (starting at 3:00p) in B223.

Auditions will take place for New members on Wednesday, Sep. 11 (starting at 5:00p) or Thursday, Sep. 12 (starting at 2:45p) in B223. All new members can sign up for audition slots right here.

Everyone will need to read the audition packet and fill out The Form! All of that information can be found here.

If you’re wondering what you may be reading during auditions, that packet can be found right here. (You don’t need to memorize this. We’re only posting this so you’re not surprised at auditions!)

We will post the new team members on this site by Friday night, Sep. 13.

If you’re unable to make it to the audition date, or you have any other questions, please contact Coach Mehta.

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