Meetings and prep time!

May 11, 2016

_20160206_180559This is an update for nearly 50 different students at Revere High School and Revere Middle School who are interested in speech and debate.

We have a brief “planning meeting” for next year’s grade 9-12 students (classes of 2017-2018-2019 and 2020) on Thursday, May 12, beginning at 7 a.m. in Room 200 for returnees to the program for 2016-2017. We will have next year’s draft schedule (yea!), talk about the Revere Middle School summer camp (scheduled for June 20-24), and review some exciting upcoming event (such as Anthony Pignataro going to Nationals!)

If you are a Middle School student, about one-half of the slots have been taken for our Summer Camp, which will be June 20-24 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the High School.  Your $100 check reserves you a spot.  You can drop off the check in an envelope at the High School, or even drop it off at the Middle School and ask them to interoffice send it  to the High School. Make checks payable to Revere Speech and Debate Boosters.

If you are a returning speaker or debater, it is REALLY IMPORTANT that you improve your skills by attending a camp over the summer.  Below are links to a couple of web sites that will help you do just that:

http://www.us.edu/Page/Academics/Summer-Camp-2016/Debate-Camps

http://www.speechanddebate.org/onlineinstitute

If you haven’t seen it already, here is a link to my little video about upcoming activities.

Finally, remember these three dates:

STUDENT MEETING — Thursday, May 9, before classes (7 am) Room 200

AKRON ROUNDTABLE — Lunch period on Thursday, May 16 (I’ll have permission slips)

PARENT MEETING — Thursday, May 26, 7 pm in the Library. We need to have more parents involved to make the larger numbers of students work out OK for the program next year.

WAKE FOREST?  PRINCETON?  If you’ve heard these rumors, they are true. We are looking at trying to attend one or two “national circuit” tournaments next season.  Details to come soon.

Last year we proved “It Can Be Done” as we sent eight to the State Championships and one to Nationals.  This coming year, We Will Do It Better Still!

Coach K.