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St. Rita Speech & Drama Team

SPEECH & DRAMA
Speech & Drama is a diocesan-sponsored activity in which any 6th - 8th grade student may participate. It provides a fun, non-threatening environment for students to develop and get constructive feedback on their presentation and public speaking skills. It looks great on high school applications and helps build confidence for activities like class presentations and even their high school interviews.

Students may choose from 9 categories in which to prepare a selection and perform for judges at any (or all) of the 3 competitions that will be held this year. Those event categories are the following:

POETRY
PROSE
DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION
HUMOROUS INTERPRETATION
STORYTELLING
ORATORY
DUET ACTING
TV COMMERCIAL
TWO-MAN IMPROV



AFTER-SCHOOL PRACTICES
We have after-school practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays in my classroom (B206/Fr. Heaney Building) after carpool until 4:30 P.M. during the five weeks leading up to the meet.

After-school practices for the first October 7th meet will begin on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017. Please plan to pick students up promptly at 4:30 by the north GYM doors. Student are also welcome to come see me during study hall or recess for aid in finding a selection and for coaching.

After-school practices are NOT mandatory, but I would recommend attending at least four of them if possible. If you have other after-school conflicts on those days, we can set up a time before school or during recess for you to come show me your progress if you would still like to be involved but can't make practices or be in the elective.


COMPETITION DATES
The meets for the 2017-18 school year will take place on the following dates (times are approximate):

Q1 - Saturday, October 7th @ St. Rita 8a - 12:00p
Q2 - Saturday, December 2nd @ St. Rita 8a - 12:00p
Q3 - Saturday, February 3rd @ St. Rita 8a - 3:00p ... Final Competitive Meet

If you would like more information about the meets in general, please contact Señora Schweitzer (aschweitzer@strita.net or x2146).


PARENT HELP NEEDED!!
St. Rita will once again be coordinating the Diocesan League and we will therefore be looking for some dedicated parent volunteers that might like to come on board to help with the various areas of meet preparation, especially since we will be hosting all three meets this year (from clerical tasks, hospitality, help in the tabulation room, putting together/distributing judging packets, judging, coaching help at after-school practices, snack donations, etc.). Please contact Señora Schweitzer if you are interested in getting more involved.


GO SPARTANS!!!!

Andrea Schweitzer
Middle School Spanish / Speech-Drama
St. Rita Catholic School