Reminder: Tomrrow is Casual Day!!

Dear Students and Parents,

It is that time of year again where students must stand up and say something! Our annual Oratorical Competition “Stand Up and Say Something” is an opportunity for students to challenge themselves to work outside their comfort zone and develop confidence, public speaking skills, and to inspire fellow students.

Students from grades 1-8 will participate in this event, writing and delivering their speech in class. Student speech topics must be submitted to homeroom teachers by March 25, 2019. Practicing speech delivery and some speech writing will be done at home for homework.

Grade 5 – April 11th (3-5 minutes but not exceeding 5 minutes).

Winners will be announced April 15 during Opening Assembly. Speeches will be viewed during language class by a team of administrative judges and students will be assessed on poise, content of speech, delivery and overall effectiveness and organization. Points will be deducted for time penalties, failure to announce the official topic at the beginning of the speech and failure to address fellow students, teachers and judges. Two semifinalists will be selected from each grade to attend the Oratorical Finals and will be assessed by a panel of Guest Judges from the school community.

Parents, family and friends are invited to attend the Oratorical Finals on April 24, 2019 @ 9:30AM in the GAA Gymnasium. We look forward to engaging speech presentations and wish all students best of luck! 


Click below to view my welcome letter! Welcome Letter.pdf