Welcome to SJC Speech Club 2013!
The SJC Speech Club is an opportunity for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to gain comfort, confidence, and expertise in public speaking. Speech Club members memorize 5 to 9 minute selections and present their speech at our SJC Speech Contest in November.
To prepare for the meet, students work weekly with parent volunteers to develop ease in speaking before a group. Articulation, pacing, expression, gestures, and eye contact will all be rehearsed individually to ensure success.
Speech Club will start weekly 8am practices in September and continue through mid November. 6th Grade will meet Tuesdays, 7th Grade will meet Wednesdays and 8th Grade will meet Thursdays.
Students are expected to come in prepared. Each week a goal for memorization will be established. It is imperative that this goal is met. Delaying memorization until the last minute can cause frustration for both the student and the parent volunteers. Frequent at home practice is required.
Parent volunteers are needed to help with our before school practices. If we do not have enough volunteers to listen to students each morning, we will not be able to continue the program. We will contact you in September with additional information and opportunities to volunteer. Thanks in advance for your support.
We are looking forward to another great year! If you have any questions please contact:
Colleen Hackett, coordinator email@example.com 708.246.6771
Kate Dulla, 6th grade coach firstname.lastname@example.org 708.784.1381
Sue Gibbons, 7th grade coach email@example.com 708.246.8675
Katie Herr, 8th grade coach firstname.lastname@example.org 708.246.3629
Amy Pacella, 8th grade coach email@example.com 630.734.3081