Welcome to SJC Speech Club 2017-18
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. 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. Please contact Laura Conniff (708-369-0988) for more information or to volunteer. Thanks in advance for your support.