The speech meet in which your child will participate
will be on ___________________. This meet will be located at
school # is______.
The doors for the meet open at 9:30 A.M. It is necessary that
you be there no later than 10:00, at which time the General
Assembly begins. Round I begins at 10:30, followed by a brief
lunch break, and then Round II. The Awards Assembly follows
Round II. Dismissal is after the Awards Assembly. It is difficult
to estimate when the meet will be over. Much depends on the
number of teams participating and also the length of the speeches.
Past meets have generally ended somewhere between 2:15 and 3:00.
It is essential that all participants have the opportunity
to present their speeches without distractions. Parents and
guests are welcome, but please, no young children. No one is
allowed to enter or leave a classroom during a round. Even if
the participants in a particular room are finished, the round
is not over until the last room has finished and all
rooms have been dismissed. Please stay in the classroom until
the round is dismissed. If you prefer, you may stay in the cafeteria
during a round, but you may not be in the hallways.
Electronic equipment must be turned OFF the entire time
you are in a classroom, even if the participants in that particular
classroom are finished. This applies to both adults and
contestants. Please note that includes phones, i-pods, i-pads,
laptops, watches that beep, cameras, audio/video equipment,
etc. Pictures and videotaping are allowed during the awards
ceremony. Adults and contestants are asked to be courteous and
attentive while participants are performing; please, no talking,
reading, or other activities. We truly appreciate your adherence
to these guidelines that respect the time and energy our contestants
have devoted to preparing their speeches.
All participants and guest must bring a sack lunch. NO ONE
may leave the grounds during lunch because the lunch period
is too short. Participants need not bring a drink; it will be
provided by the host center. It is also advisable to bring a
book along in case the speeches in your room are completed before
the bell rings to signal the end of the round. Remember, people
may not be walking in the halls while a round is in session.
Each participant needs to furnish his/her own transportation
to the meet. Carpooling is permissible. Please see that your
child has someone there to pick him/her up at the conclusion
of the meet, no later than 2:15 P.M.
We hope that the speech meet will be an enjoyable learning
experience for everyone involved. Good luck to each of the participants.
Thank you for your support of the Bellarmine Speech League.