Registration is now open for the 2021-22 speech team!
The activity fee remains the same as last year: $175
There is NO separate booster fee this year! If you’d like to learn more about our fees and other out-of-pocket costs, we have a full breakdown of those details on our Fees & Costs page.
Registration takes place on the new Westonka Whitehawks activities site. You will use a single form to register as well as pay for your student(s)! Here is a direct link to the speech registration form on that site: westonkaspeech.org/registration
Registration closes on 11/1!!
Should you need financial assistance, please have a parent contact Lynne Peterson in the MWHS Activities Department.
What Happens After Registration?
Once registered, Coach Jones will add your student(s) to our team Schoology group, as well as reach out to them regarding our first team meetings.
All students should fill out the Speech Team Questionnaire by Nov. 1st. This form does:
- Allows returning students to indicate which category(ies) they would like to compete in this season.
- New students take a short “speech personality” self assessment which helps coaches understand what areas of speech a student may be interested in.
- Students sign up for one of two Category Placement Workshops (see below)
- Students indicate their available days/times for coaches to schedule practices.
Category Placement Workshops
New students, and returning students wanting help picking a category, should attend one of two Category Placement Workshops. These will both be held in the English Commons area of MWHS:
- Tuesday, Nov. 2nd 4-5:15pm
- Thursday, Nov. 4th 6-7:15pm
These workshops are a fun hands-on way to try different speaking skill stations, and helps coaches determine the best category for students to compete in. Returning students have the option to take part in a Placement Workshop, or to decide which category/ies they plan to compete in.
All registered speech students are invited to join the team Saturday, November 6th for a fun event! More details to come!
Each week, we will have two All Team meetings/practices:
- Mondays from 6:30-6:15pm – Coach Jones will brief the team on important events coming up in the next 1-2 weeks
- Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15pm – Captains will lead the team in practices and/or fun events
These all team meetings/practices begin the week of November 1st.
On November 1st, Coach Jones will talk through category placement workshops, ticket selling for the upcoming Omelet Breakfast fundraiser, and our team’s fun outing (see above). He will post the Zoom details on Schoology.
On November 3rd, captains will lead the team on a group ticket selling outing — meet in the English Commons at 3:15.
You earn 1/2 letter point per all team meeting/practice you attend each week!
Practice schedules will be put together by the evening of November 7th. Practices with your coaches will begin the week of November 8th. You would meet with your coach once per week per category. These may be in group settings or 1:1 or both.
Following the two Category Placement Workshops and everyone filling out our team’s questionnaire, coaches assign students to their categories, assigning each student and category to a coach. That coach would look at their available times to set up practice times, and then email the student letting them know when and where to meet each week.
During a week in which a practice schedule needs to be changed, please work with your assigned coach on rescheduling this over email.
At the All Team Meeting on November 8th, Coach Jones will review category placements and coaching schedules with the team.
Calendar of Events
To see all tournaments and upcoming events, head over to our Events page. Feel free to add this Google calendar to your own personal calendar so you can be in sync with everything happening this season!
Interested To Learn More?
Not sure if speech is right for you? Want to learn more about our team, the activity, the upcoming season, or get answers to any of your questions from a coach? Please join us at either of the two informational sessions:
- In Person at the Westonka PAC on Monday, October 18, from 6:30-7:30pm.
- On Zoom on Thursday, October 28, from 6:30-7:30pm.
If you wish to attend either session, OR need to set up a separate session with Coach Jones, please RSVP: