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									                 Seven Lakes High School
                 Spartan Speech & Debate Team
                 Perry Beard, Director of Forensics
                 Lauren Becnel, Assistant Director




         2008-2009 SPEECH & DEBATE HANDBOOK

Welcome to Seven Lakes High School and the Spartan Speech & Debate Team. By
accepting membership in this organization, you agree to perform to the best of your
abilities and work together with the debate coaches in making this year’s debate team a
highly competitive unit. We expect mature, responsible attitudes and actions – and lots
of hard work! Report promptly to all rehearsals, departure times, and rounds of
competition. Practice sufficiently to be able to compete in your event, and give it your
“best shot” – every time, all the time!

The success of any organization is dependent on the spirit, pride, leadership, teamwork,
dedication and cooperation of its members. Certain rules, policies and procedures are
necessary to ensure that the overall goals of the group are met and the welfare of each
individual member is best served.

The purpose of this handbook is to familiarize each member with: (1) the general
operation and procedures of the Spartan Speech & Debate Team, and (2) the standards
by which all members are expected to conduct themselves. The handbook is not
intended to be all-inclusive, as every possible situation and question cannot be predicted
in advance; however, a thorough knowledge of these materials is essential to the smooth
operation and success of the Spartan Speech & Debate Team this year.

We are very excited about many of you qualifying for State Tournaments this year and
obtaining your letter jackets. We have high expectations and want you each to commit to
achieving your highest level of performance each and every time you compete.


      A commitment to practice equals success in performance!




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                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS
Tournament Events ............................................................................. Page 3-7

Eligibility ................................................................................................ Page 8

Conduct ............................................................................................... Page 9

Care of Facilities/Supplies ...................................................................... Page 10

Tournament Attendance and Procedures ........................................... Page 11-12

Tournament Dress ................................................................................ Page 13

Tournament Qualifications……………………………….……………..…………………..Page 14

Travel Guidelines .................................................................................. Page 15

Overnight Trip Guidelines ...................................................................... Page 16

Student Leadership .......................................................................... Page 17-18

Random Drug Screening and *Form ....................................................... Page 19

Letter Jackets and NFL Membership ....................................................... Page 20

Parent Support ..................................................................................... Page 21

Team Meetings, Fundraising and NFL Induction ...................................... Page 22

Tournament Schedule ........................................................................... Page 23

*Tournament Permission Slip ................................................................. Page 24

*Tournament Checklist……………………………………….………………………………Page 25

Activity Fee Description………………………………………………………………………Page 26

*Activity Fee Form ................................................................................ Page 27

*Trip Authorization & Release Form ....................................................... Page 28

*Medical Release Form .......................................................................... Page 29

*Parent Booster Club Membership.......................................................... Page 30

*Publicity Information Release Form ...................................................... Page 31

*Handbook Acknowledgement Form ...................................................... Page 31
* Forms that must be signed and returned by August 29th


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Tournament Events

CX (Policy) Debate
The official national high school topic shall be used in all TFA team debate contests. Each
speaker shall have eight minutes for constructive argument, alternating affirmative to
negative. Following each constructive speech, one opponent shall cross-examine the
speaker for three minutes. The questioner shall control the use of time and may interrupt
the respondent, but may not comment on the answers or make any statement of his own
views. Each debater shall question one opponent. Following the four constructive
speeches and subsequent questioning, each speaker shall have five minutes for rebuttal,
alternating negative too affirmative. Each team shall be allowed a total of eight minutes
of preparation time per round.

LD Debate
Through this contest, students are encouraged to develop a direct and communicative
delivery. The statement of the topic is a resolution of value rather than of policy. This
results in emphasizing logic, theory and philosophy while eliminating “plan” arguments.
The affirmative speaker begins with a six minute constructive speech, followed by a three
minute cross-examination period by his/her opponent. The negative speaker then
presents a seven minute constructive speech, followed by a three minute cross-
examination by his opponent. There are three alternating rebuttal speeches, beginning
and ending with the affirmative speaker. These rebuttals are four, six, and three minutes
respectively. Each debater shall be allowed a total of four minutes of preparation time
TFA or three minutes for UIL per round. Topics can be either from the current NFL or
UIL.

Public Forum
This contest is used strictly for NFL district and national competitions. Occasionally, TFA
tournaments will sponsor this event. It is a team event and the topic is a persuasive
resolved that must be supported with a pro and a con that contains up-to-date evidence.
There is crossfire questioning periods that can be pretty intense with the main arguments
surfacing for the judge to vote. Topics come out monthly. This is a great way to get into
debate.

Student Congress
This is individual debate in a large group setting. Legislative debaters research and write
pieces of Congressional legislation that they feel will better the society in which we live.
At a tournament, debaters will then speak on the legislation while using proper
parliamentary procedure. Judges score each competitor based on argumentation ability,
speaking technique, knowledge of parliamentary procedure, and overall participation. Find
congress bills at www.tfa.org




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Oratory
Oratory is an activity in which the student writes, memorizes, and then delivers a
persuasive speech arising from his/her personal feelings, convictions, or a source or
irritation about some problem. Topics for the original oration may be selected by the
student and with the aid of the coach or teacher, but the oration itself must be the
product of the contestant alone and not his/her coach or teacher.

   1. The contestant may not use an oration which he/she used in any TFA contest prior
      to the current school year. The same oration shall be used for the duration of the
      tournament. Violation of this rule shall result in disqualification from the
      tournament.
   2. Any appropriate subject may be used, but the orator must be truthful. Any
      nonfactual reference, especially a personal one, must be so identified. Violation
      shall result in ranking down in the round in which the violation occurred.
   3. Not more than 150 words of the oration may be direct quotation from any other
      speech or writing, and such quotations shall be identified in the written copy of the
      speech. Extensive paraphrasing of any source is prohibited. Violation shall result in
      disqualification from the tournament.
   4. A written copy of the oration must be available to the tournament director upon
      request. Violation shall result in ranking down in the round in which the violation
      occurred.
   5. Time limit shall be ten minutes maximum with a thirty second grace.          Violation
      shall result in being ranked last in the round by the tab room when visible time
      signals have been given by the judge or by the authorized timekeepers

Extemporaneous
The Extemporaneous Speaking contest is designed to enable the student to speak in an
integrated manner on a central idea, organize his/her ideas in a pattern which is
meaningful to his/her listeners, and orally communicate his/her ideas effectively. This
contest is similar in some respects to impromptu speaking in that the word
extemporaneous is used to mean “on short notice.” It differs, however, in that although
the specific extemporaneous speech has not been prepared in advance of the contest
day, considerable preparation in terms of gathering, analyzing and organizing information
about state, national, and international current events has gone on. A student may
prepare for this contest by reading regularly such magazines as Time, Newsweek, and
U.S. News and World Report, but must expand to daily internet updates of a variety of
news sources.

   1. There shall be two divisions: United States and Foreign.
   2. Topics are to be phrased in the form of a question.
   3. Topics shall be from subjects discussed in standard periodicals of the current
      school year.
   4. Thirty minutes before the contest is to begin, the first speaker will draw three
      topics, choose one, and return the others. The other contestants shall draw in the
      like manner, in their speaking order, at seven minutes intervals. A contestant
      drawing a topic on which he/she spoken previously in the tournament shall return
      that topic and draw again.
   5. After the contestant has chosen a topic, he/she shall withdraw to the preparation

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      area and plan his/her speech without conferring or exchanging information with
      anyone. No prepared notes or outlines will be allowed in the preparation room.
      Contestants may refer to files containing books, book excerpts, periodicals, online
      retrievals from mass media publications, and/or photocopies of any of the above.
      Information retrieved from internet websites must include the URL citation.
      Cutting and pasting of multiple articles into a single document is not permitted.
      Once a contestant has chosen a topic, he/she may neither change from nor alter
      that topic. No visual aids may be used in the delivery of the speech. Violation
      shall result in ranking down in the round in which the violation occurred.
   6. No electronic retrieval devices of any kind, except timers, are allowed in the draw
      preparation room.
   7. A note card may be used in preliminary rounds of Individual Qualifying
      Tournaments but is not permitted in any elimination rounds of these tournaments.
      Violation shall result in ranking down in the round in which the violation occurred.
      Note: A note card may not be used in any round of the State Tournament.
   8. Time limit is seven minutes maximum with thirty second grace period. Violation
      shall result in being ranked last in the round by the tab room when visible time
      signals have been given by the judge or by the authorized timekeepers.
   9. At the State Tournament, the final round will include a cross-examination period,
      as described below. (Though not mandatory, Invitational Qualifying
      Tournaments are urged to use the cross-examination format in the final round.)
      Cross-Examination Procedure: Each speaker shall be assigned a position in the
      speaking order. Drawing shall take place at 12 minute intervals. Thirty minutes
      after Speaker 1 has drawn, Speaker last shall enter the contest room. Speaker 1
      shall give his/her speech and Speaker last shall take notes and/or listen. At the
      conclusion of Speaker 1’s speech, Speaker last shall pose a question of not more
      than one minute in length. Speaker 1 will have two minutes to answer. Speaker
      last shall return to the prep room and Speaker 1 shall stay to listen to and question
      Speaker 2. Speaker 2 will question Speaker 3, etc.
   10. Students can compete and qualify in both United States and Foreign
      Extemporaneous Speaking, but he/she must choose one for TFA State.

Duet Acting
The Dramatic Interpretation contest enables the student not only to develop skills
common in all speech contests, but to select and condense worthy dramatic literature
suitable to the contestant’s personality and maturity, and to convey orally the meaning of
that dramatic literature through characterization and narration.
TFA, understanding that final judgment must remain with the individual judge concerning
effect on ranking, suggests that coaches encourage their students to avoid (1) literature
that is devoid of literary merit and (2) literature that is in poor taste and, therefore, may
be offensive because of language or subject matter.

   1. Selections used in Duet Acting shall be cuttings from a single source from a
   published printed novel, short story, play, poem or screenplay. Proof that the material
   is printed and published shall be available to the tournament director upon request.
   Violation of this rule will result in disqualification.
   2. The selections shall be serious or humorous works.
   3. Time for presentation shall not exceed twelve minutes with a thirty second grace
       period. There is no minimum time required. Violation shall result in being ranked
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       last in the round by the tab room when visible time signals have been given by the
       judge or by the authorized timekeeper
   4. Each selection shall include an introduction which shall set the scene and mood
       and include the title and author of the work. Time for the introduction shall be
       included in the time limit. Violation shall result in an adverse effect on the team’s
       ranking in the round.
   5. The selection shall be memorized and presented without the use of physical
       objects (props, hand props, or scenery) or costume. Two chairs will be allowed.
       The two chairs will be used to create atmosphere and environment. Violation shall
       result in an adverse effect on the team’s ranking in the round
   6. No portion of a work used by either student prior to the current school year or
       during the current year in another TFA event shall be used in TFA competition.
       The same selection shall be used for the duration of the tournament. Violation of
       this rule will result in disqualification.
   7. A student may compete with one partner and one selection at a given tournament.
   8. Cuttings should maintain the author’s intent, and additional words may be added
     for transitional purposes only.

Humorous
The Humorous Interpretation contest enables the student not only to develop skills
common to all speech contests, but to select and condense worthy humorous literature
suitable to the contestant’s personality and maturity and to convey orally the humor of
that literature through characterization and narration. Suggestions for suitable material
and specific rules governing this contest are the ones listed for Dramatic Interpretation.

   1. Selection used in Humorous shall be cuttings from a single source from published
      printed novels, short stories, plays, poems or screenplays that is humorous in
      nature. Proof that material is printed and published shall be available to the
      tournament director upon request. Violation of this rule shall result in
      disqualifications
   2. Presentation shall be from memory and without the use of physical objects or
      costumes. Students should avoid movement in the presentation that would
      distract from the literature itself. Violation shall result in ranking down in the
      round.
   3. The contestants may not use a cutting from the same source which he/she used in
      any TFA contest prior to the current school year or during the current school in
      another TFA event. The same selection shall be used for the duration of the
      tournament. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification.
   4. The contestant shall name the author and the title of the selection being presented
      during his/her performance. Violation shall result in ranking down in the round.
   5. Maximum time shall be ten minutes with thirty second grace period. Violation shall
      result in being ranked last in the round by the table room when visible time signals
      have been given by the judge or by the authorized timekeeper.
   6. Cuttings shall maintain the author’s intent, and additional words may be added for
      transitional purposes only.




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Dramatic
    The Dramatic Interpretation contest enables the student not only to develop skills
    common in all speech contests, but to select and condense worthy dramatic literature
    suitable to the contestant’s personality and maturity, and to convey orally the meaning
    of that dramatic literature through characterization and narration.

    1. Selection used in Dramatic shall be cuttings from a single source from published
       printed novels, short stories, plays, poems or screenplays that is dramatic in
       nature. Proof that material is printed and published shall be available to the
       tournament director upon request. Violation of this rule shall result in
       disqualifications
    2. Presentation shall be from memory and without the use of physical objects or
       costumes. Students should avoid movement in the presentation that would
       distract from the literature itself. Violation shall result in ranking down in the
       round.
    3. The contestants may not use a cutting from the same source which he/she used in
       any TFA contest prior to the current school year or during the current school in
       another TFA event. The same selection shall be used for the duration of the
       tournament. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification.
    4. The contestant shall name the author and the title of the selection being presented
       during his/her performance. Violation shall result in ranking down in the round.
    5. Maximum time shall be ten minutes with thirty second grace period. Violation shall
       result in being ranked last in the round by the table room when visible time signals
       have been given by the judge or by the authorized timekeeper.
    6. Cuttings shall maintain the author’s intent, and additional words may be added for
       transitional purposes only.

Prose: UIL Guidelines– Students should prepare both categories for competition.
http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/speech/index.html

Poetry UIL Guidelines – Students should prepare both categories for poetry
http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/speech/index.html


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ELIGIBILITY
   Senate Bill 1 mandates that students who participate in extracurricular activities
    such as contests and field trips must receive a grade of no less than 70 in each of
    their classes. Grades will be checked at the end of each six weeks grading period.
    At that time, any student who fails a class will not participate in any field
    trip or contest for the next three week period. After three weeks, grades for
    these students will be checked again. If the student is passing ALL classes at that
    time, they will become eligible at 2:35pm seven days after the grades are checked.
    If all grades are not passing at the three week progress report time, the student
    remains ineligible for the remainder of the six weeks. (KISD has approved a list of
    advanced placement classes that are exempt from this eligibility rule)

   All tournaments are to follow UIL Eligibility Guidelines because they are
    extracurricular events

   Statistics have shown that students involved in fine arts generally make one letter
    grade higher than most other students and also perform well above average on
    achievement tests. However, if you are having trouble in a class, PLEASE let me
    know! I will get you some help after school or whatever else it takes. Don’t be
    afraid or embarrassed to ask for help.




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CODE OF CONDUCT
    Any organization is judged, in the eyes of others, by the actions of its individual
     members. Whenever you dress for competition or in academic setting (letter
     jacket, tournament dress, etc.), your actions reflect on the entire team. ALWAYS
     conduct yourself in such ways that brings only CREDIT to yourself and the Spartan
     Debate Team. ALWAYS conduct yourself with pride.

    After school Rehearsal Conduct – You will use your time wisely and rehearse
     during those practice times. We will be practicing three days a week. Makes sure
     you follow the below procedures during speech practices:
         Sign IN/OUT: Sign in and out with your name, times and what you are
            practicing on the sign in sheet. Please sign in so we know who is going to
            be practicing and for what event. This will be check weekly by our VP.
         You will be REQUIRED TO PRACTICE 2 HOURS PRIOR TO EACH
            TOURNAMENT YOU ATTEND. 20 minutes must be spent in an
            upperclassman, coaches’ or category representative conference. You will
            perform for someone prior to going to a tournament with any piece.
           Sign up for conferences will be located on the bulletin board outside room
            2671.
           We are encouraging you to practice weekly and stay fresh with your pieces.
           Once you have attended a tournament with that selection, you just need to
            brush up. You can conference with anyone at anytime, just sign up!
           All Debaters WILL mock debate prior to any tournament they
            attend.
           Practice how you will perform.
           Ask for help if you need it, either from upper classman, category
            representative or the coach.
           Practice in an area that you are not disrupting others.
           Always clean up your area once you are finished.
           All papers will be thrown away after rehearsal, so keep your pieces and
            evidence in your black binder with your name on it. If something falls out,
            tape or glue it back in immediately. We will be throwing away anything left
            out on the tables once practice is over. So keep track of all papers that
            belong to you.

    Tournament Conduct – Self-discipline is critical to the success of the Spartan
     Debate Team. Students are expected to follow these guidelines:
        • Be on time to all rounds. Warm up prior to the event using proper vocal
           techniques.
        • No use of vocal inhibitors such as gum or candy during rehearsal
        • Use appropriate language and demonstrate good manners at all times
           (No cursing, fighting, inappropriate gestures)
        • Disrespect to any coach, others adults and other students of competing
           schools will not be tolerated. You will be asked to leave the team
           immediately with no refund.

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CARE OF FACILITIES
    Refreshments – No gum, food or drinks (with the exception of bottled water) are
     allowed in the debate room except when authorized by the coaches.

    Litter – All trash is to be deposited in the waste baskets provided.

    Vandalism – Acts of vandalism or the willful misuse of school property will be dealt
     with severely and appropriately. Every member is responsible to help the coaches
     monitor and control vandalism, which includes writing or carving on walls,
     destroying tournament pieces, or the breakage of school property.

    Practice Areas – Are designed for practicing, not social gatherings. Make sure you
     clean up your area when you are done practicing.

    Phone – If the phone is not in use, and it does not inconvenience rehearsals, you
     may use the phone with the coaches’ permission.

    Bulletin Boards – These boards are used to share information about upcoming
     events and tournament information. Do not make marks on any materials posted
     on these boards.



SUPPLIES
 Each student will be responsible for obtaining their own supplies.

    Binder – Debate, Student Congress student must provide a black 1” 3-Ring Binder
     with a clear plastic cover. Debaters will need a 1.5” black binder that will be used
     only for Debate. CX teams need to have a box for evidence. Individual Event
     Students will need to purchase a 9x7 small BLACK binder for performances.
     Nothing else will be accepted. The paper must be black card stock that can mount
     your pieces and withstand abuse. You must also have a small ½” to 1” binder with
     paper to write down important info for rehearsals and tournaments. Do not use
     your performance binder for this. Please keep this handbook in your debate or
     oral interpretation folder.

    Writing Utensils - Students must have a pencil with an eraser and a highlighter for
     all practices. Color Pencils are needed for those doing prose, poetry, and other
     acting events to help mark your scripts for vocal interpretation.

    Watch – All Debate students must provide their own timers for their rounds. Use a
     digital kitchen timer that is well made. Other students should have a watch to wear
     at tournaments so they know when their rounds will start.


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TOURNAMENT ATTENDANCE AND PROCEDURES
    Attendance and Procedures – No matter what event you sign up for you must
     commit to both Friday and Saturday for that event. Each tournament is unique in
     their sectioning of events. You must commit to four tournaments
     throughout the year. Varsity members will attend all the TFA tournaments to
     qualify for State.
        o Signing up for Tournaments
                1. You will sign up on the debate board for each tournament by the
                    tournament sign up deadline. At 3:00 on the day of the deadline, the
                    list will be taking down from the board and ALL names will be
                    entered in the tournament.
                2. Putting your name on the tournament sign-up means you are
                    committing to going to that tournament in those event(s).
                3. You can scratch your name off an event prior to 3:00 on the
                    Deadline, but not after.
                4. I will not accept any late sign ups.

        o Entry Fees
          There will be a flat activity fee this year that covers the minimum 6 varsity
          tournaments and 4 novice tournaments this year. Each student is required to
          have half of the activity fee and the booster club fee paid by October 1st. The
          second half of the activity fee is due on November 4th. NO STUDENT MAY
          ATTEND ANY TOURNAMENT AFTER September 20th until their initial activity fee
          payment has been made.

    Rehearsal Attendance – Below will be our rehearsal schedule for the year.

     Tuesday   3:00 to 7:00                   Debate/Public Speaking
               TBA                            Oral Interp
     Wednesday TBA                            Oral Interp
     Thursday 6:30-9:00                       Debate/Public Speaking
                                              by appointment
          In the event of a conflict with another scheduled school activity, it is
          the responsibility of the student to notify the sponsors for each of the
          activities. The sponsors will then determine the student’s obligation.
          We try to be very flexible in this matter, but if you consistently do not
          show up you may be asked to not participate on the Spartan Speech &
          Debate Team with no refund of any fees.


     Once you decide on a tournament, you should give yourself ample time to
     prepare. We recommend at least 3-5 hours of practice for that event. Once
     you have fully prepared for your event, prior to each tournament you must
     conference with a coach, or category representative/ strong varsity
     member.
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    Please do not be late for your coaching conferences. This is very rude and
    disrespectful. If you are late, you will not receive an extension of time. You
    may sign up on the bulletin board prior to each tournament.

   Tournament Departures
    You must be on time for all departures on Fridays and Saturdays. You must leave
    with the team on both days. Fridays will be anywhere from a 1:30 departure to
    3:00 departure depending on the distance to the tournament. Do not expect to get
    back to the school until 11:00 or midnight. Saturday departures will be anywhere
    from 6:00 am to 7:00 am depending on tournament distance. Arrivals back at
    school anywhere from 6:00 pm to 12:00 AM. You may not have a parent take
    you or drive yourself to an out- of - district tournament on any day
    unless there is a school activity conflict. Your parents may pick you up
    only in the event of a family emergency (I am talking death or
    dismemberment here!). I firmly believe in a “last man standing” policy
    where we, as a team, support even ONE student who might have made it
    to a final round and will be honored at an award ceremony. Nobody
    leaves until we all leave!
    All in district tournaments you are allowed to drive yourself to the tournament
    either by a parent, legal guardian or students of legal driving age. If you drive
    yourself you must have a special request form on file. See the Coach for a form.
    You must have a new form filled out for each in district tournament at least 3
    weeks prior to the tournament.

    Please refer to Travel Guidelines for most of the rest of these procedures.




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TOURNAMENT DRESS
   Students must dress appropriately for each tournament. You are attempting to qualify for
   the TFA, UIL or NFL State and National Tournaments. Your appearance says a lot about
   you and our team. Please follow the guidelines below for dress at any tournament.

   TOURNAMENT DRESS FOR FEMALE STUDENTS
    Ladies may wear nice dress slacks, skirts that are knee length with a nice
     top or blouse. Debater must wear a dress or pant suit. No tank style tops or
     midriff shirts allowed. No jean style material is allowed at all during
     competition rounds.
    Shoes must be no more than 2.5” high. No flips-flops are allowed during
     competition rounds. Shoes should compliment the outfit.
    Nice jewelry should compliment the outfit. Nothing too distracting should
     be worn.
    Hair should be clean, well-groomed and out of the eyes.

   TOURNAMENT DRESS FOR MALE STUDENTS
    Gentleman should wear nice dress slacks and must wear a nice collared
     long sleeve shirt with a tie. No polo shirts are allowed. No jeans are
     allowed during competition rounds. A suit is acceptable to wear during
     competition rounds of debate, interp, or public speaking.
    Hair shall be clean, well groomed, and out of the eyes. If I ask you to cut
     your hair or trim it and you refuse, you will be unable to go to a
     tournament until you do so.
    No visible jewelry is allowed.

Violations of the above standards of grooming will result in a deduction of points for NFL
induction and result in loss of tournament privileges or removal from the team.

Once your competition rounds are over and you know you will not break into another
advancing round, you may change into your SLHS Debate Shirt and khakis or jeans.




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TOURNAMENT QUALIFICATIONS

TFA – Texas Forensic Association http://www.txfa.org/index.asp
See the next page for all the TFA IQT point system. You must be entered in a varsity
event to qualify. These events qualify for TFA State: CX & LD Debate, Foreign Extemp
(IX), Domestic Extemp (DX), Student Congress, Oratory (OO), Dramatic (DI), Humorous
(HI), Duet Acting (DA).
Poetry and Prose are only consolation events at the TFA State Tournament.

UIL – University Interscholastic League
http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/speech/index.html
We will hold auditions for the events going to UIL. We can take only 3 competitors per
event. These events include: CX & LD Debate, Poetry (PO), Prose (PR), Informative
Extemp, and Persuasive Extemp. These Auditions will occur in early January. Please
prepare now.

NFL – National Forensic League
http://www.nflonline.org/Main/HomePage
You must be a member of the NFL in order to be asked to participate. Last year we had
13 entries. We would like to have 20 this year. We need as many of you to become
members and increase your membership levels as you compete! There is only one district
competition and a national competition. The events that qualify are: CX & LD Debate,
Public Forum (PF), Student Congress, IX, DX, OO, DI, HI and Duo Interpretation (Duo).
Prose, Poetry, Storytelling are consolation events at the National Tournament and only
those who qualify and do not advance may participate in those events.




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TRAVEL GUIDELINES
When the Spartan Debate Team travels as a group, the following guidelines must be
observed:

      Conduct - School-sponsored trips are an extension of the school day, and all KISD
       and SLHS regulations are in effect for the duration of the trip. This includes the use
       of alcohol, drugs, etc.

      Bus Procedures - All members will travel to each event by bus, unless we are
       participating in a district tournament. Parents or a student of legal driving age are
       responsible for transportation to and from the KISD Tournament. Students of legal
       driving age must have student driving form on file for each in district tournament
       they attend at least 3 weeks prior to the tournament. Spartan Speech & Debate
       students will not be released to anyone other than their parents without principal
       approval. The following procedures are in effect:
           • Stay seated when the bus is in motion. Nothing is to be thrown from the bus
               windows. Refrain from loud talking/singing, etc.
           • The Coach or Chaperone will check roll each time the bus is boarded. When
               roll is being called, everyone is to be seated and silent.
           • No glass containers are allowed. Trash is to be placed in the bags provided.
               Each member is responsible for keeping the bus clean.
           • All members are responsible for taking their own equipment to the
               designated loading area or on the bus with them.
           • Katy ISD, Seven Lakes Spartan Debate Coaches, or Seven Lakes Speech
               Booster Club cannot and will not be held responsible for lost or stolen items
               left on a bus.

      Travel Reminders -
          • Be on time for all trips or be left behind.
          • Use proper etiquette.
          • All students making the trip on the bus will return on the bus unless a
             parent is present and there is a good reason (such as a death in the family
             and I do not mean a death of a pet) to return with the student’s own
             parent. The Coach MUST see the parent before you leave. NO
             EXCEPTIONS!!! If the coach is judging a round, you will have to
             wait until the coach is available so you can leave. Your parents
             MUST come into the building to retrieve you.
          • Students are NEVER to get into any vehicle other than KISD designated
             transportation or in a vehicle driven by his/her own parent.
          • Students must remain in groups no smaller than 3 when on trips.
          • Students are not to leave an assigned area.
          • Students will obey the chaperone’s instructions while traveling or lodging
             during a tournament event.




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OVERNIGHT TRIP GUIDELINES
1. There will be no boys in girls' rooms or girls in boys' rooms for any reason, unless in
the presence of a speech coach, parent chaperone or principal. Any student violating this
rule will be sent home with disciplinary action.


2. Students will not be outside of their rooms after curfew unless accompanied by an
adult chaperone. Students will be given a chaperone's telephone number to call in case of
emergency. Any student in violation of this policy will be sent home with school
disciplinary action.


3. The possession or use of any tobacco product, alcohol product, drugs, chemicals,
inhalants or any other intoxicants or mood-altering drugs is prohibited. If a student
violates this policy they will be handed over the authorities, the parent will be called and
referred to his / her campus administrator for disciplinary action. This violation will result
in the immediate dismissal of the student from the speech and debate team.


4. Any property damage cost will be paid by the student(s) involved and student will be
sent home with school disciplinary action.


5. Students are not to leave an assigned area for any reason or get into any vehicle other
than school designated transportation.


6. Any student in violation of local, state or federal laws will be turned over to law
enforcement authorities. If the student returns to the speech and debate team, he / she
will be sent home.


7. Any student who excessively violates any trip guidelines will be sent home.

8. Students will follow all policies set forth in the SLHS Handbook and follow common
sense and good judgment guidelines. A student may be sent home for failure to use
good judgment.


9. Violation of any of the rules listed above may result in permanent removal from the
SLHS Spartan Debate Team


10. If a student must be sent home for any reason, the parent / guardian of the student
agrees to pay the full cost of the student's return trip to Katy, Texas. The parent /
guardian of a student in violation of trip rules will provide appropriate information (credit
card number, etc) to school district personnel in order that appropriate return
transportation may be purchased.



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STUDENT LEADERSHIP
The Spartan Debate Executive Council is comprised of officers selected by the team. The
offices and responsibilities are:

      President (Must be a Varsity Team Member 11th – 12th grader)
          o Conduct meetings, offer suggestions, and keep coaches up to date on
             council decisions
          o Act as a representative for suggestions and grievances to be transmitted to
             the coaches
          o Has power to call emergency meetings of the debate executive board
          o Responsible for setting executive board meetings
          o Record Team Meeting Messages for local call outs

      Vice-President (Must be a Varsity Team Member 11th – 12th grader)
          o Officer in charge of both debate room appearance
          o Has the power to assign students to assist in cleaning and organization of
             the facilities
          o In charge of enforcing room appearance expectations
          o In charge of rehearsal hours for each member of the team/ Sign IN/OUT

      Secretary Social Chair (10th or 11th grader)
          o Keep record of attendance and record minutes at team and executive
             meetings; follow through on approved motions, suggestions, acts, etc.
          o Record officer and team attendance and notify director if members do not
             show up to mandatory meetings.
          o Notify officers of the next meeting no less than 48 hours prior to that
             meeting
          o Organize social events; write thank-you letters; hang posters; make
             announcements for team meetings, deadline tournament sign-ups and
             tournament results.
          o Record Messages for social events for local call outs.

      Publicity Chair (must be a varsity member)
         o Collect photos, paper articles, and other items pertaining to Spartan Debate
             Team achievements and activities and store neatly in a scrap book for future
             use. If council requests, assemble slide presentation for NFL Induction
             Banquet.
         o You must be able to take photos or have someone take photos at our
             tournaments, social and fundraising events.
         o Coordinate Website information on a weekly basis with main coach.

      Fundraising Chair (must be a varsity member)
         o Help organize all fundraising events for the team.
         o Coordinate the event with students and parents
         o Clean up and help count fundraising profit with coach.
         o Record messages for fundraising events for local call outs.



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      Tournament Chair (must be a varsity member)
         o Helps coach with sign up procedures
         o Tracks down members who have not paid entry fees on time
         o Helps coach count entry fees for deposit
         o Keeps track of NFL Points per member for letter jackets

Elections will occur at the first Spartan Speech & Debate Team Meeting. Only students
who are active NFL members are eligible to vote. All NFL members’ votes will be
correlated to the number of degrees held, one degree = one vote, two degrees = two
votes, etc... Any sponsor who is an NFL member (such as Mr. Beard) may also vote in
the election based his or her NFL membership.

Category Representative
These three representatives are individuals who will be a consistent support for their
events throughout the year. They must be familiar with each event in their category and
be available for conferences during practice times. If you would like to be a
representative, you must be a varsity member and sign up with the President to be
interviewed. These three positions will be appointed by the President and Coach. These
representatives are consider a part of the executive officer board and must attend all
officer meetings.

      Debate Representative
         o Must understand all forms of debate: CX, LD, PF
         o Oversees all Mock Debating and set schedule prior to each tournament
         o Coach underclassman
         o Must be available to conference with all Debate members.
         o In charge of Tournament Debate Binder and information

      Oral Interpretation Representative
          o Must understand all forms of OI: Humorous, Dramatic, Poetry, Prose, Duet
             Acting
          o Oversees all OI members with material selection, cuttings, introductions and
             preparations
          o Coaches underclassman
          o Must be available to conference with all OI event members.

      Public Speaking Representative
         o Must understand all forms of PS: Extemp, Oratory, Student Congress,
             Impromptu
         o Oversees all Extemp Files and its organization on a weekly basis, along with
             speeches for oratory and student congress
         o Plans practice sessions with regards to Impromptu and Extemp
         o Coaches underclassman
         o Must be available to conference with all PS event members.

These student officers are to help in the operations of the Spartan Debate team. Although
there certainly are other strong leaders on our team, a strong leadership hierarchy is
important to our success. If a team member has a complaint about a council member, he
should contact the coach, who will consider the complaint and outline a course of action.
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RANDOM DRUG SCREENING
    In May 2004, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a policy to begin
     drug screening for students in grades 9-12 who participate in competitive after-school
     extracurricular activities, and/or drive a vehicle to and from school.

    At the time a student signs up to participate in a competitive after-school
     extracurricular activity or applies for a parking permit, a consent form will be provided
     for the student and parent to sign. Once the student signs and returns the consent
     form, his or her name is added to a database from which the names are chosen for
     weekly screening.

    If a student refuses to sign the drug screening consent form or refuses to take the
     screening when randomly selected, the student will be removed from the SLHS
     speech and debate team.


    Because the purpose of drug screening is to identify those students in need of
     assistance in dealing with drug and alcohol issues, students who test positive will
     not receive any disciplinary consequences. The only consequence is the loss of
     extracurricular privileges as explained in the following.

        •   First Offense - The student who tests positive in a random screening will be suspended
            from participating in any competitive after-school extracurricular practices, performances,
            competitions, and/or activities for a three-week period from the point of notification, just as
            with “No Pass, No Play.” During this period, the student will undergo drug testing weekly.
            If the results of the weekly tests are negative, the student will be eligible to practice and
            participate in performances, competitions, and/or activities on the Monday following the
            end of the three-week suspension period. If the student has a second or subsequent
            positive result(s) in the weekly testing, the campus designee and a Student Assistance
            Program (SAP) coordinator will be notified to determine the frequency of additional testing
            and when the student can regain eligibility.

        •   Second Offense - The student who tests positive for a second time in a random screening
            will be suspended from all competitive after-school extracurricular practices, performances,
            competitions, and/or activities for a full six-week period. During this period, the student
            will undergo drug testing each week. If the results of these tests are negative, the student
            will be eligible to practice and participate in performances, competitions, and/or activities
            on the Monday following the end of the six-week suspension period. If the student has a
            second or subsequent positive result(s) in the weekly testing, the campus designee and a
            SAP coordinator will be notified to determine the frequency of additional testing and when
            the student can regain eligibility.



        •   Third Offense - The student who tests positive for the third time in a random screening
            will be suspended from all competitive after-school extracurricular activities for a period of
            one calendar year from the date of the confirmation of the third positive test.




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LETTER JACKET AND NFL MEMBERSHIP
   One of the privileges of Spartan Debate membership is the right to wear a Letter
    Jacket. A student must earn 150 points within one year or earn 250 NFL points
    cumulatively to receive a letter jacket. All points are cumulative within a year and
    carry over from year to year. A speech and debate student moving into KISD from
    another Texas public school will have points assigned based on the KISD point system
    after verification by previous coach.

   For each round of competition you receive NFL points based on your ranking in the
    round. The NFL Points Brochure located on the debate board explains how points are
    awarded.

   Senior students earning jackets through participation in a particular organization must
    fulfill all obligations pertaining to that organization throughout the entire senior year,
    or forfeit their award jacket. The director of the organization will reclaim the jacket.

   Any student that quits the speech and debate team before the end of his or her senior
    year is ineligible to receive a letter jacket if participation points were used toward their
    letter award.

   Students earning jackets will be measured in early September and early March.
    Point totals will be calculated prior to each date.

   The Speech Booster Club will pay for the jacket only and award those jackets at a
    special booster club ceremony. If a student has received a jacket for participation
    in another school activity, the booster club will then buy the Speech and Debate
    patch for the jacket.

   The National Forensic League is an Honor Society that celebrates Speech and
    Debate Competition on a national level. You must obtain 25 points to become a
    member into the life time honor society. At the end of year we will induct those
    members at our annual banquet and celebrate those who achieve higher degrees
    with seals and jeweled pendants.

   For more information on the National Forensic League visit their site at:
    http://www.nflonline.org/Main/HomePage

   All points will be entered after each tournament by the coach. A member of the
    NFL can access their own information at anytime. Regular print out of points will
    be available on a weekly basis from the Tournament Chairman.




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PARENT SUPPORT

  The success of the Spartan Debate Team will depend on parent support. The Seven Lakes
  High School Spartan Debate Team formed a Parent Booster Club. The purpose of the
  group will be to encourage the students by assisting in payment of tournament entry
  fees, judging fees and transportation fees, plan social activities, organize chaperones,
  provide publicity, help with fundraising efforts, and various other activities. Please join
  the SLHS Debate Booster Club and become an active participant in the SLHS Spartan
  Debate Team.

2007-2008 Parent Booster Club Meeting
     Parent Booster Club Meetings will be held the 4th Tuesday of every month through
     tournament season, unless other indicated on the schedule. All meetings will be at
     7:00 pm in a location to be determined. Listed below are the meeting dates. We
     hope to see you all there at our first meeting.

7:00 LGI    4th Tuesday of the Month

August 26th
September 23rd
October 28th
December 2nd
January 27th
February 24th
March 23rd (a MONDAY NIGHT)
April 27th
May 19th – Election of 09-10 Executive Council




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SPARTAN SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM MEETINGS
These are mandatory monthly meetings on the 4TH Tuesdays from 2:45-3:30pm in Room
2671 . All members must attend these meetings.

August 26th
September 23rd
October 28th
December 2nd (first Tuesday in December)
January 27th
February 24th
March 23rd (a MONDAY MEETING)
April 22nd
May 19th – Election of 08-09 Officers


OFFICER MEETINGS
These meetings will be determined as needed.




FUNDRAISING EVENTS- TO BE ANNOUNCED!


SPEECH NFL INDUCTION BANQUET
May 2009 – Location and Date TBD




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              SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL SPARTAN DEBATE
                        TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
The dates listed below are the tournaments the Spartan Debate Team will be attending
this year.

TFA @ Elsik                      Sept 5-6
TFA @ Elkins HS                  Sept 12-13
TFA @ Dulles HS                  Sept 19-20
TFA @ Memorial HS                Sept 26-27
TFA/TOC@ St, Mark’s School       Oct 16-20
TFA @ Lamar Consolidated         Oct 24-25
TFA @ Westside HS                Oct 31- Nov 1
TFA @ Klein HS                   Nov 7-8
TFA @ Spring Woods HS            Nov 14-15
TFA @ Taylor HS                  Nov 21-22
TFA @ Cypress Ridge              Dec 5-6
TFA @ Foster HS                  Jan 9-10
TFA @ Katy HS                    Jan 16-17
TFA @ Atascocita HS              Jan 30-31
TFA @ Flower Mound               Feb 6-7 (Dallas – sign up with Mr. Beard’s approval only)
TFA @ Mayde Creek                Feb 13-14
*TFA State @ Cy-Fair ISD         March 5-7

NFL Congress District            TBA
NFL Districts                    April TBA
*NFL Nationals                   June 2009 – Birmingham, Alabama

UIL CX Districts                 January 2009 TBA
UIL Districts                    March 2009 TBA
*UIL Regionals                   April 24-25
*UIL State                       May 7-9

Total = 16 Main tournaments with 4 qualifying tournaments
   *These tournaments you must qualify for.
    TFA = 10 points in any event to qualify for state on the varsity circuit.
    TFA = All students competing in their first year are considered novice, until you
       start to win your novice events. No novice events qualify for TFA State.
    Nationals = qualify at NFL districts
    UIL = qualify at UIL Districts.




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          SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL SPARTAN DEBATE
            TOURNAMENT PERMISSION SLIP

This permission slip states that my son/daughter
_____________________ has permission to attend any of the
2008-2009 speech tournaments he/she signs up to attend on the
debate board. I realize that my son/daughter must follow all
transportation guidelines, entry fees rules and rehearsal obligations
for each tournament. My child and I understand all the
responsibilities for attending tournaments including dress code
guidelines. My child and I understand that a double drop fee will be
accessed if my son/daughter drops out of a tournament after the
deadline posting for sign-up is over. I will pick my child up in a
timely manner after the completion of the tournament at Seven
Lakes High School or at the tournament once I have signed off
with the coach. This permission slip is good from August 31, 2008
until August 31, 2009 with regards to any speech competition.

_________________________             _________________________
Parent’s Signature                    Student’s Signature

________________________
Home Phone:

____________________________
Mobile Phone:




Form Due 8/29/08

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             SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL SPARTAN DEBATE
                      TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Please mark an X by the tournaments you believe you will be attending. We will be
taking a bus for some tournaments and the bus requests must be put in during the month
of September. We must have an estimate number of students in order to reserve the bus.
You must still sign up on the debate board under the events you would like to compete in
when the sign up sheets are available.
In district tournaments, you are allowed to drive to and from the tournament, this does
include Foster.

Your Name: ____________________________________ Grade: ______

 TFA @ Elsik                     Sept 5-6            _____
TFA @ Elkins HS                  Sept 12-13          _____
TFA @ Dulles HS                  Sept 19-20          _____
TFA @ Memorial HS                Sept 26-27          _____
TFA/TOC@ St, Mark’s School       Oct 16-20           _____
TFA @ Lamar Consolidated         Oct 24-25           _____
TFA @ Westside HS                Oct 31- Nov 1       _____
TFA @ Klein HS                   Nov 7-8             _____
TFA @ Spring Woods HS            Nov 14-15           _____
TFA @ Taylor HS                  Nov 21-22           _____
TFA @ Cypress Ridge              Dec 5-6             _____
TFA @ Foster HS                  Jan 9-10            _____
TFA @ Katy HS                    Jan 16-17           _____
TFA @ Atascocita HS              Jan 30-31           _____
TFA @ Mayde Creek                Feb 13-14           _____




Form Due 8/29/08


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       SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL SPARTAN SPEECH & DEBATE
                          2008-2009 ACTIVITY FEE

The Spartan Speech & Debate program at Seven Lakes High School will provide speech
and debate students of all levels an opportunity to compete at local, regional and state
competitions. In order to achieve success in our program, additional funds are needed to
provide our students with the chance to be competitive during our first year. Each varsity
member of the Spartan Debate Team will be expected to attend at least 6 tournaments
throughout the year and each novice (first year) member will be expected to attend at
least 4 tournaments a year. This activity fee provides each student with a Team T- Shirt.

Varsity Activity Fee - $300
(Debate II, Debate III, Oral Interp II, or returning member)

Novice Activity Fee - $200
(Debate I, Oral Interp I, any first year competitor)

Please make out two checks!

Check #1 – Varsity ($250) or Novice ($150) made out to KISD
Check #2 - $50 made out to Seven Lakes High School Speech Booster Club


*This general fund fee includes entry fees for the minimum required number of tournaments and a Booster
Club Membership. It does not include out-of-town tournament transportation, hotel fees, or entry fees.
Out-of-town tournaments will be paid for as a separate fee per tournament.




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  SPARTAN SPEECH & DEBATE ACTIVITY FEE FORM

Student’s Name: ___________________________________________________________

Street Address: _______________________________________________ Zip: ________

Home Phone: _____________________________ Mobile: _________________________

Student’s Email: ________________________

Parent’s Name: ___________________________ Parent’s Email: ____________________
Parent’s Work: ____________________________ Cell: ___________________________

Please check whether you would be interested in the following:
Booster Club Membership: ________ Volunteering: _______ Fundraising: ________
Judging at Tournaments: _____

Team T-Shirts

Student Adult Size (SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL): _______ (part of activity fee)

Additional Shirts: $15.00

Sizes (SM, MD, LG, XL): ______________________________________________


Number of Shirts    ________x      $15.00      =            $_________

Varsity Activity Fee ________ x $250.00        =            $_________

Novice Activity Fee ________x      $150 .00    =            $_________

Make checks payable to:     KISD                      Total: $ _________




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               SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL SPARTAN DEBATE
   2007-2008 TRIP AUTHORIZATION AND RELEASE FORM
We (I), the undersigned parents(s) or guardian(s) of:
_________________________________________________________________
                                       (Student’s Name)
give our permission for travel and participation in all school trips to be taken for the
school year 2008-2009 designated as a function of the Seven Lakes High School Spartan
Debate Team. It is understood that neither the Katy Independent School District, nor any
of its trustees, officers, employees, or organization sponsors are liable for any accident or
injuries that may occur to the above named student as a result of any aspect of his/her
participation on this trip.


I acknowledge that in case of an emergency, illness, or accident an attempt will be made
to reach the emergency contact people I have listed. However, if no one can be reached,
I authorize the school officials to take whatever action is deemed necessary in their
judgment, for the health of my child. I will be responsible for any cost in the event my
child must be transported by ambulance.


This form will be in effect as of August 29, 2008 through August 29, 2009, to
be legal for all functions occurring between these dates.


         Both parents must sign below if student lives with both parents.


Student Signature ______________________ Date ______________
Parent/Guardian Signature _______________ Date ______________
Parent/Guardian Signature _______________ Date ______________


INSURANCE COMPANY _____________________________________
POLICY NUMBER _________________________________________
GROUP NUMBER __________________________________________
NAME OF INSURED ________________________________________


Form due 8/29/08
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       SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL SPARTAN SPEECH & DEBATE

             2008-2009 MEDICAL RELEASE FORM

Student’s full name ____________________ Male _________ Female ________
Present Grade_________________________ Date ________________________
Date of Birth ___________________________ Age ________________________
Present Address __________________________
                  __________________________
Parent or guardian _______________________________Phone______________
Relative or other responsible party __________________Phone______________
                            Please give dates when known
Operation (within last year) ___________________________________________
Emotional problem (Hyperventilation, etc.) _______________________________
Serious medical problems ____________________________________________
Rheumatic Fever __________________ Diabetes _________________________
Epilepsy _________________________ Tetanus (last injection) ______________
Allergy ___________________________________________________________
Any special health problems in the past? ________________________________
Allergy to drugs? (Specify) ____________________________________________
Any medication presently taking (including anti-convulsive, antihistamine, insulin, and
tranquilizers): ______________________________________________________
Is student under treatment at present? __ Reason _________________________
Family physician _______________________________ Phone _______________
Any additional information ____________________________________________
This is permission for treatment of above named student by Physician or at
hospital for medical or surgical emergency.
                                         ________________________________________________

                                         Parent or Guardian Signature


NOTARY _________________________                                 NOTARY SEAL
DATE ___________________________


Form Due 8/29/08
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                    SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL SPARTAN DEBATE
       2008-2009 PARENT BOOSTER CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Beyond the base $50 contribution to the Speech & Debate Booster Club included in the
activity fee, we would be more than happy if you were interested in contributing more
funds. Please circle a membership level and includes it in a separate envelope w/
payment labeled Debate Booster Club attention to Skip Koshak, Membership VP

                                     Finalist Level $1,000.00
With this support level you will receive: Speech/Debate Team Decal, special seating and printed
recognition at the year-end awards ceremony, and a display plaque of appreciation.


                                     Debater Level $500.00
With this support level you will receive: Debate Team Decal, special seating and printed
recognition at the year-end awards ceremony, and framed certificate of appreciation.


                                      Orator Level $250.00
With this support level you will receive: Debate Team Decal, special seating and printed
recognition at the year-end awards ceremony.


                                Extemporaneous Level $100.00
With this support level you will receive: Debate Team Decal and standing recognition at the year-
end awards ceremony.

                                Public Speaker Level $50.00
The required booster club membership. You will receive standing recognition at the year-end
awards ceremony.

SPECIAL NOTE: All membership levels are entitled to one vote per household at Debate
Booster meetings. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY!!!

Business/ Parent Name(s) _________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________ Phone: ________________________

Email: ________________________________________________________________

Your Student’s Name(s)    __________________________________________________

Level Chosen _____________ Amount Enclosed _______________ Check Number ________




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                         SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL SPARTAN DEBATE
    2008-2009 PUBLICITY INFORMATION RELEASE FORM
                                        (Circle the correct response)

I grant / do not grant permission for the SLHS SPARTAN SPEECH & DEBATE to
use the name and photograph of my child
in publicity releases related to the SLHS SPARTAN SPEECH & DEBATE
TOURNAMENTS as well as any individual or group awards that may be received
while my child is a part of the Seven Lakes Spartan Debate Team.



        Parent Signature                                                                          Date




...................................................................................................................



                                 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT OF
                                 SLHS SPARTAN DEBATE HANDBOOK

I have read and understand the policies of the 2008-2009 Seven Lakes High
School Spartan Debate Team. I agree to abide by the rules and policies as they
are stated in the handbook.



            Parent Signature                                                                   Date



            Student Signature                                                                  Date



Form Due 8/29/08




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