January 31, 2013

posted Feb 1, 2013, 10:34 PM by Yvonne Hagood   [ updated Feb 1, 2013, 11:26 PM ]

New Chapter Schedule:  Beginning February 7, BPS students will begin meeting every other week while YSG students will continue to meet every week. This will allow our YSG students to receive more concentrated training as they work through their curriculum. You can find our new meeting schedule under General Information. Don’t forget to note our NEXT CHAPTER DINNER: February 28.

ICCFS Tournament: This is a great opportunity to practice the YSG presentations our 11+ students have been working on. Community and parent judges will provide feedback so students can improve their presentations before taking them out into the community. 

February 22-23, 2013

University School of Colorado Springs (USCS)

2713 West Cucharras Street

Colorado Springs, 80904

Here are links to important information and forms:

Registration - $25 per student for speech events. $25 for debate (must complete YSG 1)

Evaluator Sign-up  - available times listed on the form.  Siblings 9+ yrs can sign up as timers.

Community Evaluator Invitation – copy and paste into an email for family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and teachers

Postcards - to print and hand out. (There are copies at chapter.)

Meal Orders - Tracee is cooking:) - or bring your own.

Provide housing – for out of town participants 

 Flood the Five Conference: There is so much members can experience at the conference that doesn’t happen in chapter – leadership training, community with other ICC families, peer mentoring, activities, simulations and Model UN. And it is also great training for parents so they’re better equipped to help their students. So, plan to attend

March 15-16

Front Range Alliance Church

5210 Centennial Blvd.

Important links to check out:

Sample Schedule

registration – Early Bird Deadline: March 1

Be sure to use your chapter member numbers for discount.

                        • 1-day - BPS ages 6-10 - $25

                        • 2-day - ages 11- 18 - $75 early bird/$90 regular

                        • parents are free with a paying students    

Fliers and Postcards (front and back) - to hand out

Community Platforms: Check out the details in Platform Opportunities. Remember that students 6-10 yrs need to be speaking twice each year and 11+ yrs four times.

Beginning Public Speaking Homework (BPS) ages 6-10yrs

1.   Look for current events and prepare to speak about them on Feb 14. The final presentation will be Feb. 28. You can find more complete instructions in the BPS Homework folder under Resources.

Young Speakers Guild Homework (YSG) ages 11-18yrs

1. Complete pages 21 – 25 in Activity #1. Look for opportunities to practice your limited preparation skills in conversation this week and record them on page 28. We will continue to practice Limited Prep during small group the next few weeks so look over the Limited Prep Topics from the ICC website.

2.  Complete pages 58-59, 62-63 in Activity #2. Be looking for opportunities in the community to use your new skills and record them on page 61. We will be practicing “Salesman Squabble” next week.