Pay the high school activity fee
Turn in the attached form signed by student and parent.
Meet school district and MHSA academic, attendance, and behavior eligibility requirements.
Beginning October 3rd, we will have a mandatory Monday meeting/practice
in Coach Bakkum’s classroom (in the middle school). These meetings will
be held at noon until volleyball/football season is over.
Students must attend practice a minimum of three times per week (including Monday)
Practice sign-up sheets will be shared via a Google Doc to all members.
It will be each individual’s responsibility to check their school email
for updates to practice schedules.
Competitors should not schedule all practices on one day.
Practices are held in designated middle/elementary classrooms.
You must have completed the required practices during the week to attend the meet.
Every opportunity should be made to contact a coach by phone, e-mail,
or in person to okay an excused absence. It is not okay to communicate
through another team member.
Each team member will be required to have a digital timer and an extra
set of batteries. This timer must count down, count in seconds, and have
a beeper. A phone/ipod is not an acceptable timer in official
The team will be traveling to at least six meets as well as the
Divisional Tournament and the State Tournament. Every attempt should be
made to attend all Speech and Drama meets. Registrations must be sent
to the Tournament Director in advance. Once the registration is sent, we
must pay for those entered. If a student drops for any reason other
than illness or family emergency, the student will reimburse the school
for the entry fee and the drop fee if one is required. Please call Coach
Bakkum (461-5120) as far in advance as possible. As with missing
practice, it is not okay to communicate through another team member.
home with their team mates. AFTER SIGNING THEM OUT WITH COACH BAKKUM,
parents may take their student(s) home. Students may not leave with
anyone other than their parent or LEGAL guardian.
At each meet, we place our personal items, as well as props, snacks etc.
together in a set area (usually a gymnasium). It is the team’s
responsibilities to keep this area tidy and completely cleaned up when
the meet is over. Please note: All other competitors from every school
have unlimited access to this area. We have never (to date) had an
issue with theft, but remember, If you value your valuables, keep them
well hidden or leave them on the bus.
Be Organized, Prepared and Presentable:
The Speech, Drama, and Debate bus leaves EARLY.
Make sure you have what you need before we leave. (TIMER, BATTERIES, Props, scripts…)
Pack the night before.
Be present 10 minutes before the bus leaves. We will leave exactly on time and will NOT wait.
Attire and hair code will be regulated by the coach and ultimately the
administration. Dress and hair style will be conservative. For speech
and debate events, professional clothing is expected. Drama costumes can
be worn on the bus, but each actor must plan to change into nice
clothing for the awards ceremony. ABSOLUTELY NO PAJAMAS, SWEATS OR
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES WILL BE WORN BY MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM. No exceptions.
There are limited spots for each of the speech and drama categories.
Only three entries are allowed in each event at a Speech Meet, so
tryouts may be required.
Varsity letters are awarded to team members who qualify. Competitors
must place at four meets or the Divisional meet to earn a varsity
letter. State qualifiers will automatically letter.
Home Tournament: We will be hosting our tournament on November 19th. We
will need parents to work the concession booth, provide snacks for the
judges room and help find judges. If you are able to help out, or have
family that can, PLEASE indicate on the attached form. More details will
follow as the season comes closer.
Bus Decorating: We will need parents to take charge of getting our bus decorated for Divisional and State Competitions.