1 Chula Vista Elementary School District INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT M E M O R A N D U M PLEASE READ. CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE SPEECH CONTEST To: From: Principals/Associate Principals Matthew R. Tessier Executive Director of Technology & Instruction Services and Support Antwon Lincoln Coordinator, Instructional Technology and Media Services Date: December 9, 2011 Re: 2012 Chula Vista Elementary School District Speech Contest Sponsored by Chula Vista Rotary Club Topics for this year s Speech Contest are: 4 th Grade - How will you positively impact your school community? 5 th Grade - How will you positively impact your country? 6 th Grade - How will you positively impact your world? Attached is a packet of information for the 2012 Speech Contest. Two of the pages: 2012 Chula Vista Elementary School District Speech Contest Rules (states Distribute to Parents ) and the Media Release Authorization are to be sent home with the school s first place winners for fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. These pages are in English and Spanish. Please copy as needed. Please provide the full packet to your Speech Contest Coordinator. Last year s speeches are available for viewing at: speech contest link. If you have any questions, please contact Antwon Lincoln, at x1557. Attachments:
2 DISTRIBUTE TO PARENTS CHULA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 84 East J Street Chula Vista, CA SPEECH CONTEST RULES TOPIC: 4 th Grade - How will you positively impact your school community? 5 th Grade - How will you positively impact your country? 6 th Grade - How will you positively impact your world? Semifinalists are to arrive at the District s Education Services and Support Center (84 East J Street) by 1:00 p.m. on the designated semifinal competition date for each grade level: fourth grade February 22, fifth grade February 23, sixth grade February 24. Finalists are to arrive at the School District (84 East J Street) by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, Speeches are to be three to 5 minutes in length. Five penalty points will be deducted for speeches under three minutes or over six minutes. Note cards are optional. An optional music stand for notes may be used. No speech should be read verbatim. No props or costumes permitted. Speeches may be given in a language other than English; however three copies of the English version will be required. Teachers and parents may support students, but speech must be student s original work. This means that adults may assist in brainstorming ideas, but should not generate or structure the student s language. EACH CONTESTANT WILL BE JUDGED ON A FIFTY-POINT SCALE CONTENT Organization: (25 Points) Opening Getting the audience s attention (5) Body Ideas developed and supported (5) Closing Does it draw conclusion to ideas presented? (5) How well are ideas developed and supported? (5) Interesting to Audience (5) POISE/DELIVERY Consider: (25 Points) Confidence (5) Posture (5) Eye contact (looks at audience) (5) Voice expression/projection (5) Nonverbal (5) In case of a tie, the first tie-breaker will be Content (total points), second tie-breaker will be Poise/Delivery (total points), and third tie-breaker will be Interest.
3 PARA DISTRIBUIRSE A LOS PADRES Distrito Escolar Primario de Chula Vista 84 East J Street Chula Vista, CA REGLAS DEL CONCURSO DE ORATORIA DE 2012 TEMA: 4 o Grado Cómo influenciarás positivamente tu comunidad escolar? 5 o Grado Cómo influenciarás positivamente tu país? 6 o Grado Cómo influenciarás positivamente tu mundo? Los semifinalistas deben llegar a las oficinas del Distrito Escolar (84 East J Street) antes de la 1:00 PM el día designado para las competencias semifinales de su grado escolar: El 22 de febrero para cuarto grado; el 23 de febrero para quinto grado; el 24 de febrero para sexto grado. Los finalistas deben llegar a las oficinas del Distrito Escolar (84 East J Street) antes de la 1:00 p.m. el lunes 27 de febrero de Los discursos deben durar entre tres y cinco minutos. Se restarán cinco puntos si el discurso dura menos de tres minutos o más de cinco minutos. Usar tarjetas con apuntes es opcional. Es opcional usar un atril para los apuntes. No se debe leer el discurso palabra por palabra. No se permiten auxiliares visuales o disfraces. Los discursos pueden ser en otros idiomas que no sean inglés; sin embargo se requiere presentar tres copias de la versión en inglés. Los maestros y padres de familia pueden apoyar a los alumnos, pero el discurso debe ser obra original del alumno. Esto significa que los adultos pueden ayudar a sugerir ideas pero no generar o dar estructura al lenguaje del alumno. A CADA CONCURSANTE SE LE CALIFICARÁ EN UNA ESCALA DE CINCUENTA PUNTOS CONTENIDO Organización: (25 puntos) Inicio. Obtener la atención del público (5) Cuerpo. Desarrollo y apoyo de las ideas (5) Cierre. Se llevan a conclusión las ideas presentadas? (5) Están las ideas bien desarrolladas y apoyadas? (5) Es interesante para el público? (5) APLOMO Y ESTILO Se considera: (25 puntos) Confianza (5) Postura (5 puntos) Contacto visual con el público (5) Expresión y proyección de la voz (5) Expresión facial, corporal y ademanes (5) En caso de un empate, el triunfador se determinará por el contenido (puntuación total), luego el aplomo y estilo (total), por ultimo interés.
4 January 2012: 2012 Chula Vista Elementary School District Speech Contest Timeline Packets sent to schools by December 9 th, Schools make copies, as needed, of contest information for distribution to speech coordinators, teachers, students, and parents. Teachers view previous year s speeches at speech contest link. Schools conduct their own Speech Contest for fourth, fifth, sixth-grade. First-place winners from each grade level will participate in the District Speech Contest. Copies of the rules for the District Speech Contest are sent home with qualifiers. Notify Instructional Technology & Media Services with the number of Certificates of Participation, limit 20 per school, you may make copies as needed (for participating students who did not finish in 1 st, 2 nd, or 3 rd place) Notify Instructional Technology & Media Services with the number of 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd place ribbons needed for each grade. February 2012: Notify Instructional Technology and Media Services of the names of 1 st place winners at each grade by completing the School Winner Form and the Media Release Authorization Form and sending them by the deadline date: Tuesday, February 7, Please send the form to IT&MS Speech Contest or fax it to The 2011 District Speech Contest will be held at the Chula Vista Elementary School District Education Services and Support Center, 84 East J Street, Room B and C, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: Fourth Grade Semifinal Competition: Wednesday, February 22, 2011 Fifth Grade Semifinal Competition: Thursday, February 23, 2011 Sixth Grade Semifinal Competition: Friday, February 24, 2011 Fourth, Fifth, Final Competition: Monday, February 27, 2011 (Contestants should arrive at 1:00 p.m. to check in) Please note: Districtwide winners will be invited to present their speeches at a future Board of Education meeting. PRIZES: School-Level Speech Contest: Ribbons for 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd place winners at each grade level (fourth, fifth, and sixth). Certificates of Participation for all others who competed in the school contest. District-Level Speech Contest: 1 st place at each grade level receives a $200 savings bond and a rosette ribbon, as well as a perpetual trophy to be kept at the winner s school for a year. 2 nd place at each grade level receives a $100 savings bond and a rosette ribbon. 3 rd place at each grade level receives a $75 savings bond and a rosette ribbon. Other District finalists at each grade level receive a $50 savings bond and a rosette ribbon.
5 2012 Chula Vista Elementary School District Speech Contest Rules School Level Conduct Speech Contest and report the names of the grade-level winners to IT&MS by Tuesday, February 7 th, Names reported after this date will not be entered in the contest. Call Liz Ramos at x1553 or Jonalee Inzunza at x1554 for ribbons and total number of certificates (limit 20 per school) you may make copies as needed. Ribbons only for 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd place winners for each grade level (4-Middle School grade) Send 2012 Chula Vista Elementary School District Speech Contest Rules (enclosed) home with winners. Make copies as needed. Speech Coordinators at participating schools are encouraged to invite the parents to the school site competition. District Level Speeches are to be three to five minutes in length. Five penalty points will be deducted for speeches under three minutes or over five minutes. Each speech will be timed and minutes recorded. Note cards are optional, but no speech can be read verbatim. A music stand will be available on which the students may place their notes. This is also optional. If speech is given in a language other than English, you must bring three copies (one for each judge) translated into English. Contestants are to arrive at the District office by 1 p.m. on the designated date for each grade level. Each contestant will be judged on a fifty-point scale. A copy of the judges rating sheet is attached. In case of a tie, the first tiebreaker will be Content (total points), then Poise/Delivery (total), and last Interest. The order of presentations will be determined by random selection on the day of the contest. Contestants will be asked to introduce their family members and friends in attendance after the completion of speeches. First place winners from each grade level will be invited to present their speech to the Board of Education. All Finalist video will be presented to the TED Conference committee for consideration for future event.
6 CHULA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 84 East J Street Chula Vista CA Phone (619) Fax (619) MEDIA RELEASE AUTHORIZATION To the Parents of: School: Grade: Date of birth: Teacher: From time to time, the Chula Vista Elementary School District has the opportunity to participate in promotional activities featuring students, schools and/or District programs. Please review and sign this form to authorize your child s participation as described below. I authorize the District to: Duplicate or reproduce my child s work in multiple media formats, including but not limited to print, electronic, or web-based publications: 2012 Chula Vista Elementary School District Speech Contest DVD Allow media agencies and/or the District to interview, photograph, videotape, and/or publish information about my child in multiple media formats, including but not limited to print, electronic, or web-based publications: Chula Vista Elementary School District Web site All finalists videos will be submitted to the Technology Entertainment Design (TED) Conference for presentation consideration. Please complete this form and return it to your child s teacher at your earliest convenience. I, THE PARENT/GUARDIAN OF THE CHILD NAMED HEREIN, HAVE READ THE INFORMATION PRINTED ABOVE AND AUTHORIZE THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION/WORK/PHOTOS CONCERNING MY CHILD UNDER THE CONDITIONS OUTLINED. Printed Name: Signature Relationship to Child Date Address ( ) - Phone Number(s) address For additional information, contact your school or the District Communications Officer at (619) , Ext. 1328
7 DISTRITO ESCOLAR PRIMARIO DE CHULA VISTA 84 East J Street Chula Vista CA Teléfono (619) Fax (619) Para los padres de: Escuela: Grado: AUTORIZACIÓN PARA MEDIOS PUBLICITARIOS Fecha de nacimiento: Maestro: Ocasionalmente, el Distrito Escolar Primario de Chula Vista tiene la oportunidad de participar en actividades publicitarias donde aparecen estudiantes y programas escolares o distritales. Favor de leer y firmar este formulario para autorizar la participación de su niño de acuerdo a lo siguiente: Autorizo al Distrito para que: Duplique o reproduzca el trabajo de mi hijo en distintas maneras que incluyen pero no se limitan a publicaciones impresas, electrónicas o en la Red: Incluirse en el DVD del Concurso de Oratoria de 2012 del Distrito Escolar Primario de Chula Vista Permita que agencias de medios de comunicación y/o el Distrito entrevisten, retraten, filmen y publiquen información sobre mi niño en distintas maneras que incluyen pero no se limitan a publicaciones impresas, electrónicas o en la Red: Publicación en la página web del Distrito Escolar Primario de Chula Vista Las películas de todos los finalistas se enviarán a la Conferencia de Tecnología y Entretenimiento (TED, por sus siglas en inglés) para su posible presentación. Favor de llenar este formulario y devolverlo al maestro de su niño a la mayor brevedad posible. YO, EL PADRE O TUTOR DEL NIÑO MENCIONADO ARRIBA, HE LEÍDO LA INFORMACIÓN ANTERIOR Y AUTORIZO LA PUBLICACIÓN DE SU INFORMACIÓN, TRABAJO Y/O FOTOGRAFÍAS SEGÚN SE INDICA. Nombre con letra de molde: Firma Parentesco con el niño: Fecha Domicilio ( ) - Números de teléfono Dirección electrónica Para más información, comuníquese con el director de su escuela o el Encargado de Comunicaciones del Distrito al (619) Ext
8 Chula Vista Elementary School District SPEECH CONTEST 2012 SCHOOL WINNERS (One winner per grade level only) School: Speech Contest Coordinator: Fourth Grade Winner: Parent s Name Home Address Home Phone Fifth Grade Winner: Parent s Name Home Address Home Phone Sixth Grade Winner: Parent s Name Home Address Home Phone Please print clearly Return to IT&MS (Att: Speech Contest) by Tuesday February 7, 2012 or Liz Ramos at
9 2012 Chula Vista Elementary School District Speech Contest Topic: Check topic by grade level Total possible points: 50. Time limit: 3-5 minutes. GRADE: JUDGE: CATEGORY POINTS COMMENTS CONTENT (25 points) Opening Getting the audience s attention (5) Body Ideas developed and supported (5) Closing Does it draw conclusion to ideas presented? (5) How well are ideas developed and supported (5) Interesting to Audience (5) CONTENT SUBTOTAL POISE/DELIVERY (25 points) Confidence (5) Posture (5) Eye Contact Looks at audience (5) Voice Expression/Projection (5) Nonverbal (5) POISE/DELIVERY SUBTOTAL Student Number: Total Minutes: Points Deducted: Total Points:
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