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n the front page of the January SWIFT we usually put the results of the State Debate Tournament. This has been an unusual first couple of weeks in January. The weather forecast before the State Debate tournament looked like we were going to get the tournament in and only have some issues going *State Debate Update home on Saturday. We hoped to get *On-line form work *Special Request Deadlines everyone to Ankeny. However, Friday morning the 13th - yes, that is *Contest Information correct! Friday the 13th! - the *LG All-State Information weather took a sudden turn for the *State Contest Info *IHSSA Short Film / TV worse and we had to postpone the tournament to the following weekend Newscasting instructions of January 20-21. John Cooper and *Judging Directive his school, Iowa City West, volun*Spontaneous Speaking teered to host the postponed tournaTopic Areas ment because the DMACC campus was unavailable the following weekAnd so much more! end. Well, when Monday came, the forecast started to look like a repeat of what we dealt with on the previous weekend. By Wednesday we knew there was no way we were able to stage this tournament and have our students, coaches, and judges drive in safe conditions, so that afternoon the 2020 IHSSA State Debate tournament was cancelled. We have encouraged those students to participate in the IFL state tournament as well as the NSDA national qualifying tournaments that are still yet to come this winter. Many of you may remember the 25th IE All-State Festival we were forced to cancel. There have been other events on the IHSSA calendar we had to cancel. However, we try as best we can to reschedule
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events. This was put to the utmost test last year for LG contests. Many students were not able to participate last year due to weather. We always look to err on the side of safety for our students and coaches. When last Friday came, almost every school in the state had closed and the storm hit hard. We, again, weighed all the factors and guarded the safety of all involved. We value the resources and time commitments of every memberschool program. We thank all those involved with their postive attitude in dealing with this event. wish to thank many folks who worked so hard before the tournament with planning and putting together the divisions and rounds. Those preparers are: Nick Nelson, Bob Galligan, Rick Hunsaker, Pete Clancy, Spencer Waugh, Kirk Johnson, Lauren Burdt, Lauren McCool, and Tim Sheaff. All of these individuals gave of their time before the tournament and then in the following week rebuilding the tournament for the postponed date. Thank you so much! As we said to the whole debate community - we are looking forward to the tournament in 2021 and hope to see all of you there then!
SPECIAL REQUESTS By direction of the Executive Committee of the IHSSA, all special requests must be called in to the State Office by the dates listed below: State Large Group - January 29, 2020 District Individual Events - February 13, 2020 State Individual Events - March 4, 2020 Special requests after these deadlines will only be accepted on an emergency basis. Do not e-mail or FAX special requests in to the State Office, you must call for a special request. Do not call the contest manager for special requests in scheduling as they cannot accept any calls of this nature. This will be enforced! CAMCORDERS
Let this serve as notice that if you wish to use a camera of any type in a performance center you must have permission from the State Office. This shall include any type of recording device. Please pass this important information on to your parents and spectators. Remember to reremind parents and friends to be early at contest sites because centers may run ahead of time. time. ROYALTIES
It is the duty and the responsibility of the director to secure appropriate production rights for all material presented in IHSSA contest series. If you have any questions on this, please refer to page 13 of the Constitution, number 1, 2, and 4, or call the State Office. REPEATING IE AREAS
Anyone who received a Division â€œIâ€? rating at the state contest may repeat in that same individual event. If an individual received an Outstanding performance award, they may return in the same area or event the next year. They must use a different selection, but they can return in that event in which they received an Outstanding in the previous year. CHAIRS FOR GROUP MUSICIAL THEATRE
Where the constitution states you can bring your own uniform chairs - that means regular chairs... not lawn chairs, overstuffed livingroom chairs, or chairs with wheels on them. The rule to bring your own chairs was made for safety purposes so you could stand or dance on them. Use sturdy chairs. YOU CANNOT BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS FOR ENSEMBLE ACTING!! CONTEST DECORUM
Please remember that we are guests in the schools that are hosting contest. It is incumbent on every coach to be aware of what their students are doing and how they are behaving at that particular contest. At no time is there any place for a student from your school to take it upon themselves to damage the contest school environment. STATE CONTEST SCHEDULES
Please remember that the schedule for State Contest will not be sent to you via e-mail like the district schedule. You must go to the IHSSA web site to find out your schedule for State Contest. Also at the web site will be information letters from the contest site and other important items dealing with your state contest. Be sure to go to the IHSSA web site for your state schedules. SOLO MUSICAL THEATRE FOR IEs
You can take 3 of your Acting entries and have them become Solo Musical Theatre. When entering this event it is listed like all other events when you enter on-line. Be sure to read how an intro is being done! The roomchair will give the intro information and the performer will then start into their selection. The student will NEVER give an intro! Read your rules as there were some changes in this area. PERMISSION TO DO MATERIAL OR MUSIC AT IHSSA CONTEST EVENTS:
Please remember you must have permission to do ANY MATERIAL that you use for contest events. We now have agreements with many companies to use their materials for IHSSA contest. For example, if you use some recorded music for background in mime or one act play, unless it is ASCAP music, you have to receive permission to use it. If you are reading an interp selection from a book you must receive permission to read that selection or cutting at the contest. In Musical Theatre you cannot do cuttings unless you have permission to do so. You can NEVER cut or rearrange material without receiving permission or using material from the companies we have agreements with. Receiving permission to perform at contest is just that. It does not cover performing for other events. Also, NEVER allow contest selections to be placed on YouTube or the internet. YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO DO THAT! It is the responsibility of the local school to secure all performance rights for contest selections. Be sure you have permission to do material before you start a selection for contest. The IHSSA will NOT support any school that does not secure performance rights for selections at contest. Do not put your school district in financial danger by not finding the rights to perform material. You as the coach must secure rights to perform materials for contest. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO PERFORM YOU CANNOT DO THAT MATERIAL!!
IHSSA CONTEST ENTRY DEADLINES FOR 2020 CONTEST SEASON
STATE LARGE GROUP immediately after district contest ALL-STATE FESTIVAL immediately after notification of performance DISTRICT IE February 12, 2020 (forms sent to office via on-line and forms/cards sent to contest site via mail) STATE IE immediately after district contest Please remember these deadline dates, late entry penalties will be enforced per constitutional rules.
Note on All-State nominations:
Please remember that just receiving straight I’s at State does NOT mean you are invited to All-State. The judges at the end of the day must nominate events they believe are worthy of All-State. Two judges must nominate you for the All-State honor. There are many groups with straight I ratings that are not performers at All-State. We suggest you explain this to your students and parents.
The following statement will be given to every judge that is judging IHSSA district contest. The judge will be asked to read this statement before they are to judge that day. The Executive Committee believes it is important for all coaches to read this statement before they head into district contest.
Speech Coaches, Judges, and the Executive Committee of the IHSSA advocate that judging (especially at the district level) needs to be discerning on the quality of student performances advancing into state level competition. If entire sections advance to state, even when there is an evident difference in performance-levels within the section, or a judge awards a proportionately higher number of “I” ratings over the “II” rating, then we need to exercise greater discernment as to what is worthy of advancing to State.
An over-inflated number of students from District level advancing to State deflates each student's sense of the value of his/her accomplishment. If everybody advances what has been won too easily means little. As a result, a belief could develop that students need not prepare for District, only State; and we, as judges, lower our expectations rather than expect contestants to refine their communication skills. Discernment means we must set levels of accomplishment suited for District level, suited for high school participants, and encourage students to those levels of performance.
Why Become an All-State Roomchair?
Each year the All-State Committees ask coaches and judges to be roomchairs for the Festivals. These great volunteers help the Festivals run efficiently. If you have not been a roomchair please say yes when asked. It makes such a huge difference for the students and the Festival. Vince Hrasky (roomchair at All-State & former member of the All-State Committee ) gives some good reasons why: 1. Seeing the very best is incredibly motivating. 2. It always gives me ideas for scripts and staging for the next year. 3. It gives me a day of interaction with an expert in the field. 4. I get to see other coaches at work. IHSSA QR patch 5. Free Lunch!
TENTATIVE CRITICS FOR THE 2020 LARGE GROUP FESTIVAL
ONE ACT PLAY - Gai Jones, EdTA President READERS THEATRE - Carl Lindberg, DMACC CHORAL READING - Susan Cantine, IHSSA HOF ENSEMBLE ACTING - Michael Peitz, former Ex. Director EdTA/ IHSSA HOF
MIME - Jason Alberty, Director, Theatre Cedar Rapids TV/RADIO BROADCASTING - Bill Wilthers, director of digital ministry for Hope Lutheran Church/former director Wartburg College Communications Dept.
GROUP IMPROV - Steven Hydeen, 88Improv MUSICAL THEATRE - Teresa Jackson, ICCC SHORT FILM - Brad Morford, President/Director Screenscape Studios
POINTS OR INFORMATION TO GIVE PARENTS BEFORE YOU GO TO CONTEST!!
This was in the program for a Parent’s Night at WDM Valley... 9 great tips to help parents understand contest before they attend. Here are the tips for contest supplied by Coach at Large Stacy Hansen, WDM Valley. 1. Are performance times exact? No. Plan on arriving to your student's center at least 1/2 hour early. Most often, centers run ahead of time. 2. Is videotaping and photography allowed? NO videotaping or photography is permissible. In fact, it may disqualify the performing school. 3. Can the Valley High logo (ie. a sweatshirt with VHS) be worn? Refrain from all apparel that informs the judge of what school the participants are from. 4. Are students permitted to leave after they are finished performing? ALL students are expected to remain until the final performances. As a team, we need to support each and every member of our IHSSA family. Also, please have all students eat at the school. We want to support the host school with their fundraising efforts. 5. What are the qualifications of the judges? All of the IHSSA judges have gone through training and certification. Please accept your student's ratings with pride and dignity. Adhere to proper sportsmanship at all times. 6. How are ratings given? At Districts, one judge critiques the performance with a I, II, III, or Disqualification IV rating. The judge also gives an oral critique. Only those receiving a I rating advance to State. At State, three judges critique the performance. No oral critique is given. Only those performances that receive at least two All-State nominations AND also are in the upper percentages of point ratings advance to All-State. At the All-State Festival, a professional artist adjudicates the performance. All-State is not a competition, but a celebration of excellence. 7. If I don't know where/when my student performs, what should I do? DO make sure you DO know ahead of time from your local drama department your student's times and locations. Please do not rely on the contest site head office, as the contest managers are extremely busy. Students WILL know the schedule the week of the contest. 8. Can anyone come to contest? Yes, all are invited. There is a $3 donation that is asked of all audience members at the main door for Districts and State. An $8 admission is charged at All-State. 9. May I watch any group perform? Yes, and you are encouraged to watch students from other schools as well as other categories.
Large Group All-State Program Work Last year we started doing the names for the All-State program in the following manner below and it really made a difference on making that program better. We are going to continue to use this format. When your group is named to the All-State Festival we are going to ask you as a coach to send in the group information via e-mail ASAP. This will allow us to be sure names are spelled correctly and you can also put all the coaches that need to be listed with the group. When your group is named to All-State, either performing or non performing, you will send an email to the State Office (to email@example.com) with the listing of the groups.
The e-mail title should read All-State Group names The text in the e-mail it should read: Title, author, SCHOOL (in Caps), listing of students’ first name first then last name, then the coach’s name(s) listed similar to the example below. If there is no title such as in Group Improv, TV News, or Radio Broadcasting you start then with School, listing of student’s names, then the coach’s name(s).
Examples: For OAP, EA, RT, CR, Mime, MT Almost Maine by John Cariani - IOWA SUNSET - Craig Ihnen, Karon Brown, Jean Berger (c-Deb Robbins) For TV or Radio IOWA SUNSET- KWXT- by (author not given) - Craig Ihnen, Karon Brown, Jean Berger (c- Deb Robbins, Heidi Reed, and Monte Wilson) For Improv IOWA SUNSET - Craig Ihnen, Karon Brown, Jean Berger (c- Deb Robbins/Monte Wilson)
Musical Theatre If you are using sheet music for that event please remember you can NEVERâ€ˆrearrange the music or change the score. The presentation must be what you purchased as the sheet music. You must always start at the beginning of the song. POSTING ON YOUTUBE
Please remember that the royalty agreement you have for contest does NOT cover posting on YouTube. If you have students or parents who are posting their events or performances on YouTube, be aware that you are not covered under the IHSSA royalty deals. It is strongly advised that these postings be taken down.
Invoice for contest entry fees
Please remember to make a copy of your on-line entry form and give to the office that pays your fees. This form is the invoice for your contest entry fees. Nothing will be sent from this office for payment of contest fees. Please do your part and get that form to the office that handles your finances. Many times we have schools that we have to contact to pay your fee. Please submit your fees in a timely manner.
Contest Information-Be sure to Read!! Donation Request at Contest
1. At all contests (IE and LG) a suggested donation will be asked of all spectators to help out the local contest site with other expenses. That suggested donation is $3 per person. All student contestants, coaches, and drivers will not be asked to pay this donation. Be sure to inform your parents and other spectators that this $3 donation will be anticipated at the door of each contest site this year. LG AllState is a donation fee of $8 for the day.
2. Weather information for contest days will always be posted on the IHSSA web site front page. Be sure to check the web site if there is a problem or concern. If a contest site operates, it becomes the responsibilty of the member school to decide to attend or not attend. The school has the right to choose not to attend, however NO make-up contests will be arranged for schools that choose not to attend. District and State contests will be rescheduled since they are a contest and not a Festival. Please understand your local school always has the right and final decision whether or not to attend a contest due to weather concerns. Please remember - coming to the contest later is always an option. If an entire contest is rescheduled then that is the final date for the contest and a school will have to go to contest on that date.
3. Deadlines will be strictly enforced. Many times individuals start their entry the day it is due and then run into problems. You will still be charged a late fee if the cards and materials do not get to the contest site or the State Office in time.
All-State Festivals and weather concerns
4. Please remember if All-State Festivals encounter weather concerns and they are cancelled no make-up will be done because of the sites and time schedules. It is not imperative to attend the festival in order to receive your medals. If you cannot attend the festval medals and programs will be sent to you at your school. Please remember the All-State is a festival and not a contest!
All-State Festival Posting
5. On Monday evening, February 10th, the nominations will be posted on the IHSSA web site. Please go to Large Group/All-State nominations or to General Information. Also, in the same area, the All-State Program will be available for viewing. Do not bookmark the All-State page since we will change that page address on the 10th before we post. Plus, there will be other changes during the day of the 10th.
Coaches and Students - Read the Rules!!!
6. Every year a group or a student is given a DQ because the school did not carefully read the rules for the event! It is best to review the rules for each category as students begin their rehearsals. If not already done, please take a moment before you travel to contest to go over all the rules together - it will be worth the time and you will be glad you did. Plus, many eyes looking at the rules makes for correct application of the rules for your events. Also be sure to read the rules and regulations in the front part of the Constitution. TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE RULES!!! There were several new rules initiated with the past 2019 season.
Large Group All-State Festival
With the LG All-State Festival in February there are several items we need to speak about before that happens once again. Please take time to read this carefully.
Notification of All-State nominations will be on the web site. A UPS packet with many All-State materials will be sent to the IHSSA Coach of each school that qualifies for the Festival. That packet will be shipped out of the State Office on Monday and should reach every school in the state by Tuesday or when your UPS is delivered. This packet will contain the All-State notification letters, wristbands for each participant, maps, hotel numbers, and room information about the ISU Center and other items. Any school that has students qualifying for the All-State Festival as performers or special recognition will receive free wristbands. Also, any IHSSA coach in the state that wishes to attend the Festival will be admitted free. Coaches need to contact the State Office, and wristbands will be sent to respective schools if you wish to attend when you do not have students that qualify. Also included in this packet will be wristbands to sell to your spectators at your home site. An individual must have a wristband on to be admitted into any of the All-State buildings-- this includes participants and spectators. Wristbands must be worn at all times by all individuals attending the Festival. Be sure to tell your students to not remove their band even if they are performing. If you do not have a wristband you will have to purchase one at the AllState Festival, this will include All-State participants and performers. This will be enforced to a much greater degree this year. Cost for the Festival is $8 per person, for all ages. There are no discounts for senior citizens or for children. The $8 cost is for the entire day or for any part of the day.
Each school will be sent at least 2 wristbands to sell per participant. If a school wishes to have more, contact the State Office and we will send more via UPS and you will have more to sell the very next day. This method is being used so a parent or spectator will not have to find the ticket booth and they will be able to go directly to a performance building or the opening ceremonies. Following your sales, we will ask for a check to cover the tickets sold and the unsold wristband(s) to be returned. You will be charged as a school for each wristband that is not returned. This applies only for the wristbands that you are selling to spectators. For example, the IHSSA sends you 24 wristbands for spectators. You sell 20, and bring us a check for $160 (20 x $8.00 per wristband) plus the four unsold bands. We ask that the payment and unsold wristbands are brought with you when you check in to receive your free programs for the Festival. Programs for spectators will be sold as in the past. Deb from our office will be in charge of this, and more info will be included in the All-State UPS packet.
The ISU Center is not available as a ‘landing area’ for students. There are plenty of spaces to hang out and put your coats in the coat check or in an area for your school. However, you will not be able to bring in sleeping bags or boom boxes (except for contest events) to the facility. We ask that materials for performance such as steps and blocks be brought into the respective buildings a performance or two before you go on and then returned to your bus or van immediately after your performance. We do not have the room to store these types of materials at the ISU Center. Since there is no problem with parking at the ISU Center and there are great drop off lanes, your bus driver should have no problem with this. We are looking forward to a great experience at the ISU Center again this year as it is a great place to perform. The All-State Committee continues working diligently to make the Festival better every year! If you have any questions please call Craig at the State Office.
Schools that are part of the new contest scheduling program for IE’s - please take note!
Many district and state contests this year are moving to digital scheduling. The names of the entries for scheduling is taken directly from the online registration, and a computer creates the schedule, saving contest managers hours of time. There are two things as a coach that you MUST be careful of when registering online:
It is imperative that you spell your students’ names correctly and consistently. For example, the computer will read “Jon Smith” and “John Smith” as two separate people, and may schedule them at the same time. If “John” and “Jon” are actually the same person and the coach just misspelled their name, that creates a mess with the schedule. Do NOT title entries with generic titles, such as “TBA”, “Improv 1”, or “Untitled”. When several schools do that, it also creates a scheduling problem. If your entry does not have a title when you register, please use some other unique temporary title, such as “Smith Mime #2” or “Craig Ihnen Film” (something unique to your school or a student name) so your title is distinguishable from other titles. PLEASE BE SURE YOU DO THIS FOR IE’S. HAVE A TITLE WHEN YOU ENTER! Please be responsible with your own registration and double check before you submit!
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Short Film, TV Newscasting and Radio Broadcasting Coaches are advised that you can’t switch your enPresentation at Contest tries at the contest site without approval of the You must provide your own media formatted presentation. The IHSSA State Office or the local contest manager. contest site will have a backup just in case something happens An example of this would be School A has three to your projector or computer, however, it is your resonsiblity Solo Mimes at contest. Number 1 is at 10:00, Number 2 is at 11:30 and Number 3 is at 3:30. School A coach goes into the to bring your own equipment. DO NOT PLAN ON USING contest office and says that Solo Mime Number 3 will now be at 10:00 THE CONTEST SITE EQUIPMENT IN SHORT FILM, and Number 1 will now be at 3:30. Unless School A’s coach has written permission from the State Office, he/she cannot switch times. TV NEWSCASTING, and RADIO BROADCASTING. Our suggestion is that you practice setting up your event on a The rationale for this rule is that contest managers have a very difficult cart at your home school and then bring it into the room and job putting a contest together and then reporting it correctly to the IHSSA then start the presentation just like you would at contest. We State Office. When schools switch performing times among themselves, it causes the contest manager’s job to become even more difficult! suggest you not try this for the first time at contest. Credits in TV News and Short Film If you show credits they ARE a part of the timing of the Comment Sheets for Contest event! You could receive a IV for being over time if the credits are past the time limit of the event. Check the time All comment sheets for contest are on the forms of your filmed events and make sure they are under the page. Go to the forms page to download the comment sheets for the contest. The Radio time limits! Broadcasting comment sheet was updated for the 2019 season. Please be sure you are using Be sure to fill out the Judge Evaluation Form the revised form. You need to bring your own Your voice is important! After every contest, the Judge Certicomment sheets for contest.
fication Committee asks for your insight and assistance in completing the “Judge Evaluation Forms”. Here’s why: Each August, the Judge Certification Committee thoroughly examines each and every individual evaluation form. Judges who have earned superior feedback receive positive affirmation from the State Office. Judges that are in need of support receive extra guidance and clarification. Your assessment makes the whole process circular -- our judges “judge” our students and we “judge” our judges. Also, this is your opportunity to model and exercise “justification”. Ultimately this system of giving and receiving constructive feedback is better for the whole community: judges, coaches, and most importantly -- our students. Additionally, your evaluation assists the Judge Certification Committee in collecting information for areas that are in need of training and/or areas that require more clarification. Your feedback aids in the thoughtfulness of continued education to judges on the rules as well as how to properly interpret and justify the IHSSA Consti#$%#&!'()*+,('1 tution. We kindly ask that you complete a judge evaluation form as close to the end of each contest day as possible. Your thoughts will be fresh in your mind before you encounter your next contest day and your next round of judges. Your Contest Manager will include a reminder and specific instructions for completing the “Judge Evaluation Forms” with your ballots. !
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2020 SPONTANEOUS SPEAKING AREAS These 10 areas will produce the questions for the 2020 Spontaneous Speaking category for both District and State contest. Please note these are not the questions, just areas for your students to do their research in. 1. National government issues and how they will affect the average person in America. 2. Homeland security issues. 3. The economy in America and the world. 4. Laws and rules that relate to students. 5. Current/Past national level sporting events. 6. Social unrest in America. 7. The President, Congress and the state of government in the United States. 8. The effects of media in our lives. 9. Business issues... local, state, national, international. 10. Educational issues that face our youth. Possible questions could be: How has social media changed the way we react to experiences in our lives? Do sporting events in America control our lives? Hansen What can be done about gun violence in
IHSSA Entry Forms
Be sure to take your time in correctly filling out your school’s entry forms. Please read all of the directions for on-line registration before you start. If you have a 9th grade team entry, take the time to fill out both a Sr. eligibility, Jr. eligibility, and separate fee payment forms. You may, however, send the entire payment in one check. Also remember that you cannot mix students between the Jr. and Sr. memberships. All 9th graders must be in the Jr. membership and only 10-12 graders can be in the Sr. membership if your school has two memberships.
All State Contests Are Paperless!!!!
All of the IHSSA State contests (State Large Group and State Individual Events) will be using the latest technology available to us to inform you of things you need to know such as contest schedule, weather related information, and other contest information that is important to you. The schedules for every IHSSA State contest this year will only be posted on the web site (www.ihssa.org). You will not receive a schedule via the mail. Please go to the web site, find your state site on the front page and download your schedule. We believe this will be a great benefit to you since you will not have to wait for a schedule to be mailed to you.
Members of every district will provide the name of a judge for the State IE contest. Every school in the IHSSA that qualifies 5 or more entries for the IHSSA State IE contest on March 14, 2020 must provide the name of a certified judge on behalf of their school for that state contest site. This program will only be put into effect if the state contest managers in any district have trouble locating judges for that state contest. Then said judge from each school will be called upon to judge at the state contest. This is a constitutional item! There will be no exceptions to this directive!
Policy on the use of ‘Look alike’ alcohol, vapor products or tobacco for IHSSA Contest
No real tobacco, vapor products or alcohol will ever be used in IHSSA contest entries. This includes live productions at contest as well as Short Film/TV Newscasting productions that are filmed offsite. Look alike alcohol, vapor products, or tobacco that are necessary for IHSSA productions at contest or in filmed events should be provided by the participating school and secured by the IHSSA Coach. All such “look alikes” will be facsimiles or nonfunctioning props. The IHSSA Coach is responsible for storing the prop “look alike” in a locked room or secure, concealed storage area. Students will check out these props when needed and will be supervised at all times. Real alcohol, vapor products or tobacco should never be used in an IHSSA production. Use of real products is a violation of State Law for the student(s) and the school. Students should not be asked to bring a ‘look alike’ alcohol, vapor product, or tobacco prop to school or an IHSSA Contest. All props (empty cans, bottles, fake tobacco products, vapor products) should be provided by the participating school and secured by the IHSSA Coach. The prop should be wrapped whenever it is moved from one area of the school/contest site to another. This moving should be done only by the teacher/coach. Students should never carry these props through the halls of a school/contest site. If the look alike prop is used in a rehearsal, at a filming, or at contest all administrators of participating schools should be notified of the use of that item. All contest managers should be alerted if a “look alike” tobacco, vapor product, or alcohol prop is being used in the IHSSA contest series.
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phone # 515-288-9741(main) Toll Free (new) 888-985-6547 Direct Craig 515-401-1834 Direct Deb 515-401-1833 IHSSA Address 5000 Westown Parkway Suite 150 West Des Moines, Ia. 50266 Office hours 8 - 4:30 M-F
Deb will take lunch from 12:00 -1:00 and Craig will take lunch from 1:00 - 2:00.
IE Coaches: be sure to send your e-mail address to your District Contest site for IE’s. We had many LG Coaches who did not do that for LG District. Please do that today!!
STATE ENTRY PROCEDURE
If your groups advance after District contest you must go into the online registration and register the advancing groups for State contest. You DO NOT make up new green cards. All you have to do is register the groups that advance and then send that in via electrontic registration. Green Cards are sent from the District Site to the State Site. PLEASE REGISTER FOR STATE CONTEST NO LATER THAN TUESDAY THE 28TH OF JANUARY.
January 2020 edition of IHSSA SWIFT