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SWIFT S PEECH W ORKERS

WHAT IS IN THIS ISSUE OF SWIFT *Membership Dues Info *Judge Certification Sessions *IHSSA Coaches Convention Information * IHSSA State Debate Clinic * IHSSA Callboard And so much more! Be sure to attend Convention this year at the Gateway Hotel in Ames!

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S EPTEMBER 28, 2021

F EATURE T HEMSELVES

2021 IHSSA Hall of Fame Inductees Linda Perrenoud PCM

Teresa Jackson Fort Dodge

Ms. Perrenoud and Ms. Jackson will be honored at a reception and banquet Friday evening of Convention.


CONTEST NOTES JUDGE CERTIFICATION MEETINGS Listed below are the Judge Certification Training sites as of this issue of SWIFT. We encourage all coaches to go to a certification meeting to become more aware of the rules and the new changes. It is important that we as coaches take a positive role in making our judging more effective for the youth of our state by going to a certification meeting as well as finding those individuals in our communities who would be outstanding judges for the IHSSA. At the first several meetings we have had great attendance! . VIRTUAL SESSION November 17, 7:00 p.m. virtual webinar for Experienced Judges recertification only (To attend this virtual session you must email the State Office and ask for the link for the session contact craig@ihssa.org by November 15th ) COACHES CONVENTION Gateway Center, Ames Saturday, October 15, 2021 SOUTHWEST Des Moines DM East High School Saturday, October 2, 10:00 a.m. SOUTHEAST Monticello Monticello High School Saturday, October 9, 10:00 a.m. NORTHWEST Storm Lake Storm Lake High School Saturday, October 30, 10:00 a.m. Moville Woodbury Central High School Wednesday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. NORTHEAST Postville Postville High School Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. Waverly Waverly-Shell Rock High School Wednesday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP DUES PAID Make sure your membership dues have been paid for the 2021-2022 school year. Membership cards were mailed from this office in August to the Speech Director. If you did not receive your membership card contact Deb at the State Office ASAP. Remember - your membership card and dues need to be sent by November 15, 2021. After November 15, a $15.00 penalty is assessed. Dues for the year are $50.00 for a regular membership and $25.00 for a Junior (9th grade) membership. Membership closes December 1st. We would like to encourage schools to get their Junior membership to be turned in at the same time as the regular membership. If you know of a school that is not a member, please encourage them to join. Let us work to have every school in the state as a member of the IHSSA! If we can help encourage a school near you, please contact the State Office.

COACHES CONVENTION INFO ON GUIDEBOOK.COM For those of you who use a smartphone, the IHSSA coaches convention has a mobile app on Guidebook.com. Go to that location, download the guidebook app, and then go to conventions. You will see IHSSA convention and download to your phone. This will be posted by October 7th. What a great way to see what is going on at convention and get updates right away!

LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO IN AMES DURING CONVENTION WEEKEND ? The Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau will have a handout and bag for every convention attendee to help with activity ideas and shopping, plus there will be discounts for food and other items, too

NORTHWEST Denison-Schleswig Manson NW Webster SC East

Spencer NORTHWEST Kuemper Catholic Sibley-Ocheydan Newell-Fonda Lawton-Bronson Woodbury Central

CONTEST SITES FOR 2022 LARGE GROUP SITES: DISTRICT SOUTHWEST NORTHEAST Centennial Cascade Clarke Waterloo West CB Abe Lincoln Hampton-Dumont LARGE GROUP SITES: STATE WDM Valley Decorah INDIVIDUAL EVENTS SITES: DISTRICT SOUTHWEST NORTHEAST Shenandoah Maquoketa Valley Earlham Union CAM Forest City Urbandale INDIVIDUAL EVENTS SITES: STATE ADM Clear Lake

SOUTHEAST Monticello Ottumwa Montezuma Pella CR Kennedy SOUTHEAST Marshalltown North Scott Tri-County Central City Grinnell


IHSSA Callboard Top 20 Reasons to Attend Convention

IHSSA State Debate Clinic October 2, 2021 Simpson College Debate Tournament Virtual (Please see flyer in SWIFT)

It’s 1992. I’m a student teacher. Big hair, high heels and a couple of new “teacher” outfits to my name. Nervous. Hopeful. Anxious. My cooperating teacher, Denis Hildreth, has invited me to attend “Convention” in West Des Moines. I gleefully accept. One of the most important decisions in my life. Immediately, I am awe struck by the people—so much energy and excitement. Passion at its best! And the focus—always on the students. These are my “people”. They ask my name. They encourage. They share and laugh. They laugh more….. and more. They motivate. They inspire. They affirm. I have journeyed to “Convention” and I am home!

IHSSA HSSA Coaches Convention October 15 & 16 Gateway Center Ames (please see flyer in SWIFT) Iowa Thespian State Conference November 12 & 13, 2021 UNI Contact mike.hunter@grinnell-k12.org Iowa State Thespians IHSSA State Debate Tournament DMACC, Ankeny Campus January 7 & 8, 2022 (Policy, L-D, Public Forum & Student Congress)

Please send us your show dates and info for the next SWIFT in OcOctober!! Let everyone know what is happening at your school.

IHSSA CONVENTION GUIDEBOOK FOR YOUR SMARTPHONE APP WILL BE POSTED BY OCTOBER 7th

FRIDAY LUNCH AT CONVENTION Once again this year you may purchase a lunch for Friday noon at the convention site. When you registered for the convention you were to indicate if you wish to purchase the lunch. The lunch will be a ticketed event and you will need a ticket from your registration to have lunch on Friday noon. Contest Managers - your lunch is being provided as part of your meeting and you do not have to purchase the lunch. A ticket will be given to you during the contest managers meeting. Both the Friday night Banquet and the Saturday morning Breakfast are part of the Convention registration and are at no extra cost.

Face covernings and other safety issues at IHSSA Coaches Convention Please note that we are working closely with the hotel team to maintain safety in our current health climate. They have upgraded their air exhanges and we are providing gloves for serving and other items. We are encouraging convention attendees to wear face coverings during events at this year’s convention.

20. Boost your energy. 19. Connect with speech professionals. 18. Obtain college or continuing ed credit. 17. Eat great food. 16. Congratulate other coaches in person on their successes. 15. Present new ideas. 14. Spend T.Q. (Teacher Quality) funds in a meaningful way. 13. Discover contest manager tips. 12. Win door prizes. 11. Investigate AIW, NTHS, EEI, ELP, PLC, and DIFFERENTIATION methods. 10. Play. 9. Create superior student assessments. 8. Applaud IHSSA Hall of Fame Inductees. 7. Engage in new directing techniques. 6. Affirm that YOU are important in your school. 5. Build mentorships with new coaches. 4. Re-certify your judging credentials. 3. Partner with debate professionals. 2. Fuel your passion. 1. JOURNEY together and remember where your home is in the IHSSA. Stacy Hansen, IHSSA Coach at Large


LOCATION OF THE 2021 IHSSA COACHES CONVENTION Take HWY 30 into Ames, exit at 146 or Elwood Drive. Head south on Elwood Drive and then turn right or west on Green Hills Drive. You can see the Hotel from the HWY. Parking is all around the hotel and all parking is FREE!!!

2021 IHSSA Coaches Convention IHSSA: Learning to Perform on Life’s Stage

October 15 & 16, 2001

Time Friday October 15th 9:30 a.m. 10:00-11:30

South

North

1:30-2:20

Keynote Address Tina Bakehouse Speed Dating the IHSSA way Craig Ihnen

Copyright Dr James Weaver

Readers Theatre Suzi Jones, Ashley Whittington & Kim Keller

Building Connections Through the Performing Arts Tina Bakehouse

Dance 101

Mindfulness: On Stage and in the Classroom" Meg Frideres

Friday morning please park in the Southwest lot. See diagram. Then you can come right into those doors and register and go directly to the contest managers meeting or the novice/experienced coaches workshops. Park here Registration Doors for Convention

Securing the Rights to material the easy way Mandi Thomas & Laura Granger

Jean Nelson

One Act Play Kennon Balster

SE

NW

District Meetings Hall of Fame Reception Gallery Lobby

7:00-9:00

Garden Room

9:00-???

Dessert/Coffee Bar Meadows Room

Banquet

Saturday October 16 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet Garden Room Breakfast Buffet from 7:30 to 8:15 Doorprizes and Message to follow

SEL - Self-Care for Teachers and Students Allison Rasmussen

Nate Jorgensen

11:15-12:05

Musical Theatre LG & IE Jackie Schmillen

Mime Kevin Hosbond & Megan Schumacher

12:30-2:30

Note: The Gateway Hotel has “Express Checkout”. This will allow you to checkout without going to the front desk during the convention on Saturday morning. For more details speak with the front desk upon check in.

Speech Workers of Iowa Feature Themselves All Convention Check-out 9:55-10:15

10:20-11:10

Improv 2.0

Judge Certification Clinic North Room

David Wendt IHSSA Coaches Convention for Credit 11:00- 11:30 Marilyn Shaw Melissa Beall UNI

Served in the Garden Room 11:15 -12:00 Must be preregistered for this event

Friday night is a time to dress up a bit. We suggest business dress.

SWIFT 9:10-9:55

Experienced Coaches Forum Harvest Room 9:30- 11:00

SW Harvest Room

NE

4:30-5:15

6:30-7:00

Notes

LUNCH

Conjuring a Debate Program from Thin Air Kirk Kelloway & Marissa Kuiken

2:30-3:20

3:30-4:20

Other

Novice Contest Coaches Manager’s Forum Meeting 9:30 South Central 9:30- 11:00 Vince Hrasky, Breakout Breakout Jacque Seidl, IE contest managers LG contest managers Beth Bellinghausen North Central Derek Friederich Registration in Gallery Lobby 9:00- 12:15

12:15-1:20

The Gateway Center

Central

Organizational Systems for the Speech Team Cynthia Koster & Carrie Tinkham Storytelling Robin & Darrin Crow

Swift Topics LG ALL-STATE, Erin Orhlund IE ALL-STATE, Megan Young THESPIANS/EDTA, Mary Fasse-Shaw & Liz Hansen POETRY OUTLOUD Yvette Hermann/ Jennie Knoebel IOWA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS Karoline Meyers ONLINE REGISTRATION Q &A Debra Robbins STARTING UP A 9th GRADE TEAM Liz Meier FUNDRAISING J’Kalein Madison IE RADIO NEWSCASTING Brian Christensen RECRUITING COACHES & VOLUNTEERS(You are not in this alone)

Molly Holkesvik SO YOU SHOULD THINK ABOUT HOSTING CONTEST Carrie Tinkham


IOWA HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH ASSOCIATION FORTY-NINTH ANNUAL SPEECH COACHES CONVENTION

OCTOBER 15 & 16, 2021 GATEWAY HOTEL 2100 GREEN HILLS DRIVE AMES, IOWA 800-367-2637 / 515-292-8600 www.gatewayames.com Online registration link for hotel is at https://reservations.travelclick.com/2958?groupID=3269733#/guestsandrooms

PLEASE GO TO THE IHSSA WEB SITE TO REGISTER. ALL REGISTRATION IS ONLINE FOR THE CONVENTION. IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE REGISTERING PLEASE CONTACT THE STATE OFFICE. When making your reservations with the Gateway Hotel, please be sure to let them know you are attending the IHSSA Coaches Convention. The Gateway Hotel will hold rooms until Oct 1 Then, all unreserved rooms will be open to the public. You will, however, still be able to receive the IHSSA Convention rate after the 1st if they have rooms.

Guidebook Site: Guidebook site will be active the 7th of October. Download the guidebook app to your smart phone and check out the IHSSA Guidebook site. Breakfast on Saturday Morning at Convention.

Poetry Outloud will sponsor the ‘Soda Break’ this year. They will also have info there to answer questions about this outstanding event. Please go to the following link for more info: https://iowaculture.gov/arts/get-involved/poetry-out-loud

Just a reminder breakfast starts at 7:30, is a buffet, and will go to about 8:15. At that time we will start with doorprizes,the Riggleman Award, and a talk to finish up the breakfast. SWIFT sessions will begin just before 9.

CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOUR REGISTRATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED!!! All registration for the convention should be made online. When you register online a reply is sent to your e-mail to indicate that you are registered. We hope this will improve the process of registration for the convention. You may bring payment with you or have your business office send it in.

DOOR PRIZES Door prizes will be given away at breakfast around 8:20. Final door prizes and the earlybird registration door prize are given at the end of the convention! YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!! THERE ARE  SOME GREAT PRIZES THIS YEAR!!

The Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards will be at convention on Saturday. They will also have info there to answer questions about this outstanding event.

Friday night Hall of Fame Ban quet is a time to dress up a bit. We suggest Business Dress. See you there!


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Please remember when you send in PO’s for payment please send via e-mail to Deb’s address. That address is deb@ihssa.org Use that rather than the Fax number.

Please see the front page of the web site for FREE COACHES CONVENTION giveaway. If you are 2nd or 3rd year IHSSA coach please apply for the Richard Riggleman Award of $3,000 for 3 years. Please contact the state office for that application.

The IHSSA QR patch to the IHSSA website.

Debate Topics & More!!

Election Results Elections were held for Coach at Large and SE Executive Comittee members this fall. The results are on the web site

To get PF topics and all other debate topics go to:

Re-elected to his 2nd term is Kevin Seney, Principal from Grinnell.

Check out the National Speech and Debate web site for many more helpful items that can really make a difference in your speech, debate and theatre classroom.

Congrats to Mr. Seney for his election to the IHSSA Executive Committee.

www.speechanddebate.org


SW District Jacki Pleggenkuhle would like to request of all SW District Speech Coaches: Please bring 1 or 2 desserts for the Fantastic Dessert Bar at the IHSSA Speech Coaches Convention on Oct. 15th. Bring your desserts to the registration table and one of the ‘Ringleaders’ will take that ‘best of show’ dessert from you and store it with the other show stopper desserts. Many thanks!!

CONVENTION 2021 IM PORTANT NOTES READ THIS! Please take note of the exciting sessions the Committee has booked for you at the 2021 IHSSA Coaches Convention. We have listened to your ideas and you’ll find sessions for both novices and experts alike! Learn from fellow coaches who are sharing their info on how to go for the best of show with their own teams this year. Share the hospitality of the Dessert Bar sponsored by the Southwest District. Yes, I am sure that will truly be a best in show of outstanding tastes! We ask that you dress in your best business attire for the Banquet Friday evening. This is a night to spruce up a bit. Please remember that we are guests at the hotel and decorum is appreciated in regards to celebrating. We certainly want you to have merriment and enjoy yourselves, but keep in mind there are other guests in the hotel that value the opportunity to get a good night’s rest for their own top performing events.

Iowa Alliance for Arts Education The Iowa Alliance for Arts education has been in existence since 1988. The need for an “umbrella” advocacy organization for fine arts education in Iowa was heightened by financial constraints caused by a farm crisis of the late 1980’s and the subsequent cuts to fine arts programs in schools across our state. Iowa was fortunate to have visionary arts education leaders who realized that we would have greater impact if all the arts areas were “united as one voice”. It also maintains an Advisory Board made up of representatives of professional arts education organizations, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Association of School Boards, Iowa Association of School Music Dealers, with collaboration from the Iowa Arts Council and Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. IAAE focuses its programming and activities in three different areas: 1. Advocacy for fine arts education at the local, state and national level 2. Professional development for fine arts educators 3. Mentorship of beginning fine arts teachers Advocacy: IAAE provides support for local arts advocacy by providing up-to-date and pertinent information to arts education leaders. The information provided to local advocates assists them in being a powerful voice for their stakeholders. IAAE also provides individual advocates coaching.

Information about this group and joinng will be at the IHSSA Coaches Convention.

IHSSA INFO Web site e-mail

www.ihssa.org craig@ihssa.org deb@ihssa.org

phone # 515-288-9741(main) Toll Free 888-985-6547 Direct Craig 515-401-1834 Direct Deb 515-401-1833 Address IHSSA 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.

CONVENTION BLURBS The “Convention Blurbs” are posted on the web site. Please take a moment to check out what the presenters say about their sessions at convention.

Professional Development: IAAE works with its member organizations to provide professional development for arts educators. Topics of professional development opportunities have included: fine arts standards, arts assessment, transdisciplinary education, and leadership. IAAE has been a sponsor (along with the Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Arts Council, and Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs) of Arts Education Summits in 2019 and 2021. The topics addressed at these events included Fine Arts Standards and Social-Emotional Learning/Arts Education. The past two conferences have provided professional development for hundreds of arts educators in our state. Mentorship: IAAE has been providing mentorship for beginning fine arts teachers in Iowa since 2006. The mentorship program has three components: 1. Mentor visits (both in-person and virtual) for beginning teachers at no cost to the local school district 2. Professional development for beginning fine arts teachers 3. Scholarships for beginning teachers to join their professional organizations and attend professional conferences. The participating organizations in the mentoring program include: Art Educators of Iowa, Iowa Bandmasters Association, Iowa Choral Directors Association, Iowa Music Educators Association, Iowa String Teachers Association, and the Iowa Thespians. Iowa is the only state in the country that provides a mentoring program of this size and scope for fine arts teachers. If are you interested in joining IAAE or learning more about the organization you can visit the IAAE website: iowaalliance4artsed.org or contact the IAAE Executive Director, Leon Kuehner at: leongkuehner@gmail.com

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