Welcome to the IE District Contest at Northeast Gooselake

On behalf of Northeast Community Schools and the Northeast Speech Department, we welcome you to the IE District Speech Contest. Students, coaches and spectators should enter through the Middle/High School doors (NOT the Auditorium doors). Once you enter through these doors, the cafeteria or "camp" area is directly in front of the main entrance. Buses will be directed to park further down the parking lot at our elementary building. We share a parking lot so it is not far. There will be an entrance on the south side of the HS building that will be open for all drivers to come through so they are in the building quickly.

A permanent concession stand is located on the south side of the school with minimal seating but the cafeteria will be available for full seating. All food and drinks should stay in the cafeteria or near the concession stand area. Concessions and lunch items will be available all day. Click on the concessions tab for the menu and pricing. Please encourage students to enjoy our reasonably priced food and snack options.

Hall noise has been the major complaint from both judges and hall monitors. Please remember that both students and coaches need to be quiet in performance hallways. Please do not leave valuables unattended. In accordance with IHSSA rules, large radios are not allowed. Please note: cell phones are not allowed in performance areas.

The schedule has been e-mailed and also listed on the Schedule tab. Please e-mail any drops ASAP before contest day. We prefer you e-mail when possible for the quickest response. Each e-mail will be acknowledged with a return e-mail. Please remind students to check schedules and centers posted throughout the day for changes. Remember to bring your completed ballots to your center when you perform. Please insist all students stay out of the office. Results will be posted in the cafeteria.

If bad weather should cause the need for a delay, we will have announcements made to all coaches, the local news and our speech website.

The IHSSA has suggested asking spectators for a $3.00 donation at admission. Please inform your fans.

Best of luck. We hope you have a rewarding day.

If you have any questions or drops please be sure to contact me.

Matt Bolahan

563-577-2249 ext 530


Matt Bolahan Rachel Pasker Kris Doss

Speech Coach Speech Coach Speech Coach