Welcome to the Monticello District Speech



JANUARY 24, 2015



7:30 - 8:00              Registration in Principal's Office. 

                                Maps will be available at this location

7:30 - 8:00              Judges meet in Room 307

8:00                         Centers begin


On behalf of Monticello Community Schools and the MHS Speech Department, we welcome you to the IHSSA District Large Group Speech Contest at Monticello High School.


Students should enter through the front doors.  Buses are to park in the south parking lot.  Stage equipment may be brought in through the double doors on the south side of the building between performances no more than 1-1/2 hours before your scheduled performance time. We will provide a light person on stage and in the light booth.  We ask that all makeup be applied in the designated locker room next to the gym.


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.


The gym will be open for the use of all schools.  Please do not leave valuables unattended.  In accordance with IHSSA rules, please leave large radios at home.  Please note:  cell phones are not allowed in performance areas. Lunch will be served in the adjoining cafeteria.  PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL OUR REASONABLY PRICED LUNCH SELECTIONS.


As per the IHSSA office, this year's schedule has been e-mailed.  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.  We also have a website with further details.  The site is www.monticello.k12.ia.us - click on the High School tab and then the link that is labeled Speech.  On the day of the contest, we are asking all coaches to stop in the office to fill in any missing information on the green registration cards.  This will be helpful when we pull cards for the state contest.  Please remind students to check schedules posted throughout the day for changes.  Our contest headquarters will receive and tabulate ballots.  Extra ballots will be available at 25¢ per ballot.  Please insist all students stay out of the office.  Results will be posted in the gymnasium.


The IHSSA has suggested charging spectators $3.00 voluntary admittance fee.  We will be following their suggestion this year.  Please inform your students.


We are planning on cooperative weather.  In the event of inclement weather conditions, call our high school, 319-465-6597, for weather related messages.


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


Deb Bowman                                                                        

(319)465-6597, ext. 1302                              


Cell:  319-480-0125

Home:  319-465-5228