By: Heidi Leoni
There is still time to order a Finals Care Package for your student. You can buy your packages on the Jeffco fees website or call Nader Sheikhan @ 303-982-1894 to purchase over the phone. The cost is $22 for both semesters. Don't miss out on this fun tradition and important fundraiser for Prom! Last day to order is December 6th, 2021.
You may also fill out a Personal Note of Encouragement Form (D'Evelyn Website>Families>Finals Care Packages) and either mail it to the school, drop it off to the front office or email it to Heidi Leon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elizabeth Smith (email@example.com).
Questions? Email Heidi or Elizabeth.
By: Tammie Peters
Congratulations to the members of the newly formed D'Evelyn Forensics (Speech and Debate) team. During the month of October, the Jaguar speakers went to three novice tournament designed for beginners.
At the Homecoming Novice Tournament on October 16, hosted by Mullen High School, both Reilly Harrington and Lila Gelwick won superior awards in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Kendall Miller won a superior award in Informative Speaking and Tae Kim won an excellent award in Extemporaneous Speaking.
At the Jefferson County Novice Tournament On October 23, Nick Steeves won a superior award in LIncoln-Douglas Debate.
At the Great Pumpkin Tournament on October 30, hosted by Cherry Creek High School, every member of the Jaguar team who competed won an award. The team was led by Lila Gelwick, who was undefeated in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and won a superior award. Mia Wu and Reilly Harrington also won superior awards in LD Debate, while Sam Lucero and Nick Steeves won excellent awards in LD. Tae Kim won a superior award in Extemporaneous Speaking and Kendall Miller won an excellent award in Informative Speaking. The team then went on to participate in the Trick or Treat Street at the school.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate is a one-vs-one format, and their topic for October was "Resolved: the member nations of the World Trade Organization ought to reduce intellectual property protections for medicines." The debate format lasts approximately 40 minutes. Extemporaneous Speaking presents the speaker with a question about a current event, and the student has 30 minutes to develop a speech on that question. Informative Speaking can be about anything the student feels the audience should know. The speech can be a maximum of 10 minutes.
During these times of varying COVID protocols, our tournaments have all been virtual, with students competing against students from other schools via Zoom or similar tools.