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Jordan Junior High School Invitational

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General information

This is a Middle School tournament in Minnesota.

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General Information:

  • You may leave coats and bags in the commons.  Please take your valuables with you to each round.  

  • School at JHS is not dismissed until 3:00.  There will be some congestion as students leave the school.

  • Concessions will be available in the Commons.  Please do not take food or beverages into the gymnasium.  Only water is allowed in the academic wings.  

  • A map of the school will be posted. Rooms will be identified with signs. Please cooperate in keeping the school as clean as possible. 

Covid Info

  • Please note that we intend to hold this tournament in person. 

  • At present, our school district does not require masks to be worn in the buildings. 

  • We may decide to hold awards virtually, or hand awards to coaches and let you announce your award recipients on the bus ride home, rather than try to fit everyone in our theater space.

  • As we have updated guidance to share, we will continue updating on Speechwire and pushing email communication to coaches.

Registration and Fees

  • The cost is $5 per entry.

  • No more than 10 entries allowed per event per school.

​Registration Deadline

  • Please have initial registration entered in Speechwire by Friday, February 18. This allows us to make any last minute room assignments so we keep rooms close to each other in each category.

  • The final day to make registration changes without penalty is Feb 21 at midnight. Adds may still be done after this point, but drops after this point will not result in a change of statement.

  • Entry changes (drops or adds) can be made on the speechwire.com tournament site up until the end of registration.

  • We will be site scheduling all rounds of competition in order to make sure rounds are equal and fair. For this reason, registration must be completed promptly by 3:00 pm or a phone call to 952-393-8989 must be made to report your team drops.

  • Please make checks payable to Jordan High School Speech Team and mail to (preferred; you may also hand a check to our front info desk in the morning, but please have late changes accounted for):

    Amy M. Peters
    Jordan High School
    600 Sunset Drive
    Jordan, MN   55352​

Team Sweepstakes:

  • Team trophies will be available for the top 2 schools.

Schedule 

  • Registration ends at 3:00pm.

  • Round I will begin at 3:45pm , Round II at 5:00pm, and Round III at 6:15. 

  • There will be three rounds with no finals.  

  • We estimate that awards will begin at 7:30 p.m. if they are hosted on site.

 

Judges

  • Each team is required to bring 1 judge for each 6 entries (including double entries).

  • For each uncovered entry, the team will be assessed a $100 fee. 

E-Balllots

  • This is an e-ballot tournament! When registering your judges, please provide their email addresses.

  • Let your judges know before the tournament they should expect an email inviting them to activate their account on live.speechwire.com.

  • Judges should make sure they have tested logging in once before the tournament to verify their account works.

  • Judges will need to bring a wi-fi enabled device to the tournament to record ranks and critiques.

  • We recommend a device with a keyboard (laptop, chromebook, tablets with keyboard).

  • We recommend not using a smartphone for writing critiques online.

  • Judges who prefer not to write critiques electronically, may pick up paper critiques from the tab room, but should still plan to submit ranks through the e-ballots site throughout the day.

Double Entering

  • Double entering is permissible for all categories except discussion. Triple entry is not allowed.

  • Draw categories may double enter in another category- but not another dra category.

Locations and Logistics

  • Please drop your team off at the Jordan High School's front entrance.

Jordan High School

600 Sunset Drive

Jordan, MN 55352

Minnesota State High School League Event Info:

  • STORYTELLING:  Contestants will deliver a different story of their choosing each round.

  • EX READING: Contestants will deliver a different selection of their choosing each round

  • EX SPEAKING: You will be given a set of questions; choose a different question for each round.

  • DISCO:  Tasks will be available the week of the meet via email.

Manager contact information

Amy Marie Peters
Email address: ampeters@isd717.org
Phone number: 952-393-8989

Mailing address

Jordan High School
600 Sunset Drive
Jordan, MN 55352

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