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Communication Arts

The Communication Arts Program exists to train students from a Biblical Worldview to be intentional storytellers who think critically about their message, creatively engage their audience and effectively use communication to transform the culture for Christ.

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ACSI SPEECH MEET

  • PCA is a chapter member of the Association of Christian Schools International and competes in the District Speech Meet each spring semester. Students in 1st-6th grade are eligible to compete at the In-House Speech Meet competition prior to ACSI District Meet.
  • Students compete in the following events (based on grade level): Poetry, Bible Memory, Fable & Folklore, Patriotic Oration, Original Speech or Dramatic Bible Prose.
  • Students perform in front of three judges and receive feedback on the performance.
  • The top 3 performances (based on numeric scoring) will go on to compete at the ACSI District Competition.

SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM

  • The program is for Upper and Middle School students desiring to excel in interpretation, speech, debate and competition.

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General Information

Course & Program Descriptions

For descriptions of courses, competitions and the Communication Arts program CLICK HERE

Get Involved

The Communication Arts program has great opportunities for you to serve with your child and partner as your student develops her mind, communication and public speaking skills! Thank you for looking into these great opportunities. If you have any interest or experience in these areas we would love to have your skillset within the Communication Arts Program community!

Stand Up and Be Heard- provide project feedback and positive constructive comments to help students become better speakers after presentations.

Speech and Debate- Attend and judge at local competitions to help PCA fulfill judging quotas, give feedback to students and develop our program. Make great connections with neighboring public schools.

Mock Trial- help students gain confidence in their speaking ability especially in the area of law.

Film & Broadcasting- Attend the PCA Film Festival and assist, help students with interviews or short projects, donate toward camera and broadcasting equipment, connections or networking opportunities for students within this field.

Newspaper- Download the LionNation Online App and stay current with the great stories and content! Donate toward equipment costs. Advertise your business or product on the LNO site.

Contact

Meg Parker-Wilson

Meg Parker-Wilson

Titles: Director of Communication Arts
Email:

IMPORTANT DATES

1st-2nd In-House Meet: Tues, Jan 22, 2019

3rd-4th In-House Meet: Thurs, Jan 24, 2019

5th-6th In-House Meet: Fri, Jan 25, 2019

NORTH 1st-6th In-House: Fri, Jan 31, 2019

1st-6th ACSI District Speech Meet: TBD

US Mock Trial Regionals:

US Mock Trial STATE:

US Congressional Debate Districts: PBC

US Film Festival: Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.: SLC

Stand Up and Be Heard!

SUBH speeches are related to a subject area project and delivered once per semester.

Every student’s semester speech is filmed on his or her personal device during the peer presentation. Students practice the techniques of professional presentation-- learning qualities such as: proper stance, introduction, eye contact, voice, gestures and vocal control. Students grow in confidence by watching their performance and receiving feedback from their peers, teacher or parent coach.

REGISTRATION LINKS

North 1st-6th In-House Speech Meet

Registration will be open November 10, 2017 - January 10, 2018 for the In-House Speech Meet! In the meantime please browse the rules and event titles. If you need assistance, please contact mparkerwilson@prestonwoodchristian.org

REGISTRATION :

1st Grade Registration

2nd-4th Grade Registration

5th-6th Grade Registration

mparkerwilson@prestonwoodchristian.org

VIDEOS & RESOURCES

Speech Meet Events Guidelines and Titles

In-House 1st-6th: Friday, January 18, 2019

ACSI District Meet: March 8, 2018 at PBC

Plano 1st-4th In-House Speech Meet

Registration will be open November 10, 2018- January 11, 2019 for the In-House Speech Meet! In the meantime, please browse the rules and event titles. If you need assistance, please contact mparkerwilson@prestonwoodchristian.org

REGISTRATION:

1st Grade Registration

2nd-4th Grade Registration

VIDEOS & RESOURCES

Speech Meet Events Guidelines and Titles

In-House 1st & 2nd: Tues, Jan 22, 2019

In House 3rd-4th: Thurs, January 24, 2019

ACSI District Meet:
March 8, 2018 at Prestonwood

Plano 5th-6th In-House Speech Meet

Registration will be open November 10, 2018 - January 11, 2019 for the In-House Speech Meet! In the meantime, please browse the rules and event titles. If you need assistance, please contact mparkerwilson@prestonwoodchristian.org

REGISTRATION:

5th-6th Grade Registration

VIDEOS & TITLES & RESOURCES

In-House Meet: Friday, January 25, 2019

ACSI District Meet:March 8, 2018 at Prestonwood

Plano 7th-8th Speech & Debate Team

Practice Schedule: Mondays 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Additional: Activity Period by appointment)

REGISTRATION:

Cost: $75.00 (includes T-Shirt)

  • September 1: Plano/Clark TFAx2
  • September 7/8: Grapevine TFA and NIETOC
  • October 19/20: Plano West TFA and NIETOC
  • November 10/11: Hockaday TFA and NIETOC (instead of Waco)
  • November 16/17: Prosper TFA
  • December 1: Creekview TFA and NIETOC

Plano US Speech & Debate Team

Practice Schedule: Mondays 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Activity Period by appointment)

REGISTRATION:

Cost: $175.00 (Includes T-Shirt)

Fall Competition Calendar:

  • Aug 31/September 1: Plano/Clark TFAx2

  • September 7/8: Grapevine TFA and NIETOC
  • September 28/29: Houston TFA (Overnight Travel Upper School Only)
  • October 19/20: Plano West TFA and NIETOC
  • October 26/27: UNT TFA
  • November 10/11: Hockaday TFA and NIETOC (instead of Waco)
  • November 16/17: Prosper TFA
  • December 1: Creekview TFA and NIETOC

click hereTo find Speech Meet resources

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