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Christy Trussell
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Mrs. Trussell’s Schedule


Maroon Day (A)

1st period  

9:00- 10:32 AM

Debate I

2nd period

10:37-12:10 PM   

Advanced Debate

3rd period

Professional Communications

4th period

2:43-4:15 PM   

Conference

Gold Day (B)

5th period

9:00- 10:32 AM

Peer Tutors

6th period

10:37-12:10 PM

Debate I

7th period

Advanced Debate

8th period

2:43-4:15 PM

Conference

Flex Day

1st period

9:00- 9:41 AM

Debate I

5th period

9:46- 10:27 AM

Peer Tutors

2nd period

10:32-11:13 AM

Advanced Debate

Advisory

11:18-11:43 AM

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6th period

Debate I

3rd period

1:14-1:57 PM

Professional Communications

7th period

2:02-2:43 PM

Advanced Debate

4th period

2:48-3:29 PM

Conference

8th period

3:34-4:15 PM

Conference



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Phone(512) 858-3167 FAX(512) 858-3198




Professional Communications-

 Week of September 19- September 23

In Professional Communications, we continuing to explore the communication process by improving our listening and interpersonal communication skills.

 I will update my website and send home a Skyward blast on a weekly basis to keep you in the loop. Please remind your student to turn in any make up work to me upon their return.

If you ever have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. My goal is for your student to be academically successful, so if there is anything I can do to help- please let me know!

Monday- Notes over Chapter 6 (Listening) and quiz over notes; Introduction of the Word Story listening assignment.

Wednesday-  work on writing and illustrating the Word Story in class.

Friday- Word Story presentation (summative grade)

Week of September 26- September 30

Monday
Chapter 7 notes (Interpersonal Communication) and quiz over notes: True Colors personality test

Wednesday-   Work on the True Colors Personality collage in class. **Students will need 1/2 a poster board in class on Wednesday. 

Friday- presentation of True Colors collages to the class. 

Week of October 3- October 7

Monday- Interpersonal Communication film + guided analysis worksheet

Wednesday-    finish Interpersonal film and turn in guided analysis; discuss gender communication

Friday- Gender communication discussion continued...


Debate I, Debate II, Debate III and Debate IV –

September 19- September 23

I just want to say I am so glad your student decided to participate with the DSHS Speech and Debate team this year. We are planning to have an exciting year, full of preparation and competitions, where our students had the chance to show off their skills and shine.

Debate I students are in the process of wrapping up in class Public Forum Debates and we are watching a documentary about a high school speech and debate team called "Rise and Shine." Next, we will work on extemporaneous speaking. The students will learn how to construct a speech, the critical organizational elements, how to select the best sources to support the points they are trying to make, and watch national final rounds and constructively critique them. Then the students will sign up for a topic of their choosing, research and write a speech and then present that speech to the class. Speeches should be presented around Sept. 29/ Sept. 30.

We also have the UIL Student Activity Conference on October 22nd at the University of Texas. We will be taking a school bus from DSHS if your student is interested in attending this conference. Remember, students in Debate I are required to attend one conference or tournament a semester. Their attendance counts as a summative grade. There are no fees involved with this conference and students should bring snacks and money for lunch at a fast food restaurant in Austin on our way home. More details will be sent out soon regarding this conference and I will be putting a sign up sheet up in my classroom, so talk to your student and see if they are interested in attending. 

Debate II, Debate III and Debate IV students will begin preparing for competition-- the Reagan TFA tournament (Oct 14-Oct.15). Details will be coming home soon. The sign up sheet is up in my classroom and students must sign up by Friday, Sept. 30 if they plan to attend. 
Advanced Debaters also have extemp. articles due on Sept. 22 and Oct. 5. We are using a new extemp. article storage system this year, so the process should be more streamlined and easier for the students. These are summative grades. 


 

2016-2017 Tentative Speech and Debate Schedule

September 10, 2016                La Vernia TFA                                                  San Antonio TX

October 14-15, 2016               Reagan TFA*                                                   San Antonio TX

October 22, 2016                    UIL Student Activity Conference (UT Austin) Austin TX

October 28-29, 2016               St. Mary’s Hall TFA*                                        San Antonio TX           

November 5, 2016                   Bowie TFA                                                       Austin TX

November 11-13, 2016           Katy Taylor TFA*                                             Katy TX

TBA                                          UIL Congress qualifier*                                  TBA

December 1, 2016                   Capitol Congressional Debate contest           Austin TX

December 2-3, 2016               University of Texas TFA/TOC*                                    Austin TX

January 10-11, 2017                UIL State Congress competition (UT Austin)*Austin TX

January 13-15, 2017                King TFA*                                                        Corpus Christi TX

January 24, 2017                     UIL CX Debate District *                                 TBA

February 16-21, 2017              Harvard University TOC*                                Boston MA

February 24- 25, 2017             NSDA National qualifier* (Westlake HS)        Austin TX

March 8-12, 2017                    TFA State (Plano)*                                          Dallas TX

March 17-18, 2017                  UIL State CX Debate (UT Austin)                    Austin TX

March 23, 2017                       UIL District (SPEECH ONLY)*                         TBA

April 7-8, 2017                        UIL Regionals *                                               San Antonio TX

May 22-23, 2017                     UIL State (UT Austin)*                                                Austin TX

June 17-24, 2017                     NSDA National Tournament                            Birmingham AL

*= students must have met certain qualifications to attend.

The following SAT and ACT dates do not conflict with tournaments, please try to test on these dates.    SAT Dates- Oct. 1, Jan. 21, May 6, June 3     ACT Dates- Dec. 10, Feb. 11, June 10        





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