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Middle School Debate Coach Weekly! Tournament Registration due TODAY 5pm!!!! Permission Slips due this week by Friday 5pm!

by Erik Fogel | Feb 3, 2019 4:09:43 PM |

Middle School Debate League, Coaches


Hi Everyone!  Middle School Tournament #5 is already here!!!  Registration deadline is TONIGHT 5PM!! 

Always the Monday 5pm of the week of the tournament! You can always register "TBA" entries! Parliamentary/Congressional Debate is in Harlem at Hamilton Grange MS - thank you so much for hosting! And Public Forum Debate Tournament is in Brooklyn at IS 281! 


PERMISSION SLIP UPDATE!!!  Also, and very important.  After a year of warnings about permission slips, this will be strictly enforced this Saturday. We did this at the HS Tournament this weekend. We will continue to send out reminders of students who have completed permission slips as well as students who have not throughout the week. We will also be making phone calls and emails to each school. FRIDAY 5PM IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ALL STUDENT PERMISSION SLIPS.  Students who arrive on Saturday without a permission slip will have to (a) return home; (b) picked up by an adult/guardian; (c) remain in the lobby with security.  We apologize for any inconveniences and understand that this will be very tough on students.  But it is a legal requirement.  And also ensures the safety of every child at the tournament and that they have permission from a parent/guardian to be at the event. 



General Reminders! 


1. Middle School Tournament #5 (Saturday, February 9th) Registration CLOSES TODAY 5PM!!! Deadline is always the Monday of the week of the Tournament!! You can register "TBA" entries, just don't be late after Monday! 


2. Middle School States Championships Bids Updates!!! 

At City Championships, each high school can send two teams per division and per event!  Totally up to you what teams!!! Have your own mini tournament! Select based on overall record!!  or other method!  For State Champs however, it is through "bids" - at least 2 winning record tournaments... with the same partner!! More info and bid list on our State Champs website - https://www.debate.nyc/the-new-york-state-debate-championship


3. Digital Debate Public Forum Debate Class!!! Now Live!!!  Access for Saudi Arabia Topic Resources! 


PUBLIC FORUM TOPIC ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SAUDI ARABIA TOPIC.  We have created a digital debate classroom for each of the monthly PF topics. You can find plug and play resources for your debate practices or send students directly the registration information below to access - (a) Powerpoint Lectures on the topic; (b) Sample Speeches that can be used at the tournament for both speakers; (c) Games on topic vocabulary and readings; (d) videos; (e) curated articles and more.  Since the March topic for high school is different, this may not be available for March which will be Financial Literacy. But will return for the April topic for sure. Would love your feedback on this new resource for teachers and students.  You can email us at info@debate.nyc if any issues on registering for the class. 


Intro Video
Registration Link
Create a “New Account”
Once you go to the website above, it will ask for your username and password. You probably do not have one so scroll down where it says “Is this your first time here” and there is an introductory message and then a button “Create new account”
Click on “Create New Account”
Please complete the details - username, password, email, first name, last name and school name are the required fields. Other fields are not required.  Click on “Create my new account." 
Class Available
"February Public Forum Debate Class"
Class Code
Code to enroll in February PF class - "saudiarabia"  


4. 2018-2019 Tournament Calendar! Save the dates! 


We have a new calendar system on our website so you can add the Tournament Calendar to your Google Calendar, iCalendar or other feeds. As well as share via social media, Email, etc. Each tournament location is also linked to Google Calendar for directions. And you will also see a button that takes you to Tabroom.com to register for that tournament. Visit our Middle School Calendar: https://www.debate.nyc/ms-calendar


Middle School Tournament Calendar (Parliamentary Debate & City Council Debate Calendar)
9/29 - NYC Middle School Tournament #1  - PS 161 (Confirmed).  CITY COUNCIL DEBATE WORKSHOP! 
11/10 - NYC Middle School Tournament #2 - Marine Park (Confirmed)
12/1 - NYC Middle School Tournament #3 (Inwood Academy (Confirmed)
1/19 - NYC Middle School Tournament #4. WHEELS  (confirmed)
2/9 - NYC Middle School Tournament #5: Hamilton Grange (Confirmed)
3/16-17 (Sat & Sun) - NYC Middle School City Championships (PS 161 & Hamilton Grange Confirmed)
4/13-14  (Sat & Sun)- New York State Debate Championships (Still need a location!)
Middle School Tournament Calendar (Public Forum Debate Calendar)
9/29 - NYC Middle School Tournament #1: IN Tech Academy (Confirmed)
11/10 - NYC Middle School Tournament #2: Hunters Point Community MS (Confirmed)
12/1 - NYC Middle School Tournament #3: In Tech Academy (Confirmed)
1/19 - NYC Middle School Tournament #4: PS/IS 266 (Confirmed)
2/9 - NYC Middle School Tournament #5 -  PS/IS 281 (Confirmed)
3/16-17 (Sat & Sun) - NYC Middle School City Championships: PS 161 & Hamilton Grange (Confirmed)
4/13-14  (Sat & Sun) - New York State Debate Championships (Still need a location!)


Thank You for your support to make debate accessible for all! 



Erik Fogel



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