Parent Judges are a key component of our debate team. If you are a chaperone, you are likely to also be a judge for novice debates as the team is required to provide a certain amount of judges at each tournament. Don’t Fret! You’ll only be judging novices and we’ll teach you how to do it!
Join other parents from the NU and McClatchy teams to learn the basics of policy debate and the role of the judge. This is a fantastic opportunity to educate yourself about the world of debate that your student is steeped in.
Saturday, September 12th 9:30 – 3:30
Room J106 at Nevada Union High School
$5 donation for lunch requested
Please rsvp to coach Judith Hill-Weld at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Debate Meeting:
Getting Ready for Next Year!
Wednesday, May 13
6pm-7pm & 7pm-8pm
6:00 to 7:00 is for new debaters and new debater parents. Meet the coaches and find out what next year holds for the debate team; learn about the structure of the team, tournaments, team meetings, and how parents can help through our Debate Booster Club. We encourage all new debaters and their parents to stay for the 2nd half of the meeting to meet our continuing debaters and their parents.
7:00 to 8:00 for returning debaters and returning debate parents. This part of the meeting is an official Booster Meeting and we will vote in new officers for the 2015-16 school year, take stock of our efforts for this year and report on our finances (hint: they are in good shape!) Stephen Goldberg and Judith Hill-Weld will fill us in on what next year holds for the debate team and we’ll talk about what fundraising efforts the boosters have on the calendar for next year. And we’ll fill you in on the end of the year debate party at the Fenners!
Where: Nevada Union High School Debate Room: J 106
Led by coach Stephen Goldberg and varsity debate team members.
Why a parent judge training?
Debate tournaments rely upon parents for 3 important reasons:
1) Transporting students
2) Chaperoning students
3) Judging novice tournament rounds
There is an art and a skill to judging a debate round—learn about both at this judge training workshop. Junior Varsity and Varsity rounds are judged by college debaters or debate coaches, but the novice rounds are judged by parents. Learn how to “flow” and recognize if the affirmative or the negative wins the question at hand. This is a great way to begin to understand debate jargon and experience what your child is learning.