Rice Middle School Open House

Welcome to Speech and Theatre with Mrs. Petropoulos!

A Little Bit About Me....

This is my 11th year teaching

I love what I do and I love our students and community!

I graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Theatre

What I teach at Rice

Theatre I

Theatre II

Speech I (Intro to Speech)

Speech II (Debate)

Speech III (Tournament Prep)


An explanation of the differences in the speech classes can be found here

I'm also a mom!

Mia: 7

Niko: 2

Communication

The best way to get a hold of me is email:

Lindsey.Petropoulos@pisd.edu

or by phone at 469-752-6088


I do not answer the phone during class time

Class Information

All class information can be found on our google classroom page. Parents can now access the page by contacting the teacher and giving them a preferred email address.

Rice Middle School Speech Team

Please take a look at our google site for information on joining the RMS speech team

http://bit.ly/1NQcwJC (you must login to google using your pisd account)


We have four tournaments a year (always on a Saturday) and students can compete in as many tournaments as they wish. There are 12 different events that students can participate in.

Debate at Rice

Students who want to compete in debate at the speech tournaments must be enrolled in my debate class (7th and 8th grade only). Applications for the debate class will be available through your counselor during spring registration.

Play Auditions

Play auditions are Thursday, September 15th and Friday, September 16th in the Rice Middle School Cafeteria until 5PM. You will only need to attend one audition day! Please fill out an audition form (posted outside room 731) and bring it with you to the audition. Audition requirements are to prepare a one minute comedic monologue.

For more information, visit the Rice Theatre site: http://bit.ly/1MJpGcQ

You must use a pisd login to access the site.

What will we do in Theatre I?

Pantomime

Parts of the Stage

Blocking

Audience Etiquette

Acting

Characterization

Improv

Memorization Techniques

Script Marking

Voice and articulation

Monologues

Duet Scenes

How theatre helps you

Reading plays

Group Scenes

What will be covered in Speech I

The Communication Process

Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

The Listening Process

Group Discussion

Communication Apprehension

Speech Construction

Delivery Skills

Demonstration Speech

Class speech assignments

Tournament Prep and Debate

We watch the news every day on Cnnstudentnews.com (Debate ONLY)
10 minute episodes, student friendly
Students take notes
Quiz over notes every Friday

I encourage you to discuss current events at home with your student!


2016-2017 Tournament schedule:

September 24th @ Robinson M.S.

December 3rd @ Shepton M.S.

March 25th @ Vines H.S.

April 29th @ Murphy M.S.

Keep up with information

Speech Team google site: http://bit.ly/1NQcwJC

Theatre google site: http://bit.ly/1MJpGcQ


Follow us on twitter: @RiceMSSpeech

Receive reminder texts and emails

Remind (for email and text reminders for speech team):

I will be using www.remind.com to send out reminder texts for pertinent information regarding tournaments and meetings that come up during the school year. If you and your parents would like to receive these messages please follow the following instructions. Please make sure that you are entering the correct code!

To receive notifications by text:

1. Send a text to this number: 81010

2. With this code in the message box: @ricespeech

To receive notifications by email:

1. Send an email to ricespeech@mail.remind.com.

2. To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.

Reminder for Tournament Prep only

I will be using www.remind.com to send out reminder texts for pertinent information regarding tournaments and meetings that come up during the school year. If you and your parents would like to receive these messages please follow the following instructions. Please make sure that you are entering the correct code!

To receive notifications by text:

1. Send a text to this number: 81010

2. With this code in the message box: @ricetourn

To receive notifications by email:

1. Send an email to ricetourn@mail.remind.com.

2. To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.

Reminder for debate class only

I will be using www.remind.com to send out reminder texts for pertinent information regarding tournaments and meetings that come up during the school year. If you and your parents would like to receive these messages please follow the following instructions. Please make sure that you are entering the correct code!

To receive notifications by text:

1. Send a text to this number: 81010

2. With this code in the message box: @rmsdebate

To receive notifications by email:

1. Send an email to rmsdebate@mail.remind.com.

2. To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.