On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one’s mind. It becomes a pleasure.

Oscar Wilde

Pennsylvania High School Speech League

Events

2016 Calendar

January 1

FIRST DAY TO EMAIL CONGRESS BILLS/RESOLUTIONS (House)

(Email April Ritter at rittera@susqu.edu if you have questions about the Student Congress bills.)
(Senate bills are to be sent to and coordinated by District chairs according to their deadlines).
Be sure to check the Student Congress: Senate Handbook for bill submission guidelines. A sample is provided on the last page.

January 9

Blue, Maroon, and White Tournament

Shikellamy High School, Sunbury
All novice and varsity PHSSL events Novice is open to 7th & 8th graders, as well as all first year competitors), as well as Declamation
Contact: Ellen Boyer (570-809-0939, boyere@shikbraves.org or theater@shikbraves.org for more information)

January 13

District #4 PHSSL Qualifier (Lincoln Douglas)

TBD
This qualifier is scheduled for speech events only. Snow date is February 20.
Contact: Lisa Bompiani-Smith (lisa.bompiani@glsd.us)

January 16

Dr. Martin Luther King Open Speech & Debate Tournament

E.L. Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre
Snow Date: January 17
Contact: Kim Borland (kborland@borlandandborland.com or 570-822-3311) or Ruth Borland (rborland@borlandandborland.com or 570-822-3311)

January 20

District #4 PHSSL Qualifier (Policy)

TBD
This qualifier is scheduled for speech events only. Snow date is February 20.
Contact: Lisa Bompiani-Smith (lisa.bompiani@glsd.us)

January 27

District #4 PHSSL Qualifier (Parlimentary)

TBD
This qualifier is scheduled for speech events only. Snow date is February 20.
Contact: Lisa Bompiani-Smith (lisa.bompiani@glsd.us)

January 30

42nd Annual Mercer Rotary Tournament

Mercer High School, Mercer
All PHSSL speaking events will be offered. This event is open to PHSSL, CFL and NSDA member schools.
Contact: Hugh Ringer (hpr@zoominternet.net)

January 31

LAST DAY TO EMAIL CONGRESS BILLS/RESOLUTIONS (House)

(Email April Ritter at rittera@susqu.edu if you have questions about the Student Congress bills.)
(Senate bills are to be sent to and coordinated by District chairs according to their deadlines).
Be sure to check the Student Congress: Senate Handbook for bill submission guidelines. A sample is provided on the last page.

February 1

PHSSL MEMBERSHIP DUES/FEES DEADLINE

(Money must be received by the state office by this date for you to participate in the district and/or state tournaments)

February 3

District #4 PHSSL Qualifier (Senate)

TBD
This qualifier is scheduled for speech events only. Snow date is February 20.
Contact: Lisa Bompiani-Smith (lisa.bompiani@glsd.us)

February 5-6

Pennsbury Falcon Invitational

Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills
Varsity CFL speech and debate event, plus Impromptu
Contact: Jeff Kahn (pennsburyfalcon@gmail.com)

February 6

District #4 PHSSL Qualifier (Speech)

TBD
This qualifier is scheduled for speech events only. Snow date is February 20.
Contact: Lisa Bompiani-Smith (lisa.bompiani@glsd.us)

February 6

District #6 PHSSL Qualifier (Cross-X)

Messiah College, Grantham
This qualifier is scheduled for policy debate only.
Contact: Christine Metcalfe (cmetcalfe@wssd.k12.pa.us) or Nathan Lawver (phssldistrict7@gmail.com)

February 6

District #7 PHSSL Qualifier (Cross-X)

Messiah College, Grantham
This qualifier is scheduled for policy debate only.
Contact: Christine Metcalfe (cmetcalfe@wssd.k12.pa.us) or Nathan Lawver (phssldistrict7@gmail.com)

February 18

District #10 PHSSL Qualifier (Debate)

Harriton High School, Rosemont
This qualifier is for all PHSSL debate events.
Contact: Bonnie Perry (blperry2002@yahoo.com)

February 18

District #15 PHSSL Qualifier (Debate)

Harriton High School, Rosemont
This qualifier is for all PHSSL debate events.
Contact: Marie Langevin (mlangevin@shanahan.org) or Ashley Murphy (amurphy@ucfsd.net)

February 20

District #6 PHSSL Qualifier (Speech & Debate)

Messiah College, Grantham
This qualifier is for all PHSSL speech and debate events, except Policy.
Contact: Christine Metcalfe (cmetcalfe@wssd.k12.pa.us) or Nathan Lawver (phssldistrict7@gmail.com)

February 20

District #7 PHSSL Qualifier (Speech & Debate)

Messiah College, Grantham
This qualifier is for all PHSSL speech and debate events, except Policy.
Contact: Christine Metcalfe (cmetcalfe@wssd.k12.pa.us) or Nathan Lawver (phssldistrict7@gmail.com)

February 20

District #8 PHSSL Qualifier

Abington High School, Abington
This qualifier is for all PHSSL speech events.
Contact: David Long (longdr@hotmail.com) or Keith Brosious (keith.brosious@elklakeschool.org)

February 20

District #9 PHSSL Qualifier

Danville High School, Danville
This qualifier is for all PHSSL speech events.
Contact: Ellen Boyer (boyere@shikbraves.org)

February 25

District #10 PHSSL Qualifier (Speech)

Harriton High School, Rosemont
This qualifier is for all PHSSL speech events.
Contact: Bonnie Perry (blperry2002@yahoo.com)

February 26

District #5 PHSSL Qualifier

Greater Johnstown High School, Johnstown
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events.
Contact: Cassie Thomas (Enos) (cathomas@windberschools.org)

February 26

District #14 PHSSL Qualifier

Greater Johnstown High School, Johnstown
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events.
Contact: Holly Smith (smithhl@pcam.org)

February 27

District #1 PHSSL Qualifier

Pine-Richland High School, Gibsonia
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events. District 1 Tournament invitation sent on or before January 25, 2016.
Contact: Hugh Ringer (hpr@zoominternet.net) or Bob Hall (fhsmonsieur@roadrunner.com)

February 27

District #2 PHSSL Qualifier

Pine-Richland High School, Gibsonia
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events.
Contact: Jeff Byko (jbyko@pinerichland.org)

February 27

District #3 PHSSL Qualifier

Peters Township High School, Peters Township
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events. Registration available on Tabroom.com
Contact: Michael Shaffer (mshaffer@westasd.org) or Ben Edwards (bedwards@usc.k12.pa.us)

March 19

***DATE CHANGE***District #11 PHSSL Qualifier (Prev. March 5)

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Philadelphia
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events.
Contact: Raymond Shay (ShayR@lschs.org) or Dr. Barbara Giuliano (BGiuliano419@aol.com)

March 19

***DATE CHANGE***District #12 PHSSL Qualifier (Prev. March 5)

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Philadelphia
This qualifier is for all PHSSL events.
Contact: Chris Berdnik (cberdnik3@gmail.com)

March 20

District Tournament Deadline

All District Tournaments must be completed by March 20 in order for competitors to qualify for the State Tournament.

March 23

All District reports are due no later than this date

All District Chairs are to submit their District’s report to the State Office no later than today’s date. The forms can be found on the ‘Forms/Documents’ section on the PHSSL website. (Forms can be faxed or emailed to the number/address listed on the top of the form.)

March 25

Registration must be completed for the State Tournament

Coaches are to register all qualifiers/participants on the Joy of Tournaments website by March 25 (www.joyoftournaments.com)
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)

April 2

Gettysburg Pre-States Invitational Tournament

Gettysburg Area High School, Gettysburg
Speech and debate tournament. Registration via www.tabroom.com
Contact: Lourdes Dandignac (ldandignac@gettsyburg.k12.pa.us)

April 7

Executive Board Meeting

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)

April 8 & 9

2016 State Tournament

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4300)

April 30

The Spartan Invitational Tournament

Southern Lehigh High School, Center Valley
Contact: David Long (longdr@hotmail.com or 610-419-9677)

July 14

Summer Executive Board Meeting

Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg
Contact: Codie Nevil Sauers (nevil@susqu.edu or 570-372-4660)

October 14

REGIONAL DRAMA FESTIVAL REGISTRATION & TECH FORMS DUE TO THE STATE OFFICE

Schools intending to participate in Regional Drama Festivals must submit their Registration & Tech Form no later than today. (Forms can be found on the 'DOCUMENTS/FORMS' page on the PHSSL website.)
Drama Coaches and Regional Coordinators will be notified of regional assignments by October 21.

Registration fees are NOT to be sent to the State Office; they are to be provided to the Regional Coordinator at the Regional Festival.
Contact: Jodi Fetterolf (jfettero@bloomu.edu) or your Regional Coordinator listed under your tournament date.


TBD

Central Regional Drama Festival

__ High School, (location TBD)
Contact: Ellen Boyer (boyere@shikbraves.org)

TBD

Eastern Regional Drama Festival

__ High School, (location TBD)
Contact: Julie Larnard-Newbury (julieln@epix.net or (214) 232-8258)

TBD

Western Regional Drama Festival

__ High School, (location TBD)
Contact: Michael Shaffer (mshaffer7777@gmail.com, mshaffer@westasd.org) or Mary Ann Berty (germar02@verizon.net)

December 7

Regional Drama Festival Deadline

Each region must complete their Regional Drama Festival no later than today's date.

December 8

Deadline for Regional Coordinators to Submit Regional Drama Festival Results

Drama Festival Report forms can be found on the 'Forms/Documents' section of the PHSSL website. (Forms can be faxed or emailed to the number/address listed on the top of the form.)

December 9

Deadline for Qualifying Schools to Submit State Drama Festival Registration

State Registration forms can be found on the 'Forms/Documents' section of the PHSSL website. (Forms can be faxed or emailed to the number/address listed on the top of the form, and fees may be mailed with registrations or brought the day of the Festival.)



2017 Calendar

January 1

FIRST DAY TO EMAIL CONGRESS BILLS/RESOLUTIONS

Email Student Congress House bills to Jodi Fetterolf @ jfettero@bloomu.edu.
(Student Congress Senate bills are to be sent to and coordinated by District chairs according to their tournament deadlines).
Be sure to check the Student Congress: Senate Handbook for bill submission guidelines. A sample is provided on the last page.

January 6 & 7

PHSSL Drama Festival

Location: Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg
Contact: Jodi Fetterolf (jfettero@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4646)

January 31

LAST DAY TO EMAIL CONGRESS BILLS/RESOLUTIONS (House)

Email Student Congress House bills to Jodi Fetterolf @ jfettero@bloomu.edu.
(Student Congress Senate bills are to be sent to and coordinated by District chairs according to their tournament deadlines).
Be sure to check the Student Congress: Senate Handbook for bill submission guidelines. A sample is provided on the last page.

February 1

PHSSL MEMBERSHIP DUES/FEES DEADLINE

(Money must be received by the state office by this date for you to participate in the district and/or state tournaments)

February 25

District Tournament Deadline

All District Tournaments must be completed by March 20 in order for competitors to qualify for the State Tournament.

March 1

All District reports are due no later than this date

All District Chairs are to submit their District’s report to the State Office no later than today’s date. The forms can be found on the ‘Forms/Documents’ section on the PHSSL website. (Forms can be faxed or emailed to the number/address listed on the top of the form.)

March 2

Registration must be completed for the State Tournament

Coaches are to register all qualifiers/participants on theTabroom.com website by March 2 (www.tabroom.com)
Contact: Jodi Fetterolf (jfettero@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4646)

March 16

Executive Board Meeting

Location: Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg
Contact: Jodi Fetterolf (jfettero@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4646)

March 17 & 18

2017 State Tournament

Location: Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg
Contact: Jodi Fetterolf (jfettero@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4646)