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  1. Lexington High School has a full-time position open for an Assistant Director of Debate for the 2011-2012 school year. The Lexington High School Debate Team is a nationally competitive program that competes in policy, Lincoln-Douglas and public forum debate. The Assistant Director will work closely with the current Director, Sara Sanchez, and the Assistant Lincoln Douglas coach Chris Palmer, teach two debate classes and fill the other half of their commitment in the Social Studies Department. They will need to be teacher certifiable in MA. They should have significant experience coaching policy, Lincoln-Douglas and/or Public Forum debate at a national level. They should be willing to travel at least one weekend per month and be available after school two days a week to judge practice debates. The online application process can be accessed here: http://www.applitrack.com/lexingtonma/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&category=High+School+Teaching Additionally, any interested candidate should send their resume, a cover letter, and any questions to the Director of Debate, Sara Sanchez at ssanchez@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us and the Social Studies Department Head, Robert Collins at rcollins@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us.
  2. Is this one right? They chose not to include "federal government?" Also, where's the Russia paper?
  3. Updated to a full-time position, see original post.
  4. This has been updated to a full-time position. I've edited the original post. As always, please email if you have any questions.
  5. In addition to the current staff, Lexington High School has a full-time position open for an Assistant Director of Debate for the 2010-2011 school year. The Lexington High School Debate Team is a nationally competitive program that competes in policy, Lincoln-Douglas and public forum debate. The Assistant Director will work closely with the current Director, Sara Sanchez and argument coach Michael Antonucci, teach two debate classes and fill the other half of their teaching commitment in the Social Studies Department. They will need to be teacher certifiable in MA. They should have significant experience coaching policy and Lincoln-Douglas debate at a national level. They should be willing to travel at least one weekend per month and be available after school two days a week to judge practice debates. The online application process can be accessed here: http://www.applitrack.com/lexingtonm...chool+Teaching Additionally, any interested candidate should send their resume a cover letter, and any questions to the Director of Debate, Sara Sanchez at ssanchez@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us and the Social Studies Department Head, Robert Collins at rcollins@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us.
  6. In addition to the current staff, Lexington High School has a full-time position open for an Assistant Director of Debate for the 2010-2011 school year. The Lexington High School Debate Team is a nationally competitive program that competes in policy, Lincoln-Douglas and public forum debate. The Assistant Director will work closely with the current Director, Sara Sanchez and argument coach Michael Antonucci, teach two debate classes and fill the other half of their commitment in the Social Studies Department. They will need to be teacher certifiable in MA. They should have significant experience coaching policy and Lincoln-Douglas debate at a national level. They should be willing to travel at least one weekend per month and be available after school two days a week to judge practice debates. The online application process can be accessed here: http://www.applitrack.com/lexingtonm...chool+Teaching Additionally, any interested candidate should send their resume a cover letter, and any questions to the Director of Debate, Sara Sanchez at ssanchez@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us and the Social Studies Department Head, Robert Collins at rcollins@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us.
  7. We're looking for a few hired judges for the Mass. State Tournament. The tournament is March 27th at the Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury. Judges will be paid $80 for the day. Contact Sara Sanchez at sarabsanchez@gmail.com for more information. Please include the events you are qualified to judge in your email. Thanks!
  8. Corrected pairing, Lexington VE defeated Hooch ID on a 2-1 in the Doubles. The printed pairing was incorrect. We dropped on a 3-0 v. Westlake in the Quarters (Forslund, Lamballe, Parkinson)
  9. slcathena

    Big Lex

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  10. Just a couple of thoughts... a) Mario and Arsht are amazingly talented debaters and among the most remarkable kids I have ever coached. Their performance this year is admirable, and should only be congratulated. Travel schedules vary because of all sorts of intangibles that people fail to consider (back to back weekends, test schedules, budgets, etc). Judging other teams travel schedules is a rigged game. c) You all should be cutting more cards and posting less smack talk before MBA/the BF. d) These are your peers. Other high school students. They take AP classes, have concurrent enrollment, maybe jobs, and work on debate all the time just like you. Judging them, their travel decisions, their performance, whatever is a bit disturbing. No one on this site is Tiger Woods, and even he didn't deserve the amount of scrutiny he recently received. Now, I have work to do, I hope you do too. Sara B. Sanchez Director of Debate Lexington High School Assistant Coach Rowland Hall-St. Mark's (2003-2007)
  11. http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=3578
  12. Final 2 topics are military deployment and China.
  13. “BIG LEX” WINTER INVITATIONAL 251 Waltham Street Lexington, MA 02421 October 2009 Dear Coaches and Debaters: It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend Lexington's annual winter tournament, to be held Friday through Monday, January 15 through 18, 2010. We are a trifecta TOC qualifier at quarterfinals in policy, Lincoln-Douglas and public forum debate. Please read the invitation carefully. Debaters will only be allowed to compete under their school name and if accompanied by a responsible adult as defined by the Massachusetts Forensic League. Those home schooled may be entered under their town name and accompanied by a parent/guardian in accordance with MFL rules. LINCOLN DOUGLAS AND PUBLIC FORUM TOURNAMENT RESOLUTIONS: In Lincoln-Douglas, the NFL January-February resolution, to be announced December 1 by the NFL national office. The Public Forum division will debate the January NFL topic. FORMAT: We offer novice and open LD and open PFD on Friday and Saturday, January 15-16. Varsity LD will be 4 single-flighted rounds on Friday and two double-flighted on Saturday. PFD and Novice LD will be double-flighted throughout. Registration for these divisions will be held at the High School, Friday, 12:30-2:15pm. In the open LD division, we will offer six preliminary and five elimination rounds. The novice LD division and PFD division will offer five preliminary rounds and an appropriate number of elimination rounds based on entry numbers. Schools/debaters will have the option to strike judges in the varsity LD division. Sunday and Monday there will be a Lincoln-Douglas Invitational Round Robin. Students remaining on site while the policy divisions conclude are invited to watch the Round Robin debates. ENTRY LIMITS: Initially, 5 entries per category. Extra entries will go on a waiting list, but please note that our first priority is to grant additional schools. JUDGES: Schools should make every effort to cover their entries with qualified judges. Schools must provide one judge per 1-3 entries in each division – this means you need to cover your varsity entry separately from your novices. For example, if you have two varsity debaters and one novice debater in LD, you need two judges, one for each pool. Advanced, experienced debaters (third or fourth year) may judge in the novice division. Very qualified judges are expected in the varsity divisions. Please note in your entry where you would like your judges placed. You may not cover varsity entries with novice judges. Hired judging info, see below. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Registration for all LD and PFD events is 12:30-2:15 in the Science Lecture Hall. Classes are still in session, please be considerate! If you have not registered by 2:15pm, you will not be on the round one pairing. Novice LD- all prelim rounds flighted Friday 3:30 pm Round 1 5:30 pm Round Dinner 8:15 pm Round 3 9:30 Housing Saturday 7:30 am Round 4 10:00 am Round 5 Lunch 1:00 pm Doubles 2:30 pm Octos 4:30 pm Quarters 6:15 pm AWARDS 7:30 pm Semis 8:30pm Finals Varsity LD Friday - rounds are NOT flighted 3:30 pm Round 1 4:30 pm Round 2 Dinner 6:15 pm Round 3 8:00 pm Round 4 9:00 Housing Saturday - flighted rounds begin 7:30 am Round 5 10:00 am Round 6 Lunch 1:00 pm Doubles 2:45 pm Octos 4:30 pm Quarters 6:15 pm AWARDS 7:30 pm Semis 8:30pm Finals PFD Division Friday 4:00 pm Round 1 Dinner 6:30 pm Round 2 8:15 pm Round 3 9:30 Housing Saturday 7:30 am Round 4 10:15 am Round 5 12:00 pm Round 6 Lunch Octos 3:30 pm 5:00 pm Quarters 6:15 pm AWARDS 7:30 pm Semis 8:30 pm Finals POLICY TOURNAMENT RESOLUTIONS: We will be debating the 2009-2010 NFL resolution. FORMAT: Two divisions of Policy (Novice and Varsity) will be offered Saturday through Monday, January 16-18, 2010. This will allow us to run 6 preliminary rounds in Varsity and Novice. The Varsity division will break to Double Octafinals and the Novice division to Octafinals. We will use MPJ in policy. ENTRY LIMITS: Initially, 6 entries per category. Additional entries will go on a waiting list, but please note that our first priority is to grant additional schools entry. JUDGES: Schools need to make every effort to cover their entries with qualified judges. For all divisions of Policy, one judge must be provided for every two entries or fraction thereof. Novice and Varsity entries must be covered separately. That means if you have one novice team and one varsity team, you need two judges, one for each pool. Advanced, experienced debaters (third or fourth year) may judge in the Novice division. Very qualified judges are expected in the Varsity divisions. Novice judges cannot cover varsity entries. Hired judging see below. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Saturday, January 17th 11:00am-12:15pm Registration. If you are not registered by 12:15pm, you will not be on the round one pairing. (Teams with LD or PFD entries can register on Friday) 1:00PM Opening Assembly 3:00PM Round 1 Open (Novice debaters are encouraged to watch debates) 5:00PM Round 2 Open, Round 1 Novice Dinner (Free! Bring your meal tickets!) 7:30PM Round 3 Open, Round 2 Novice Housing Follows at the High School Sunday, January 18th 7:00AM Pairings Released 7:30AM Round 4 Open, Round 3 Novice 10:00AM Round 5 Open, Round 4 Novice Lunch 2:00PM Round 6 Open, Round 5 Novice 5:00pm Awards and Dinner 7:30PM Double Octafinals Open, Octafinals Novice Monday, January 19th 7:15AM Pairings Released 8:00AM Octafinals Open, Quarterfinals Novice Elimination Rounds Continue GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION HOUSING: Available for competing students and student judges in the novice division. We will accept the first 250 requests. We reserve the right to close housing when we have received 250 requests, so early response is very important. Housing must be requested in the entry AND confirmed by email to lexingtondebate@gmail.com. Please indicate in your email when you will be arriving and departing. Please understand that meeting the *entry* deadline does not guarantee that housing is available – we have often filled up housing far in advance of the entry deadline. Please indicate total number of students, genders and names on the entry website. Students should bring sleeping bags, towels and other necessities for an overnight stay. Coaches and other adults may secure housing at one of our local hotels. The tournament hotel will be the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington, which is about a five minute drive from the high school. They have offered us an incredible rate of 79.00 per night, which includes hot breakfast and complimentary internet access. To receive this rate call: Andrea Vallerand at (781)-272-8819 and mention Lexington Debate. The block is held until the 2nd of January. FEES: *Frozen at last year’s rates* $25 school fee. If your registration check is postmarked by January 2nd, we will waive the school fee. $130 per Policy team $55 per Lincoln-Douglas debater $75 per Public Forum team $200 per hired judge Fees will be reduced by half for Urban Debate League programs and any school that has not competed in the tournament in the last 2 years. Apply with the tournament director for half fees. HIRED JUDGING: In order to hire judges you must provide at least one judge in the category you are hiring. We can only sell hired judging for the judges we have to hire. You must SPECIFICALLY request hired judging on http://www.tabroom.com . You should not assume your hired judge has been filled until your invoice is adjusted. If we run out of hired judges, you will need to drop entries with unfilled judging. FEES ARE FIXED AND FROZEN on FRIDAY, JANUARY 5 at 10:00PM. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY. Drops are possible after this deadline, but that will NOT affect the fees due at registration. Massachusetts Forensic League rules require that any drops the day of the tournament be called in to the tournament director, Sara Sanchez, at 801-635-7008. A $25 per change nuisance fee will be assessed at the registration table for any changes made at that time (this includes name changes, so PLEASE call ahead). Entering our tournament accepts these rules. Invoices are available on the registration site, massforensics.org. PO payment plans are available with prior approval only. You must have full payment at registration to be allowed to compete. HOW TO REGISTER: We will close the tournament when it is full. Registration will take place on the Massachusetts Forensics League website- http://www.tabroom.com . Schools outside the League can set up an account by logging in with the requested information. Please be sure to register for the “Lexington Winter Invitational.” QUESTIONS: Email is strongly preferred -- send them to Sara Sanchez at lexingtondebate@gmail.com. You can also fax us at 781-861-2440 attn: Sara Sanchez if you have no email access. We cannot accept email or telephone registrations; phone us only for late changes: 801-635-7008. We look forward to welcoming you to scenic, historic Lexington in mid-January. Sara Sanchez, Director of Debate and the 2009-2010 Lexington Debate Team DIRECTIONS TO LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL: Route 128/Interstate 95 is the best approach from any direction. Exit 30 is the second Lexington exit, regardless of the direction you are coming from; it is marked ROUTE 2A. Follow ROUTE 2A EAST into Lexington. Travel for a little more than a mile until you reach the first FULL traffic light; there is a Dunkin' Donuts on this corner. Then turn left onto WALTHAM STREET; pass through another traffic light; Lexington High School is immediately on your left. Lexington is twelve miles from Boston's Logan International Airport. Southwest Airlines fly into Providence and Manchester (NH) airports -- they are each about 75 minutes' drive from Lexington, and the fares are very low. We are also 20 minutes' drive from a suburban Amtrak station. Contact us for further details.
  14. *Note: this is not our TOC qualifying tournament. That invite will be up in the National Circuit forum shortly.* Dear Debaters and Coaches: The Lexington Debate squad is pleased to invite you and your students to our fall tournament on Saturday, November 21, 2009. The tournament will offer competition in novice policy, open policy, open Public Forum, and novice, JV, and open Lincoln-Douglas debate. INVITATIONAL INFORMATION: DATE: Saturday, November 21, 2009. REGISTRATION: Registration will take place on the Massachusetts State website- http://www.tabroom.com. Schools outside the League can set up an account by logging in with the requested information. Registration will open October 14, 2009. There are no official entry limits but we reserve the right to limit any school to only those entries in a division that the division can equitably pair. Registration will close November 17, 2009. Division guidelines will be in accordance with Massachusetts Forensic League guidelines: a novice debater must be a first year competitor in ANY debate division. Second year and above competitors, will compete in the varsity and open divisions. Open divisions will be eligible to earn qualification for the Massachusetts varsity state tournament. COST: $40 per Policy team, $40 per Public Forum debate team, and $20 per LD debater. Schools new to competition can apply for reduced fees directly with the tournament director. JUDGING: LD - one qualified judge per three debaters or fraction thereof should be provided. Junior and senior debaters can be used as judges in the novice division only. Novice judges cannot offset judging obligations in the open pool. Please be sure to bring trained and experienced LD judges to the competition. Policy: Experienced students may judge in novice policy, one judge for each 2 teams or fraction thereof. Public Forum: one judge is eligible to cover the entry for up to four teams. Judges may be hired for $75.00 per slot. We regret that we cannot hire fractions of judges. Requests for hired judging cannot be honored after November 6, 2009. TOPIC: All divisions will use the NFL topics designated for November 2009 available at nflonline.org, EXCEPT novice LD which will use the Modest Novice resolution. HOSPITALITY: Schools requesting housing for Friday night should make their requests by the entry deadline both on the MFL site and with direct email with the tournament director. Please do not assume you can be housed until you receive a confirmation email from the director. Lunch and munchies will be available for purchase throughout the tournament. We also invite you to consider joining us again during Martin Luther King weekend in January for our TOC qualifying event – details also available on the MFL site. We hope to see you in Lexington soon! Sara Sanchez, Director of Debate & the Lexington Debate Team lexingtondebate@gmail.com Cell in case of Emergency: 801-635-7008 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 7:30-8:15am Registration 8:30am Round One all divisions 10:30am Round Two all divisions 1:00pm Round Three all divisions 3:00pm Round Four all divisions 5:30pm Awards, Science Lecture Hall
  15. Lexington did not debate Carrollton at this tournament, nor did we go for subsets at any point. We lost on a 3-0 to Bronx EM in quarters, the 2NR was a constitutional amendments counterplan with case turns on judicial independence as a net benefit. I believe Carrollton debated Cathedral Prep in Quarters, I'm not sure what the 2NR was. ETA: Congrats to both Bronx and MBA! I hadn't read past the post I responded to when I originally replied.
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