September 21, 2020

During 2019/2020, we were of course impacted by coronavirus and did not get to compete in any middle school speech and debate tournaments.  We did, however, complete the year, with a little over half of our students continuing to meet regularly via Zoom videoconferenci...

May 18, 2020

We are participating once again in Omaha's annual non-profit fundraising day, sponsored by the Omaha Community Foundation, a great organization.

If you want to help us out for next year, when we hope to return to a more regular year of competition in speech and debate a...

April 29, 2020

  We have continued to meet regularly on Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom videoconferencing.  Several students have written and updated/improved/revised their informative/persuasive speeches and shared their work with classmates and instructors.  Ms. Shudak and I hav...

April 8, 2020

Students and parents should receive an invitation tomorrow.  I know there have been some concerns about Zoom, and have read the articles about their service, but they have issued updates to improve security.

We did not have any issues last week when we met except for so...

March 30, 2020

Guided by Kids will continue to host classes via videoconferencing, and we will give this our best attempt this week, with a trial Zoom meeting on Wednesday, followed by a class on Thursday.

I have already emailed students/parents to let everyone know this. I will follo...

March 17, 2020

I just wanted to let everyone know that we of course cannot have Guided by Kids classes as scheduled.  The Kroc Center has stopped all programs, and it would be impossible and unwise for us to find any other place to meet.

If the situation changes, I will let students a...

March 11, 2020

After talking with our hosts at the Kroc Center, and after looking at developments today, with attendance restrictions at the State Basketball Tournament in Lincoln, and other advisories regarding the corona virus (COVID-19), we are going to make a cautious decision no...

March 5, 2020

For class tomorrow night, March 5th, at the Kroc Center at 6 p.m. you should bring all the work you have done on your informative or persuasive speech.  Ms. Shudak and Mr. Robertson will work with you and give you feedback on what you have done so far.

We will also cont...

February 26, 2020

We will have two guests--high school competitors from Millard West--doing their informative and persuasive speeches for us, as models to help us out in preparing our own speeches for middle school competition.

We also know what our debate topic is for this year--Resolve...

February 19, 2020

Remember, we have no class meeting tomorrow night but return for classes at the Kroc Center on Thursday, February 27 at 6 p.m.  For that class, you should bring all of your work done on your informative or persuasive speech--research, a starting outline, an introductio...

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