Mitchell Elementary PTA

Every Child. One Voice – Golden, Colorado

Oral Interpretation 2017

The Oral Interpretation Festival for 2016 -2017 will be January 31st at 6pm in the gymnasium.

You may be wondering…what is Oral Interpretation….here’s the scoop:

Oral Interpretation is an enrichment activity where students learn and refine public speaking skills .  Participants are coached and encouraged to become confident, dynamic, and effective public speakers.  Encourage your child to participate in the Oral Interpretation Festival this winter and help them grow into confident public speakers.

Here is how it works: students choose a poem or other written piece (book excerpt, song lyrics, etc.) to memorize and perform; creativity is encouraged (you can even write your own). Then participants will practice with volunteer public speaking coaches during lunch recess and/or after school once a week for three weeks starting Jan 11.   The festival concludes with performances for peers, parents and judges on Jan 31. This is a non-competitive event; professional judges give feedback but do not select a “winner”.

See a video of some of our Oral Interp Stars by clicking on the video link.

Registration is Now Closed


This exciting event is open to all students at Mitchell and is lots of fun. Online registration is now closed.

Students: Start planning your performance piece now! Performance pieces should be 30 seconds – 3 minutes.

This event is completely parent run and we need your help with practices and on the day of the event.

Here’s how you can volunteer!


Getting ready to volunteer in the classroom with Oral Interpretation and want some pointers?  Read our primer!