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!