Open Mic

Reg­is­tra­tion for Mitchell Open Mic 2018

Mitchell Open Mic is on Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 22, 2018!

Mitchell Open Mic is Mitchell’s oral inter­pre­ta­tion event, which 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 Mitchell Open Mic 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 on Tues­days start­ing Jan­u­ary 30th, and/or after school on Thurs­days from 3:00p-4:00p start­ing Feb­ru­ary 1st. Prac­tices will con­tin­ue for three weeks. The event con­cludes with per­for­mances for peers and judges on the morn­ing of Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 22, dur­ing school hours, and again for par­ents, fam­i­ly and friends at 6:00p on the evening of Feb­ru­ary 22nd. This is a non-com­pet­i­tive event; pro­fes­sion­al judges give feed­back but do not select a “win­ner”.

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

Reg­is­ter now


See a video of some of our past par­tic­i­pants:


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 with Open Mic and want some point­ers?  Read our primer!