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 Dates of Importance

Summer/Fall Workshops
Between Friday, August 19 and Saturday, October 1, 2016
Consult the Workshops link for specific dates, places, and the Summer/Fall Workshop Registration Form
Registration Incentive DeadlineOCTOBER 1, 2016 (10% off first order of curriculum and study materials for members only)
Regular Registration DeadlineNOVEMBER 1, 2016 (Last postmark day to receive membership forms without a $25 additional fee thereafter)
Final Registration  Deadline

DECEMBER 15, 2016 (DEADLINE for all memberships for the 2016-2017 school year.  


District & Area MeetsBetween Friday, February 17 and Saturday, April 1, 2017

Consult the Districts & Areas pages for specific dates

“AA” State MeetApril 29, 2017 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth
“A” State MeetMay 6, 2017 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth 
One-Act Play State MeetMarch 30-31, 2017 at Prince of Peace Christian School in Carrollton
Last updated June 20, 2016


Comments and questions may be addressed to the Executive Director.


CORRECTION (August 13):  The online Music Memory List, #17 in the Grade 7/8 division, the word “Rhapsoldy” has been corrected to “Rhapsody.” 

CORRECTION (September 12):  The Ready Writing and Creative Writing Handbook shipped prior to this date contains an additional set of pages 45 through 77.  The set that begins page 45 with the picture of the wedding couple is the correct section. 


• 2016-2017 Modern Oratory Topics:

1. Should computer science be a required course for high school students?

2. Are self-driving cars essential to the future of transportation?

3. Can governments do more to combat the spread of diseases such as Zika virus?

4. Does the US have a responsibility to aid in resolving conflicts abroad?

5. Can the Texas Legislature resolve the debate over funding for Texas public schools? (Should private schools be included in the funding?)

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