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Our practice schedule will be released in one-week increments. Students are NOT required to attend every practice, however, students must attend practices regularly in order to compete. We will offer practice slots during AL, after school, and in the evening. Students will be expected to communicate any foreseen conflicts with practices and meets.
Our team travels on many Saturdays from October through March. We take a school bus to each meet and bus departure times can range from 5:30 AM to 6:45 AM. Bus departure times will be announced on this site on the Monday prior to a competition. Students should come prepared with all necessary attire, lunch money (schools sell concessions), and any other items necessary for a long day of competition. Competitions take place at various Indiana high schools and generally start at 8:30 AM and end around 4 PM.
Our parents and volunteers serve as the judges for our competitions. We compete almost 15 times throughout the season, so our need is always great. For each competition, teams are required to bring a certain number of judges based upon the size of their squad. We normally need about 10 volunteer judges from our team alone. The task of judging is very easy and anyone can do it (must be over the age of 18). The primary task is ranking rounds of 6 students on a paper ballot and writing down a few notes about what you enjoyed/what could be improved in their performance . Each tournament is comprised of 4 rounds and you will never judge a Noblesville student. It's a fun and rewarding experience and food is always provided for judges throughout the day.
We will announce the roster for each meet by the prior weekend (on this site and through Canvas). As with any competitive team, we will travel with students we feel are most prepared to compete. Students will "apply" to attend meets through a Canvas quiz format. If we do not accept their request to compete one week, this does not apply to future tournaments! Every student will have an opportunity to compete this season if he/she puts forth the effort.
Each member will pay dues of either $80 (new member) or $60 (returning member), due by September 1st. This fee covers all team travel, required registration fees at the state and national level, and material fees. Students will be required to compete in a suit and dress shoes. If a student does not already own a suit, this may be an additional expense. Spirit wear will be available for purchase in early September. Students will need lunch money for each tournament (prices are similar to those found at a little league ballpark). Students competing at sectionals and state will need $5 per entry for those competitions only.
We will be hosting a pizza fundraiser in mid-September (more info coming soon). We will also have a GoFundMe campaign in October to fund special team experiences and national-level competitions.
We will be hosting an evening meet (1 - 9 PM) on October 28th. We'll need all hands on deck, as we expect over 40 schools and nearly 750 people to attend (this will be the first big speech meet of the season!) More details coming soon.
Our coaches and captains utilize Canvas, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email, Remind Text Alerts, and MillerSpeech.com to communicate. MillerSpeech.com and Canvas will be the two primary forms of communication. Students will fill out an information sheet that we keep on file. Please check this form for accuracy.
All competitors must have a random drug screen form on file in order to compete. Our program has a zero tolerance policy for bullying and misconduct. We foster a family-first atmosphere and an opportunity for all students to excel. If a student violates the NHS code of conduct at any point during the season, our coaches reserve the right to dismiss him/her from our program without refund.