Each year as our SES 8th graders prepare to leave for high school, they must complete a portfolio of assignments designed to help them think both retrospectively, prospectively and introspectively. One of those assignments is a speech that talks about something they believe.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during middle school morning meeting, 8th graders are delivering these speeches, starting at 8:45am. (No one is allowed to exit or enter the auditorium when a speech is in progress.)

Whether you want to watch a loved 8th grader make his or her speech, or you want a little taste of what’s to come for your child as she or he makes the journey toward 8th grade, come listen to some of the speeches. You will be glad you did.

You can find the schedule of speeches here. It has already changed, so check for updates if there’s someone you really want to see.