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Colores, Voces y Poesía - AATSP San Antonio de Béjar Chapter
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When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Where: SAISD’s Longfellow Middle School
San Antonio, Texas 
United States

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The AATSP San Antonio de Béjar Chapter is proud to announce its 2018 Annual Spring Contests Colores, Voces y Poesía
 
 
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Time: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Location:  SAISD’s Longfellow Middle School 1130 E. Sunshine Dr San Antonio, TX 78228 
 
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 9:30             Arrival to Longellow Middle School  10:00 - 10:20   Poster Contest Set Up 10:30 - 11:00  Poster Contest Judging 10:00 – 11:45  Speaking Contest 11:15 – 1:00    Poetry Contest 12:45 – 1:15 SHH Assembly 1:15 – 2:00  Open mic:  Students may perform poetry, read prose, dance, sing, etc.  2:15             Awards  
 
Students may participate in all of the contests.  Please indicate if a student will participate in more than 1 event for scheduling purposes. 
 
A light breakfast will be provided to teacher sponsors and judges. To support our host campus, contest participants can purchase snacks from a hosting organization.  
 
Registration deadline:  Friday, February 16, 2018 (or as soon as 15 participants have registered for each level & category) Substitutions deadline:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by 4:15 pm, to aatsp.sab.contests@gmail.com  
 
Registration Fee: $3 per student, per contest of AATSP member teachers; $5 per student, per contest of non-AATSP member teachers. 
Judges Requirement For every 5 student participants, teacher must provide a Spanish-speaking judge. 
 
Non-member teachers CANNOT submit entries for the POSTER contest.  To become a member of AATSP, join online at https://aatsp.site-ym.com/general/register_member_type.asp?  
 
Bring registration payment in cash or check (payable to AATSP San Antonio de Béjar Chapter) to the contest on Saturday, February 24, 2018 
Contests:  
Poetry pg. 3  
Speaking pgs. 4-5  
Poster pgs. 6-7  
SHH Assembly pg. 8   
T-shirts available for a $15 minimum donation
 
CONTESTS AT A GLANCE 
 Poetry Speaking – Interpersonal 
Speaking - Presentational 
Poster 
Levels  Elem1st-3rd  Elem 4th-5th  Middle School   Spanish 1  Spanish 2  Spanish 3  Spanish 4,5,6  Original Poem  Portuguese 
 
-Middle School -Spanish 1 -Spanish 2 -Spanish 3 
-Spanish 4,5,6 *Spanish 1-3 may compete 
K-12 
Categories -Native -Non-native -Original 
-Native -Outside experience -Classroom experience 
-Native -Outside experience - Classroom experience 
K-8 Hand-drawn only; 9-12 Hand-drawn or Digital 
Teacher Requirements 
AATSP and non-AATSP members Must be AATSP member 
Fee – AATSP member teachers 
$3 $6 per student pair $3 per student $3 
Fee- non-AATSP member teachers 
$5 $10 per pair $5 per student n/a 
Judges Requirement For every 5 student participants, provide a Spanish-speaking judge.  # of entries allowed 2 per teacher per level, per category 1 pair per teacher per level, per category 2 students per teacher per level, per category 3 per school per level, per category Contest description Students recite from memory a poem by a major published author.  Required length of poem depends on level. Pairs of students will speak about a randomly selected conversational topic.  Prep and presentation time vary depending on Spanish level. Individual students will present 1 of 3 topics, with 1 minute prep time, for a 1.52.0 minute presentation. K-8 students handdraw 12x18 posters. 9-12 students can hand-draw poster or submit a digital entry. Judging Criteria -Correctness of pronunciation and intonation -Smoothness (effectiveness) of delivery -Interpretation of the poem -Ties broken depending on difficulty of poem 
 1. Task Completion 2. Comprehensibility 3. Fluency 4. Pronunciation 5. Vocabulary 6. Language Control 
 -visual impact -over-all appealing effect -applicability to the theme -neatness -creativity  -originality INCLUDE Spanish & Portuguese theme 
Awards Medals for 1st-3rd in each level & category 
 
NO ties 
All participants will be designated as  Oro – Exceeds expectations Plata – Meets expectations Bronce – Almost meets expectations Mención Honorífica – Participates in the task Top 3 in each level and category will receive a medal. 
 
1st-3rd in each level receive medal and advance to national poster contest 
2018 SPEAKING PROFICIENCY CONTEST GUIDELINES 
Open to all students enrolled in Spanish from 8th – 12th grade 
 
CONTEST DESCRIPTION 
Middle School - Spanish 3: Interpersonal Speaking In pairs, students will randomly select a speaking prompt and will be given time to prepare their conversation.  Then they will have a minimum / maximum time to present to the judge(s).  Pairs should be assigned by level & category.  Teachers may enroll students in a level higher than their enrolled class (e.g. Spanish for Spanishspeakers level 1 may choose to compete in the Level 4 presentational speaking category. Teachers may not enroll students in a level lower than their enrolled class.) 
 
Middle School Spanish 01 & High School Spanish 1:  Student pairs will have 3 minutes to prepare their conversation.  The conversation should be between 1 to 1.5 minutes.  Student pairs that do not meet the minimum time or exceed the maximum time will be penalized by dropping their rank one level (gold > silver, silver > bronze, etc). 
 
Spanish 2:  Student pairs will have 3 minutes to prepare their conversation.  The conversation should be between 1.5 to 2.0 minutes.  Student pairs that do not meet the minimum time or exceed the maximum time will be penalized by dropping their rank one level (gold > silver, silver > bronze, etc). 
 
Spanish 3:  Student pairs will have 3 minutes to prepare their conversation.  The conversation should be between 2.0 – 2.5 minutes.  Student pairs that do not meet the minimum time or exceed the maximum time will be penalized by dropping their rank one level (gold > silver, silver > bronze, etc). 
 
SAMPLE PROMPTS for Middle School Spanish 01, High School Spanish 1, and High School Spanish 2: 
You and your partner need to decide on the perfect gift for a friend of yours whose birthday is next week. Talk about your friend, his/her likes and dislikes, and decide on a gift. 
It is the first day of summer camp, and you and your partner meet up at your cabin. You each have brought a photo of your family. Introduce yourselves, and talk about the family members in the picture.  
You and your partner have been asked by the head counselor at your school to prepare a short video presentation about a typical day for students in your school. To begin the planning process, you discuss with your partner your school, schedules, teachers, extracurricular activities and friends. 
You and your partner play the roles of a waiter and a customer in a restaurant.  
You and your partner play the role of a real estate agent, and a customer looking for a house to rent in San Antonio. Ask and answer questions about the customer’s family and about houses for rent.  
SAMPLE PROMPTS for Spanish 3 (Students taking Spanish 3 in Middle School should enroll in this level.) You and your friend are leaving a sport or academic competition one of you participated in. Talk about the event, tell how you prepared for it and discuss plans for future competitions. 
You and your partner are thinking about studying for semester in a Spanish speaking country while in college. Talk about where you want to study, why, and what you are going to do there.  
You and your partner play the roles of a travel agent and a customer who wants to travel to a Spanish speaking country. Ask for and give information about travel destinations, and about the customer’s likes and preferences, and decide on a good place to visit.  
You and your friend play the roles of friends … one of whom is struggling in an academic class.  
Spanish 4, 5 and 6:  Presentational Impromptu Speaking Individual students will be given a set of three prompts and will choose 1 to present to the judge(s).  They will have a minimum / maximum time to present to the judge(s).  Teachers may enroll students in a level higher than their enrolled class (e.g. Spanish for Spanish-speakers level 1 may choose to compete in the Level 4 presentational speaking category but students enrolled in Spanish 4,5, or 6 may not compete in Interpersonal Speaking for levels three and below. 
 
For this impromptu competition, students will get to choose from 1. Dicho such as but not limited to “Camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente.” 2. Frase célebre such as but not limited to “Siempre imaginé que el Paraíso sería algún tipo de biblioteca.” (Jorge Luis Borges, escritor argentino)  3. Current Event Topic such as but not limited to “Caring for the environment” 
Individual students will have 1 minute to prepare the presentation which should last between 1.5 to 2.0 minutes.  Student pairs that do not meet the minimum time or exceed the maximum time will be penalized by dropping their rank one level (gold > silver, silver > bronze, etc). 
 
All instructions will be provided in English but students are expected to complete the task in Spanish. 
All student pairs for levels 3 and below and all individuals from levels 4,5 and 6 will be judged on the following criteria: 
1. Task Completion 2. Comprehensibility 3. Fluency 4. Pronunciation 5. Vocabulary 6. Language Control 
Awards will be given to top three participants based on their performance. GOLD – Student(s) exceeds expectations SILVER – Student(s) meets expectations BRONZE – Student(s) almost meets expectations HONORABLE MENTION – Student participates in the task. 
 
REGISTRATION:  Each teacher can register one pair per category (3 pairs max per level); 2 students per category in Spanish 4,5,6 (6 students max per level)  LEVELS  Middle School / Spanish 01  HS Spanish 1  HS Spanish 2  HS or MS Spanish 3   HS or MS Spanish 4, 5, 6 CATEGORIES  Native/Bilingual:  Students that (1) have grown up in a home where Spanish is spoken (2) are bilingual in Spanish and English, and/or (3) are Spanish native speakers.  Outside Experience:  Students have been exposed to the Spanish language via the FLES program, an immersion setting, limited exposure at home, or speaks a Romance language (French, Italian, Portuguese or Rumanian).  Classroom Experience: All other students (who are exposed to the Spanish language primarily through the classroom setting). 
  
POETRY CONTEST GUIDELINES Open to all students enrolled in Spanish from 1st – 12th grade 
 
GUIDELINES 
1. Students will memorize and present/recite a poem in Spanish.  Works by published Latin American or Spanish poets are required.  Some recommended poets: Gabriela Madrid, Octavio Paz, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Amado Nervo, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Antonio Machado, Rubén Darío, etc. 
 
2. Required length for poems: Elementary:  8 to 18 lines Middle School Spanish 01:  12 – 18 lines Spanish 1-6:  14 - 25 lines 
3. Provide 3 copies of the selected poem for the judge(s) on the day of the competition.   
 
4. Students will be judged on the following criteria: 1. Correctness of pronunciation and intonation 2. Smoothness (effectiveness) of delivery 3. Interpretation of the poem 
 
5. Awards will be given in each level and category for the first, second, third and honorable mention ranks.   Any ties will be broken based on the difficulty of the poem recited.  For example, we will have: Spanish 1 Native:   First, Second, Third & Honorable Mention Spanish 1 Non-native:   First, Second, Third & Honorable Mention 
 
6. Each teacher can register a maximum of 2 students per level/category.  For example, if you teach Spanish 1, you may enroll a total of 4 students – 2 Spanish 1 natives, 2 Spanish non-natives.  If you teach more than one level, you may enroll 2 natives and 2 non-natives per level.  Spanish 4,5, and 6 are combined into 1 level, two categories. 
 
7. For each level/category, there will be a cap of fifteen competitors.  If a level/category is not filled by March 6, 2015, the registration will re-open to all teachers on a first-come, first-serve basis until all slots are filled for the level and category. LEVELS  Elementary 1st-3rd Native; Elementary 1st-3rd Non-native  Elementary 4th-5th Native; Elementary 4th-5th Non-native  Middle School / Spanish 01 Native  Middle School / Spanish 01 Non-native  HS Spanish 1, Native   HS Spanish 1, Non-native  HS Spanish 2, Native  HS Spanish 2, Non-native  Spanish 3, Native  Spanish 3, Non-native  Spanish 4, 5, 6, Native  Spanish 4,5, 6, Non-native  Original Poem:  This category is now open for students who have written their own original poem.  The student will present his/her poem and will follow all rules #2-4 above..   CATEGORIES Native:  Students that (1) have grown up in a home where Spanish is spoken (2) are bilingual in Spanish and English, and/or (3) are Spanish native speakers. Non-native:  All other students.   
2018 POSTER CONTEST ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ¡El español y el portugués en marcha! O espanhol e o português em movimento! 
 
Categories: Hand-drawn K-3 Hand-drawn 4-5 Hand-drawn 6-8 Hand-drawn 9-12 Digital 9-12 
 
Who can participate? Any student taking Spanish enrolled with an AATSP sponsoring teacher during the 20172018 school year.  Students enrolled with non-AATSP members cannot participate in this national competition. 
Maximum entries per school: 3 per category.       
Each high school can enter 3 hand-drawn posters AND 3 digital posters.  Elementary & Middle Schools can only submit 3 hand-drawn posters. 
In order to reward winners, the Chapter fee is $3 per entry. 
Awards: 
Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for first, second and third prize respectively for each category. 
Registration 
E-mail the typed 2018 Poster Contest Student Information Form for each entry to aatsp.sab.contests@gmail.com by Wednesday, February 21, 2018.  Electronic signatures will suffice for the electronic registration form.   
Bring your hard copy of the poster (hand-drawn and digital) to the contest site on Saturday, February 24, 2018 
 
*All posters become the property of AATSP and will not be returned. Permission to use poster or poster image and the name of the school and of the student is granted with submission of the entry.  
 
 
Poster contest guidelines on next page 
  
TRADITIONAL HAND-DRAWN POSTER RULES:  1. Sponsoring teachers must be AATSP members with dues paid for 2018.  2. Posters must include both the Spanish and Portuguese themes:  ¡El español y el portugués en marcha! O espanhol e o português em movimento! 3. Each poster must be the original work of one student; no group entries.  4. Posters must measure approximately 12 X 18 inches (but no larger than ½ posterboard size) 5. Any art materials may be used such as watercolor, pen and ink, crayon, chalk, or markers. Winning posters will be reproduced and reprinted; Clear artwork and easy to read messages are best. Markers or paint are preferred for best color.  6. Primary captions and the majority of the poster dialogue, text, or writing MUST BE in Spanish or Portuguese. Artwork should represent the Hispanic and/or Luso-Brazilian cultures and Spanish and/or Portuguese languages in a prominent way. 7. All posters must be the student’s original, creative artwork, including illustrations, images, or quotations. Depictions of cartoon, video game, and movie and/or theme characters, television characters, and past poster designs do not constitute creativity and originality. ABSOLUTELY NO COPYRIGHTED images, figures, or wording are to be used. AATSP holds no liability for copyright infringement.  8. LIMIT: A school may submit a maximum of THREE (3) posters per category: The four hand-drawn categories are: (1) K‐3rd, (2) 4th‐5th, (3) 6th‐8th, and (4) 9th-12th. 9. JUDGING CRITERIA: Posters will be judged on their visual impact, over-all appealing effect, and applicability to the theme, neatness, creativity, and originality.  10. Each poster must be accompanied by the Student Information Form, taped on all four sides to the back of the poster. PLEASE TYPE in the Word document all information. Entries with illegible student information will NOT be considered.  11. Winning posters will be displayed on the AATSP Website, showcased at the annual conference, and reprinted as necessary.  
 
DIGITAL POSTER RULES (9th-12th grades only)  1. Sponsoring teachers must be AATSP members with dues paid for 2018.  2. Posters must include both the Spanish and Portuguese themes:  ¡El español y el portugués en marcha! O espanhol e o português em movimento! 3. Each poster must be the original work of one student; group entries will not be considered.  4.  Primary captions and the majority of the poster dialogue, text, or writing MUST BE in Spanish or Portuguese. Artwork should represent the Hispanic and/or Luso-Brazilian cultures and Spanish and/or Portuguese languages in a prominent way. 5. All posters must be the student’s original, creative artwork, including illustrations, images, or quotations. Depictions of cartoon, video game, and movie, television, or theme characters, or recreations of past poster designs do not constitute creativity and originality. ABSOLUTELY NO COPYRIGHTED images, figures, or wording are to be used. AATSP holds no liability for copyright infringement.  6. Winning posters will be reproduced and reprinted; Clear artwork and easy to read messages are best.  Posters may be in the form of graphic designs, digital illustrations, or photographs. Students may use any available design applications/programs.  8.  Save the design into a high resolution .jpg format.  Save as:  SanAntonio066_StudentFirstName_LastName.  E-mail it to aatsp.sab.contests@gmail.com by noon on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Upon receipt of the file, you will get an e-mail notification.  If you have not received an e-mail notification by Friday morning please contact Ana Tijerina at ana.tijerina@nisd.net.  ADDITIONALLY, bring a hi-resolution copy or original file to the competition on Saturday, February 24, 2018. 8. LIMIT: A high school may submit a maximum of THREE (3) posters for the 9th-12th Digital entry.  9. Each poster must be accompanied by the Student Information Form. PLEASE TYPE in the Word document all information. Mail the form together with the digital poster file to aatsp.sab.contests@gmail.com. Entries with illegible student information will NOT be considered.  
 
JUDGING CRITERIA: Posters will be judged on their visual impact, over-all appealing effect, and applicability to the theme, neatness, creativity, and originality.  

 
 
                                                                                               
To: “Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica” Sponsors 
From: San Antonio de Béjar Board 
Re: SHH Assembly 
Date: January 16, 2018 
Dear sponsors, this is an invitation on behalf of the AATSP local chapter board to the students/officers/members of your SHH to attend a meet and greet assembly scheduled on the same day of our AATSP Colores, Voces y Poesía Contests, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at SAISD’s Longfellow Middle School. 
The purpose of this meeting is to seek an integration of our local SHH’s members and encourage them to plan an annual event in which they would have the opportunity to work collaboratively.  Sponsors are also welcome to attend. 
Please inform your students about this meeting and allow them to choose one representative to attend this event.  On the February 24 Agenda, you will notice that there is a time allotted for this meeting: Saturday, February 24, @ 12:45 – 1:15 PM. 
Please RSVP by February 16, 2018 to aatsp.sab.contests@gmail.com 
We appreciate your participation and enthusiasm. 
 
Cordially, 
Ana María González, President Ann Mar, Immediate Past President Ana Tijerina, Treasurer LeAnn Henderson, Secretary Angela Garcia, Public Relations Martha Vasquez, Past President 

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