Thursday, August 23, 2012

NH POL Timeline of Important Dates

NH Poetry Out Loud 2012-2013 Important Dates:
ORIENTATION SESSIONS: Required for all participating schools
October 3, 2012, 1-4 pm, Holderness School
October 10, 2012, 6-9 pm , PSU Graduate Studies, 2 Pillsbury St Concord
October 17, 2012, 1-4pm , Hopkinton High School
RSVP by October 1, to Cynthia Robinson. Contact information below. 
 November 1, 2012: Registration Postmark Deadline for school registration form. 
October, 2012 - February, 2013: New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud 2012-2013 curriculum and competitions.   
February 17, 2013, 3-6pm: Celebration and Clinic for all student champions and alternates (site TBD)
February 22, 2013: Deadline for completing School Championships.
March 1, 2013: Deadline for submitting school champion/alternate champions’ semi finals information forms.
 March 4-10, 2013: Regional Semi Finals Competitions (specific dates/sites TBD).
March 11-17, 2013: NH State Finals Championship  (specific date TBD) 
 March 18, 2013: Snow date NH State Finals Championship (tentative date)
 March 22, 2013: Deadline for submitting names of NH POL State Champion & Alternate
April 29-30, 2013: National Championship in Washington, DC.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Registration Process

This year, we've added a new techy tool! We have On Line Registration available!
To Register your school go to:

The NH Poetry Out Loud program is open to the first 40 schools to register. We are holding spots for the 22 schools that expressed in June that they were planning on participating, but we still need those schools to go through the registration process.

OR if you can't deal with the online approach, you can download the word doc from the NH State Council on the Arts POL site: http://www.nh.gov/nharts/programservices/aiepolindex.htm
That document should be live there by August 15, 2012.

Any problems in registering, cal or email me:
Cynthia Robinson

NH Poetry Out Loud 2012-2013 Guidelines

New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud 2012-2013 Guidelines to remember:

·      New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud 2012-2013 is a free program, open to all public, private and home-schooled high school students in New Hampshire. 

·      The National Endowment for the Arts' guidelines require multi-classroom participation in individual school competitions. A minimum of 2 classes in grades 9-12 is required. 

·      Students must choose poems from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Poetry Out Loud website. www.poetryoutloud.org

·      Each school must have at least one contact person to coordinate that school's competition. The contact person must be a school employee.  

This year, we are strongly suggesting that schools designate 2 teachers to supervise the program. Each school is required to send a representative to a half day or evening professional development orientation. 

·      In addition to the competing student, at least one adult representative of the school must attend the regional semi-finals competition and, if applicable, the state-wide final competition.

·      Home school applicants: please contact the POL Co-Coordinator (see below) for specific information.
·      Access Needs: If a student has a disability and requires accommodation to fully participate in semi-final events, please indicate accommodations required prior to February 20, 2013.

Information, Support : Call/email Cynthia Robinson, NH POL Co-Coordinator, 253-7967, cynthiarobinson@roadrunner.com

Last year's participating schools

New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud 2011-2012  Participating Schools:

Academy for Science and Design
Alvirne High School
Belmont High School
Bishop Brady High School
Bow High School
Cocheco Arts & Technology Academy
Coe Brown Northwood Academy
Concord High School
CONVAL High School
Derryfield School
Dover High School
Exeter High School
Goffstown High School
Holderness School
Hopkinton Middle/High School
Jesse Remington High School
John Stark Regional High School
Kearsarge High School
Keene Public Library
Kingswood Regional High School
Lebanon High School
LinWood Public School
Milford High School
Newfound Regional High School
Newmarket High School
Oyster River High School
Pembroke Academy
Pinkerton Academy
Plymouth Regional High School
Portsmouth High School
Souhegan High School
Spaulding High School
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Timberlane High School
Windham High School
Winnacunnet High School
Woodsville High School

Welcome to NH Poetry Out Loud 2012-2013!

The 2012-2013 New Hampshire
Poetry Out Loud Competition

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry
by offering educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition
to high schools across the country.

Sponsored by…
The NH State Council on the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts     The Poetry Foundation

With support from…

The New Hampshire Writers Project
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire
Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire
The Frost Place in Franconia