We’re excited to kick off a new school year with a preseason AHS/SILSA Speech and Debate team and parent retreat. You will learn everything you need to know about the 2022-2023 season including tournament schedules, parent judging information, and more! This session is for both new and returning parents and team members. Please join us!

The preseason team and parent retreat will take place from 2:00 – 5:30 on Sunday, September 11th, 2022, at the Wesley Grant Center, 285 Livingston Street in Asheville. The purpose of this retreat is to allow student team members to bond with each other and to allow parents to learn more about this most valuable activity and what is required of them during the year. I would like to see you at this retreat and answer all of your questions. Our booster club and coaching staff are asking all parents to attend with their students if possible.

We will open with a potluck lunch at 2 PM before we get into specifics. We are asking freshman families to bring a main dish. Sophomore families should bring a side dish. And junior and senior families should bring a dessert. The team’s booster club will provide drinks, plates, napkins, and eating utensils.

Please bring a laptop to the retreat, if possible.