Welcome to the inaugural issue of the CMSDL Monday Memo, the new weekly collection of important announcements, links, documents, and reminders from the CMSDL administration. To be published each week of the year on the programming site, the Monday Memo will not entirely replace email and programming website posts during the week, but it will reduce their number and will enable coaches to focus on key communications, helping them do their extremely valuable jobs better and more efficiently. Coaches should feel fully responsible for reading, absorbing, and responding to the contents of the Monday Memo — and of course raise with us any questions that it elicits.
This opening, mid-summer issue will be especially brief.
1. 2012 CDL Pre-Season Student Workshops
These workshops, to be held at the Loyola Law School on the Water Tower Campus August 6 – 8, are the CDL’s programming response to CPS’s elimination of summer enrichment programs caused by its budget situation. We are opening them up to rising 7th and 8th graders. They are a golden opportunity for your debaters to get prepared to begin the 2012/13 debate season and to debate the transportation infrastructure topic. Details and full registration information on the programming site’s dedicated PSW page.
2. 2012 CMSDL Coach Training Courses — Registration Reminder
Two courses — Intro (July 23 – 26) and Varsity Debate (July 30 – August 2). The first is nearly essential for new and fairly new coaches; the second is recommended for all coaches who want to understand more advanced argumentation and how to coach it. Details and full registration information (which is still open) on the programming site’s dedicated CTC page.
We hope you’re having an enjoyable, engaging, and fulfilling summer so far, however you’re spending it.