A recent "soft" lockdown has been in place at Roberts Public Schools. Click here to read a letter from Supertintendent Ator about the situation.
ROCKETS FIRST DEBATE
Roberts Schools has implemented the new program of Speech and Debate this 2015-2016 school year. Speech and Debate is a program that is another activity that will be made available to 9-12 students during the fall and winter months. The focus is to expand public speaking abilities and to be part of a team while working on individual goals. So far there are five students in the program and all are in debate. Wyatt Eisner, Max Romero and Elijah Foss all compete in Lincoln-Douglas debate which is one-on-one. Travis Sheesley and Caleb Rioux are in policy debate which is done in groups of two. The Lincoln Douglas Debaters are focused on debating whether or not adolescents ought to be involved in their medical choices. The Policy Debaters are focused on whether the United States should decrease its domestic surveillance. The speech and debate team went to Billings West High School for their first ever meet! This was a fun event for everyone and a real eye opener about what debate is really about. Over 580 participants from 35 schools came to the school to compete. Unfortunately none of Roberts competitors placed, but Roberts as a whole placed 14th out 20 B/C schools. They will travel to Belfry this weekend for their second speech and debate event.
Running Rockets Gets 3rd Place at State Meet
By: Andy Van Ornum
The Running Rockets had their, hardest most challenging week of the season. From the very beginning they had one goal in mind, and that was to place at state. On the week of the 19th through the 23rd the team had much preparation to do before heading to Great Falls. Cross Country may not seem like a sport with many rules, but in all actuality there are so many meticulous rules to be followed. After going through the rules the team talked about where they stood as a team, better than they thought Roberts was in a strong second. Then they looked at teams that would threaten Roberts from getting the title. The team had easier practices than normal trying to get everyone ready for the big day.