Debate is a fun and a lively fall activity giving all students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to inform and engross themselves on current topics and events in the news. We meet from August-January with two scheduled practices after school and one in the morning each week; competitions are on Saturdays. Topics change monthly and are set by the National Forensics League. Students involved in other fall activities are encouraged to participate in Debate as well as we provide flexibility to work around participants’ other activities and schedules. The Lourdes Debate Team is sanctioned by the Minnesota State High School League
Debate provides a myriad of benefits to students’ academic well- being including research, writing, public speaking, logical analysis, critical thinking, and citing skills. Learning to be a better and more effective communicator is a positive life skill that will serve all participants well in future endeavors. Students can letter in Debate by competing in at least half the competitions at the varsity level. Come and share your ideas, expressions, and talents with us!
To learn more about involvement in the Debate Team, contact Mrs. Averbeck at email@example.com.
The "Eagle Online”
is the online newsmagazine of Lourdes High School. We are excited to provide written and visual information on past, present, and future events occurring at LHS, as well as to publish stories, poetry, and feature articles on Lourdes students and staff throughout the school year. If you have any ideas for articles that you feel would be relevant and newsworthy to share with our readers, contact us! If you would like to become part of the dynamic and creative Eagle Online staff, we would especially be excited to hear from you!
To learn more about involvement with the Eagle Online, contact Ms. Kettl
is a fun and competitive activity inspiring and instructing participants in the preparation and delivery of speaking presentations. Speech team is open to all Lourdes students as well as our 7th and 8th grade students from the Rochester Catholic School system. Speech categories include Extemporaneous presentations (on current events), Informative Speaking, Original Oratory, Great Speeches, and Discussion and interpretive events, Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Reading, Drama, Poetry, Prose, and Storytelling. Students can letter in speech by accumulating points for practices, participating in the workshop and competitions, and placing in any of the contests. Students participate in a variety of local contests, an annual workshop hosted at Lourdes, the Hiawatha Valley League conference tournament, subsections, sections, and, hopefully, the State Speech Contest.
To learn more about involvement with the Speech Team, contact Mr. Klebe at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mrs. Pyfferoen at email@example.com
The Yearbook Club
captures and preserves the memories of the outstanding student body at Lourdes High School. The staff works all year long to record, film, and capture the artistic, athletic, and academic achievements of our school and then preserves the activity into a cherished and permanent keepsake. Students take photos, layout pages, and give local businesses the opportunity to support our yearbook through selling advertisements spots. Yearbook participation provides an excellent experience in both creative production and marketing application.
To learn more about involvement with Yearbook Club, contact Miss Elizabeth Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
and Mr. Riley Sinn at email@example.com
To share your photographs with the yearbook staff please email firstname.lastname@example.org