Kindergarten 1st place Bode Moffat


1st Grade      1st place Henri van Noordenburg

                    2nd place Libby Rowland

                    3rd place Declan Van Praag


2nd Grade     1st place Matthew Oglesby

                    2nd place Timmery Condit

                    3rd place Gavington McDonald and Ian Woodward


3rd Grade      1st place  Colin Magnuson

                    2nd place  Addison Kerper

                    3rd place  Hank Halboth


4th Grade      1st place  Keller Fiore

                    2nd place Breeana Leslie

                    3rd place  Mackenzie Rauch


5th Grade      1st place  Julia Kammerer

                    2nd place Riley Sullivan

                    3rd place Elliot Dawson




The Oral Interpretation Festival is a long-standing tradition at Parmalee Elementary in which students have an opportunity to recite poetry or literature selections in front of an audience. The benefits of participating in this program include;

A) it encourages a lifetime appreciation of poetry

B) it is a wonderful opportunity to practice speaking in front of a group

C) it is FUN!!

Each student is encouraged to pick a piece of poetry, short story or a passage of a book or play-preferable something that interests them. Some students have even recited original works or with a partner! The suggested length for each grade level are as follows:

K     25 words
1     50 words
2     75 words
3     100 words
4     125 words
5     150 words

Please submit the poetry selection to your teacher or to the PTA folder in the main office by Monday October 23rd 2017. The selection should include the student’s name and teacher, the poetry in it’s entirety, the author and the number of words in the poem.

The selection must be memorized and will be recited and judged on  Tuesday November 14th 2017 in the Gymnasium. Grades K-2 will begin at 9:15am and Grades 3-5 will start at approximately 10am and be finished by 11:30am.  Light costumes or props are fine to use as long as they are not distracting from the piece. Students will be judged on Personal Connection, Voice, Creativity and Preparedness of Delivery. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place. Parents are encourage to attend the Festival. You will be amazed at the students’ achievements.


Please contact Jeannine Rauch at with any questions.