Redwood Middle School Speech & Debate  Club  was  founded  as a way to foster student’s communication, collaboration, critical thinking  and leadership skills through Speech and Debate Activities. For the year 2023-24 all classes will be in person.

  • PTA President : Sangeeta Malik
  • Treasurer : Naveen Kommareddi
  • Parent Leads for Speech & Debate : Parul Shandilya, Monika Kadakia, Sukhminder Madtha 
  • VP Programs : Reena Desai
  • Staff Advisor:  Ms. Fariba Bastani
  • Email for all questions:


Email Questions to:


UPDATE 12/1/2023

Tournament Results Tournament Results 2023-2024


UPDATE 11/14/2023

Please check the Resources for Competitions HERE


UPDATE 9/24/2023:

Please check the calendar HERE






3:30- 5:30 pm PST 

RMS Library

Speech (Session will be divided into experienced and novice)


3:30- 5:30 pm PST 

RMS Library

Debate (Session will be divided into experienced and novice)


Parents Info Session Presentation Link and of our info session for parents held on September 5, 2023 

Information Session Presentation 23-24



  1. Speech and Debate Club 2023-24 Registration (RMS) (NEW!)
  2. Registration deadline by 9/12
  3. Students who have completed the registration and payment ($550) will be given priority. If we exceed 70 students we may have to waitlist late registrations.
  4. Indicate your choice in the form 
  5. Suggested Donation Payment deadline: Sep 30, 2022 EOD (Membership Tool Kit - Speech and debate form payment)


IMPORTANT !! How to donate:


Through Redwood PTA Membership Toolkit:

  1. Create an account in Redwood Middle PTA Membership Toolkit, or log in if you are an existing member.
  2. After you create an account, log in, click on “My Account”, and Click “My Forms/ Paperwork”. 
  3. After filling up the form, click “Add to Cart”, then “Proceed to Checkout”, you will receive an email confirmation afterward.

By Check:

  1. Write check to “Redwood PTA” with  “Speech & Debate Club 2022-23” & your child’s name/grade in the memo line.

  2. Drop the check to your team supervising parent or directly to the Club Chairs. 

  3. The receipt could be downloaded through your PTA account if needed: Sign in > On the menu bar, Click My Account > Previous Orders > Click on the Order Number - highlight in blue.

Remember to Double/Triple Your Impact with Corporate Matching:

  1. Check with your Organization's HR to find out details about your company’s gift-matching program.

  2. Donate directly within the corporate matching platform (i.e. Benevity, etc). Use PTA information to send donations and specify 'Speech and Debate club'.

  3. Send corporate matching record to

  4. When making a donation through corporate matching portals, donate to RMS PTA and write Speech & Debate Club - [Your Student's Name/ Grade] in the memo/note section. *RMS PTA is registered as a 501 (3)(c) charitable organization - US Fed IRS EIN 94-617381.

  5. If you have any financial concerns or questions please contact the club email at



Thank you for your support and voluntary contribution to run this club successfully.

We look forward to a great year for RMS Speech & Debate Club.




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