West Valley Middle School Debate Tournament


The West Valley Middle School debate team Invites you to the first annual Middle School Debate tournament which will take place May 6th at West Valley Middle School in San Jose California. This is an in-person debate tournament.

This is an open invitation to all schools and academies who would like to participate in a tournament. We are offering 4 rounds of debate (with recognition/awards for those with winning records after 4 rounds.)

We do ask that teams provide their own judges. If you have any questions about this, please let us know.

The middle school divisions are for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who don't normally compete in high school tournaments.

We have a set fee of $50 per Public Forum team. We will be providing breakfast muffins and juice along with snacks throughout the day.

Schedule for Public Forum

9:00 am Round 1

10:15 am Round 2

11:30 am Round 3


1:30 pm Round 4

3:30 pm Awards


We will be using the April NSDA topic on Technology

2023 April – Topic Area: Technology

  • Resolved: The United States Federal Government should ban the collection of personal data through biometric recognition technology.

Location and Parking

Our address is 801 Hibiscus Ln, San Jose, CA 95117

Please use our WVMS open parking lot.

Thank you.

Internet Access

Please use the “2017 WVMS” network and log in using the password:


One judge covers 2 entries. The fee is $100 per uncovered entry.

All judges must have Tabroom accounts including mobile phone numbers.

We welcome Varsity debaters as judges for the tournament. The expectation is that any parent volunteer judges will be trained by their school's coach prior to judging at the tournament. Untrained parent volunteers do not cover a school's judging obligation. Judges are expected to provide constructive and encouraging oral feedback in every debate and to disclose the winner of each debate. Judges are expected to make every debate welcoming and be mindful of the age of student competitors. Judges may not use profanity, may not comment on students' appearance, and should give every student positive feedback alongside suggestions for improvement. Inappropriate comments or actions toward students will result in judges being dismissed from the tournament.

Entry Fees

Options to pay your entry fees:

1. You may mail a check payable to “West Valley Middle School” to the following address: 801 Hibiscus Lane San Jose, CA 95117

2. Bring a check on the day of the tournament

Thank you and we look forward to hosting you!

Bianca Sanchez




West Valley Middle School

Speech and Debate