Speech and Theatre Arts courses are available to students in Grades 6-12. Contents are combined at the 6th and 7th grade levels and available as electives at the 8th-12th grade levels. Speech I or Oral Communication is a graduation requirement.

Waukee Speech Department Philosophy Statement

Waukee Speech students will grow as responsive, informed, creative, and confident communicators, using individual voice and celebrating diverse perspectives.


Speech Standards, Benchmarks, Objectives (SBO)

Speech standards, benchmarks, and objectives were revised during the 2012-13 school year to be consistent with the Common Core Standards for Speaking and Listening, National Standards for Speech, and other aspects of the Literacy Common Core.


Waukee Theatre Arts Department Philosophy Statement

Waukee Theatre students are creative artists who take risks, collaborate with others to understand the facets of their world, and reflect upon their growth in order to develop their own understanding of identity.


Theatre Arts Standards, Benchmarks, Objectives (SBO)

Theatre Arts standards, benchmarks and objectives were revised during the 2013-14 school year to reflect the Common Core Standards for Speaking and Listening as well as National Theater Standards.



  • 6th Grade Speech & Drama
  • 7th Grade Speech & Performance
  • 8th Grade Theater Tech
  • Speech I (available in 9th-12th grades)
  • HS Speech II
  • HS Speech III
  • HS Oral Communication (DMACC Credit)
  • HS Theatre Arts I-IV
  • HS Technical Theatre I-III