UIL Academic Contests

2017-2018 UIL

What is UIL?

Music Memory Tryouts- Tuesday Spetember 12th 3:30-4:30

Number Sense Tryouts- Tryouts September 12th 3:15-4:15; Practice Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:15-4:15

Listening Skills Tryouts- Wednesday, Spetember 13th unitil 3:30; Mondays & Wednesdays 3:15-4:15

Chess Puzzle Practice- Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 (Tryouts for Chess Puzzles will be in October when students have had time to pracitce)

Social Studies Practice- Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-4:30

Calculator- Mondays & Thursdays 3:30-4:30

Art Memory- Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:15-4:15

Spelling- Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45-4:45

Oral Reading- Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:40 - 4:40

Editorial Writing- Mondays 3:15-4:15

Impromptu Speaking- Tuesdays 3:15-4:15

Math- Wednesdays & Thursdays 3:45-4:45

Dictionary- 3:15-4:10 (open practices, come on the days you can)

Maps, Charts & Graphs- 


Event Descriptions      Schedule for Contest Nov. 8 & 10

Event Grade Coach
Art Memory 5 Deb Fleming
Art Memory 6 Deb Fleming
Calculator Applications 6 LaShunda Harris
Chess Puzzle 5 Montel Thomas
Chess Puzzle 6 Montel Thomas
Dictionary Skills 5 Anita Dake
Dictionary SKills 6 Anita Dake
Editorial Writing 6 Jill Nutt
Impromtu Speaking 6 Jill Nutt
Listening Skills 5 Deb Fleming
Listening Skills 6 Deb Fleming
Maps,Graphs & Charts 5 Anita Dake
Maps,Graphs & Charts 6 Anita Dake
Math 6 TBD
Modern Oratory 6 Krista Bruns
Number Sense 5 Kim Dillard
Number Sense 6 Kim Dillard
Oral Reading 5 Calynn Brown
Oral Reading 6 Calynn Brown
Ready Writing 5 Courtney Mathews
Ready Wiritng 6 Courtney Mathews
Music Memory 5 TBD
Music Memory 6 TBD
Spelling 5 Jennifer Cone
Spelling 6 Jennifer Cone
Social Studies 5 Montel Thomas
Social Studies 6 Montel Thomas
Campus Coordinator 5 & 6 Paula Alsup

Links for Resources for Practice

What is UIL?   The program of academic competition for elementary, middle school and junior high officially became "A+ Academics" in 2008. A+ Academics includes 20 different events for grades 2-8. These events span the curriculum - they are designed to complement and expand upon what students learn in the classroom, both through learning specific subject knowledge, and through learning skills that are valuable in many disciplines. Approximately 3,000 Texas schools participate in A+ Academics, competing in more than 300 district meets each year. 

Crockett joins Paris Junior High to compete with middle schools in our region. Student get points for “placing” in events. PJH and Crockett points are merged for a team total. ParisISD has placed 2nd in team competition the last 2 years. Students will practice after school with coaches for their event. Competition will be 2 days in November.