• T.H. Rogers School

    Middle School Academics



    General Information

    UIL Middle School Academics is a series of academic and speaking contests designed to allow students to showcase their talents outside the classroom!  

    Visit the HISD UIL Academics website to learn more!



    Joining a Team

    Any T.H. Rogers Middle School students who are in good academic and behavioral standing are eligible to participate on UIL teams.

    Teams are driven solely by student interest. Although there are specific entry limits for each contest; competition teams are open to more. Each coach will determine the students competing for each meet and communicate accordingly.


    Competition Areas for Grade Levels 6-8

    Art, Calculator Applications, Chess Puzzle, Dictionary Skills, Editorial Writing, Impromptu Speaking, Listening, Maps, Graphs, & Charts, Mathematics, Modern Oratory, Music Memory, Number Sense, One-Act Play, Oral Reading, Ready Writing, Science, Social Studies, Spelling


    Parent Volunteers

    We are always open to opportunities for parent volunteers. Classroom teachers and/or Parents may serve as coaches for our UIL teams. Practices are determined by each coach as appropriate to the contest preparation needs.  Students will also be expected to study and prepare independently as well. All participating schools are required to provide great parent volunteers to serve as Test Proctors, Graders, and/or Speech Judges on competition days.  Having several volunteers throughout the contest day will make the competition run more smoothly and end on time.


    If your child is competing, please plan to volunteer a few hours of your time on each contest date. In addition, each team will need at least one team parent to aid in team communications, co-coaches, snacks/treats/games donations for competitions days, backup travel help, and specific team support, as asked by the coaches.

    Emails with instructions for this process will be sent out before each competition.   


    Competition Dates and Registration Information

    T.H. Rogers will compete in four competitions this year! Registration for each individual competition will be completed by the UIL Coordinator two weeks prior to each contest date and specific contest times will be issued.         


    Contact Information

    For additional information, please contact

    Ms. Gabrielle Perry- ASL Teacher and UIL Campus Coordinator at Gabrielle.Perry@HoustonISD.org.

    Thank you for your interest and support!


    Other Important Details

    Parents will be responsible for bringing their children to the competition site at least one hour prior to their contest start time. Students will need to bring necessary materials specific to their contests as determined by each coach. Students only need to stay for the duration of their contest. Coaches and Parent Volunteers will also send out picture updates and messages via Email and classroom dojo!