• Name That Book/UIL

    If books are one of your best friends and your memory is sharp, then Name That Book has your name written all over it!  Travis forms two teams of seven each to compete in HISD’s Name That Book Competition.  Both the K-2 and 3-5 teams read from a given list of 35 books to recall titles from a given quote at competition.  Tryouts are held in the Fall and there are always some great stories on the lists.  Contact Theresa Sims for more information at tvetrano@houstonisd.org.

    The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is an academic competition open to all students.  Ready Writing, Solo Acting, Spelling, and Number Sense are just a few events to compete in.  Students who are interested in participating will fill out a form that will be sent home in the fall.  The note will indicate which meets Travis will compete in. We are limited in the number of students that can participate in each event and our hope is to provide an opportunity for all students to attend one of the three meets this year.  Contact Sara Lytle for more information at slytle@houstonisd.org.

     

    Shakespeare Players

    The Travis Shakespeare Players is a troupe of third, fourth, and fifth graders who meet after school every Thursday for two hours on the Travis Stage. Enrollment is full for the 2016 school year and will be open again in May for the 2017 school year. Auditions are not held, but students must be fluent readers and should be ready to savor the poetry of the language and to learn the stories     Shakespeare told through theatre. The young actors read, study, and perform plays by William Shakespeare, and absorb the history of the period in which he lived and wrote.  If you are interested in finding out more, please e-mail Carole Fairfield at travis.shakespeare.players@gmail.com.

     
    Odyssey of the Mind

    OM is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level.  OM information will be out in the fall.  Contact Gabi McBride for more information at gabymcbride@gmail.com.

     
    Robotics
     
    To get children excited about science and technology and teach them valuable employment and life skills, Travis offers a FIRST LEGO league (FLL) Robotics after school program for 4th and 5th graders.  A maximum of 20 students will be selected following an open application process and remain on the team for the duration of the school year.  In FLL Robotics, student teams build and program an autonomous robot using LEGO hardware and software to compete in a Robot Game.  Contact Sarah Gonzales for more information at sgonza30@houstonisd.org.
     
     
    Track and Field

    The Travis Track Team is a school sport for 4th and  5th graders. Tryouts are in January and practice starts in February and runs through May. Practices are held after school, usually every Monday. The team races at several local and district track meets in HISD.  If there are any fall cross country meets, team members can participate in that too.  Contact Sharon Dodd for more information at ssipps@houstonisd.org.

     

    Choir 

    The Travis Choir is a performing group that will present several performances during the school year.  Choir membership is open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade boys and girls by audition.  Choir rehearsals are held once a week after school.  Choir will begin in the fall.  Students interested in Choir can pick up an audition form from Rachel Wadler.  Contact Rachel Wadler at rwadler@houstonisd.org.