The UIL Academics Department encourages participation in extra-curricular activities to improve student achievement, showcase student talent, improve community relations, and to better prepare our children to be responsible, productive members of society.
In the 2019-2020 school year 2nd and 3rd grade students had great success, taking home 2 first place gold medals! In the upcoming school year, students in grades 2nd - 5th will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in the categories listed below.
Impromptu speaking provides opportunities for students to explore the use of the voice and body in speaking situations, to examine the different purposes for speaking, to organize ideas, to prepare and deliver various speeches and to develop self-confidence. And it’s fun!Music Memory
The focus of the music memory contest is an in-depth study of fine pieces of music literature taken from a wide spectrum of music genres to expose students to great composers, their lives and their music.Oral Reading in English and Spanish
Reading literature out loud provides opportunities for students to analyze the text, to grow and to develop as a performer, to communicate a message to an audience and to perform an artistic creation. The oral reading competition should be an extension of the classroom literary and language arts activities in poetry, short stories and children’s fiction.Spelling
The spelling contest is designed to expose students to a wide variety of vocabulary words. It is not a contest of memorization. For the most educational value, preparation for this contest should include instruction in the rules of the English language, meanings and definitions, and root words.
To tell a story, the participant must develop skills in listening, thinking and speaking. This contest also allows for the development of creative expression, something being given more attention in the professional world.
If you have any questions or are interested in joining please contact Ms. Desselle, UIL Coordinator.