Academic UIL 2016-2017

Student Informational Meeting

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WELCOME! Agenda for today:

  • Video
  • What we expect from you, the student
  • Important Dates
  • Coaches talk
  • Students talk
  • Meet the Creature
UIL Academics: Benefits for Student Participants

WHO COACHES WHAT?

Jonathan Huggins
  • Social Studies
Rebecca Hill
  • Science
  • Number Sense
Kim Vincent
  • Current Events
  • UIL Coordinator
Holly Huffines
  • Mathematics
Casey Robertson
  • Calculator Applications
Jeremy Byers
  • Accounting
Lauren Stokes
  • Spelling/Vocabulary
  • Ready Writing
Atticus Shaskan
  • Literary Criticism
  • Poetry Interpretation
  • Prose Interpretation
Nicolas Cotten
  • Debate
  • Informative Speaking
  • Persuasive Speaking
Rebecca Pollard
  • Journalism events (Editorial, Headline, Feature and News Writing)

What we expect from YOU

  1. Commitment - decide that you want to do this and stick with it.
  2. Practice/Study - your coach will help you, but it's up to you to go to the meetings and study and practice on your own
  3. Communicate - keep in touch with your coach to let him/her know which meets you are going to and if there are any issues
  4. Paperwork - get permission slip(s) to coaches, etc.

Important Dates

Competitions we Attend

  • Prosper High School Invitational Tournament
February 2017-exact date TBD (probably Feb 10-11)
  • Frisco ISD District Tournament
March 24-25, 2017
  • Regional Tournament
April 7-8, 2017 - location TBD
  • State Tournament
April 21-22, 2017 - University of Texas at Austin

Virtual Meets

These are competitions taken in your coach's room. For these categories only:

Mathematics

Number Sense

Calculator Applications

Science

Current Events

Literary Criticism

Social Studies

Computer Science

Accounting

Spelling/Vocab


Tests for the virtual competitions will be completed up to one week before the following dates:

November 12, 2016

December 10, 2016

January 28, 2017

March 10, 2017

April 4, 2017

April 18, 2017


Coaches administer and grade the tests, then submit scores to compete with other students all over Texas.

MEET SOME OF LAST YEAR'S STUDENTS

...and MEET THE COACHES!