Blanche Dodd Intermediate students participate yearly in Academic UIL competitions. The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive program of academic competition in the nation. UIL Academics offers more activities than any other UIL division, with 29 contests at the high school level and 20 A+ Academic contests for grades 2-8. More than half a million students participate in UIL academic contests each year. These activities, which exist to complement the academic curriculum, are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, exhibiting much more than knowledge and comprehension.
Mrs. Kristin Blocker heads our UIL teams along with a number of coaches in order for students to participate in a variety of areas. The 2018-2019 teams included:
|Mrs. Cheryl Duke|
|Spelling||Mrs. Mishi Juarez|
|Music Memory||Mr. Franco Carbajal|
|Chess||Mr. Jonathan Boyer|
|Art Smart||Mr. Levi Hendrix|
|Ready Writing||Mrs. Kristi Murray|
|Oral Reading||Ms. Jennifer Kragh and Mrs. Kristin Blocker|
|Number Sense||Mr. Brandon Freer|
|Maps, Charts, and Graphs||Mrs. Scarlet Elkington|
|Listening Skills||Mrs. Julie Nabors|
For more information about UIL competition guidelines and rules, see their website https://www.uiltexas.org/academics.