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UIL Overview

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:
Dictionary Skills
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