Dear Students and Parents,
Humble ISD is joing the world of THe University Interscholastic League (UIL) literary and academic competitions at the middle school level! These activites, 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. The district meet will be held on May 2, 2020.
TMS is proud to offer students the opportunity to compete in their choice of a variety of academic or literary subjects. As this is the inaugural school year that there will be a district meet, not all events can be offered but it will be expanded in future years. For the 2019-2020 school year, the following events will be offered:
Impromptu Speaking: In Impromptu Speaking, students get a prompt and prepare a speech on it. No notes are allowed. This event involves quick thinking, organizing ideas, and delivering those thoughts to a small audience effectively. If you're capable of choosing any topic and preparing a short speech without any notes, then this is for you! Coach Karen Adams
Listening: How good are your listening skills? In this event, you can put your skills to the test by listening to a short 7-10 minute script, take notes as needed, and use your notes to answer 25 multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blanks, and true/false questions. Coach Kierra Jeter
Maps, Charts, & Graphs: This contest will measure skills such as using an atlas as a reference book to locate information, making comparisons, estimating and approximating, using scale and interpreting grid systems, legends and keys. Coach Jamie Ward
Oral Reading: Love Poetry? In this contest, the contestant shall perform a published poem. The student will learn to recite a poem using different tones of voice. They will build their vocabulary of feeling, train their emotional intelligence, and prepare themselves to speak more accurately and confidently about any piece of writing. Coach Kierra Jeter
Social Students: This contest is designed to encourage students to expand their knowledge of social studies, particularly in the areas of history, government systems, economics, citizenship, & culture. If your interest lies in wars, history, and politics, this contest will give you more than enough material to explore. Coach Jamie Ward
Spelling: Contestants in this event will be tested on the ability to spell proficiently, write clearly, and capitalize properly. Students will write down words given by the pronouncer at a rate of approximately five words per minute. Coach Karen Adams
For more information, please contact the UIL coaches.