jOURney to UIL


We are very excited that RRISD is offering UIL A+ Academic Competition at the elementary level again this year. Students in second through fifth grades are invited to participate in one or two events. The division meet will be on Saturday, January 27, 2018, and students who perform well at the division meet will go on to participate in the district meet on Saturday, March 3rd. Times will vary for specific events and more information will be coming closer to the competition dates. All practice sessions will begin on their specific days starting the week of October 30th. Students will practice for 6 weeks to prepare them for our Divisional Competition Meet.

Each event is available to a limited number of students, and a smaller team that will compete at the meet will be selected in December. All students will be expected to study and practice for their event at home. Specific grade level, coaches, practice schedules, and resources are located on each event competition is located on the corresponding tab at the top. The deadline for registration is Friday, October 20th. If you have any questions or comments, please contact our Deep Wood UIL Coordinator Ms. Palmeri at or 512-464-4431.

Here is the link to read more on the A+ Academic UIL Website

events for this year

  • Creative Writing- 2nd grade students
  • Storytelling- 2nd and 3rd grade students
  • Chess Puzzles- 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students
  • Spelling- 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students
  • Music Memory- 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students
  • Number Sense- 4th and 5th grade students
  • Oral Reading- 4th and 5th grade students

permission slip

Competition Dates

Saturday, January 27th- Division District Competition at Cactus Ranch Elementary

Saturday, March 3rd- District Competition (Location TBD)