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Public Reprimands - June-November 2017

By | Monday, November 06, 2017 4:59 PM

Baseball
San Antonio Madison High School – Nick Jones

Football
Abbott High School – Terry Crawford
Brownfield High School – Jeff Fabila
Coppell West Middle School – John Kelder
Cushing High School – Football Program
Cushing High School – Marlon Garrett
Floresville Middle School – Bobby Schroller
Fort Worth Dunbar High School – Football Program
Hawkins High School – Football Program
Hawkins High School – Derrick Conde
Littlefield High School – Brent Green
North Garland High School – Gary Porter
Paris Chisum High School – Student-Athlete
Perryton High School – Kelly Cowan
Plano East High School – Joey McCullough

Softball
Kerens High School – Aaron Kinney
Tatum High School – Ashley Martin

Volleyball
Lorena High School – Kari Sowders

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Official Notices - November 2017

By | Monday, November 06, 2017 4:56 PM

Cushing High School – The State Executive Committee issued Coach Marlon Garrett a public reprimand, two-year probation, and one-game suspension for fighting.

Cushing High School – The State Executive Committee issued the Cushing High School football program a public reprimand and two-year probation for fighting.

Fort Worth Dunbar High School – The State Executive Committee issued the Fort Worth Dunbar High School football program a public reprimand and two-year probation for fighting.

Hawkins High School – The State Executive Committee issued Coach Derrick Conde a public reprimand, two-year probation, and one-game suspension for fighting.

Hawkins High School – The State Executive Committee issued the Hawkins High School football program a public reprimand and two-year probation for fighting.

Paris Chisum High School – The State Executive Committee issued a student-athlete a two-year suspension for fighting with the option to appeal the suspension one calendar year from the date of the incident.

Tatum High School – The State Executive Committee issued Coach Ashley Martin a public reprimand and one-year probation for ejection from a contest.

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Academic Calendar Looks Different for 2017-18

By Lauren Kelley, UIL Intern | Wednesday, November 01, 2017 3:32 PM

The UIL Academic department would like to remind schools of important spring dates and events.

The UIL Academics State Meet will take place the first weekend in May, from Thursday May 3 to Saturday May 5. The ILPC State Convention will take place concurrently with the State Meet from May 5-6.

“The State Meet is in May as opposed to April because we try to schedule it so it falls between the academic region meet and state track meet,” UIL Academics Director Dr. David Stevens said.

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Copy Editing to Become 5th Journalism Contest in 2018-19

By Lauren Kelley, UIL Intern | Wednesday, November 01, 2017 3:30 PM

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, UIL Journalism will have five contests instead of four if approved by the Commissioner of Education. The copy editing pilot was approved as a sanctioned event at the Legislative Council meeting this month.

Jeanne Acton, journalism director, said a summer journalism advisory committee suggested the contest several years ago. Copy editing became a pilot in 2014.

“The contest helps students understand the value of editing and the need for clear, concise communication,” Acton said. “Copy editing skills transcend any job or field, regardless of how jobs may change in the future.”

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Robotics Makes Debut as Sanctioned Contest for 2018-19

By Lauren Kelley, UIL Intern | Wednesday, November 01, 2017 3:23 PM

Energy Institute High School in Houston competes in a FIRST division contest.
Energy Institute High School in Houston competes in a FIRST division contest.

Photo by David Trussell

If approved by the Commissioner of Education, robotics will be an official contest beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. For the last three years, the contest was a pilot program.

“Robotics is unique in several respects, in particular that we are working with two robotics organizations – BEST Robotics and FIRST Robotics,” David Trussell, robotics director, said. “Competition happens through the qualifier meet structures established with those organizations, so there are no separate UIL district or regional meets for robotics.”

Then, teams that do well in those qualifier meets have the opportunity to earn an invitation to the UIL Robotics State Championships.

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Council Approves Mariachi as Official UIL Contest

By Lauren Kelley, UIL intern | Wednesday, November 01, 2017 3:18 PM

After being a pilot contest for two years, the UIL State Mariachi contest will be an official UIL State competition beginning in the 2018-2019 school year if approved by the Commissioner of Education. The UIL Legislative Council approved the contest at its meeting on Oct. 16.

“UIL began a category for mariachi in 2007, but up until 2015-2016 the event was only held on the region level,” Music Director Dr. Brad Kent said. “Because of the growth and development of this activity in our schools we felt like the time was right to expand to a state level event.”

Kent says the contest is unique compared to other UIL music contests.

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Official Notices - June 2017

By | Wednesday, July 12, 2017 4:55 PM

Conroe The Woodlands High School - The State Executive Committee issued Tim Borths a public reprimand and three-year probation for ejection from a contest while on probation.

Dallas Molina High School - The State Executive Committee issued Matthew Agonis a public reprimand and one-year probation for ejection from a contest.

League City Clear Falls High School - The State Executive Committee issued Mike Balla a public reprimand and one-year probation for ejection from a contest.

Liberty Hill High School - The State Executive Committee issued Darren Bauer a public reprimand and three-year probation for ejection from a contest while on probation.

Llano High School - The State Executive Committee issued Jerry McSherry a public reprimand and one-year probation for ejection from a contest.

Harlingen Cano Freshman Campus - The State Executive Committee issued Matthew Benavides a public reprimand and three-year probation for ejection from a contest while on probation. 

Rosenberg Brisco Junior High School - The State Executive Committee issued Robert Amboree a public reprimand and one-year probation for ejection from a contest while on probation.

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Official Notices - February 2017

By | Friday, February 17, 2017 3:50 PM

UIL Academics – High School Spelling and Vocabulary
The definition of a word is the determining factor for the correct spelling. Alternate spellings based on etymological information of the word is not acceptable. 

Marlin High School – The State Executive Committee issued Coach Lawrence Gullette a public reprimand and one-year probation for ejection from a contest.

Mount Vernon High School – The State Executive Committee issued Coach Brad Floyd a public reprimand, three-year probation, and suspension for the first five games of the 2017-2018 basketball season for violations of the UIL Constitution & Contest Rules and Off-Season and Non-School Participation Regulations.

Mount Vernon High School – The State Executive Committee issued Coach Joe Thomas a public reprimand and one-year probation for violations of the UIL Constitution & Contest Rules and Off-Season and Non-School Participation Regulations.

Mount Vernon High School – The State Executive Committee issued Mount Vernon High School a public reprimand and two-year probation for violations of the UIL Constitution & Contest Rules and Off-Season and Non-School Participation Regulations.

Silverton High School – The State Executive Committee issued Coach Samuel Isbell a public reprimand and three-year probation for ejection from a contest while on probation.

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Executive Director’s Passion to Write Fuels 2 New Books

By Lauren Kelley, UIL Intern | Thursday, November 03, 2016 11:19 AM

It’s dark outside. The night is soft, quiet — calm. At three in the morning, most people have a couple more hours until their day begins.

But in one house, a light is already on.

UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt’s day has begun.

“I get up early in the morning to write,” he said. “I’ll write for a couple of hours, then go back to sleep for an hour and then come to work.”

Breithaupt is authoring a series of books on the technical aspects of basketball.

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17 Interns Make the Magic Happen at UIL

By Lauren Kelley, UIL Intern | Wednesday, November 02, 2016 11:01 AM

This semester 17 interns are hard at work at the UIL state office. The University Interscholastic League welcomed 10 new interns with seven interns returning for another semester.  UIL interns help with the daily upkeep of their respective departments and also assist at UIL State events.

Academics
Katarina Antolovic
, a Theatre intern, is returning for her third year here at UIL. In high school Katarina competed in LD Debate, Congressional Debate, Informative and Persuasive Extemporaneous, and Current Issues and Events.

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