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Tejeda Choir and Academic teams enjoy UIL success

The good news continues to flow from Tejeda Middle School, as the campus celebrates UIL (University Interscholastic League) achievements from the choir and academic team.

Tejeda choir sings its way to the top

Tejeda Choir

The Tejeda Choir performing earlier this school year.

Tejeda choir students participated in the Region 12 UIL Concert and Sight Reading Competition March 3-4. More than 100 choir students represented Tejeda in this most challenging contest. Their hard work and dedication in the classroom definitely paid dividends! The Tenor Bass Choir received a Superior rating in Concert and an Excellent rating in Sight Reading, earning them a Superior Plaque for their beautifully performed concert!

Additionally, both the Junior Varsity Treble Choir and the Varsity Treble Choir received Superior ratings from every judge in both the Concert and Sight Reading portions of the contest, earning both of them a prestigious Sweepstakes Award! Students were tasked with the rigorous feet to take a brand new piece of music that they have not seen prior to the contest, scan it for the first time for just a few minutes, break apart all of the sections, learn the melody of each part, and then put all those notes together in sound and voice. Bravo to Tejeda’s choir director, Amy Oxley, for leading the students to victory!

Tejeda's Academic Team earns sweepstakes award

Tejeda Academic Team

The 2013-2014 Tejeda Academic Team

Tejeda’s Academic Team won the large school UIL district title this year, winning the Sweepstakes award at the district meet on February 1. Since then, they have competed in all three MESAC's (Math, English and Science Academic Competitions), sweeping all three meets! The campus has 36 students who have qualified to compete in the State Meet on April 5. Students compete in the following academic subjects: Number Sense, Calculator, Math, Science, Spelling, Dictionary Skills, Maps, Charts & Graphs, and History.

Sandra Moon

Sandra Moon

In nearly every event and competition this school year, Tejeda students have consistently placed in the top 10 seeds. This is an outstanding accomplishment to achieve. Additionally, at the State qualifier meet at Bush Middle School on March 1, eighth grade student Sandra Moon won the 5A Division “High Point” Award and will be receiving a $200

college savings bond for her academic achievements. Tejeda would like to congratulate and thank the following teachers: UIL Coordinator Lynn Bodet, Amber Crocker, Erin Brown, Kristen Wright, Teri Hearn, Zachary Schuler, Eric James, Amy Henning, Nicole Flood, Jennifer Castellanos, and Catherine Risinger.

Tejeda is extremly pround of all the staff, students and volunteers involved in these successful school programs.


Posted on March 18, 2014