• Welcome to the home of the Wrangler Academic UIL team!

    We your sponsors, are excited about all of the successes that will take place this year! If you enjoy or are good in specific classes take a look at Academic UIL!

    Our GOOGLE CLASSROOM Link---Check it out 😎 

    Academic UIL - Wood MS

    Wondering if you (or your child) can join?

    6th, 7th, and 8th graders are all welcome to join our very cool UIL program! We would love to have YOU in our program. Attend any of our practices to join, go to our Saturday meets and become one of the proud Academic UIL Wranglers. Sports practices are worked around, so that your child can also participate in Academic UIL.

    How do I get to the Meets? 

    Mrs. O'Dowd sets up bus transportation from our school's front porch to the hosting school's location; or if you wish, you can drive your child(ren) to the competition school. I will provide donuts for the morning and pizza for lunch with two sodas per child. The hosting school usually has a concession stand available for your child to buy snacks, or you may send snacks with them.   

    How many competitions can I go to during the Saturday Meet?

    Guess What! You can do as many as you want. One or all of them, it is not unusual for students to do almost all of the competition. They are timed, so that you will have time to go from one to another on after it.

     😊More information will be on the Google Classroom😊

    What if I don't know how or what to do?

    We have weekly group practices and another day during the week for each area to practice indiviually with the students interested in that specific area. You must go to practices in order to go our meets.


    Academic UIL is one of the most important college preparatory clubs your child could join! It is designed to enhance all the subjects your children are taught, and follows the state designed curriculum (TEKS). All students benefit from participating in our program, all students are welcome to participate. It is very important that your child goes to practices so that they can learn all the rules, tricks, and get to practice for each event they are interested in participating in. Also, we would greatly appreciate parents helping out on competition days.  

    Competition Subjects:

    General Math

    Number Sense (Mental Math)

    Calculator Applications

    Chess Puzzles


    Maps, Charts, & Graphs

    Dictionary Skills


    Social Studies & History


    The Practice Meet Dates and Events for Wood MS.

    November 13, 2021     Winter Meet   @   Nimitz MS  

             Number Sense  - -10 mins

              Cal Apps - - 30 mins

              Math - - 30 mins

              Spelling - - 50 mins

              Dictionary Skills  - - 20 mins 

              MGC - - 45mins

              Social Studies - - 30 mins 

              Science - - 45 mins

              Chess Puzzles - - 25 mins


    November 13   Winter Meet: @  Nimitz MS

            January 22     District Meet:  @  Tejeda MS


    What if the meets are Virtual? 

    We have a plan for that!

    Here are the basics for you:

    1. Practice meets will be held on our campus

    2. Please log-on to the online testing 10 minutes before you test start time. 

    3. Cameras must be on and the student's face must be seen and the student must be facing the screen the whole time.

    4. Students will be unmuted the entire testing time and in an aera by themselves where the testing environment will not be disturbed

     😊More information will be on the Google Classroom😊



    2021-22 Permission Slip 

    SAturday Meet Info