UIL 2016 Schedule



UIL High School Academic Competition Schedule

Skyline High School – April 2, 2016

Students must check in with Ms. Guerrero or Ms. Rojas (cafeteria) 30 minutes before their event.







Lincoln Douglas Check In 7:30  
Extemporaneous Check In 7:30  


LD Prelims








Poetry/Prose Verification 8:00  
Number Sense 8:00-8:30 206-208
Current Issues 8:00-9:30 214-216

Poetry/Prose Prelims





Calculator Applications 8:30-9:30 206-208
Ready Writing 8:30-10:30  
Computer Applications 9:30-11:00 B-28

First Round





News Writing 11:00-12:00 218-219
Spelling 11:00-1:30  
Literary Criticism 11:00-1:30 211
Science 11:00-1:30 B-55 & B-64
Accounting 11:00-1:30 203
Feature Writing 12:00-1:30 218-219
Poetry/Prose Finals 1:30  
LD Finals 1:30  
Editorial Writing 1:30-2:30 222
Social Studies 2:00-3:30 214-216
Headline Writing 2:30-3:30 218-219
Mathematics 2:30-3:30 206-208
Informative/Persuasive Finals 3:30  



UIL Schedule & Map

stock_UIL-LogoWe will be competing at our Spring UIL Academic Meet this Saturday, April 11th at MacArthur High School in Irving, TX. I am attaching the tentative schedule and a link to the school’s location using Google Maps. Remember you need to be at the school at least thirty (30) minutes before your first scheduled event.


Time Event Director Event Room Grading Room
7:30 LD Debate Check In Laura Baxter Library
7:30 Extemporaneous Check In Laura Baxter Library
8:00 LD Prelims Laura Baxter 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 813, 814, 815, 203, 201, 200, 202, 207, 209, 246, 248, 257, 240, 247,


8:00 Prose/Poetry Verification Need Person Library
8:00 Number Sense Jeff Tillerson (Mac) 237, 239 239, 237
8:00 Ready Writing Set Up Janice Battles (Mac) 123, 125 123
8:30 Ready Writing Janice Battles (Mac) 123, 125 123
8:30 LD Debate Coaches Meeting Laura Baxter Library
8:30 Prose/Poetry Prelims Poetry – 218, 220, 222, 224, 226

Prose –  228, 230, 232, 234, 236

8:30 Current Issues and Events Chad Smith (Mac) 127, 129 129
8:30 Calculator Applications Set Up Jeff Tillerson (Mac) 237, 239 237, 239
9:00 Calculator Applications Jeff Tillerson (Mac) 237, 239 237, 239
9:00 Computer Applications Set Up Cheryl Oertel (Mac) 244 244
10:00 Computer Applications Cheryl Oertel (Mac) 244 244
11:00 Informative/Persuasive First Round Laura Baxter Inf – 213, 215, 217, 219

Per – 221, 223, 225, 227

11:00 Spelling and Vocabulary Brett Langsather (NHS)

Connie Riley Pronouncing

134 134
11:00 Accounting Larry McEntire (MacArthur) 116 116
11:00 Science Karina Martinez (Mac) 254 254
11:00 Literary Criticism Cheryl Vinson 103 105
11:00 News Writing Nina Cardenas (MHS)

Sandy Hall Chiles

204 206
12:00 Feature Writing Nina Cardenas (MHS)

Sandy Hall Chiles

204 206
1:30 Poetry/Prose Finals Poetry – 218, 220, 222, 224, 226

Prose –  228, 230, 232, 234, 236

1:30 LD Debate Finals Laura Baxter 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 813, 814, 815, 203, 201, 200, 202, 207, 209, 246, 248, 257, 240, 247,


1:30 Editorial Writing Nina Cardenas (MHS)

Sandy Hall Chiles

204 206
1:30 Social Studies Chad Smith (Mac),

Molly Adams (DISD)

127, 129 129
2:30 Headline Writing Nina Cardenas (MHS)

Sandy Hall Chiles

204 206
2:30 Mathematics Jeff Tillerson (Mac) 237, 239 237, 239
3:30 Informative/Persuasive Finals Lara Baxter Inf – 213, 215, 217, 219

Per – 221, 223, 225, 227

1L Mock Trial – Objections


The team captains have voted to limit the type of objections that can be made in the trial. Here is the approved list:

Taught in Class

  • Leading
  • Relevance
  • Speculation
  • Opinion
  • Narrative
  • Proper predicate
  • Hearsay
  • Compound/Complex questions

New Objections

  • Assumes facts Not in Evidence
  • Asked and Answered
  • Badgering
  • Beyond the Scope
  • Nothing pending
  • Ambiguous
  • Argumentative

List of Wise Words


From An Econ Teacher to His Students (Jelly Wong, Life Hack)

An Econ Teacher Gave His Senior High School Students His Personal List Of Wisest Words… And They Make A Lot Of Sense.

  1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.
  2. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.
  3. Don’t knock it till you try it.
  4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.
  5. Always use “we” when referring to your home.
  6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
  7. Don’t underestimate free throws in a game of HORSE.
  8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
  9. Don’t dumb yourself down.
  10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.
  11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.
  12. Never park in front of a bar.
  13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.
  14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car, and first girl/boyfriend.
  15. Hold your heroes to a high standard.
  16. A suntan is earned, not bought.
  17. Never lie to your doctor.
  18. All guns are loaded.
  19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.
  20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.
  21. Take a vacation of your cell phone, internet, and TV once a year.
  22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good.
  23. A handshake beats an autograph.
  24. Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out.
  25. If you choose to go in drag, don’t sell yourself.
  26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.
  27. Never get your haircut the day of a special event.
  28. Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes, tires and sheets.
  29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.
  30. When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.
  31. Eat lunch with the new kids.
  32. When traveling, keep your wits about you. No matter where you are.
  33. It’s never too late for an apology.
  34. Don’t pose with booze. It’s unbecoming.
  35. If you have the right of way, TAKE IT.
  36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.
  37. When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.
  38. Never push someone off a dock.
  39. Under no circumstances should you ask a woman if she is pregnant.
  40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry, live up to it.
  41. Don’t make a scene.
  42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is best.
  43. Know when to ignore the camera.
  44. Never gloat.
  45. Invest in great luggage.
  46. Make time for your mother on your birthday. It’s a special day for her too.
  47. When opening presents, no one likes a good guesser.
  48. Give credit. Take blame.
  49. Sympathy is a crutch. Never fake a limp.
  50. Suck it up every now and then.
  51. Never be the last one in the pool.
  52. Don’t stare.
  53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.
  54. Stand up to bullies. You only have to do it once.
  55. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.
  56. Admit it when you’re wrong.
  57. If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.
  58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.
  59. Thank the bus driver.
  60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.
  61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
  62. Know at least one good joke.
  63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is somebody’s son.
  64. Know how to cook one good meal.
  65. Learn to drive manual/stick shift.
  66. Be cool to younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.
  67. It’s okay to go to the movies by yourself.
  68. Dance with your mother/father.
  69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.
  70. Always thank the host.
  71. If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.
  72. Know the size of your boyfriend/girlfriend’s clothes.
  73. There is nothing wrong with a plain t-shirt.
  74. Be a good listener. Don’t just take your turn to talk.
  75. Keep your word.
  76. In college always sit near the front. You’ll stand our immediately and come grade time it will come in handy.
  77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for 9 months.
  78. Be patient with airport security. They are just doing their job.
  79. Don’t be the talker in a movie.
  80. The opposite sex likes people who shower.
  81. You are what you do. Not what you say.
  82. Learn to change tire.
  83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.
  84. An hour with grandparents is time well spent. Ask for advice when you need it.
  85. Don’t litter.
  86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.
  87. You won’t always be the strongest or fastest. But you can’t be the toughest.
  88. Never call someone before or after 9am and 9pm.
  89. Buy the orange properties in Monopoly.
  90. Make the little things count.
  91. Always wear a bra to work.
  92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.
  93. You’re never too old to need your Mom.
  94. Ladies, if you make the decision to wear heels on the first date commit to keeping them on and keeping your trap shut about how much your feet kill.
  95. Know the words to your national anthem.
  96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise making a fool of yourself is more fun than sitting on the bench alone.
  97. Smile at strangers.
  98. Make Goals.
  99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.
  100. If you HAVE to fight, punch first and punch hard.

Court Attire

WhatToWearThis week students in the 1L or Principles course will be visiting the Dallas County Criminal Courthouse for the first time. We require that all the students dress in business attire. The young men are required to wear a collared dress shirt with a tie, dress pants (slacks), belt and dress shoes. A sports coat or suit are optional.

Young ladies are expected to dress professionally. Skirts should rest right at the knee and high heels are not appropriate. Since at times, there is a lot of walking, we recommend that they wear flats. Collared and sleeved blouses are preferred and should not reveal cleavage. The ladies have a bit more latitude in the type of combinations they can wear within this dress code.

The samples in the photo above offer a good range of what is appropriate to wear to court. Here is a link to a Google search with additional photos for ideas.

We understand that school clothes can be expensive. Many times students can find great “court clothes” at a local thrift store like the Salvation Army or Goodwill for just a few dollars.