Most of the subjects are limited to 2nd-5th graders. However, students are allowed to compete one grade level up, except 5th grade.

We can have about 10 or so students from each grade level to rotate through meet #1-6 for most of subjects.  A few subjects require shared entries from multiple grade-levels, thus only a handful of students from each grade can be accommodated.  Decisions will be based on more meet details from the district, tryout results at ROE, and/or teacher recommendations. 

Tryout dates will vary, but generally 2 weeks before the meet.

There will be a $20 activity/shirt fee per student for students to participate in UIL 2023-2024 season. There is a substantial fee for our school to register with UIL, which is already covered by ROE. 

We will be working with ROE teachers right after the registration closes.  It can take a week or two to finalize the roster.

TBD and subject to parent volunteers/coaches availability.  Specifically, parents on the teams will decide practice days and times as well as who will volunteer to coach (whether the team will hire one or a parent will volunteer).  Contact us if you are interested in leading any study session off-site or virtually online.

Check out the Google support page.  Access from a Desktop browser is recommended.  Only available to team members.

UIL A+ Academics provides a comprehensive list of resources.  Lots of open-source materials searchable on the web too.

No alternative test day will be offered.  It’s very important for you to remind your student and the room teacher about the tryouts.  Given the sheer number of students coming for tryout on any test day, it'd be impossible to go and look for the student. 

This year HISD entry limit for each subject and grade(s) is 5 students.  If more students signed up for a particular subjects, students will rotate through each meet (a subset of 5 students participate in this meet and another subset of 5 students participate in the next meet.)

Not all subjects are scheduled at every meet.  For the list of subjects for any given meet, see 2023-2024 Competition schedule details (Subject to change)

For in-person meets, the students that qualify for the meet will meet Miss Smith in the cafeteria of the school, where the meet is being held, 30 minutes before their competition.  Parents will wait for students in the cafeteria of that school with Miss Smith and transport their children to and from. 

Here are 2023-2024 Competition schedule details (Subject to change)

Please visit www.speechwire.com to view results the following Thursday after a meet.