Mansfield ISD Magazine Spring 2019 | Page 28

Three Schools Win MISD UIL Academic Meet UIL TOURNAMENT | After Man- sfield ISD’s University Interscholas- tic League (UIL) Academic Tour- nament last month, three teams came out on top. Dozens of MISD students on the elementary, intermediate and middle school level competed in several categories, ranging from reading and math to music and chess. In the elementary catego- ry, Elizabeth Smith Elementary School earned the first place trophy for the fifth year in a row. Cora Spencer Elementary came in second place, followed by Roberta Tipps Elementary. Asa Low Intermediate School clinched the top spot for the inter- mediate category. Cross Timbers Intermediate was second, and Del- la Icenhower Intermediate placed third. Among middle schools, Brooks Wester Middle School received the most points. Linda Jobe Middle won second place, and the Jerry Knight STEM Academy was third place. According to the UIL, participa- tion in UIL academic contests help students develop oral language and communication skills, become independent readers and writers, develop conceptual understand- ing, learn to solve problems and apply knowledge to all facets of their lives. Congratulations to the winning teams and all of the students and campus coordinators who dedi- cated themselves to making this event a success. Students from Elizabeth Smith pose holding up five fingers for their fifth first place victory in a row. MISD Robotics Teams Headed To State — Teams from Rogene Worley MS placed first, second — TCEA | Two Mansfield ISD ro- botics teams have earned a spot in the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) robotics state competition. Each year, more than 1,400 teams of up to four students each participate in TCEA robotics con- tests that are held in 20 areas across the state. First and second place winners from the area con- tests, along with wild card recip- ients from each of the 20 areas, advance to the state contest. The robotics state competition will take place in Austin, Texas. 28 | Mansfield ISD TODAY Teams from Rogene Worley Middle School, We are Farmers and The 4 Musketeers, respectively placed first and second in the area contest. They will advance to the state competition, which is tentatively scheduled for April 27. The robotics contests give stu- dents the opportunity to develop science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills with hands- on, collaborative projects. Students from elementary and secondary schools use those skills to develop a winning robot. TCEA is a global, nonprofit organization that supports the use of technology in education. The organization was founded in 1980 to advance teaching and learning through the use of technology.