Academy 4 22/23 Dates
09/16/2022 10/14/2022 11/04/2022 12/02/2022 01/13/2023 02/10/2023 03/03/2023 04/21/2023 05/12/2023
De Zavala offers coaching for many events in the district UIL competition, from music memory to chess puzzles. The purpose of UIL is to prepare students for citizenship by providing healthy, character-building educational activities. Students learn many skills through UIL, such as public speaking, writing, and teamwork.
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books - Battle of the Books consists of three competition reading teams including 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Our students participate in multiple novel studies and book club meetings throughout the year and compete annually in the district competition held at TCU. We are currently back to back champions, with wins in the 2018 and 2019 and 2022 competitions.
In the Leaders 5 program, 5th graders take the leadership traits that they learned the previous year in Academy 4, and put them into action! Fifth graders become mentors themselves to younger students in their schools, teaching them about leadership and spending quality time together.