Students at all levels have a desire to belong or to fit in. Not all students, however, are the star in classroom or of the athletic variety. This is where the Chess clubs at West Elementary and South Elementary come in.
University Interscholastic League, or UIL, is the governing body for all academic and extra-curricular activities in schools. In addition to governing all sporting and band events, UIL also governs the academic contests most Texas public schools, including Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD, compete in. There are academic contests for all levels from first through twelfth grades. Competitions include spelling, math, writing, speaking contests, and more. Recently, UIL added a new academic contest known as Chess Puzzles.