• Abilene hosts a UIL meet each year which allows students the opportunity to ccompete in an academic setting.  The contests serve as acadmic laboratories where students apply what they learn in the classroom.  The Abilene UIL meet will be on Saturday, January 30 at Cooper High School.  This year's events include: Art History - 4th & 5th, Maps, Charts and Graphs - 5th, Music Memory - 3rd, 4th & 5th, Number Sense - 4th & 5th, Oral Reading - 4th & 5th, Ready Writing - 3rd, 4th & 5th, Storytelling - 2nd & 3rd.  UIL classes will begin on Tuesday, October 22nd.  Thomas teams will be selected on December 1st..