District 05 Information and Documents
Your District Coordinator for District Five is Emily Downing. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your District Director for District Five is Darlene Mills she can be reached at email@example.com.
Your Teacher Advisory Committee representative for District Five is Sarah Mateo. can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure you are joining your district’s advisor group on Signal App. Each district has its own page where advisors and the state office can connect without students. First, you download the app and request to join the D5 Advisor group a group admin will need to approve your request. Join the group here: https://signal.group/#CjQKIPl-gLY9yl8Q7Dj-Vw1UwSb7Q6lcQ5a-yeKdvmlxanU0EhCAjhmyJLvCwhqJkYGxrrGw
Number of Voting Delegates Per Chapter: Each Texas chapter will have: a. one delegate for the Texas chapter b. one delegate for each group of 10 members c. one delegate for major fraction of 10 members (more than 5) i.e. 16 members = 3 voting delegates; 15 members = 2 voting delegates. At District Contest and State Conference, your delegates vote for officers and any proposed amendments.
2023/2024 UIL Update: “The UIL calendar is set based on multiple parameters, mostly working around state standardized testing dates and avoiding conflicts with other UIL events. UIL attempts to also look at other activities, but as you know, the multitude of offerings for students continues to grow and the spring calendar continues to get more crowded. They have a date range of one week that districts can set their UIL district meet dates. This year it is April 1-6 for most academic events and April 1-13 for speech events. Each district can set the UIL date for their meet within that window based on the recommendations from coaches with the administrators on the UIL District Executive Committee having final say. They limit the competition window to one week due to test confidentiality, as well as require students competing against one another to test at the same time and location. The best option is for teachers who do both UIL and Skills USA to make the conflict known so that their UIL district contest can be set earlier in the week by their DEC, if at all possible.”
2023 D5 Officer Application (2024 Application Coming Soon!)
2024 D5 Outstanding Member Application
2023 Fall Leadership
Wed Oct 18th at Collin College, Wylie
Registration opens Sept 11th and closes Oct 11th. Payment will be due Nov 11th. No late registration, cancelation or refund after Oct 11th. 3% fee for credit card transactions. $30/pp, do not need to be a joined or paid member. Any MS/HS CTE program can attend. www.skillsusa-register.org
2023 District Contest (2024 Updates coming soon)
Feb 2-4 at TSTC Waco, main contest weekend. Details below. Registration opens Dec 14th and closes Jan 12th at 5pm. You must be a joined member to compete, registration is $50 per registrant. One advisor must be registered to attend to supervise the competitors. Cancellation deadline Jan 20th. Payment is due Feb 20th. www.skillsusa-register.org
Deadline for Substitutions is Jan 16th at 5pm. Sub Form Here
Offsite: Jan 24th: Sherman HS, Jan 26th: Wylie HS, Feb 10th: Aveda Dallas
Online PD Testing window is Wed Jan 18th from 8a-4p. Click here for information: District PD OnlineTestingUserGuide. If you do not contact your district coordinator 24 hours in advance to make other arrangements and you do not take the test, you will get a ZERO score, no exceptions. If you are entered in multiple contests you will only take the test once. Please register your students with a personal, not a school email address.
District 05 Events Calendar
All Texas Chapters abide by the regulations as outlined in the Texas Regulations. This document outlines registration limits, state, and nationals advancements, Texas Only contests, and more. Please refer to the Texas Regulations for detailed information. Always prepare your students by reading the newest edition of contest guidelines.
- Each conference attendee MUST fill out the SkillsUSA Texas Personal Liability and Medical Release Form for EACH SkillsUSA Texas event they attend. This includes students, advisors and any observers or guests.
National Technical Standards
National contests are listed in the national technical standards a free download with your paid professional membership.
Log on to www.skillsusa-register.org, and you should see a technical standards icon at the bottom of the page after you log in. If you click on that icon you will be directed to: https://mycareeressentials.org. (this platform is called Absorb) Advisors will need to create an account on Absorb to access the Technical Standards. If you need help setting up that account, please contact SkillsUSA’s customer care team at 844-875-4557 for assistance. If you need further help downloading the standards once an account has been established, you can view a short instructional video here: https://youtu.be/aR9Jet0PRP8.
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