PTSA meeting February 25th: 6 PM. Principal Huitt plans to have a Senior Parent Meeting. The nominating committee for next yar's PTSA board will also be discussed.Pizza will be sold before the meeting.
SAVE the DATE: April 1st Junior Night: Mandatory Junior Students and Parents to go over Senior College Planning Handbook.
Students will register at: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/441811. • The district is paying for all exams for the EXCEPTION of seniors who want to Re-take exams to improve their AP Exam scores from their Junior Year. Re-Take Fees: Free/Reduced Fee: $15.00 NOT On Free/Reduce: $89.00Cash or money order only – Checks will not be accepted• Students, if you don’t take the exam(s) you ordered, you are charged $15.00 for each unused exam • The registration site will be open 24/7 February 13 throughh February 28. The registration window will close Friday, Feb 28, @ 7:00 pm and no more exams can be ordered. NO Exceptions!. For more information, click here.
We are taking nominations for the 2014-2015 PTSA Board. The list of board postions can be found on the PTSA website in the bylaws and the standing rules. Being part of the SEM board is fun and interesting, and is also a way to give back to your child's school. If you are interested in volunteering for the board or want more information, please contact the nominating committee represenative, Cathy Lux at Cathy@compuguru.com. Here’s the link to bylaws and standing rules to find out more about positions. Board positions will be discussed at the next PTSA meeting on February 25th.
Thank you, SEM, for all of your donations in the School Clothing Drive! Check out the online store for purchasing donated items at the Schoola Stitch's SEM school website, http://bit.ly/1jC31BQ . Your purchase supports our school with up to 40% of proceeds going directly to SEM. Please show your support!" ____________________________________________________________
Staff Appreciation Breakfast Thursday February 27th
We are providing breakfast for our wonderful SEM staff on Thursday February 27th and are asking for your support.
Please send breakfast items (see form for item list) to conference room 211 at SEM by 7:30 am or put the items in the kitchen/refrigerator the day before with a note.
Are you able to volunteer? We are in need of two volunteers to help set up at 7:30 am. and two volunteers to help clean up at 12:30 pm.
Please use the online volunteer form under the volunteer section of the SEM website to sign up so we can coordinate donations,, and you'll receive a reminder in your email! Thanks so much!
The PTSA invites SEM's parents, students, and faculty & staff's participation in the "Dash for Beads" 5th Annual Race, Saturday, March 1, 2014. DASH FOR THE BEADS (www.dashforthebeads.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is giving its proceeds to local area schools to help promote healthy eating and physical activity for our grade school children. Area schools will be eligible to apply for $1,000.00 grants to encourage kids to stay in motion and learn about and practice behavior that leads to a healthy lifestyle.
Priority for grant selection is given to schools who volunteer and/or participate in the race. Grant goes towards programs to support students' physical fitness for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information please contact Deante Preston
Please come and support SEM! Thanks!
UT Arlington Engineering
Parents: Are you looking for great opportunities for your children this summer?UT Arlington is once again offering a wide variety of summer engineering activities for your children. From one-day Saturday events to one-week residential and day camps there are learning opportunities from students from 4th grade through graduating seniors. The camp descriptions are available at this link. We hope you will let your children know about these opportunities to learn more about engineering and have FUN this summer! We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Carter Tiernan, Katrina Williams, Beth Isbell, Ashley Bokony UT Arlington Engineering Summer Programs team
SAT Test Update The SAT exam for SEM is February 26, 2014. SAT for ALL Juniors has been paid with a district grant. We are working on when students will report to school. The district is working on a waiver to make the start time 9:30 otherwise the start time will be 8:30. If the start time is 9:30 students will work until 1:45 with two breaks. Students will eat lunch at 1:45. Schools must provide snacks for students during the two breaks. We have about 82 juniors. SEM SAT PREP SAT prep for Juniors Tuesdays with Mrs. Ashmead after school (Princeton Review Materials)- last session (1/21) had about 25 juniors. • SAT prep Daily in English Classes (College Board Books) • SAT prep Weekly in Engineering Class (College Board Prep website)- Also accessible at home • District-wide SAT PREP Sessions in various locations.
SAT Online Review Free Course available for students to use prior to SAT test Feb 26th. Have your student study/review at least 30 minutes a day.
DONATIONS NEEDED: Individual wrapped Snacks & Water, bring to office.
.The Texas Trial Lawyers Association is now accepting applications for the 2014 Scholarship Program which is dedicated to assisting students who have proven the ability to do college level work, yet may not be able to obtain financial aid through traditional sources. These true-need-based scholarships of $1000 each are awarded to high school seniors statewide. The scholarship criteria do not include requirements concerning race, sex or field of study. Download the application here.
The application must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2014 to be eligible for consideration.
Feb. 21, Fri- End of Fourth 6 Weeks Feb. 21-22 , Fri-Sat- Academic Decathlon, State Feb. 25, Tue -PTSA General Meeting 6 PM Feb. 26- Wed SAT exam for SEM Juniors Feb. 27-Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Jacob Liou Wins Scholarship
Jacob Liou has won a $500 scholarship from the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation for his Be Fearless essay. There are only 10 essays selected from the national competition, and the notification letter he received stated the scholarship committee was "particularly impressed" with his entry. Congratulations to Jacob on winning this honor! Click here for more information on the Be Fearless Awards.
SEM Robotics Competitions
SEM’s senior FTC robotics team, the Stonecutters, competed in the North Texas Regional Championship First Tech Challenge. The team, made up of students Thao Nguyen, Eddvar Guzman, Kalee Kuhn, Anthony Inga, Anthony Gonzalez, David Carris, Alex Goberna-Moron, Alex Anyanwu, Jose Vargas, and Sebastian Morabare, advanced all the way to the playoff round. Previously, the Stonecutters competed in the First Tech Challenge Qualifier competition at the University of Texas at Dallas, where they won first prize for their Engineering Notebook and were also finalists for the competition’s highest honor, the Inspire Award—very impressive achievements! SEM’s freshman team, Iron Reign, also competed at the First Tech Challenge Qualifier. The team is composed of SEM students Caitlin Rogers, Max Virani, Omar Ramirez, Jayesh Sharma, and Griffith Samore (as well as Tycho Virani, Max’s brother, borrowed from Travis). They recently competed in the First Tech Challenge tournament at UTD where they were in first place in a field of 30 teams in the qualifying rounds, but got knocked out of the direct elimination finals due to a burned out motor, and did not advance to the Championship.
Thanks to all of the parents, mentors, and coaches who assisted the teams in their endeavors, especially Mr. Kevin Carter and Mr. Alan Gilkes, who volunteered many hours supporting SEM Robotics!
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