This Thursday May 22nd, there will be a yearbook signing party at 4:30 PM in the Commons. Bring your yearbook and take this opportunity to spend some time with your classmates before the school year ends!
The SEM Annual Student Achievement Awards Ceremony will be held at 7 PM on Thursday May 22nd in the Commons. Doonations of refreshements are requested for both events. Please click here to sign up.
2014 SEM Staff Appreciation Breakfast-Thursday, May 29
What is this? It’s a monthly breakfast for our SEM teachers while they hold their staff meeting. It’s a great way to show our SEM staff we appreciate their hard work and behind the scenes time invested in our students! Volunteer to send an item with student or drop off before work to room 211 - Drop off items by 7:30 am for breakfast, and 11am for lunch - we feed 30 people. So... If you are you vegan, vegetarian, like to bake casseroles, make breakfast taquitos, breads, fix yummy dishes to share, or enjoy putting together fruit trays… show off your great recipes here.! ! Sign up via the volunteer form to help us create a nice variety for the Staff.
Thank you to Parents attending Family Dinner Night!
Thank you to all who brought desserts, salads, and drinks to our annual parent dinner night. About 45 SEM parents, students, and teachers came and enjoyed a wonderful pasta dinner with lots of desserts, rolls, salads and drinks. After the dinner PTSA held its last meeting electing our new board for next year. Ms. Huitt shared important information about the school and students shared their experiences on extra curricula activities. It was a fun night packed with information. Thanks to all who participated.
May: May 18- 4pm Concord Baptist Church - Baccalaureate May 19-22- Senior Exams with make-ups May 19-21- State UIL May 22- Yearbook signing party 4:30 with SEM Awards Ceremony following at 7 PM - Donations requested! May 23-27-Jr/Sr Class Trip May 26-No School - Memorial Day May 28- 10-3pm - Senior Picnic, Southern Cross May 29- Staff Appreciation Breakfast May 30- The last NHS meeting of the year. All community service hours are due, and copy of 5th six weeks report card.
June: June 2- 1-4pm SEM Graduation Dinner, Iron Cactus Restaurant June 3-10am - Graduation Rehearsal, Majestic Theater June 3-7pm - Graduation, Majestic Theater June 5- End of six weeks June 6- Last Day of School for Students June 9-13- UIL Math Camp June 9-27- SEM Algebra Boot Camp
July: July 18- Senior Essays Due
August: August 4-8 - Senior Boot Camp August 11-15- Sophomore Math/Physics Camp August 18- Registration by grade level - 8-11am 10th Grade | 12-3pm 11th Grade August 19- Registration by grade level - 8-11am 12th Grade August 25- First Day of School
September: September 9- Tentative: First 2014-15 PTSA Meeting & Meet the Teacher Night
The Science and Engineering Education Center (SEEC) at the University of Texas at Dallas is a leader in STEM education and PBL teaching initiatives in Texas. This year we are offering students a variety of summer camps to provide exciting enrichment opportunities in STEM. We are offering middle school camps in Robotics both LEGO Robotics (used in FIRST LEGO League) and Tetrix Robotics (used in FIRST Tech Challenge). We are also offering high school camps in building a solar car, introduction to space with rockets and weather balloons, and quad copters. More information is at our website. These camps provide a wonderful opportunity to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We look forward to see you this summer!
First Texas-wide High School Programming Contest on May 31 Planning is underway to host first state-level high school programming contest at UT Dallas on May 30 and 31. We welcome the teams from all cities and corners of Texas to UT Dallas for this contest! Click here for details on registration. Registration fee is $50 per team, but each school can send up to 4 teams with $100 max fee. April 25 is the new deadline to register. Computer Science department of UT Dallas plans to cover all the costs (hotel stay & meals) to make it affordable for out-of-town teams. Teams are responsible only for the registration fee & round-trip transportation between their hometowns and UT Dallas. If possible, we would like to partially reimburse that cost as well. Here is the link for more information.
Mobile app contest for all middle & high school students of Texas
Computer Science department of the University of Texas at Dallas is thrilled to partner with OASiS, an employee resource group within AT&T, to conduct a Mobile App Contest for all middle & high school students of Texas during this Summer! No coding experience is necessary to get started. All you need to do is to form a team of 2 to 4 students, brainstorm & come up with a cool app idea & write about it. If your idea is selected to be in top 20, web based training & support will be provided to develop the mobile app using MIT App Inventor. Final presentation & contest will be on Saturday, August 9th in TI auditorium of ECSS building in UT Dallas campus. Visit utd.edu/k12/app-contest for details (Flyer can be accessed as utd.edu/~jeyv/flyers/idea-2014.pdf). We encourage all middle school and high school students to participate and have fun making a mobile app this summer! Download flyer... Thanks for your time.
Dr. Jey Veerasamy
Erik Jonsson School, UT Dallas Director, Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach Teaching Faculty, Computer Science
SEM Wins District UIL Meet!
The Science and Engineering UIL team competed at the District UIL Meet on Saturday, March 29th and won the District Championship. Many SEM teams and individuals placed and will be advancing to region - all students who placed in the top three in their competition or were a member of a first place team advanced to the Region UIL Meet which took place in Waco on May 3rd. The following students placed in their respective competitions (first place team members who did not place are also listed):
Accounting – 1st Place Team Gaurachandra Das – 1st place Jae Yoo – 3rd place Seth Shuey – 4th place Anupam Adhikari – 4th place
Calculator Applications – 1st Place team Wesley Runnels – 1st place Murali Subramanian – 2nd place Sirjan Kafle – 3rd place Dong Hur – 4th place
Current Events – 2nd Place team Cameron Rose – 4th place Wilson Roberts – 6th place
Computer Applications Quinn Torres – 1st place Miguel Del Rio – 2nd place
Computer Science – 3rd place team Miguel Del Rio – 5th place
Editorial Writing Herber Banda – 4th place
Feature Writing Patrisa De Anda – 4th place Jacob Liou – 5th place
Headline Writing Jacob Liou – 2nd place Angel Ornelas – 3rd place
Informative Speaking Aakash Mistry – 4th place
Literary Criticism – 1st place team Wilson Roberts – 1st place Mariafernanda Hernandez – 2nd place Terah Ehigiator – 5th place Meaghan Pearson
Mathematics – 1st place team Wesley Runnels – 1st place Murali Subramanian – 3rd place Minh Tran – 4th place Sirjan Kafle – 5th place
Number Sense – 1st place team Wesley Runnels – 1st palce Murali Subramanian – 2nd place Gaurachandra Das – 3rd place Sirjan Kafle – 4th place
Prose Interpretation Meaghan Pearson – 3rd place
Science – 1st place team Wesley Runnels – 1st place, Top Physics Score Christian Benitez – 2nd place Sirjan Kafle – 3rd place, Top Chemistry Score Murali Subramanian
Social Studies – 1st place team Juan Garcia – 1st place Alan Estrada – 2nd place Manuel Tovar – 3rd place Danh Nguyen – 5th place
Spelling Miguel Del Rio – 5th place
Please help me in congratulating all of the students who placed at the District Meet and helped SEM bring home the Championship trophy.
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