October 3, 2014--Important information regarding the Ebola virus
To Dallas ISD Parents and Guardians:
This has been a challenging week. As you are aware, we learned that five Dallas ISD students who attend four district schools may have had contact with the individual who was recently diagnosed with the Ebola virus. Those schools are:
• Emmett J. Conrad High School
• Sam Tasby Middle School (which is attached to Jack Lowe Elem. School)
• L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary School
• Dan D. Rogers Elementary School
The following web page has been created to provide information: http://www.dallasisd.org/healthupdates. It includes a document about how to talk to your child about this disease. Dallas ISD remains in regular communication with the Centers for Disease Control, the City of Dallas, and DCHHS. In addition, a recorded hotline is updated daily with new information. The number is (972) 9255810. If another situation arises of a student who may have been exposed to an individual diagnosed with Ebola, the district will continue to provide as much information as possible. Thank you and have a nice weekend. Sincerely, Mike Miles, Superintendent, Dallas ISD
We are asking to borrow some gaming consoles for the event (Wii, Wii U, X Box 360, or PlayStations). We also need the controllers, cables, and some multiplayer games. If you are able to help, please contact the Gaming Committee Chairman, Tycho Virani at Tycho@compuguru.com.
Comic-Con planning meeting is coming this week-- We'd like to have as many students involved as possible, and promise to make the meeting short. Please come and participate as we grow this event!
School Clubs Get Web Presence on New SEM Site!
School clubs have a new way to spread the news about their activities! — a web page for your club. —Every club/activity is able to appoint someone to share information with the SEM Webmaster for their website page… or appoint a person to update it themselves… they have the option. Also forward news and upcoming events to the Newsletter Editor by Friday for inclusion in the next newsletter!
Check out the scholarship opportunities on this website:
Want to join UIL? Just show up at a practice! We have many UIL teams at SEM. We will post a schedule on our new website http://www.semagnetschool.org/sem/uil soon, but talk to your teachers to find out what's coming up.
Tues Oct 21-PTSA General Meeting--AP Scholars; Guest: Dr. Lew Blackburn
Fri Oct 24-COMIC CON
Tue Oct 28--PTSA board meeting
Don't Miss Out… Join PTSA Today!
There are many benefits of being a PTSA member!
Only PTSA members have access to the online Directory! By being a member you help support SEM, the students and staff! Membership has its benefits - discounts offered to PTSA members. Students should join PTSA - looks great on the college resume to be part of a service organization! Help us reach our goal of over 220 members; join today!
Reflections is a National PTA sponsored arts recognition program that encourages artistic expression. The theme for the 2014 – 2015 National PTA Reflections® program is “The World Would be a Better Place if…” Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.
Use your imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine. You may enter as many times as you like in as many categories as you like. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form (Download Entry Form). Be sure to reflect the theme in your work.
SEM Deadline to submit: October 25, 2014
Entries will be judged by knowledgable staff and guests. Names will not be visible on submissions. 20% of our SEM entries will advance to the Trinity Council of PTA, where 30 of theirs will advance to State competiton, and finally 30 of those advance to National competition.
Literature – Fiction or nonfiction, prose, poetry, drama, or short story (must not exceed 2,000 words or 8 ½ x 11 inches) Download Literature rules.
Visual Arts – Original print, drawing, painting, collage, photographic collage, metal etching or punch work, fiber work, or computer-generated artwork (must be flat, not more than 3/8 inches thick, maximum size 24 x 30 inches including a mat) Download VisualArts rules.
Photography – Original black-and-white or color image, single print or collage (maximum size 11 x 14 inches including a mat) Download Photography rules.
Musical Composition –Voice, instruments or a combination of both, with or without lyrics (maximum time 5 minutes, a CD recording of a performance of the composition should be submitted.) Download Musical Composition rules.
Dance Choreography – Original dance choreographed by the student with up to 3 dancers. (maximum time 3 minutes, should be submitted on a CD or DVD) Download Dance Choreography rules.
Film Production – Original work, animation, narrative, documentary, experimental, computer-generated (no PowerPoint, maximum time 5 minutes, CD or DVD) Download Film Production rules.
Are you eligible for this program? Young women entering 9th through 12th grade in the fall 2014 are encouraged to apply. Students everywhere are eligible to participate, regardless of their place of residence. Criterion for selection is based on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, community service, and student commitment is equally important. HWNT seeks students that have a minimum of B/C grades; and wish to obtain a higher education and are capable with appropriate support and mentoring. Interested students must submit an application to the program by the announced deadline of October 8, 2014. Once accepted, students will receive an acceptance letter. Participation in all five seminars of the program is expected from each student. Refer to the timeline in this packet for more information on the seminars.
Benefits to you: ● Access to the best academic institutions in the area, with exclusive ‘Latinas in Progress’ only campus tours. ● Information about scholarships and special programs from different organizations, corporations, colleges, and universities. ● Participating senior students are eligible to apply for HWNT's scholarships/awards for college in 2015. ● Enrollment into the MANA Hermanitas® Mentorship program for coaching and guidance throughout the year. ● Invitation to HWNT's events and community events including government, civic, and professional organizations in the area. ● Interaction with other young Latina leaders.
Dallas STEAM Explorers is being launched to educate the high school students about various STEAM careers in depth. Please encourage your students to RSVP and join for the first meeting Monday Oct 6th evening. Computer Science & Nanotechnology careers will be covered in this meeting. This group plans to meet on the first Monday of every month in the Dallas area (This was inspired by STARS program run by UT Southwestern medical center).
Our kick-off meeting is Monday, October 6, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, on the UT Dallas campus:
The Dallas County Elections Department has long welcomed student Election workers, and now with this program, we intend to provide students with a greater awareness of the Election process and the rights and responsibilities of voters. With this working experience, these students have an opportunity for civic engagement and are more likely to vote and participate in elections.
The application serves as the permission form from the parent and school for a specific Election. If the student has worked a previous Election they still need to submit an application for the current Election.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AN APPLICATION SUBMISSION DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLACEMENT.
NEW this Election: 1. All students need to provide a phone number for a parent in the parent section. 2. If the student email and/or phone numbers are not legible the student will not receive an email until we have the correct information. 3. Clerk pay for this Election is $10 per hour.
APPLICATION: Any student attending school and under the purview of a principal is considered a student and eligible for this program. Age is not the determining factor for the program, so any student still in school 16+ (including those over 18) are legible until they graduate.
TRAINING: It is mandatory that all students attend a student clerk training whether they’ve worked in the past or not.
DEADLINE for application submission is October 8, 2014 for the November Midterm Election.(The form says October 3rd but THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED.)
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