Come dressed as your favorite comic book character--win prizes!! There will be games, music, and food!
Please come and participate as we grow this event! We will be working after school to decorate all this week and would love students help. Students will finish in time to take late bus.
We are asking all students to contribute a 12pk of soda (Dr. Pepper, Coke, Sprite) or full-size candy bars to the event.
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.
Lew Blackburn Community Meeting October 21
Tue Oct 21-PTSA General Meeting--Guest: Dr. Lew Blackburn Fri Oct 24-COMIC CON Fri Oct 24-OCTOBERFEST at Townview 2:45-4:15 PM Tue Oct 28--PTSA board meeting
Tue Nov 4-PTSA General Meeting--National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Wed Nov 5-Faculty meeting
Mon Nov 10-Staff Development, no school for students
Tue Nov 11-SBDM meetting
Tue Nov 11-PTSA Board meeting
Tue Nov 11--Admission Preview for middle school students
Mon Nov 17-Report Cards
Nov 26-30-Thanksgiving Break
Principal for a Day Program
Stephanie Halliday, P.E., Vice President, North Texas Office Operations Manager, came to SEM on Tuesday for the Principal for a Day program. Ms. Halliday, and several other HNTB employees, have volunteered with SEM students the past two years to design real-life civil engineering/landscape architecture projects. Her background includes graduating from Texas A&M University in 1988 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Designing north Dallas' High Five Interchange for TxDOT. Contracting with the North Texas Tollway Authority as they implemented the Dallas North Tollway expansion into Frisco, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, Sam Rayburn Tollway (formerly SH 121), President George Bush Turnpike Eastern and Western Extensions, and Chisholm Trail Parkway as well as the following projects currently in the planning phase - Trinity Parkway, SH 170, DNT Phase 4A and 4B.
Staff from HNTB Corporation have already contacted Mr. Boykin and are making arrangements to work with SEM students again this year.
Ms Halliday writes: “Broderick Williams, a SEM student two years ago, attended the Career Fair at Texas A&M University last month and met with HNTB staff from our Plano, Dallas, and Houston offices. He has applied for a summer internship with HNTB in Plano next summer. Alia Eckardt also met with our staff at the Career Fair and told them that the reason she choose Civil Engineering as a major over other engineering fields was in part because of the HNTB visits to SEM two years ago. Thank you so much for allowing us to have a positive impact on future engineers!”
SEM appreciates the chance to partner with HNTB Corporation!
AUSTIN – The State Board of Education today named 10 Texas businesses as the 2014 Employers for Education Excellence (EEE). From the U.S. Army to a grocery store, these employers and their staffs are recognized for their ongoing support and commitment to Texas public schools.
“I would like to congratulate, and thank, these businesses on being named Employers for Education Excellence,” said Barbara Cargill, chair of the State Board of Education. “Each is to be commended for the valuable support and many resources they and their employees provide to our Texas public schools.”
The EEE Awards are given in three categories – Gold, Silver and Bronze. For the 2014 award, six companies received a gold award, three received a silver award and one company received a bronze award.
Winners in the Gold Award category have implemented policies that: encourage and support employees who attend parent-teacher conferences; encourage employees to volunteer in school activities; and support employees that participate in student mentoring programs.
HNTB Corporation - Dallas HNTB is a nationally recognized engineering, architectural and planning firm with offices nationwide. Of the 107 employees within the Dallas/Plano office, 13 employees volunteer with the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center in the Dallas ISD’s School-2-Business (S2B) program. During the 2013-14 school year, the volunteers donated more than 750 hours to the program. Through the program, which runs from January to May, students are given an assignment and follow through on the project from start to finish. During the 2013-14 school year, the S2B program involved students in designing improvements to an existing transit station on a proposed extension on one of the Dallas Rapid Area Transit lines. The program is designed to provide students with a hands-on approach and a basic understanding of engineering design, project development, project management and more.
Science & Engineering Magnet School 1201 East 8th Street Dallas, TX 75203
Sunday March 26, 2017 4:03 am (America / Chicago) 220.127.116.11