Monday November 10th is a staff development day for DISD, so students do not attend school. SEM staff will have a Thanksgiving lunch catered by Norma's Cafe, and sponsored by the PTSA. We are all thankful for the wonderful SEM teachers and staff! Please show your support by donating for their luncheon using this link. Just click on donations and select your amount. While you are there you can also order yearbooks, spirit gear, and PTSA memberships!
Tuesday is Admission Preview!
All hands on deck! We need lots of parent volunteers to work a concession booth, and be on hand at 6pm to mingle with prospective families before the program begins. Please contact Marianne (firstname.lastname@example.org or 214 906 7022) if you can be onhand to help out. Its a fun night! You may leave when the program begins.
PTSA Reflections: SEM Deadline to submit extended to: Friday, November 14, 2014
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 (word format |pdf format on our website: https://semagnetschool.membershiptoolkit.com/Reflections ). Be sure to reflect the theme in your work.
SEM Deadline to submit: Extended to: Friday, November 14, 2014 Entries will be judged by knowledgeable staff and guests. Names will not be visible on submissions.
SEM winning entries will advance to the Trinity Council of PTA, where 30 of theirs will advance to State competition, and finally 30 of those advance to National competition.
SEM currently has few submissions, so your changes of going forward in the competition are excellent! Spend your free Monday preparing your submission!
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.
More information can be found on the Texas PTA website.
Awards Levels - Awards will be announced in early November (Date TBA), and repeated at our annual SEM awards night in the Spring.
Award of Excellence - Top 20% - These entries are excellent interpretations of the Reflections theme, exceptionally creative, and executed extremely well. These will advance to the next level.
Award of Merit - These entries are very good interpretations of the Reflections theme, very creative, and executed very well.
Honorable Mention - These entries are good interpretations of the Reflections theme, are creative, and executed nicely.
Participation - Every student entry should be recognized for the student having thought about the theme and trying their best to create an entry that interprets it.
Public Meeting for an Air Quality Permit.
TX Senator Royce West Texas Commission on Environment Quality invite you and your neighbors to attend a Public Meeting for an Air Quality Permit. TX Senator Royce West, Texas Commission on Environment Quality, invites you and your neighbors to attend a Public Meeting for an Air Quality Permit which would authorize construction of a smokehouse for Columbia Packing Co., Inc. 2807 E. 11th St, Dallas, TX 75203-2010.
Thursday - November 13, 2014 7-8:30pm Franklin D. Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 525 Bonnie View Road, Dallas, TX 75203.
For more information, call Richard Dominguez at 214 741 0123.
It is that time again! This is a friendly reminder to PTSA members and volunteers to register as a volunteer with DISD. If you are already registered that you don’t need to resubmit an application but instead will need to renew your registration on the same link. Registration website: https://www2.dallasisd.org/partners/volreg_form.cfm
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
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SEM Wins Second Place Sweepstakes at Mansfield Meet of the Minds
The Science and Engineering Magnet UIL team won the Second Place Sweepstakes trophy at the Mansfield Meet of the Minds on Saturday, November 1st! The Second Place Sweepstakes trophy is awarded to the team with the second highest number of sweepstakes points, which are earned for the school whenever an individual or team places in an event. Congratulations to everyone who competed for the effort you put forth to help SEM bring home this award. Individuals and teams that placed on Saturday are listed below. Teams consisted of the four individuals with the highest score from our school. For each team that placed, the four team members are listed, even if they did not place 1st through 6th in the individual competition.
Number Sense – 2nd place team 11th/12th Grade Division Murali Subramanian – 2nd place Sirjan Kafle – 5th place Ben Lawrence – 2nd place Team Member 9th/10th Grade Division Alejandro Posada – 4th place
Calculator Applications – 1st place team 11th/12th Grade Division Sirjan Kafle – 1st place Murali Subramanian – 4th place Dong Hur – 6th place 9th/10th Grade Division Alejandra Nava – 2nd place Christopher Paniagua – 4th place
Mathematics – 1st place team 11th/12th Grade Division Sirjan Kafle – 2nd place Murali Subramanian – 4th place Ben Lawrence – 1st place Team Member 9th/10th Grade Division Kimmy Chang – 1st place Team Member
Science 11th/12th Grade Division Sirjan Kafle – 3rd place
Literary Criticism – 2nd place team Mariafernanda Hernandez – 6th place Esteban Mendez – 2nd place Team Member Angel Ornelas – 2nd place Team Member
Computer Science Miguel Del Rio – 6th place
Social Studies Juan Garcia – 3rd place
Please help me in congratulating all of our students who placed at the Mansfield Meet of the Minds and thank you to all of the students who competed on behalf of SEM.
Science & Engineering Magnet School 1201 East 8th Street Dallas, TX 75203
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