First day of school for students is Tuesday January 6th!
The PTSA Board meeting will be on Tuesday at 6:30 in room 211.
Teacher Appreciation Week!
Show your appreciation for your teachers and staff by writing thank you notes for them and putting them in their stockings hanging in the hallway behind the SEM office!
Happy New Year!
And now let us welcome the New Year,
full of things that have never been.
Und jetzt lassen Sie uns begrüßen das neue Jahr...
Voller Dinge, die nie gewesen.
--Rainer Maria Rilke
Chips Ahoy! Donate to Mr. Carter's Donors Choose Project!
Mr. Carter's technology project at Townview Magnet High School-Science & Engineering in Dallas, TX:
"In my classes, we cover a lot of material. I also try to give my students as many extra resources as I can, and this project will give me a great assist, in providing them for my students.
We are an inner city school, that works hard at preparing our students for College or University work. Many of our students will be the first in their families to achieve that goal. Over half of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch. The majority of them are minorities. Every one of them will take multiple Advanced Placement classes, starting in their first year of High School.
We are in the process of providing laptop computers to each of our students. I provide my students with many additional resources, including videos, study guides, and other materials. Converting them to an SD card, will make it much easier for them to carry, than a stack of over 10 DVDs!
The SD cards that you will provide, [$14.44 each] will give my students access to many additional resources beyond those that are available in the classroom. Now, they have to carry over 10 DVDs to get all of the material, and the memory card will put it in a format that is much easier to carry.
My students need flash memory storage for the new laptops that the school is purchasing. These will be used to store videos and other information that is specific to my courses."
Please forward this link to anyone that you might think would help fund this project. If everyone gave enough for one memory card, this fundraiser would be done very quickly!
Mon Jan 5 - Staff development, student holiday
Tues Jan 7- PTSA Board meeting 6:30
Mon Jan 12-Parent Teacher Conferences
Wed Jan 21--Faculty Meeting & breakfast
Sat Jan 24—SAT for Juniors
Fri Jan 30-Senior Tribute Writing - during English Classes
Wed Feb 4—Faculty Meeting—Breakfast for teachers
Feb 10-PTSA Board meeting- 6:30
Feb 24--PTSA general meeting
Feb 30-Mar 1-STAARS
2015 College Board AP Studio Artwork Contest
At a Glance Eligible Participants: Current and former AP Studio Art students who are still in high school in the United States. Your AP Studio Art teacher's name must be included in the entry. Submission Deadline: Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 Awards: $500, and the selected artwork will be prominently displayed in the College Board’s New York office Theme: “Challenging all students to own their future”
Overview The College Board is looking for current and former AP Studio Art students in the United States to submit an original piece of artwork to be put on display in the College Board’s office in New York.
Submitted artwork should represent or relate in some way to the theme of “Challenging all students to own their future.” Show us through your creative expression what this theme means to you!
Approximately 18 pieces of art will be chosen to be prominently displayed in our New York office and featured on our website. In addition, each chosen artist will receive $500.
The deadline for submission is Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. The selected artists will be announced in March. If chosen, your artwork will be on loan to the College Board for two years. Artwork will be returned to the artist.
Mayor’s Intern Program’s goal is to link college and career and help students visualize their futures. Students are allowed to work in a variety of fields including IT, healthcare, law, accounting, business and education, just to name a few. Here are the following requirements:
Current Sophomore or Junior at a Dallas Public or Charter School Ability to work in the US during the summer of 2015 16 years of age by June 15, 2015 3.0 (85) Cumulative GPA by January 31, 2015 (No exceptions) Solid attendance record Attend 1 full day of professional training Letter of Recommendation from campus leadership