Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held at SEM Monday after school starting at 5 PM.
The PTSA is sponsoring a dinner for the teachers before the meeting. We are asking for donations of desserts and drinks for the teachers.
SAT Test Date Correction for SEM Juniors!
The SEM SAT date for all Juniors is on FEBRUARY 25th. The original test date listed on the newsletter calendar, Saturday January 24th, is actually an optional date.
Mr. Carter's Fundraiser completed
Mr. Carter has reached his goal in his fundraiser "Chips Ahoy" from Donors Choose! Thanks to everyone who contributed!!
SEM Facebook Page
There is a new Facebook page for the SEM PTSA! The purpose of this SEM PTSA Facebook page is to further the PSTA and school's vision and mission,support student learning and staff professional development, and enhance communication with students, parents/guardians, staff, and community members. Users are expected to use the site only for those purposes. This is a closed group, so admission is restricted to SEM community members.
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., is an international organization of men organized November 17, 1911, at Howard University. The founders of this prestigious organization envisioned a national organization that would unite thousands of young men in aim, thought, and loyalty. The selected name of the organization when translated means “friendship is essential to the soul.” Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift are the cardinal principles under which this fraternity operates. Today, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., has a brotherhood of men operating in most U.S. cities and countries abroad. These chapters of the fraternity intend to practice the above-mentioned cardinal principles through community uplift, economic development, and service to others.
The North Dallas Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., (Alpha Iota Iota Chapter) will award scholarships to deserving college bound high school seniors (male or female) who exemplify the ideals and cardinal principles of our beloved fraternity. Scholarship winners will be judged on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement and financial need. Traditionally, this Chapter has attempted to focus its efforts on high schools that operate in the northern sector of the Metroplex.
The deadline for receiving all applications is January 31, 2015. If you have any questions regarding this memorandum and/or the application, please do not hesitate to contact me at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure each applicant completes the Scholarship Application Form and attaches: (1) an essay, (2) a resume, (3) current high school transcript, and (4) a small photograph with the application. There will be an interview with the committee and the winner and their family will be notified in a timely fashion. All awards will be sent directly to the winner after receiving documentation that the student is enrolled in an accredited college or university. Lastly, in an effort to reduce the amount of paper that is utilized applicants should only submit an electronic copy of the completed application in Adobe Acrobat pdf and/or Microsoft Word format(s).
Finally, multiple scholarships will be awarded totaling $6,000.00 and we are looking for individuals who exhibit Character, Leadership, Accountability, Scholarship, and Service!
FAB Now Conference
The FAB Now Conference is coming to Fort Worth this month! The FAB Now conference “will bring together the many aspects of making and maker spaces, host interactive exhibits and provide networking opportunities with makers who will be showcasing their making skills,” states a recent release. All of the events and sessions will be at Tarrant County College on the weekend of January 16 and 17. “We are all makers and designers…FAB Now was conceived to inspire, support, showcase and connect the many pockets of ingenuity in the Fort Worth and North Texas creative community.” Engineers, artists, students, families — all are welcome! And the event is FREE. You can find out more about the conference and register at fabnowconference.com.