It's time for our last PTSA general meeting of the school year, and to have our elections for the 2015-2016 board!The PTSA is going to celebrate the year with a special pasta dinner before the meeting, and would like to invite all SEM families to attend!
Ms Huitt will also be holding a Freshman-Senior Parent meeting full of very important information about your student's school career! All families are expected to attend.
The PTSA is providing pasta from Buca de Beppo. We are asking for donations of a dessert, which can be brought to the meeting, or dropped off beforehand in room 211 .
Family Dinner 5:30 PTSA Meeting 6:30
Please join us!
Yearbook Order Deadline Extended
You may still purchase a yearbook - until supply runs out! Please use the online form (click here) OR there was a paper order form which was recently sent home with students which can be dropped off . There are also a very limited number of yearbooks from last year which can only be ordered online or by contacting Marianne Leclerc, the volunteer parent who has done such a great job mentoring the yearbook! The price is $35 for this year's book (online will include PayPal l fee), and $30 for last year's book (online will include PayPal fee). Students just pay in the envelopes sent home by dropping them in the PTSA lock box in the office.
Great gift idea for students from out-of-town family! Graduation, Birthdays, or just "Way to Work!" - end of the year gift
Please consider sending a contribution toward a yearbook for a student who otherwise could not afford to purchase one.
Please make checks out to SEM PTSA.
The Yearbook signing party is planned for May 15 after school, on the last day of AP exams. The yearbook committee is meeting today, April 6 after school to plan this party which will last til 9pm. Don't miss out on this fun party, only yearbook owners may attend.
Tue April 7--PTSA General Meeting "Pastapalooza" and Freshman-Senior Parent meeting | Dinner 5:30, Meeting 6:30pm
Tue, April 7 - Freshman Baseball Tickets purchase extended to end of today. $20 - pay via PTSA drop box in the SEM Office. See letter.
Sat April 11-UIL-District
Tue April 14-PTSA Board Meeting 6:15pm
Mon April 20-Sixth 6 weeks begins
Tue April 21-AP Human Geo Mock Exam 3:30
Th April 23--PISA Exam
Th April 23--Incoming Freshman Potluck
Fri April 24-Prom
Sat April 26-Regional UIL, Calculus Bowl, Senior Lock In
April 26-27-Earth Day Fair Park
Wed April 29-SAT Test Juniors, Faculty Meeting
Help Mr. Carter build a better classroom:
Hi SEM Community, I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org: I have a grant request out for the Physics 1 and 2 students for next year to get SD cards for their laptops.
Give to my classroom by April 7, 2015 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code SPARK on the payment page and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).
If you chip in to help my students, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.
Thanks so much, Mr. Carter
P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!
Isaiah Mercado Wins Texas PTA Scholarship!
From Texas PTA:
One of your high school seniors, Isaiah Mercado, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Texas PTA! The committee had tough choices to make, and after many, many hours of reading essays, resumes, letters of recommendation, and finally a conference call, they narrowed it down to 18 applicants. Congratulations to those 18 applicants!
Please go to our website to view all the results for high school seniors and faculty. We look forward to receiving more applications from your PTA/PTSA school next year. High school applications are due December 1, and Faculty applications are due January 15.
The awards ceremony for SEM is scheduled for May 21st
I'm First! Scholarship
Hello there First-Gen Friend, It's April, so you know what that means...the 2015 I'm First! Scholarship application is now open! The deadline to apply is Friday, May 22. The I'm First! Scholarship is a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year, renewable for four years of college) awarded to up to 10 graduating high school seniors who will be the first in there family to go to college and are planning to attend a CSO College Partner institution.
Scholarship winners have the unique privilege to serve as bloggers on ImFirst.org to share their college experiences and offer advice to aspiring first-generation college students on how to make it to and through college.
Ideal candidates will display the follow qualities: Seeking financial aid and scholarship support for college Strong writing skills and unique perspective Strong capacity for reflection for blogging Experience with or commitment to community service Leadership experience Commitment to helping expand educational opportunities for other first-generation students Scholarship winners are not selected based on academic qualifications such as GPA, SAT/ACT scores or intended majors
Undocumented students are eligible and strongly encouraged to apply!
Texas Wesleyan University is hosting our inaugural Discover Wesleyan Day on Saturday, April 18 on our historic campus in Fort Worth, and I want to invite your students to attend. At Discover Wesleyan Day, sophomores and juniors will learn about the college application process, financial aid opportunities and college life. Furthermore, they will learn about Wesleyan’s academic programs, interact with current students, receive a special tour of campus, eat a FREE lunch in our dining hall and leave with some Wesleyan swag. Interested students should register on our website or through here .