Parents are requested to bring snacks for testing season by Monday, Sep 28.
We are close to two very important tests...
PSAT - Wednesday, Oct 14 - Sophomores and Juniors. The Sophomores take the test to "see where they are at" and the Junior's test scores are their official entry to the National Merit Scholarship program. Make a high enough score and your student will get invited to many VIP university information meetings during their Junior year, and will find out in September of their senior year if their score qualifies them as a semi-finalist. If so... there are many universities that give huge scholarships, waive out-of-state fees, etc. Many benefits to becoming a semi-finalist... so please take this test very seriously. Your student is being prepped during school and please ask your child to review the PSAT workbooks provided by the school.
Note: The PSAT is in a new format this year, so prior year's study booklets will not be helpful.
ACT: Our seniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, Sep 29 in school. All seniors are required to take this test, even if you've already taken it, or are satisfied with your SAT scores. Our students are expected to do very well on this test and are currently being prepped for it during English class and have ACT workbooks to use at home - please encourage your student to make good use of it.
Hope your child is reviewing well, getting to bed early, and HAVING A SNACK during testing to help them keep focused and on-task!
How can YOU help?
Our PTSA at SEM strives to provide a bottle of water and snack during each test. This is a mighty big task! (most of the Townview schools do not do this)
We thank Mr. John Howell (our PTSA Testing Support Chair) for organizing this & Ms. Julie Mendez and family for donating and hauling in all 450 bottles of water for our Fall testing dates!
Please use this form to indicate your contribution so that we know how many snacks to expect.
Thanks so much for helping our awesome kids have a great Fall testing season!
-PTSA Testing Support
This year we are having our yearbook photos taken professionally by LifeTouch. Please support our program by purchasing photo packets of your child.
12th - Senior Portrait Day - FridayOctober 2nd
Will start early in the morning before school…. By appointment. I expect many of the girls will want these early slots while their hair and make-up are still perfect.
We will have a schedule so that LifeTouch has just the right number of seniors down there preparing for their pics at any given time.
All Seniors will take photos with both Tux/Drape and Cap/Gown. Estimated time is 10 minutes per student + wait/prep time… so ~15 minutes.
The yearbook committee and the senior class will make a choice of which to use in the yearbook. We can actually wait for the results to decide.
Families will have options of various poses to choose from in their portrait packs and will order online.
Students unhappy with their photo, may bring their photo flyer proof sheets with them to be granted retakes – must have this flyer with them. Walk-ups not prepared with their photo flyer are discouraged because they tend to get a lot of students retaking, just “because”… but they weren’t dissatisfied with their original takes.
Notes for orders:
Orders may be made with the paper pre-order forms - will be available in the office.
Or… online. If online orders are made, there is a “free” electronic “share” photo offered.
To be included in the large shipment to the school… the photos will need to be ordered before photo day or within 48 hours of them being taken – this avoids a shipping fee.
Photos may be ordered from their website up to 9 months following photo day with a small shipping fee and sent directly to the student's home.
Science/Engineering Magnet High School Fall Picture Day: Thursday, September 24 Picture Day ID: LD805147Q0