We will also have Monday, April 11 off for the same reason.
Last days to submit yearbook pics
We will be finalizing the yearbook on Friday/Saturday and so need all submissions by end of Thursday night.
Please submit pics of your child - we especially need music/band/choir photos, ROTC, and any club photos.
Feel free to submit photos of your child in sports or other extra curricular activities outside of SEM.
We need the names and grade of each person in the pic, and to know what event the photo was taken at. Pic needs to come from May 2015 to present.
The pic needs to be high resolution so it prints well. A good guideline is 2mb per photo, but some small sized photos will work if they are clear. If in doubt... submit it and we will do the best we can to use it.
Hi everyone! It is that time again. Time to confirm the PTSA Officers and Standing Committee Chairs for the 2016-17 school year! We need your help in meeting the upcoming PTSA requirements.
A nominating committee must be in place to start the 2016-17 election process. The role of the nominating committee is to provide a slate of candidates for the PTSA Officer roles. The committee is comprised of three (3) members. Two (2) additional volunteers are needed to finalize the Nominations Committee. We really need to confirm the nominating committee as soon as possible. If you’re willing to commit to a short term process, please email Leslie Taylor.
2016-17 Standing Committees
If you are interested in returning to your current role or serving on the board in a different position, please reply here with your interests. Please, rank order your interests if you are considering more than one role.
If you know of any current or incoming parents who are interested and or have previous experience in serving on a PTA or PTSA organization, please let us know so the nominating committee, once complete, can reach out to these individuals.
The following are important, upcoming dates:
3/29/2016 - PTSA Board Meeting at 6:30pm –the nominating committee will be confirmed and will meet to begin developing candidate slates
4/12/2016 - General Membership Meeting – nominating committee recommendations will be presented and the 2016-17 election for officers will be held
What We Need From You
Volunteer to participate on the nominating committee
Provide your interests in serving on the board for the 2016-17 school year
Attend the 3/29/2016 Board Meeting and the 4/12/2016 General Membership Meeting
Thanks in advance for your support!
USA Bio Olympiad
Please congratulate Sasha Thomas on being a Semifinalist in the USA Bio Olympiad. Out of the 8 SEM students that participated, and the 10,389 test given we had 1 to reach the semifinals and 3 that were less than 4 points away. So congratulations to all participants:
Sasha Thomas (Semifinalist) Anisha Kamat (2 points out) Priyanshu Swar (3 points out) Abhiji Bhattaru (highest scoring freshman…and only four points out from being a semifinalist)
Raviraj Rege Rudra Garg Shelly Goel John Mustin
Junior Olympic Fencer at SEM!
Sasha Thomas, a student of Science and Engineering Magnet School of Townview participated in the 2016 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships and brought home the silver medal along with her teammates in the Junior Team Women’s Foil.
Her team from Fencing Institute of Texas placed second after their win against San Francisco 32-29 in the Junior Team Women's Foil event. They were later defeated by Empire United of New Jersey in the finals.
The 2016 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships was held in Cleveland, Ohio in February.
Design Your World STEM Conference for Girls
The national award winning outreach program led by Dallas SWE for girls, parents and educators announces its next event. Our co-host for the event is the University of North Texas Society of Women Engineers student section. Registration is now open!
Who: Girls in grades 6th -12th Date:April 2, 2016 Place: University of North Texas, Discovery Park. 3940 North Elm, Denton, Texas 76207
The PTSA at SEM thinks fundraising should be painless! That's why we like the Write-a-Check Campaign because you only have to write one check and you're done! There’s no selling involved and 100% of every dollar supports SEM students. Your donation is used to provide special programs, activities and events to support the academic and social needs of our students and staff. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today! Please use our on-line form to indicate the amount of your donation and proceed to checkout.
Also, another way to increase contributions may be through company matching donations. Does your company match donations? If so, enter "yes". We can provide assistance, if needed, in making the application to your employer:
Schoola Resale Clothing Fundraiser
Our Schoola clothes fundraising drive is in full swing.
This fundraiser will help clean our closets of clothes we’ve outgrown and support our children at the same time! Schoola collects gently used adult, teen and children’s clothes and sells them online. We’ll receive 40% of the profits which helps to fund programs SEM programs.
You can help by donating clean clothing in, new or like new condition and place them in the bin which will be located in front of the SEM office. You can also help spread the word, encouraging others to donate!
Thanks for your support! We look forward to another great year!