Read all about DISD's 14 National Merit Finalists at this link.
5 of the 14 are from SEM! Big congratulations!
Enrique De Alba
TMSCA State Meet Results
On March 19st, the Science/Engineering Math and Science teams traveled to San Antonio to compete against the top math and science teams from across the state at the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) State Meet. TMSCA exists to support the math and science UIL programs in Texas and hosts this meet each year to give teams from all across the state a chance to see how they compare as the District, Region and State UIL Meets approach.
SEM had a great performance, placing 5th place in the State. The following students placed in the top 10 in the state for their grade in the following events:
Yash Chandak – 2nd place, 10th grade
Raviraj Rege – 6th place, 10th grade
Victor Diaz – 9th place, 9th grade
Calculator Applications - 3rd place team
Dong Hur – 5th place, 12th grade
Jonathan Lee – 6th place, 12th grade
Arpan Kaphle – 7th place, 11th grade
Alejandra Nava – 10th place, 11th grade
Kimmy Chang – 1st place, 10th grade
Yash Chandak – 4th place, 10th grade
Victor Diaz – 4th place, 9th grade
Raviraj Rege – 2nd place, 10th grade
Yash Chandak – 5th place, 10th grade
Kimmy Chang – 8th place, 10th grade
Victor Diaz – 4th place, 9th grade
The Top Gun award is for the top student in each grade. Students are awarded points each time they place in the top 15 of an event, and the student with the most points at the end of the day is named the Top Gun. We had two students who finished in the top 6 of the Top Gun Standings for their Grades:
Yash Chandak – 2nd place, 10th grade
Raviraj Rege – 4th place, 10th grade
Victor Diaz – 5th place, 9th grade
Please congratulate these students on their performance, and thank you to all of the students that competed for SEM. ~Josh Newton
Congrats Robotics Team!
2016 FIRST FRC Robotics Competition Winner - Dallas Regional
Robot Name - Shorty (#5057)
Team Captain – Lauren Lugo
Lieutenant Captain – Emelia McLaughin
Build Group Lead – Roscoe Harris
Business Group Lead – Andre Quildon
CAD Group Lead – Hepson Sanchez
Community Outreach Lead – Patrisia De Anda
Scouting Group Lead – Aryn Davis
Software Goup Lead – Emelia McLaughin
PTA Reflections and Art Contest Winners
Congratulations to Saumya Rawat (10th), Rudraksh Garg (10th), and Elvina Almeida (11th), for their participation in this year's PTA Reflections program "Let Your Imagination Fly". ALL three students received Overall Award of Excellence at the District level judging! Rudraksh Garg's winning piece "Imagine and Succeed", music composition, was featured in the District's Award Ceremony this week. We are so proud of you all!
Anisha Kamat (10th), recently entered in the Dallas DART TO DISCOVERY Art Contest and won First Place! Congratulations, Anisha!
Annual Congressional Art Competition
Click here to find information about an art competition hosted by Eddie Bernice Johnson.Entries are due by April 15th. All participants will be invited to a reception hosted by Congresswoman Johnson. The winner of the national competition will be flown to Washington DC for a reception on Capitol Hill!
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
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
Outreach Partners where our members register to serve
Becoming a SWENext participant
Note from your College Advisor, Mr. Valerio
Please remember to submit copies of your acceptance and financial aid letters to me as you receive them. We need them to continue to receive funds for programs like mine, and we use the data to better advise future classes. They are also a required part of your senior clearance sheet...so I'll need everything before I can sign off pre-graduation.
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!