Voter Registration Drive - Townview held a Voter Registration Drive with Dallas County Elections on Wednesday, October 5th. Seniors can continue to register to vote with Ms. Kossie in room 237. The last day for voter registration is October 11th
Parent Conference- SEM Parent Conferences are Monday October 10th at 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. PTSA will host dinner for teachers from 4:30-5:00 pm. If you have had difficulty receiving your Parent Portal Pin, please email Ms. Huitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AP Incentive Checks for students will be available beginning Friday October 14th. 10th -12th grade students receive $100.00 for each AP Exam they passed with a score of 3 or higher in Math, English and Science. Please note, some students will need to fill out and return a W-9 form before receiving their checks. Students may pick up checks from Ms. Bell during lunch only.
Dallas ISD Principal for a Day- On October 11th Mr. Christopher Fisher, Supervisor III of City of Dallas, Park and Recreation will serve as SEM principal for the day. Mr. Fisher will have an opportunity to tour the campus, visit classrooms, meet students, and sit in on teacher meetings.
The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is one of the largest municipal park systems in the nation and provides an array of leisure activities. It also has 42 recreation centers located throughout the city to serve the community. Mr. Fisher is the Manager over Fireside Recreation Center located in the Pleasant Grove area. He is responsible for ensuring a quality array of programs and fitness services to the community.
Student Parking- All students must have a student parking decal. Parking Decals can be purchased in the SEM office for $5.00. Seniors will be allowed to purchase a decal, registration, and decorate parking spaces for $25. Click here for the form. Seniors must complete payment and submit designs to their cluster office, no later than4:15 pm October 20th. Senior parking spaces will be assigned October 28, 2016. Decorating parking spaces will take place October 29th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Students must use water based exterior latex paint only they may not use, reflective paint, spray paint, or fluorescent paint. Paint can be purchased at Sherwin Williams, Lowe’s or Home Depot.
Coffee with the Principal- Please join our Principal, Ms. Huitt and SEM Counselors Ms. Kashyap and Ms. Russell on Friday October 14th from 8:15-9:15 am for coffee with the Principal in Room 211. A light breakfast and coffee will be provided.
The Communication Network, “Who do I contact for what, when, where and how?” Navigating DISD, Townview and SEM
“My Child is struggling, what academic/social -emotional supports are available, and how do I help at home?”
Reviewing the 5 point grade scale
Standardized Testing- How you can help your child at home.
Reducing Test Anxiety at Home.
PTSA General Meeting/ Title I Meeting –Parental involvement is required by law for schools receiving Title I funding. Title I, provides for additional funding to schools and districts to help address the needs of students from low-income families. Title I school eligibility is determined by the percentage of students at the school who are eligible to receive free lunch. The percentage cutoff is variable, and might change from year to year. To learn more information about Title I, Parent School Compact, Parent Involvement Policy, and how the PTSA supports the Title I requirements, please join us Tuesday October 18th 2016 at 6:30 pm for our annual Title I meeting.
PSAT -All students in grades 9-11 will take the PSAT on October 19th. Please ensure your child’s attendance. Townview will maintain a testing environment throughout the school day. Water and snacks will be provided by PTSA. More information at this link
Secondary Fair Day is October 21st , 2016. No School! Eat sweet treats and have fun!
Rank has been removed from students transcripts. Transcripts should reflect the new 5 point grading scale.
Mr. Valerio has new days. He is assigned to SEM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
SEM Senior College Recruitment Visits- October- Please note dates and times may vary according to the recruiter’s schedule.
PSAT/Senior College Visits October 19- All SEM freshmen, sophomore, and juniors will participate in the PSAT on October 19th. As a result, seniors are advised to use this day each year to schedule a college visit. Please ensure you filled out the parent permission form, provided at the Senior Parent meeting on September 14th.
Please help me congratulate the following students on their success at our first debate tournament of the season, hosted at Thomas Jefferson High School. Over 200 DISD students competed on October 1. We brought a team of 12 students and competed in the novice and junior varsity divisions.
3rd place team: Leslie Jaramillo and Saul Correa
2nd place team: Olivia Northcutt-Wyly and Sophie Rahman. Olivia is actually a first year debater competing in JV (usually they compete in novice) so this is a HUGE accomplishment!!
3rd place individual speaker: Ethan Helfman
5th place team: Juan Diaz and Ethan Helfman
10th place team: Benjamin Hernandez and Tomisin Ogunfunmi
Next up is our second tournament on November 5th! The trophies from Tournament 1 are on display in the main office.
Sponsor- Glenn Samford
On October 6th , the Science/Engineering Math Madness Team had their first qualifying meet against Central High School of Independence, Oregon. In Math Madness circles, we are known as the Engineers. Final score: Engineers—23, Panthers—2. Congratulations to Soumil Chopra, Kimmy Chang, Akshay Jaitly, Hari Mallidi, Victor Diaz, Yu-Wen Hsu, Chris Logsdon, Aneesh Sharma, and Marissa Watson.
The Math Madness is a fall event that follows the NCAA March Madness protocol. There are 2 qualifying rounds, 2 collaboration rounds, followed by a maximum of 6 single elimination bracket rounds. Each event lasts 30 minutes. Students answer 7 or 8 multiple choice and short answer questions that are closely aligned with questions in the annual American Mathematics Competition in February.
Once the qualifying rounds are completed, our team will be placed into a bracket for the remaining meets that will lead up to the final four. We currently have room for 20 students. We meet each Monday afternoon from 4:15 to 5:15 PM.
SEM Award Highlights
JUST In Case You Missed It…
SEM September Highlights!
National Merit Scholar Semi- Finalists
Cantu, Jesus R.
Rogers, Caitlin R.
Virani, Maximillian O.
National Merit Commended Students
Patrisia De Anda
School of Science and Engineering Teacher of the Year!!!!! 2016-2017
English Department Chair
College and Career Readiness Lead
Niche Magnet High School Rankings
2016 Best Magnet High Schools in America. Ranking based on state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teach quality, student and parent reviews, and more.
#1: Talented and Gifted Magnet
#2: School of Science and Engineering
#11: Rosie Sorrells Education Magnet
#13: Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet
#14: School of Business & Management
#17: School of Health Professions
In the United States:
#5: Talented and Gifted Magnet
#9: School of Science and Engineering
#45: Rosie Sorrells Education Magnet
#62: Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet
#63: School of Business & Management
Newsweek America’s Best High Schools 2016
“Beating the Odds”- America’s top high schools for low-income students
Newsweek’s “Beating the Odds” list seeks to identify schools that do an excellent job of preparing their students for college while also overcoming the obstacles posed by students at an economic disadvantage.
1 Stuyvesant High School NY
2 Townsend Harris NY
3 Northside College Preparatory High School
4 Brooklyn Technical High School NY
5 School of Science and Engineering TX
6 Staten Island Technical High School
7 HS for Math, Science, and Engineering at the City College of New York NY
8 Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy CA
9 Early College H. S. TX
10 Irma L. Rangel Young Women's Leadership School TX
Junior League- Innovation Teaching Grant
Mr. David McLoda received an Innovation Teaching Grant from the Junior League of Dallas for $1926.00. The grant will support his class project “Mycology Research Lab”.