Please help us meet our goal of 300 PTSA Members! We want to continue our long term tradition of having strong PTSA engagement at SEM. We currently have 55 members and want parents, students and the community to become members of our organization and work together to increase the opportunities for every child to succeed!
Join our PTSA so we can provide resources to help every child at Science & Engineering do better academically. It's easy at
Organizing and subsidizing many SEM social events, including Comic-Con, Yearbook party, awards night
Sponsoring the SEM Yearbook
Monthly Coffee with the Principal to give parents an opportunity to network and get updates from our principal
Monthly staff breakfasts and other meals to show appreciation for our teachers and support staff
Up Coming Events:
Parent and General PTSA Meeting TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Theater
PTSA Board Meeting, Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30pm in room #211
WRITE-A-CHECK FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Are you ready to do your part to support the SEM students and teachers? Here’s your chance! The PTSA at SEM is kicking off our easiest, most pain-free fundraiser of the year: the Write-aCheck Campaign. 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to supporting the SEM students. To participate, simply write a check to SEM PTSA and send to the school, or use our online form to indicate the amount of your donation and proceed to checkout. Your donation is used to provide special programs, activities and events for the students, and to provide for the academic and social needs of the SEM students and staff. Want to DOUBLE the power of your contribution? If your company provides matching donations for charitable contributions, please indicate that and we can provide assistance in making the application to our employer. Thank you in advance for your support and participation in this important fundraiser!
SCHOOLA RESALE CLOTHING FUNDRAISER
Great news! Next month we’ll be kicking off a clothing drive with our fundraising partner, Schoola. What’s Schoola? It’s a great way to raise funds for our school. Schoola collects preloved women’s and children’s clothes, preps and sells them online, and gives 40% of the proceeds (minus the cost of inbound shipping) back to our school to help fund programs for Townview SEM. That’s $2 out of every $5 earned back to our school! Wanna know how to help? Donate clean clothing in new or like-new condition from. We’ll be collecting clothes at the school.
Sophomore Class Field Trip
The sophomore class will visit the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is part of an Applied Science Education Program sponsored by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. The goal is to introduce students to applications of geophysics and involves a lecture from one of NASA's Ph.D. candidates from 10-11 am on 10/18/16
The buses are scheduled to leave Townview at 9:30 a.m.
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.
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 November 11th from 8:15-9:15 am for coffee with the Principal in Room 211. A light breakfast and coffee will be provided.
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.
Free Concert Tonight!
You are cordially invited to the Choir and Modern Band concert TONIGHT in the Theater. The concert starts at 7pm and will last about 45 minutes. It's free!