This year Ms. Turmelle recommended 3 female students for the National Center-Women In Technology award. This organization is informally called NCWIT.
This a competitive award. Last year, Saumya Rawat was a regional winner. This year she is a national winner. Out of a field of 3500 applicants, she placed in the top 50. She and her family will be flying to Charlotte, NC, for the awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held in March 2017.
Aryn Davis won an Honorable Mention award. This award places her in the top 10% of all applicants. She has been awarded with a gift card and some fun gifts.
Please congratulate these young women for their computer science accomplisments!
Shop at Amazon...Help Our School!
Our school has opened an Amazon Associates account where people can click on our link, go to Amazon and shop, and the school can make a small percentage of the sales (like between 1% - 5%). This link will be up all year. If you can remember when you're ready to buy something, follow these steps and then shop as normal:
2. There's a square next to some other links that looks like this:
Click on that and then shop as you normally would. When people go from our site to Amazon through this link it tracks the purchases.
Thanks to Mikal Beth Fortenberry for setting this up!
We need our SEM parents to help the school meet its goal of 300 members. This demonstrates to the community and the Dallas ISD school district that SEM families are truly engaged. The PTSA wants to continue to receive recognition for our strong history of PTSA membership and active family involvement. We are currently at 90 members and have a way to go! We need your support. Our kids benefit from this investment
Remember your child’s first day of school? Did you wish you had a handbook to help them get through the year successfully? Create an account and join the Science & Engineering PTSA at this link for access to resources to help you, help your child do better academically. The PTSA's goal is to support students and families in achieving a successful experience in high school and beyond. Please join us!
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
Mayor's Intern Fellows Program
Sophomores and Juniors have the opportunity to apply for the 2017 Mayor’s Intern Program. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2017: www.mayorsinterns.org
Please share the attached requirement information with Current Sophomores and Juniors. Also, Students can come and see me in Office 237 for additional information
Conya J. Kossie
Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Library Teen Film Fest Entries Due!
Congressional Art Competition
It is time once again for the Congressional Art Competition and Congressman Marc Veasey is glad to host it for the fifth consecutive year in Texas Congressional District 33.
All high school students living in district 33 are invited to participate. To find out a student’s congressional district please input the students’ zip code at www.house.gov. We look forward to receiving many submissions!
Here are some key dates:
The competition is now open and artwork is due April 7.
The exhibit of all works will run from April 17 to April 28 at TCC’s South Campus in Fort Worth.
The winner will be announced at the District Reception on April 24, which will also be held at TCC’s South Campus in Fort Worth.
As always, the winner of the competition will be selected after all submissions are reviewed by a panel of art critics, art professors, and/or artists from Congressional District 33. The winner will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, DC to attend a reception at the US Capitol. In addition, the winning student’s artwork will be displayed in the United States Capitol for a year. Finally, the winner will receive a $3,000/year scholarship from the Savannah College of Art and Design if he or she decides to enroll there for his or her higher education.
The College of Chemistry and the Berkeley Global Science Institute present SciTech, a program for rising high school students (grades 9-12) who are interested in enhancing their understanding of the problems facing the world, learning about the relevance of science and technology in addressing such problems, and being inspired to pursue careers in science and technology that will ensure their contribution to positively impact the world.
Please visit our website for more information or click here for our brochure.
SciTech is now accepting applications! For more information about the application process, please click here. We will be accepting applications until April 30, 2017.
Duke University Summer Sessions
From sports to economics and race to gender, Duke Summer College is offering a host of captivating courses that study society’s most pressing issues. See the list below for just a few examples of Duke classes we are offering this summer:
Advertising and Society: A Global Perspective
Gender, Work and Organization
Race, Power and Identity: From (Muhammad) Ali to (Colin) Kaepernick
Language and Social Identity
Contagion in Culture and Society
Drugs, Theory & Culture
For a full list of the classes we are offering this summer, click here.
NCSSS, MIT Expand Partnership for Consortium Member's Students
We are excited to announce that NCSSS and MIT, with its unique engineering summer camp Beaver Works, will expand our partnership in 2017. This unique member benefit is a great experience for NCSSS member school students. During the summer of 2016, 22 Consortium member school students attended a four-week residential STEM program at MIT. Students gained valuable experience programming and racing an autonomous mini car.
Program offerings have been expanded for 2017. MIT is offering online courses that prepare students to program their own autonomous car, autonomous air vehicle or to build their own cognitive assistant. These online courses are FREE of charge and open to all staff and students at any of the NCSSS member schools. See the 2017 brochure.
Students who are successful in the online courses will be invited to apply for an invitation to MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute. Twenty students from NCSSS member schools will receive a full scholarship to attend the four-week program July 10-Aug. 4. Schools may also send teams to the capstone competition Aug. 5-6.
Registration for the online courses will begin soon. The first online course begins Monday, Dec. 19, with rolling enrollment. Students may join the first online course through January. Check out the full program brochure. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!