SEM will host its 3rd annual National College Signing Day program on April 26th with a school-wide Field Day planned after the program. During the College National Signing Day we celebrate all senior college acceptances and we have a key note speaker. The whole school participates in this event.
Please order your yearbook online or by cash/check dropped in our PTSA lock box in the office. Envelopes are available in the office.
Pre-ordering allows us to order sufficient yearbooks.
IOU: Want a book, but short on funds this week? No problem! We don't have to have the money yet... we just need to know you are committed to purchasing a book - in order for us to order one for you. Please email Marianne Leclerc (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request an IOU. Just give the student's name, and we'll order a yearbook for him/her. You can pay anytime before the yearbook signing party. (online or via office drop box)
Seniors: Why not send this online link to your relatives who want to give you a graduation gift??? Free shipping! ;-)
We need to place the yearbook order on April 7, so we need to know if pre-sales demand has exceeded our standing order of 200 books. If so, we’ll increase our order. If not, we’ll order the standard 200 quantity. (We have 400 students plus 40 staff who could potentially want to purchase a book.)
If families don’t pre-order before April 7... they are not guaranteed a yearbook will be available to them. Sales for non-pre-ordered books will be “while quantities last”. We add purchases to the “master sold list” in the order in which they are received.
Yearbooks are distributed at the great “unveiling” annual yearbook signing party! The yearbook signing party is FUN... food/drink/games... and only students receiving a yearbook are allowed to attend.
We are still requesting donations, and have donated books available to gift to students who cannot afford them. Please contact Marianne Leclerc (email@example.com) to make a request or get more information.
So far... this is who have purchases books: (as of: April 3 online – but we haven’t checked the lock box for cash/check orders yet - and we know there are orders in there. We will send out an update later this week.)
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
Avance- Deadline to register is April 10
Deck Plaza Project Public Hearing
This is the proposed park to go over I-35 by the zoo (similar to Klyde Warren Park)
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) invites you to join us at the upcoming public hearing.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center – Cafeteria 1201 East 8th Street Dallas, Texas 75203 Open House: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Formal Hearing: 7:00 p.m.
The public hearing will begin with an open house format to allow attendees one-on-one opportunities with City of Dallas staff, TxDOT staff and the project team. There will be a formal presentation following the open house. The purpose of the hearing is to present the proposed project and to receive public comments. The environmental documentation, maps showing the project location and design, and other information regarding the project are on file and available for review at the following locations:
TxDOT Dallas District Office located at 4777 East Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday).
The Rosetta Institute runs a medical research lab in San Jose, CA and hold summer science camps at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego on Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience and Molecular Immunology.
In addition, it hosts a laboratory-intensive Biomedical Research workshop at its San Jose location, and hold a short workshop on Medical and Translational Bioinformatics during Winter break in Berkeley, CA. These camps are taught by PhD-level instructors who are actively engaged in research, and they are intended for high achieving, college-bound high school students interested in careers in medicine and science.
The camps consist of lecture and hands-on laboratory work, as well as independent research. These camps let students experience college-level curriculum in a low-stress and safe environment, and they make friends with other students from around the world. The institute is exploring the idea of opening up the lab year-round for students to work on their own biomedical research projects in a supervised atmosphere.
Complete details can be found at http://www.rosettainstitute.org. There are also full scholarships available to students from low-income families on a competitive basis.
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
At Duke Summer Academy, we believe that while learning, students can change the world. Please share the message below with your students to invite them to have the experience of a lifetime:
We have two exciting competitions you can be involved in this summer at Duke!
Spend your summer at Duke’s Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist. You will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand. As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way. The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.
Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures. Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups. First Prize: $250 Second Prize: $150 Third Prize: $100
Along with the winning prize money to help advance your entrepreneurial career, you will earn a certificate of achievement demonstrating that your team’s creativity and critical thinking produced a top startup pitch!
Nicki Charles, Ed.D. Director of Summer Academy for High School Students Duke University (Durham, North Carolina USA) 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!
The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Scholarships are available specifically for African-American and Hispanic graduating seniors who plan to pursue studies in STEM. Seniors are urged to apply for these scholarships offered by the Council of the Great City Schools in honor of former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman Dr. Bernard Harris.
The Association of Hispanic School Administrators is providing three $1,000 scholarship for Dallas ISD Hispanic seniors (2016-2017) entering their first year of college in the fall of 2017, and pursuing a degree in education. Applicants are expected to enroll in a full academic course of study and attend an accredited college during the 2017-2018 academic year.