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.
In order to go to the yearbook signing party, you must have purchased or been gifted a yearbook.
We need your order! IOUs are accepted!
Please order your yearbook online or by cash/check dropped in our PTSA lock box in the office. Envelopes are available in the office.
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! ;-)
Since the yearbook has already been submitted for publication... 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.
NEW Date! Tues, May 23
Theme: Fiesta! including a Taco Bar
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.
This year’s senior field trips are fast approaching and the senior class is in need of chaperones. The dates and trips are as follows: Monday, May 22 the Perot Museum, Tuesday, May 23 Dallas Herritage Village and Friday, May 26 the Aquarium. All field trips run from 10-2. Chaperones are needed. Please contact Ms Cox if you are available.
Current Calendar Items
May 1-12 - AP Exams
May 15-18 – Senior Finals
May 18 - Senior Awards Night
May 19 - Senior College Visit
May 19 - Prom (Dallas Marriot City Centre) $85
May 07 – Senior Baccalaureate – Concord Church
May 22 - Field Trip- Perot Museum
May 23 - Field Trip - Heritage Village
May 23 - Yearbook signing/distribution Party - 4:15p-8p
May 24 - Picnic (Southern Cross) $55
May 25 – Senior Luncheon
May 26 - Field Trip - Aquarium
May 30 - Senior Graduation (Majestic Theater)
On April 8th, students from SEM competed at the Region UIL Academic Meet in Waco, TX. Several teams and individuals placed at the region meet and advanced to the State competition on April 21st and 22nd.
Number Sense – 2nd place team
Raviraj Rege – 2nd place
Calculator – 1st place team
Victor Diaz – 2nd place
Yash Chandak – 3rd place
Alejandra Nava – 4th place
Raviraj Rege – 5th place
Math – 2nd place team
Raviraj Rege – 2nd place
Yash Chandak – 3rd palce
Sasha Thomas – Top Biology score
The following students competed at the Academic State Meet last weekend:
Congratulations to all of our students who placed and good luck at State!
SEM Debate Goes to Nationals in Chicago!
This weekend the team of Sophie Rahman and Olivia Northcutt-Wyly attended the Urban Debate National Championships in Chicago. This is the first time that SEM has qualified, and Sophie and Olivia qualified by placing second at the varsity city championship in Dallas.
This weekend was a success! We flew out on Friday morning and spent the afternoon exploring Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile. Attached is a photo of the debaters with our friends from Woodrow Wilson High School on Navy Pier. We returned late last night.
Sophie and Olivia were the youngest team at the entire tournament, and did quite well considering this. They won 3 of their 6 debates, beating teams of seniors from Rhode Island and Memphis. I'm extremely proud of them - they really rose to the challenge and even in debates against very experienced, nationally competitive teams, they held their own and represented SEM beautifully.
This Thursday, Sophie will be debating at the Old Parkland in the Mayor's Cup Debate hosted by Mayor Rawlings. She has worked really hard to prepare for this public debate, and I look forward to watching it in the Old Parkland's famous debate forum.
Thank you to everyone that has supported the debate team this year - it was a historic year for SEM debate and I look forward to next season.
Chocolate Fundraiser Ends Soon!
Extended one more week until 4/28!
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
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 Caruth Institute for Engineering Education at SMU Lyle offers summer camp programs for students in 6th through 12th grades and professional development for middle and high school teachers. These summer programs are authentically Lyle, as the facilities, staff, and curriculum are all unique to Lyle School of Engineering. Camps provide a creative environment for students to learn the fundamentals of engineering through hands-on, interactive team projects. All program costs include snacks, lunch, bag and t-shirt and all materials needed.
High School Summer Camps
Residential Engineering Camp | $1,175 | Girls June 12 - 16 | Boys June 19 - 23
Advanced Robotics: FIRST Tech Challenge | $550 | June 26 - June 30 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Quad-Copter | $825 | July 10 - July 21 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Space Launch | $825 | July 24 - August 4 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scholarships are available for high school students who qualify as educationally disadvantaged. For more information and the link to apply please email:firstname.lastname@example.org
College and Career Readiness Camp
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!
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Do you have what it takes to win over an audience? Can you win an argument while making your opponent laugh? Could YOU be the next Great Communicator Debate Series Champion?
Show the country your debate skills and win a trip to California to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where you will compete with other skilled debaters for a share of $40,000 in scholarships. To qualify for the National Championship, compete in one of the upcoming regional competitions or in the nation-wide online competition. In the end, there will be only one winner, and that person will be named the next Great Communicator. May 17th Deadline
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.