Iron Reign (team 6832), The School of Science and Engineering and the Dallas ISD STEM Department are happy to announce that we are hosting a FIRST Tech Challenge qualifying tournament at our Townview campus December 16th. Between 28 and 32 North Texas robotics teams will compete for awards and a limited number of advancements to the Regional Championship to be held in February.
Calling All Volunteers
The PTSA will host the concession stand. We will sell a variety of snack foods in addition to a taco/salad/nacho bar. We would love to have your assistance with donations as well as your signing up to work a shift. Proceeds will go to the PTSA to fund our events/programs.
This is the first time our school has hosted an official qualifying tournament and we will need your help to make it an experience equal to SEM's standards. This is a full day event on Saturday, December 16. There are also options to help with setup Friday afternoon December 15. Please feel free to circulate this message to everyone in the SEM community who can contribute their time and expertise. All the details on the day's events and how to volunteer are laid out here... http://www.ironreignrobotics.com/2017-11-27-sem-tournament/
Teacher and Staff Stockings are Now Live!
The SEM staff holiday stockings are now set up in the SEM office. Students and families are invited to put holiday greetings, cards, and/or thank you notes in the teachers' and SEM staff members' stockings. The display will be up until school resumes in January. Please show them some love!
Online Store for DISD Important Items
The district has implemented an online store, RevTrak! Parents and students can visit the link, https://dallasisd.revtrak.net/ where purchases can be made for permanent badges, lost textbook, laptop rental, locker rental, temporary badges, parking fee, and donations. In addition to the online store, we also have a card reader at our front desk. Coming soon there will be options for seniors to pay for Prom and Senior Assembly (picnic).
New Calculators for UIL Math Team
Please help Mr. Newton fund this campaign for UIL Math.
My students need HP Prime calculators to be competitive in UIL.
My UIL Calculator team consists of students from across our school. We meet on a weekly basis to prepare for competitions around the Dallas area and the State.
These students have been competitive on a statewide level in the past and need these new calculators, the HP Prime, to remain competitive with other schools that are starting to use them.
The HP Prime has many new features that will allow students to better solve and understand problems they must complete.
The Dallas Mavericks and The UPS Store, in association with Teach For America DFW, are teaming up to present the 14th Annual Classroom Champions Program, created to recognize North Texas educators for their work in the classroom.
Now through March, two DFW Metroplex teachers will be selected as Classroom Champion “Teachers of the Month” and recognized at home games throughout the Mavs season. Be sure to nominate your outstanding teacher today!
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16 - SEM HOST Robotics Competition - Please see above for links to volunteer and/or donate... we'll need LOTS of volunteers!
18-21 - ACP Testing (see schedule above)
19-21 - Early release after testing (1:10p)
21 - Last day of school for 2017- Holiday Break!
8 - Staff Development
9 - First day back for students after holiday break