Congrats to SEM's ACDEC team! They, under the direction of Ms Cox, advanced to the State Academic Decathlon Competition by earning top scores in their division at the Region XII competition held Jan. 19-20 at Seagoville High School.
The School of Science and Engineering took first place in the large school division.
All four schools will represent the district at the state competitions Feb. 23-25. The large division schools will compete in San Antonio. The medium and small division schools will travel to Frisco for the state competition.
The Academic Decathlon is designed to include students from all academic backgrounds. Each nine-member team consists of three A students, three B students and three C students. In addition to a seven-minute interview, an essay and two speeches, written comprehensive exams are given in music, art, literature, mathematics, economics, social science, and the Super Quiz. This year’s theme was Africa.
On January 14, 2018, six SEM debaters competed at the UIL state qualifying tournament. Please help me congratulate Sophie Rahman and Olivia Northcutt-Wyly who won first place and qualified to state for the second year in a row. Also qualifying is Storm Lasseter and Juan Diaz, who won second place at the district competition. SEM beat out teams from TAG, Law Magnet, Irma Rangel, Garza, and other 6A schools to earn both spots.
Our third team, Benjamin Hernandez and Eduardo Heyer, lost only one debate round, and had a fantastic showing. Both Benjamin and Eduardo stuck around to coach their teammates to victory - thanks guys!
Our four debaters will be attending UIL state over spring break in Austin. Thank you for your continued support of the debate team. Next up - city championships and the qualifying tournament for nationals.
~Ms Gregg, Debate Sponsor
Emelia McLaughlin Receives Appointment to Air Force Academy!
Her nomination was from Senator Ted Cruz. She could not have achieved this goal without the help of SEM's amazing teachers and their wonderful letters of recommendation. She thanks them wholeheartedly.
Shop SEM Gear!
Show your school pride and wear a SEM High School spirit shirt! Don't forget to place an order for mom, dad, and siblings! All spirit wear purchases will be delivered to the SEM office for pick-up after we notify you.
The shirts are super soft and a steal at under $13.
Also available are SEM Stickers and Yearbook pre-orders.
We also have tons of professional development events for UTD students & professionals:click here
We look forward to engage with you more in the new year!
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MIT Summer Experience
The online application for our national science and engineering programs is now open for Summer 2018! Submit your application at summerapp.mit.edu by February 1, 2018 (7:59 pm EST) in order to be considered.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page to find out more information about our 2018 program offerings, and our Application Checklist to learn more about how to apply.
Who can apply?
Students must currently be in the 11th grade in order to apply. Also, at this time, OEOP programs are limited to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. Students who complete their application and who are successful in our highly competitive selection process generally excel in math and science and have a strong academic record.
Program costs are generously covered by our funders. Admitted students only pay for transportation to and from MIT.
The deadline to apply for Summer 2018 is February 1, 2018. Each student has the option to be considered for admission into either of our two programs:
Students in this innovative online program discuss research, receive admissions and financial aid advice, and attend webinars. They also complete online science and engineering projects that they present during a five-day summer conference on MIT's campus.
Jumpstart your future in science and engineering at MIT!
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).
Nominate a Teacher as a Mavs Classroom Champion!
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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