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No Activity Buses this week. Early Release each day for ACPs. See schedule below.

AP Exam Registration Now Available!

Science/Engineering Magnet High School's Advanced Placement Exam Registration is up and running. You can ask your students to register on the website below starting today:

No registration fee is required. Registration begins today and ends on Feb. 28th,2019.

No late registration will be allowed.

Free Hot Cocoa Bar!

It’s a FREE hot cocoa party!  Let’s kick off winter break with a hot chocolate bar! 
Join the PTSA on Wednesday December 19th.
We will have cups of cocoa and a selection of festive toppings by the front office.   We would love parent volunteers to serve our wonderful students and end the semester with a smile.
The PTSA will be setting up from 12:00-1:00pm to be ready to pass out cocoa after the students’ last exam at 1:10.  They will still have time to grab lunch and catch the bus at 1:40.   
If you can volunteer, please email Elizabeth Branson at  
We hope to see you there!


¡Es una fiesta gratuita de chocolate caliente!

¡Comencemos las vacaciones de invierno con un taza de chocolate caliente para nuestros estudiantes!
Únete al PTSA el miércoles 19 de diciembre.
Tendremos tazas de chocolate y una selección de ingredientes que puedes incluir en tu chocolate, (junto a la oficina).  Nos encantaría que los padres voluntarios sirvan a nuestros maravillosos estudiantes y terminen el semestre con una sonrisa.
El PTSA se instalará de 12:00-1:00 pm para estar listos y repartir el chocolate caliente después del último examen de los estudiantes a la 1:10 pm. Todavía tendrán tiempo para almorzar y tomar el autobús a la 1:40 pm.
Si puede asistir, envíe un correo electrónico a Elizabeth Branson a
¡Esperamos verlos este dia!

The Townview ACP (Assessment of Course Performance, aka semester exam) schedule 

Friday, December 14 - Wednesday, December 19 is given below. Please note that Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Dec 17 - 19 are early release days.

Monday, December 17th (Early Release Day)
2nd Period ACP 9:05am – 11:05am
6th Period ACP 11:10am – 1:10pm
Lunches distributed 1:15pm – 1:35pm
Buses Leave 1:40pm

Tuesday, December 18th (Early Release Day)
3rd Period ACP 9:05am – 11:05am
7th Period ACP 11:10am – 1:10pm
Lunches distributed 1:15pm – 1:35pm
Buses Leave 1:40pm

Wednesday, December 19th (Early Release Day)
4th Period ACP 9:05am – 11:05am
8th Period ACP 11:10am – 1:10pm
Lunches Distributed 1:15pm – 1:35pm
Buses Leave 1:40pm

Debate News

The SEM debaters, Ms. Zhuge, and Ms Gregg attended the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance Fall City Championship at Conrad. In addition to the usual championship, this event had $15,000 in scholarship prizes available to the top team from two different schools. While SEM had the top 2 varsity teams, only our top placing team will compete for the scholarship prizes in an exhibition debate in January. They will face the third placed team, Irma Rangel. Both SEM teams had undefeated records, and the tie for first was broken by only 2 speaker points.

I also want to give special recognition to our new Junior Varsity debaters - our novices moved to JV after only one semester of debate and were ranked ahead of competitors that have been debating for 1-3 years. Also thank you to Olivia Northcutt-Wyly, who did not compete but attended to coach our younger debaters and judge rounds.

First place team: Juan Diaz (second year winning) and Sophie Rahman
Second place team: Storm Lasseter and Benjamin Hernandez
First place speaker: Sophie Rahman
Second place speaker: Storm Lasseter
Sixth place speaker: Juan Diaz

First place team: Jacob Gonzalez and Maanas Sharma
Seventh place team: Nelda Hernandez and Miles Grossman
First place speaker: Maanas Sharma
Second place speaker: Jacob Gonzalez
Seventh place speaker: Blaine Wells
Ninth place speaker: Reagan Hickox

Third place team: Priyanka Bhasi and Sebastian Hernandez
Fourth place team: Ishaan Gadiyar and Feven Kidanu
Fourth place speaker: Ishaan Gadiyar
Eighth place speaker: Priyanka Bhasi
Ninth place speaker: Feven Kidanu
Tenth place speaker: Camille Johnson

SEM December Open House

Here are a couple of pictures from open house. Thanks to all the staff and volunteers that made it a success.

No Fuss Fundraising with SEM!

SEM is now participating in AmazonSmile, Kroger Community Rewards Program, and the Randalls/TomThumb Good Neighbor Rewards Programs! Just by signing up or linking your cards to SEM, our school will earn 1% cash back on Kroger and Tom Thumb purchases, and 0.5% on AmazonSmile purchases. Just think, SEM will benefit from your daily, weekly, and routine purchases! 

Please also tell your friends, neighbors, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family to sign up as well with SEM’s codes. This is easy and painless fundraising for our school! And it only takes a few minutes of your time to sign up. Let’s get 100% participation from all family members!

Quick links:

AmazonSmile: (see below for instructions)

Kroger Community Rewards #NY287 (Click here for easy to follow instructions)

Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Rewards #13990 (Click here for easy to follow  instructions)

Easy Fundraising with AmazonSmile!

It's the Holiday Season and you can support SEM while you shop for gifts!

What is AmazonSmile and why should I link my Amazon?

AmazonSmile is an easy way to raise money for SEM while you are already making purchases! The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible purchases. Millions of products qualify for donations! You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Please note that recurring or subscription renewals are excluded from donations. 

Remember, only purchases made through (NOT nor the mobile app) generate AmazonSmile Donations. Make sure you see the “Supporting: PTA Texas Congress 2570 Science & Engineering PTSA” below the search bar!



14-19 - ACPs (See schedule above)
19 - Hot Cocoa Bar for students (immediately after school at 1:10p)
19 - Last Day of School


8 - First Day Back to School (B Day)

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