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Parent Teacher Conferences Tomorrow,
January 13


Pick up your student's report card and visit with teachers from 5-8 pm


VOTING: No Rank vs. Rank
 

Voting Starts Monday, Jan. 13th through Friday, January 17th, 2020.

 

What Does This Mean for You? It's time to vote.


Parents, now it's up to you to vote and decide.

Come to Parent Conference Night on Monday, Jan. 13th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm to cast your vote. *See additional information via Remind or contact the SEM office.

It is extremely important that, at least 60% of our parents vote WITH at least 60% or higher of the percentage of votes in favor of Option 2. If either of these percentages are below 60%, then the recommendation fails and SEM will default to RANKING.

Per Dallas ISD Evaluation and Assessment (E&A) Department, PROS and CONS of Class Rank

The benefits of option 2 (only ranking the top ten percent of students) include:

1) Only ranking the top ten percent of students would reduce stress for students regarding class rank.

2) Academically accomplished students who are not in the top ten percent of their class would not be negatively affected.

3) Those students not in the top ten percent of their class would not be restricted from eligibility for some special university programs or financial aid based on their class rank.

4) On occasion, ranking could deter universities from admitting students.

5) The intense focus on class rank could discourage students from pursuing other interests.

The disadvantages of option 2 include:

1) Without a class rank, students not in the top ten percent of their class would have no clear, objective measure of their academic performance for colleges and universities to consider.

2) Students benefit from class rankings because it encourages them to take more rigorous courses in order to earn the weighted grade-point average assigned to more demanding AP and pre-AP courses.

3) Students just outside the top ten percent may be more motivated to work harder.

Second Annual SEM PTSA Internship Breakfast

Please mark your calendars for the second annual SEM PTSA Internship breakfast.  This is during our general PTSA meeting/morning mixer on January 28, 2020.  Last year, more than 100 SEM parents and students were in attendance.  This is a special program about summer internships and experiences and will include a panel discussion with four accomplished SEM seniors.

Senior Reagan Hickox and junior Uma Claire Teelock have been working hard on the 2020 internship list.  It will be distributed at the meeting and it is bigger and better than last year.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to get a copy as the list will not be published or available online.  

We look forward to seeing you there!
SEM Senior - Make up Order for Cap and Gown!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - During All Lunches

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Yearbook and Wish Pages Sales Online!

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Calendar

January
13 - Parent-Teacher Conferences 5 - 8 pm
15 - Senior Cap and Gown Make up Orders * See details above
20 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
28 - SEM PTSA Internship Breakfast
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