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February Fundraiser!
Show Your Love for SEM during the 28 Day PTSA No Fuss Fundraiser!

2018-2019 SEM PTSA Fundraising Goal: $15,000!
That averages to $30 per student!

Our students are attending one of the most honored and highest ranked schools in DISD and the nation! It is the mission of the SEM PTSA to enrich and enhance SEM resources and support our one-of-a-kind math and engineering program! We don't invest in overpriced and low margin gimmick fundraisers! Instead we have started our once-a-year check writing campaign.

What does your contribution go towards this year?
Student supplies and materials and also helps us fund the PTSA operating budget that provides programs and events for our SEM Community.

Please think of donating on behalf of another family if possible.

Click Here to read more and make your donation!

Candy Sticks for Valentine's Day!

Your PTSA is once again selling Candy and Chips Sticks! 

Cost: $10 mega stick
          $3 regular stick
          $1 sodas and other candy 
Benefits:The money goes directly to graduation funds for your class!
When: Thursday, February 14th

We will sell before and after school and during lunch upstairs near SEM office! 

Congrats to Contest Winners!

Juniors, (left to right) Oziel De La Fuente, Meagin Montes, Laura Thompson, and Jonathan Snow are participating in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. The Contest focuses on how STEM can be applied to help improve your community. They were selected as a State Winner in the 2018-2019 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest and won the school $20,000 in technology and classroom supplies. These students are now competing to become National Finalists in the next phase of the competition by working on a Silent Alarm System for school shootings.

Learn more about the competition at:

SEM Super Debaters!

Juan Diaz and Sophie Rahman won the first inaugural Roland Parrish Scholarship Debate on January 29, 2019 at James Madison High School. They successfully convinced three judges that America's electoral college system ought to be abandoned in favor of a popular vote. Both debaters will win $5,000 in scholarship prizes from Mr. Parrish, in partnership with DISD. Congratulations to our colleagues from Irma Rangel, who won second place. To qualify, Juan and Sophie were the first place team at the Dallas Fall City Championship.



6 - Mandatory Junior Class Meeting
15 -  Student Holiday/Staff Development NO SCHOOL
18 - Student/Staff Holiday-President's Day NO SCHOOL

11-15 - Spring Break NO SCHOOL

The President's Volunteer Service Award

SEM Students! Please read the attached information about the PVSA award and how to apply!

You must include the coversheet with your signed log(s). NOTE! Your application is NOT complete WITHOUT the signed logs AND COVERSHEET!

SEM will certify current year hours only (ie, your fiscal year must encompass the majority of 2018) for individual students. Students wishing to apply for the award for the 2018-2019 school year must catalog their hours with the required signatures and submit them IN ONE PDF FILE WITH COVERSHEET  to Michelle Chow-Agee at  by March 17, 2019 at 11:59pm CST. 

SEM follows the national guidelines available on their website. For more information specific to SEM, see the 
PVSA instruction sheet
PVSA best practices, and sample excel spreadsheet. And don't forget your COVERSHEET!
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