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Show Your Love for SEM!
During the February Fundraiser
Less than 2 weeks left
in the PTSA No Fuss Fundraiser!

We've had a great start to the check writing campaign! $7,020 has been donated so far by SEM parents!  That is almost one-half of our $15,000 goal. Let's keep it up. Show your community spirit by donating $30 or whatever amount you'd like. 

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!

TAME Divisional Competition

Our chapter participated in the TAME Divisional Competition on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Congratulations to the individuals who placed:

Math Test

9th grade
2nd - Jonathan Linares

10th grade 
6th - Caleb Simmons 

11th grade
2nd - Ivan Reyes
3rd - Carlos Medrano
4th - Janelle Baker
5th - Elizabeth Ramirez
6th - Francisco Marquez

Science Test

9th grade
4th - Jonathan Linares

10th grade 
1st - Caleb Simmons 

11th grade
2nd - Francisco Marquez
3rd - Janelle Baker
4th - Elizabeth Ramirez 
5th - Jonathan Ramirez
6th - Dennis Dao

ACE Award

10th grade: Caleb Simmons

Engineering Design Challenge

3rd Place Team

Structure of Newton - Caleb Simmons, et al.

Judges Choice 
Channel Channel - Francisco Marquez, et al.
The Pony Express - Jonathan Ramirez, et al.
The Great 16 - Ivan Reyes, et al.

Valentine's Day Party Sticks Success!

PTSA would like to thank to SEM Student Council for a successful Valentine's Day Party Sticks fundraiser! We hope the students enjoyed the fun of the snacks, photo booth and complimentary Valentines. PTSA had fun organizing!


University of Michigan Admission Visit

Upcoming meet and greet event between the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and ASP at Townview!  We have been working together to start a partnership with them, and this fall, they flew out 13 of our juniors to visit campus for an all-access weekend with all expenses paid.  Their admissions staff will be in town to visit with our students and families about what a Michigan Ross education can provide later this month.

February 21, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm 
Townview Magnet Center Commons
RSVP link

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 sheetPVSA best practices, and sample excel spreadsheet. And don't forget your COVERSHEET!

Reconocimiento Presidencial de Servicio al Voluntariado (PVSA)

Estudiantes de SEM! ¡Por favor lee la información adjunta sobre el Reconocimiento Presidencial de Servicio al Voluntariado (PVSA)  y cómo solicitarlo!

Debe incluir la carta de presentación con sus registros firmados. ¡NOTA! ¡Su solicitud NO estará completa SIN los registros firmados y la CARTA DE PRESENTACIÓN!

SEM solo certificará las horas del año en curso (es decir, su año fiscal debe abarcar la mayoría de 2018) para estudiantes individuales. Los estudiantes que deseen solicitar el premio para el año escolar 2018-2019 deben catalogar sus horas con las firmas requeridas y enviarlas EN UN ARCHIVO PDF CON CARTA DE PRESENTACIÓN a Michelle Chow-Agee en antes del 17 de marzo de 2019 a las 11: 59pm CST.

SEM sigue los requerimientos disponibles en su sitio web. Para obtener más información específica de SEM, consulte la Hoja de Instrucciones de PVSA, Prácticas más Comunes de PVSA y muestra de hoja de Excel. ¡Y no te olvides de tu CARTA DE PRESENTACIÓN!


5 - PTA General Meeting 8am in the Library
6 - SAT Exam for Juniors
6 - PTA Board Meeting 6:30p in Rm 211
11-15 - Spring Break NO SCHOOL

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