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31 DAYS OF SEM YEARBOOK SALES!

WHEN: OCTOBER 1st-OCTOBER 31st

There are 2 Options to Purchase a Yearbook!

  1. ON -LINE SALES: BEGIN OCTOBER 1st!  $37.00 (Includes PayPal fee) https://www.semagnet.org/yearbook/

  2. SCHOOL SALES: Every Tuesday in October From 8:30am – 9:15 am  

OCTOBER 2, OCTOBER 9th,OCTOBER 16th, OCTOBER 23rd, OCTOBER 30th

Instructions for payment:  Fill out a form (print out here) and include a payment $35.00 CASH OR CHECK - Made out to SEM PTSA

Add-ons

Yearbook wishes!!

This year the yearbook is offering parents the opportunity to purchase a half page for $25 or a full page for $50 that includes pictures and a message to their child! Click on form here for more details.

Please consider Donating a Yearbook!!

Every year our generous Community has parents that step forward when they purchase their book that donate books for students!

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Early yearbook sales help to ensure the quality and size of the yearbook produced.

Yearbooks will be distributed in May.

If ordering a yearbook presents a financial difficulty, please see Mr. Palacios in person

All sales are final.

SEM PTSA Presents Dinner to Teachers for Parent Teacher Conference Night

 
The SEM PTSA is pleased to provide a simple buffet dinner next week (October 8) to our faculty on parent-teacher conference night as a thank-you for their hard work and dedication to students and parents. 
We are looking for dessert and water donations, donations of time, or cash donations. Please click on this link to help out in any way you can!
 

SEM Information Page


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General Information
Please click this link for the current news about our school including Schedules, Calendars, A/B Days, Construction, and Arrival Procedures.

Club information
Club information be found at this link.
Information will be updated as it becomes available.

Teacher Tutoring Hours
Click here for a list of Teacher Tutoring hours 

Townview Library
Link for Townview Library Direct access to book search, online databases, book recommendations, contact and info for the library, events and announcements as they arise.

Seniors Section

 
ACT Scheduled for Tuesday, October 2nd, has been canceled/postponed due to a national security breach. As soon as Mr Palacios has information regarding a make-up, he will forward the information.
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Seniors Picture Day is Tomorrow
  • Monday, Oct. 1st: pictures for grade 12 (no make up day, all seniors must take pictures on 10/1)             

Opportunites to Compete in Math Competitions


Mandelbrot Competition
The Mandelbrot Competition takes place in five rounds spaced throughout the school year. Each round consists of seven short-answer questions valued by difficulty at one, two, or three points. The questions on the Mandelbrot Competition cover a variety of non-calculus topics such as algebra, geometry, exponents, probability, and a few others such as number theory or classical inequalities. The tests last forty minutes. The first Mandelbrot exam will be given on Thursday, October 4th at 8:15 in room 333. If you are interested in math competitions, please stop by and take the test.
  
USA Mathematical Talent Search
The USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS) is a free mathematics competition open to all United States middle and high school students.
 
As opposed to most mathematics competitions, the USAMTS allows students a full month, or more, to work out their solutions. Carefully written justifications are required for each problem. The problems range in difficulty from being within the reach of most high school students to challenging the best students in the nation. Students may use any materials - books, calculators, computers - but all the work must be their own. The USAMTS is run on the honor system - it is an individual competition, whose competitive role is very secondary. (Although we do give prizes.)
 
Student solutions to the USAMTS problems are graded by mathematicians and comments are returned to the students. Our goal is to help all students develop their problem solving skills, improve their technical writing abilities, and mature mathematically while having fun. We wish to foster not only insight, ingenuity and creativity, but also the virtue of perseverance, which is equally essential in scientific endeavors.
 
To enter the competition, go to usamts.org. The first set of problems is due on October 15th.  

Hacks for Humanity Event



You as a community member could help in various roles:
  • Sign as a participant and be part of a team
  • Involve high school students you may know
  • Sign up as a mentor or volunteer for a couple of hours
  • Be a judge
 For more information and registration visit the website.

Sign up here for Voly

 

Follow this link to sign up for Voly- DISD's clearance page for volunteers to help out on campus. It's easy!

SEM Graduate in the News

 
Kimmy Chang (SEM Class of 2018) has been awarded the Texas AP Scholar Award! Only two students from each state receive the award each year. Read all about it at this link.  

Calendar

October
1 - Senior Picture Day (No Retakes)
2 - ACT for Seniors CANCELED- Stay tuned for more information
3 - PTSA Board Meeting 6:30p in Rm 211
8 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 5-8p (click here to donate to dinner for teachers) 
10 - PSAT Grades 9-11
10 - SBDM Meeting 5p in Rm 211
12 - Staff Development NO SCHOOL
19 - Fair Day NO SCHOOL
23 - PTSA General Meeting (Morning Mixer) 8:30a in Library
25 - Picture retakes for grades 9-11

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