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Thanksgiving Pies for SEM Teachers

Hello SEM Parents! Please help us celebrate our fantastic teachers with a pie for Thanksgiving.  The SEM faculty and staff have requested their favorite flavors so let's show them our appreciation  by donating a home baked or store bought pie! Please package your pie donation so that the teachers can take them home safely to their families! PTSA will attach ribbons and tags before distributing the pies.

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Please bring pies before school (perhaps send with your student to school) to room Room 211 on November 16, 2018.

Please contact Melanie Wester at with any questions.

Thanksgiving Lunch for Our Teachers

Hello SEM Parents! The PTSA asks for your help to show how thankful we are for our wonderful SEM faculty and staff! With everyone's help, we will provide a Thanksgiving lunch buffet for our teachers and staff on Friday, November 16, 2018 in Room 211 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. We would love for you to bring your favorite Thanksgiving side dish - PTSA will provide the main meat entrees. Can't bake? Side salads, rolls, and cold drinks are excellent no-bake options. We also need volunteers for set up and clean up before and after lunch. Don't have time? Please consider a small donation! With everyone's help we can show how thankful we are for all they do! 

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Yearbook Wishes are Available through November 16 to Buy on SEM Website!

Click here to purchase. Yearbook Wishes are a fun and economical way to send love and support to your student.
Yearbook Wishes 
- Buy a half or full page for your student (e.g. baby pics, family pics student through the years). You will be contacted by Yearbook committee to get info for your wishes.

½ page includes up to 2 photos plus text celebrating your student - $25
Full page includes up to 4 photos plus text celebrating your student - $50


SEM Debate Brings it Home Again!

Congratulations to Ms Gregg and the SEM Debate Team. This past weekend, they attended the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance Tournament 2. Here are the results:


1st place team - Storm Lasseter/Olivia Northcutt-Wyly

2nd place team (also undefeated) - Sophie Rahman/Benjamin Hernandez

1st place speaker - Olivia

2nd place speaker - Storm

4th place speaker - Sophie


1st place team - Justin Edwards/Michael Abasebet

2nd place team (also undefeated) - Feven Kidanu/Ishaan Gadiyar

7th place team - Shreewisha Pokhrel/Camille Johnson

10th place team - Jacob Gonzalez/Manaas Sharma

3rd place speaker - Justin Edwards

2nd place speaker - Camille Johnson

And the first tournament, held October 6 at Conrad, we also won first place!


1st place team - Storm Lasseter/Olivia Northcutt-Wyly

2nd place team (also undefeated) - Juan Diaz/Sophie Rahman

1st place speaker - Olivia

2nd place speaker - Sophie

3rd place speaker - Storm

5th place speaker - Juan


1st place team - Manaas and Jacob

3rd place team - Vrinda Varada/Sneha Chandak

4th place team - Michael and Justin

5th place team - Feven and Ishaan

8th place team - Xavier Moreno and Nelda Hernandez

SEM novices won 6 of the top 10 individual awards, including Manaas in 1st and Justin in 2nd


10th place team - Reagan Hickox and Blaine Wells

4th place speaker - Blaine Wells

Come see the trophies in the office!

SEM Students Compete at UT Dallas  Battle of the Brains

On October 27th, 2018 UT Dallas Computer Science Department conducted a statewide "Battle of the Brains: High School Programming Contest". About 135 teams competed in this 3-hour competition and the School of Science and Engineering was represented by two students, Jacob Acosta in the advanced division and Arjun Vikram in the novice division. Arjun received first place in the novice division.

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14 - SBDM Meeting 5p in Room 211
14 - SEM Board Meeting 6:30p in Room 211
16 - Staff Luncheon and PIES for Teachers (see links above)
19-23 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)
27 - PTSA General Meeting (Morning Mixer) 8a in Library


5 - SEM Open House 6-8p
14-19 - ACPs
19 - Last Day of School


8 - First Day Back to School

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