Calling Coders for the Congressional App Challenge

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is hosting the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. Congresswoman Johnson invites all middle and high school students from the TX-30 Congressional District to participate in the 2018 Congressional App Challenge.

The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

This competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. We strongly encourage students of all skill levels to participate, to learn how to create their own apps. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four, as long as two of the teammates are eligible to participate in our district. Students are encouraged to register online by Sept 10th, before submitting their app by the October 15th deadline.

The apps will be evaluated by a panel of local judges who work within the academic, software, and entrepreneurial fields The winning app from each congressional district which hosted a Challenge will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website ( and displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit.

To learn more about the competition or to submit an app go to the website .

Dominique Brown
Director of District Projects
District Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson – TX30
1825 Market Center Boulevard, Suite 440
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 922-8885 office
(214) 922-7028  fax

Welcome to LULAC #1118!

League of United Latin American Citizens

Council Sponsor: Mrs. Gracie Cortez

We meet on Tuesdays and there is a $20 fee with application.

2017-18 Officers

  • Clarissa Cruz-Duran – President
  • Santiago Ponciano – Vice President
  • Geonit Knecht – Secretary
  • Mariana Rubio – Treasurer
  • Adrian Ramirez – Parliamentarian
  • Josue Martinez – Chaplin
  • Renata Gamez – Historian
  • Karen Granados – Co-Historian
  • Gabriela Benavides – Fundraising Chair
  • Aracely Salas – Community Service Chair
  • Rodolfo Gamez – Sergeant-at-Arms

Recent Highlights

Townview Council received the following awards

  • LULAC’s National Convention: Youth Council of the Year
  • LULAC’s National Convention: Membership of the Year (Largest Council)
  • LULAC’s National Convention: Advisor of the Year
  • LULAC’s National Convention: Young Woman of the Year
  • Dalia Lopez was elected Nat’l Youth Board President
  • LULAC’s State: Youth Council of the Year
  • LULAC’s State: Membership of the Year (Largest Council)
  • LULAC’s State: Advisor of the Year
  • LULAC’s State: Young Woman of the Year
  • LULAC’s State: Mr. LULAC
  • Lulac District III Convention, April 29 @ SMU: We won most of the awards including Council of the Year 2017

Some 2017 Events:

  • Sep. 16, 2017 – Fiesta @ Pike Park on Harry Hines Blvd. @ Randall St. – Help at Kids Games
  • Sep. 17, 2017 – Fiesta Diez y Seis
  • Voter Registration
  • Mundo Latino/State Fair Sign up (see log for dates must work 4 hours per shift)
  • Volunteer at Southeast Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Giveaway Oct 18 (Must be 18 years old)
  • Cara Mia Play “Deferred Action” by Thursday 9/14
  • District 3 Picnic 9/16 from 9am-1pm at White Rock Lake – open to everyone

Contact: Santiago Ponciano

SEM Students Create Graphic Novel

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Graphic Novel

School of Science and Engineering Miss Ruth Nichols and Miss Mariam Joseph from the class of 2019 finished creating a graphic novel during the summer of 2018 that explains Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  The graphic novel is free to view in full online at The graphic novel is a project under the SciWare Books nonprofit company that Ruth Nichols and Mariam Joseph helped form in the summer of 2017.

Venturing Crew at Townview


We are forming a Venturing crew! Please join us, make new friends, and have a lot of fun! Venturing is about youth creating positive experiences (adventures!) that help them mature into responsible adults. It is for boys and girls aged 14 to 20 (13 is okay if you have completed 8th grade). We need more girls to join our great Crew! You do not need to have any Scouting affiliation to join.

Welcome to the group pool party Saturday August 25th. Our first meeting is August 28th from 7:15-9:00.

Two goals for this meeting:

  1. Share the vision of Crew 863
  2. Youth to determine the kinds of activities Crew 863 will do

Contact Aren Cambre for more information.

This is a branch of the Boy Scouts that is co-Ed.  The emphasis here is on socializing and leadership skills, not badges.  The kids get together and plan fun outings and figure out how to finance those excursions. They can be anywhere from the movies to a rim to rim exploring of the Grand Canyon.  There are no mandatory meetings so it is pretty relaxed.

NEST CAMP FAQ (9TH Grade Only)

Math Department Questions:

If a student took Geometry in middle school, will they need to retake it? What will they take instead?

Incoming 9th graders that have taken Geometry in middle school will not need to retake the class. They will have an extra elective in their schedules.

If a student took Algebra II in middle school, will they need to retake it? What will they take instead?

Incoming 9th graders that have taken Algebra II will be handled on a case by case basis. Depending on math scores from the student’s application, summer assignments, and NEST Orientation scores, a student might need to retake Algebra II.

Science Department Questions:

What is a student has already taken PreAP Biology?

Incoming 9th graders that have taken PreAP Biology will be placed in AP Biology.

General Questions:

When will we know bus routes and how will they be published?

Bus routes will be published by the district later this summer. They will be published at , various district social media platforms, and shared with each campus principal. Mr. Palacios will disseminate bus route information to parents/students as soon as it becomes available to him.