SEM Students Compete at UT Dallas  Battle of the Brains

Battle Of The Brains Comp Sci Tournament At Utd

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.

Oktober Fest

Join us during the last class period on Friday Oct 26th for Oktober Fest.

Tickets will be sold in the band hall (Room 140) and during all lunch periods in the commons on the week of the event. Tickets $10 pre sale only. You must buy your ticket prior to last lunch period on Friday Oct 26th.

The ticket is the pass to get out of class and into the area designated for the event (Commons and outside area behind commons).

Student Mentor Program 2018-2019 2nd Meeting: Week of 10/22/18

Students are to grab their lunch and eat at their mentor room location.

1. Welcome & Old business
2. Mentor asks and answers:
a. Describe your homework and study schedule?
b. Describe your time management? Are you successfully using a planner? Prioritize your time.
3. Mentor makes sure everyone has signed in and leaves sign in sheet with teacher.

Room 226, D lunch: teams 1-3
Room 227, D lunch: teams 4-6

Room 226, D lunch: teams 7-9
Room 227, D lunch: teams 10-12

Room 226, D lunch: teams 13-15
Room 227, D lunch: teams 16-18

Room 226, D lunch: teams 19-21
Room 227, D lunch: teams 22-24

Room 226, D lunch: teams 25-27
Room 227, D lunch: teams 28-30

Q & A
1) I don’t know what team # I belong to?

a) Your team # may be found in front of the SEM office listed by student ID number.

2) I’m a 9th grader, do I have to attend my mentor session?

a) Yes, all 9th graders are required to attend their mentor session.

3) How am I supposed to eat?

a) All students are given an opportunity to grab lunch from the commons to eat. Students are encouraged to follow their usual routine for getting lunch and eat with mentoring teams in room 226 or room 227.

4) What room number should I report to and when?

a) During D lunch, see below.

b) Also, email Mr. Palacios if you do not have D lunch on your scheduled meeting date.

Monday, October 22 Tuesday, October 23 Wednesday, October 24 Thursday, October 25 Friday, October 26
Room 226 Cambre Teams 1, 2, 3 Teams 7, 8, 9 Teams 13, 14, 15 Teams 19, 20, 21 Teams 25, 26, 27
Room 227 Spencer Teams 4, 5, 6 Teams 10, 11, 12 Teams 16, 17, 18 Teams 22, 23, 24 Teams 28, 29, 30

Order Your Yearbook Online or at School – Sales End October 31st

Order Your Yearbook

There are 2 Options to Purchase a Yearbook!

  1. ON -LINE SALES:  $37.00 (Includes PayPal fee)
  2. SCHOOL SALES: Every Tuesday in October From 8:30am – 9:15 am

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! 

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!



  1. Early yearbook sales help to ensure the quality and size of the yearbook produced.
  2. Yearbooks will be distributed in May.
  3. If ordering a yearbook presents a financial difficulty, please see Mr. Palacios in person
  4. All sales are final.

Order Your Yearbook Spanish

¡Hay 2 opciones para comprar el Libro Anual de SEM!

  1. EN – LINEA las ventas: $37.00 (incluye los impuestos de PayPal)
  2. En la Escuela SEM: Todos los martes de octubre de 8:30 – 9:15am.

¡ Deseos para el Libro Anual!!!!
El Libro anual de este año esta ofreciendo a los padres  la oportunidad de comprar una media página por $25 o una página completa por $50 que incluye fotos y un mensaje para su hijo!

Por favor considere donar un Libro Anual!
Cada año nuestra comunidad generosa tiene padres que cuando compran su libro también donan libros para otros estudiantes!


  1. Las ventas tempranas del Libro Anual ayudan a garantizar la calidad y el tamaño de la producción.
  2. El Libro Anual se distribuirá en mayo 2019. Todas las ventas son finales.
  3. Si tiene dificultades financieras para obtener su Libro Anual,  por favor póngase en contacto con el Director con el Sr. Palacios en persona.

PSAT/NMSQT for 9th-11th Grade on October 10, 2018 – Seniors Can Visit Local College Campuses

The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all 9th-11th grade students at Townview the day of October 10, 2018. On this day, all Townview seniors are eligible to visit local college campuses and are eligible to participate in offsite alternative academic activities to prepare them for college. Students who elect to remain on campus will work on college related and life skill activities led by Dallas ISD faculty or staff. We highly encourage all seniors to actively engage in activities that will be beneficial to them as the deadline for early applications and early decision for many colleges is during the first two week of November 2018.

Download the PDF letter and permission forms or see below:

PSAT for 9 and 11 Seniors Visit Colleges