Mandatory Junior Parent Meeting

Dear Class of 2020 Parents,

Friendly reminder, ​Wednesday, February 6, Theater, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m we are having a special meeting to discuss the Class of 2020’s graduation venue. It is important that all parents be present for this important discussion.

Background:

Historically, each individual class at SEM has graduated from the Majestic Theater located at Downtown Dallas. Previous classes have secured this venue by fundraising and paying all required expenses and fees. Graduating from the Majestic Theater has never been a free event. Graduating from the Majestic Theater in May 2020 is only possible if all funds are fundraised through SEM PTSA and with your support. Of course, it is not obligatory for any parent to donate funds toward graduating at the Majestic Theater – it is not mandatory for any parent to donate funds. I will simply emphasis that your child / Class of 2020 cannot graduate at its historic venue/location if it cannot gain support to fundraise.

Purpose:

Parents, you have another option which includes graduating at Dallas ISD’s Ellis Davis location at no cost. This is the reason for our special meeting – I am seeking your input and will ask that each family cast one vote (digital via Google Survey). Voting link will be provided at the meeting and via “remind” on February 6th. I am asking that you cast your vote electronically to accomodate for parents who are unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances. That is why the online poll will be open from Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. to Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Only one vote per family. Be thinking about: Do I want my child to graduate at The Majestic Theater or Ellis Davis Field House?

There is no action needed on your behalf right now. I look forward to sharing all details at our upcoming spring meeting including a detailed financial analysis to help better inform you.

Respectfully,

Mr. Palacios

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Contest

Juniors, (left to right) Oziel De La Fuente, Meagin Montes, Laura Thompson, and Jonathan Snow are participating in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. The Contest focuses on how STEM can be applied to help improve your community. They were selected as a State Winner in the 2018-2019 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest and won the school $20,000 in technology and classroom supplies. These students are now competing to become National Finalists in the next phase of the competition by working on a Silent Alarm System for school shootings.

Learn more about the competition at: https://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/

SEM Swimmers Shine at All City Championships

Sem Swimmers Shine At All City Championships

Congratulations to Callahan Stuart (senior) and Ian Brandt (freshman) who scored big points for their home high school team, Bryan Adams, at the All City Championships on December 18, 2018. Our SEM swimmers were familiar faces on the podium, here is how they did:

Ian Brandt, SEM Freshman
2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
200 Medley Relay – 1st
200 IM – 3rd
100 Backstroke – 2nd
400 Free Relay – 1st

Callahan Stuart, SEM Senior
2 bronze
100 Fly – 4th
200 Free Relay – 3rd
100 Backstroke – 3rd

With the high scores from Callahan and Ian, Bryan Adams boys won 1st place out of the 11 other DISD teams to win the title at All City! Next up, our SEM swimmers will compete at the District Championships on Friday, January 18, 2019. Let’s wish our boys GOOD LUCK at Districts!