Texas PTA Scholarships

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Texas PTA is excited to announce that scholarship applications are NOW OPEN for eligible high school seniors and faculty members. Applications will remain open through November 15, 2019.

Please note: This is an earlier application period than in past years. Applicants be aware of the November 15 deadline. 

$1000 Scholarships for High School Seniors
who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university or a technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following their high school graduation,
Click here for details. 

Up to $500 Awarded to Faculty
who are planning to take college credit courses, workshops, or other continuing education which improves the applicant’s teaching proficiency or applies to a specific education-related certification.
Click here for details.

A roster with the applicant’s name must be received by the Texas PTA State Office by December 1, 2019.

More Info & Apply

Applications close November 15, 2019.

Townview PT Club

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Did you know Townview has a Physical Fitness Training Club? That’s right! PT club is open to all Townview clusters, all grades, and all levels of physical fitness!

What: Townview Physical Fitness Training “PT” Club
Where: Townview Gym
When: Tuesday and Thursdays after school
Why: It’s fun to get fit! Flexible and convenient for all schedules!

Come to the gym after school for 45 minutes of physical activity! You will be able to catch the activity bus, so there’s no excuse! Wear or change into comfortable workout clothing and all-court shoes. You will get fun physical training such as stations, yoga, light weights, ab workouts, and running! Can you barely do 1 pushup or 100? All are welcome! Come any day! There is no attendance requirement, just commit to be fit! You do NOT have to be a member of JROTC to participate! Contact Sgt. Padilla in the JROTC wing for more information, or your PT Captain Helen Agee (TAG).

This is a great way to get in shape, stay in shape, or just relieve stress! Bring a friend, or make new friends at Townview PT Club

Join the Remind!
Text to 81010

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Congratulations to our National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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Fifteen Dallas ISD students have been named among the 16,000 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, with a chance to become one of the 7,600 finalists who will take home scholarships worth a combined $31 million.

More than 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to reach the finals, with about half of the finalists earning a National Merit Scholarship.

The Dallas ISD National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists are:

School of Science and Engineering

  • Sravani Boggaram
  • Kiera McCollom
  • Carlos Medrano
  • Aneesh Sharma
  • Avash Shrestha

See the full article at The Hub.

Districtwide College Fair

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Date/Location: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Ellis Davis Field House
9191 S. Polk St.
Dallas, TX 75232

Visit http://www.gotocollegefairs.com (The Dallas ISD Districtwide College Fair is listed under the second TACRAO option.)

Will be provided for Dallas ISD students. Sign up with your school counselor.

Dallas ISD Counseling Services, (972) 925-8954

Free college entrance immunizations sponsored by Care Van.

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Architecture + Design College Fair

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Organized by the Education Outreach Committee

Saturday, October 12th
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the AD EX
325 N. St. Paul Street, Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75201
FREE event for students and parents, but registration required

The AIA Dallas Education Outreach Committee invites all high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to our annual Architecture + Design College Fair. The event will include practicing architects, interns, current students, professors from local universities, and representatives or alumni from universities offering a degree in architecture. Students, parents, teachers, and counselors will be able to ask questions, receive first-hand information on what it takes to become an architect and learn the specifics on how each university architectural program is uniquely different. Students will also gain knowledge on the path an architecture student takes upon graduating college, internship development requirements, the licensing process, the professional practice, and organizations that support it. 

Universities who will be represented at the 2019 College Fair:

  •  El Centro College (Dallas County Community College District)
  •  Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design, University of Arkansas
  •  Georgia Tech College of Design
  •  IE University of Spain
  •  IIT College of Architecture
  •  Kansas State University
  •  Kean University
  •  Louisiana State University
  •  Miami University
  •  Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture
  •  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture
  •  Rice University
  •  Syracuse University School of Architecture
  •  Texas Tech University College of Architecture
  •  The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York
  •  Tulane University School of Architecture
  •  University of Illinois at Chicago
  •  University of Kentucky College of Design
  •  University of Oklahoma
  •  University of Michigan – Taubman College
  •  Washington University in St. Louis
  •  …more to come

Spanish translators will be available. Parking will be provided in the building, but attendees are encouraged to use DART. The DART St. Paul Lightrail Station is one block from the AD EX.

Activities and tours will also be available.

Lunch will be served to all students, parents, teachers, and university personnel.


North Texas Giving Day for SEM

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This year, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, SEM PTSA is participating in Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day, a one-day online giving extravaganza for our whole region.

Last year, Communities Foundation of Texas brought together 2,700 organizations to raise $48 million, and we are excited to be a part of the movement this year! Since its founding in 2009, North Texas Giving Day has inspired people to get up and give, resulting in increased donations and services provided in North Texas.

We invite you to join the movement and help us reach our goal of $15,000 on September 19. Here’s how you can help:

1. Get up and give on September 19!

Your gift matters! On September 19, if you donate to SEM PTSA   (https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/semagnet) between 6am and midnight, your dollar will be stretched with bonus funds and prizes raised by Communities Foundation of Texas!

Not available on September 19? No worries! Schedule your donation, between September 9 and September 18 and make your gift count!  If you can’t give online, PTSA will be collecting donations by check between September 9 and 18 as well.

2. Spread the word!

Spread the word to your friends and loved ones about SEM PTSA and North Texas Giving Day! Don’t forget to tag SEM PTSA and #NTxGivingDay if you’re posting online! Encourage your friends and family to get up and give as well! Communities Foundation of Texas is even offering a prize for the social media post that’s shared the most!

3. Follow us!

Check out facebook.com/NorthTexasGivingDay to stay up to date on North Texas Giving Day! For more information on North Texas Giving Day, visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org.