Dallas All City Band and Upcoming Performances

Good morning,

We had 38 members make the Dallas All City Band.  Please congratulate them when you see them in class:

Flute: Brooke Liu

Bassoon:  Lohith Dudhyala, Yasmeen Shabazz

Clarinet: Jesus Roa-Jimenez, Ayush Kumar, Kyla Sashington, Kassandra Torres, Sydney Bryant, Henry Holt

Bass Clarinet: Mario Moreno

Alto Sax: David Zaha, Dhruv Nanda, Alyssa Frederick

Bari Sax: Bethle MeKonnen

Trumpet: Samantha Cardenas, Austin Emmanuel, Jaden Pierre, Ivan Duran, Kaleb Wilkes, Peter Schelenker,

French Horn: Matthew Haile, Daniel Munoz, Aditi Devarakonda, Jovany Valenzuela, Lydia Herriage

Trombone: Richard Gao, Rhiti Bhatnager, Miles Brown

Bass Trombone: Christopher White

Euphonium: Enzo Calderon

Tuba: Aneesh Singh, Isiah Pierre

Percussion: Erin Renfro, Oscar Cruz, Edward Valladares, Dezilyn Cosby, Anthony Loredo, Victoria Lopez

We invite you to come out and hear these students as well as the rest of the band at our Holiday Concert, December 10, 2019.

Upcoming Performances/Competitions:

November 22 & 23:  All Region Jazz Clinic & Concert at Waxahachie HS

December 6 & 7:  All Region Tryouts at Duncanville HS

December 7:  Desoto Christmas Parade (Tentative)

December 10:  Holiday Winter Concert at Townview

December 11/12:  All City Percussion

December 13 & 14:  All City Clinic & Concert at Conrad HS

Welcome our Engineering Teacher Mr. Philip Timmons

Philip Timmons

Dear SEM Family,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the hiring of Mr. Philip Timmons who will join our SEM family this Monday, Nov. 18th.

Mr. Philip Timmons, MSEE 1995, BSEE 1990, University of Texas at Arlington. ROTC, US Army Corps of Engineers. Texas Electrical Master. Instructor: US Army, University of Texas, Arlington, Lincoln Technical, Lockheed-Martin, others. Engineering: Eastman Chemical, University of Texas Southwest Medical, Texas Utilities, others. Areas of specialization: Electrical Power, Renewable Energy, Instrumentation and Controls, Programmable Logic and Robotics, Bio-Medical. Community: Boy Scouts, Church/Community Construction, Sponsor for teens from distressed families.

We are delighted to welcome Mr. Timmons to SEM. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Mr. Palacios

SBM SkillsUSA and Microsoft

SBM SkillsUSA and Microsoft are hosting Family and Friends Game Night Tournament on December 4, 2019, 4:30pm to 7:00pm in the gym. All Townview Gamers Unite! Special Guests from esports will be there! Tickets will be sold for S3 presale in room 293 during all lunches up to November 29th and $5 at the door. Registration for the tournament is at 4:30 Dec. 4th in the gym. Games: Tekken 7, Fortnite, Fifa, Madden, Super Smash, and more…

State Finalist – Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

The SEM Engineering club known as TAME/SHPE/NSBE (Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers) is participating in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition.

Laura Thompson, TAME/SHPE/NSBE President says, “I’m excited to do this again! It’s going to be a lot of work but our project will help our community and that makes everything worth it.”

SEM is currently a State Finalist competing to be the State Winner.

The competition focuses on how STEM can be applied to impact a problem within the community. Learn more about the competition at: https://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/

Follow the TAME/SHPE/NSBE chapter on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sem.engineering/

Young Leaders, Strong City Racial Justice and Equity Summit

Young Leaders Strong City Logo

REGISTER NOW for the 2019 Annual YLSC student summit.

All Dallas area high school students are invited to the annual Young Leaders, Strong City racial justice and equity summit. There will be food, music, and is free for all and an opportunity to gain volunteer hours.

YLSC intentionally recruits a diverse group of students from various backgrounds, levels of academic achievement, and existing leadership skills or experience. Our goal is to invest in students where they are right now by creating a day that exposes them to conversations covering topics such as environmental justice, sports and activism, identity, and organizing for change.

YLSC Sixth Annual Summit

Saturday, November 16th
10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
TWU Dallas 5500 Southwestern Medical Ave. Dallas, TX 75235

Hope to see you there,


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Free Program about Health Professions

The Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) is now taking applications for its free program that includes interactive workshops, exposure to science and health careers, and a career fair.