Thank you!

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A huge thank you to all of the SEM families that contributed time, cupcakes, candy, and monetary donations that made our Sweet Treat for Seniors event a success! 

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Heartfelt Thank You!

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SEM PTSA sponsored Valentine’s breakfast for our amazing teachers and staff to show how much they are loved.

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A huge thanks to Melissa Shields, who planned the event and prepared the lovely breakfast taco bags. Every little detail made it special. 

Thanks a bunch to Margaret Sanchez, who showed up with surprise treat of coffee, coconut water, and biscotti. We much appreciate your thoughtfulness and generous donations. 

A big thanks to Lauri Johnson and Margaret, who helped set up and made everything ready quickly.

SEM PTSA would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all our wonderful PTSA members. Without your invaluable and continued support, this event could not have been successful. Thank you!

Morning Mixer

The Morning Mixer

Please come to the meeting to socialize and find out what is going on at SEM. Don’t forget to purchase your yearbook! Mr. Palacios will speak and be available for questions. 

Sign up to bring a continental breakfast item, sweet or savory!!

We hope to see you there tomorrow, Tuesday, February 18th.

Thank you so much for your support!

Inspiring Careers in Mental Health Internship

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My name is Amy Brenner, MSW, LCSW, and I am the director of the Inspiring Careers in Mental Health high school internship at the UT Southwestern Psychiatry Department. I am writing to invite students who will be rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders this summer to consider applying. We are looking for students whose interests run towards the fields of mental health and medical provision.

This has been an exciting program in previous years, and we are hoping to grow it this year! Students are given the ability to meet in small groups with psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers, as well as nursing staff, to get in-depth information about the the provision of mental health services. Students also get the unusual opportunity to round with doctors and sit in on case conferences on various services at Parkland Hospital and see first-hand what the field has to offer.

The program meets for 2 weeks from June 1-12 (M-F). It is a competitive internship, as we keep the group small in order to have ideal access to providers. The application deadline is Monday, March 16, 2020.
I have attached the flyer describing the program and the application with further details. I hope you will consider passing this information along to students who would be interested. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a major medical center, to make connections in the mental health field, and to become inspired to work towards a rewarding career in mental health.

Sweet Treats for Seniors!


Hello, Class of 2020 Parents! 

Let’s show our seniors a little love for Valentine’s Day! We’re treating our students to cupcakes and a candy bar on February 13 (since school is out on February 14), and we need your help. Click here to sign up!

We’re asking for donations of cupcakes, candy, small bottles of water, and disposable plates and napkins, and treat bags that students can fill up and take with them. All items should be brought to Room 211 between 7:30-8:15 AM on February 13.

Thank you so much for your help in treating our seniors!

~Senior Parent Sponsors

Angst Film Screening

Angst Movie

SEM will be screening Angst on February 19th, from 6:30-8:00. There will be screenings in English and Spanish. 

About the Film

Angst is an IndieFlix Original documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. It is a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The filmmakers’ goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.

See for more info.

Internship Breakfast Was a Success

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The second annual SEM PTSA Internship Breakfast was a success with over 90 students and parents in attendance. Thank you to our wonderful speakers Matthew Nguyen, Olivia Northcutt Wyly, Ms. Leslie Taylor, Ms. Ashmead, and Reagan Hickox. We appreciate you generously sharing your time and talent with us.  It was the perfect way to kick-off and inspire summer activity planning.  Thank you to all the parents who supported this event by donating many delicious breakfast items…food + coffee makes everything better!

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