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

Parent Teacher Conferences on October 8, 2018

Parent Teacher Conference Chalkboard Graphic

Parent Teacher conferences are October 8, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00.

Come to the SEM Office and
1. Pick up your student’s report card
2. Buy a yearbook
3. Join PTA!

Maps will also be available so you can start visiting your student’s teachers.


Consider these tips to get the most from conferences:

  1. Conferences are a good time for parents and teachers to work together to develop a plan of action to support students’ learning. This might take the form of an agreement where parents commit to what they will require at home and the teacher outlines projects, deadlines and what will be covered at school.
  2. Working as a team, teachers and parents can ensure that students are learning what’s required at each grade level. This kind of cooperation is crucial as students prepare to take state-mandated exams. Many schools will provide before- and after-school tutoring in the weeks leading up to the tests. Ask about tutoring and whether other resources are available to help students outside of school hours.
  3. Parents who can’t attend conferences on the designated day should know they can call the school to schedule a conference with their child’s teacher. And if meeting face to face is difficult, parents shouldn’t hesitate to ask teachers for other ways to receive updates on their student’s progress.

See full article…

Parent Teacher Conference Chalkboard Graphic Spanish

¡Venga a la oficina de SEM y
1. Recoja la boleta de su estudiante
2. Compre un libro anual
3. Unase al PTA!

También puede recoger un mapa de la escuela para comenzar a visitar a los maestros de su hijo/a.


Tenga presente los siguientes consejos para que aproveche al máximo las reuniones:

  1. Este es un buen momento para que los padres y los maestros trabajen en conjunto para desarrollar un plan de acción para apoyar el aprendizaje de su hijo. Por ejemplo, podrían desarrollar un contrato donde los padres se comprometen a hacer lo necesario en casa y el maestro define los proyectos, fechas límite y los temas que se cubrirán en la escuela.
  2. Trabajando en equipo, los maestros y los padres pueden asegurar que su hijo esté aprendiendo lo que se requiere en cada nivel académico. Esta colaboración es esencial conforme los estudiantes se preparan para las evaluaciones estatales. Varias escuelas proporcionaran tutoría antes y después de clases las semanas previas a las evaluaciones. Pregunte sobre sesiones de tutoría y si existen otros recursos para ayudar a su hijo fuera del horario escolar.
  3. Si no pueden asistir a las reuniones el día indicado, pueden comunicarse con la escuela para programar una reunión con el maestro de su hijo. Si se le dificulta presentarse a la escuela, no duden en preguntarles a los maestros que otras alternativas existen para recibir actualizaciones sobre el progreso de su hijo.

NASA Seeks 11th Graders in Texas for Free Program

Texas High School Aerospace Scholars

High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) applications are now open! HAS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Texas high school juniors to explore careers at NASA, learn about what they might want to study in college, and unite with like-minded students across the state. Following a series of online lessons, the highest achieving students will be invited to an all-expenses-paid, week-long visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston during the summer. Selected participants will plan a mission to Mars while receiving guidance from NASA scientists and engineers. Both the online and onsite portions are free to participants.

How can you help?

· Please encourage students at your school to apply for the program by visiting The website includes detailed program information, the student application, important dates, and a downloadable poster to spread the word to classrooms about this unique opportunity!

· You can also learn more about the program by viewing the two available videos on our homepage:

o What Can You See

o A Journey of Discovery

· Get the word out to students on the morning announcements, in parent newsletters, in the school newspaper, and on your school’s social media channels using the hashtag #NASAHAS!

· Spread the word to fellow math, science, and technology teachers to recommend it to their students.

Please find an attached letter with more information. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Jessica Cordero
HAS Activity Manager


Download the PDF Letter for more info.


SEM Spark STEM Event

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Who:​ 7th and 8th grade middle school girls

What:​ STEM Outreach Event for middle school girls led by the students of Science and Engineering Magnet National Honor Society.

Where:​ School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, 1201 E 8th St #216, Dallas, TX 75203

When: ​Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Why:​ To encourage and motivate more girls to pursue STEM by introducing them to various STEM fields through hands-on activities, interactive lessons, and unique opportunities in the sciences.

Two Sessions:​ 8am-12:30pm and 1pm-5:30pm

Cost: ​Free! Space is limited. Will take first 200 girls. 100 limit per morning and afternoon session.

Questions?​ Contact ​​ Website and Registration:​ ​Follow us on Instagram (@SEMSparkSTEM)

Download the flyer.

Districtwide College Fair and Historically Black Colleges & Universities Showcase

High school juniors and seniors who want to attend college, but are unsure of exactly how to make that happen, are in luck.

The Districtwide College Fair and Historically Black Colleges & Universities Showcase is set for Sept. 19 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. at Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 Polk St. and nearby D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School. Hundreds of representatives from colleges near and far will be there to meet face-to-face and answer questions. Students should see their high school counselor to sign up for free admission and transportation.

Parents are welcome to attend the event and encouraged to bring their own questions about financial aid, campus safety and student access to campus medical care.

See this article at DISD for more information.

Dallas ISD high school students invited to free ACT Boot Camps

Dallas ISD high school students can attend an ACT Boot Camp taught by Princeton Review Teachers for free!

The free boot camps are being held Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 at six high schools. There are only 35 spots at each location. Students can sign up here.

The free ACT Boot Camps will run 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at:

  • Townview Center
  • H. Grady Spruce High School
  • James Madison High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Justin F. Kimball High School
  • Moises E. Molina High School

Free Museum Day

On September 22nd, 2018 you can get a free museum pass for you and a friend. Many Dallas / Fort Worth museums are participating:

“Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 22, 2018, for two people.”

Follow this link to get more information.