DISD & SEM News
SEM Announces Expansion!
This year, we have accepted 175 freshmen, and we anticipate continuing this pattern.
Read the letter from the principal, and the FAQ here.
Parents, sign up for "Remind" Communications.
Dallas ISD embraces the diversity
...of our students and families and the rich language and cultural assets they bring to the district.
Read more... English | Espanol
Welcome to Mr. Coleman.
Welcome to our new SEM Principal, Andrew Palacios.
Welcome to our new CS Teacher, Richard Tompkins.
We welcome our 2017-18 Freshman class! We encourage all newly admitted families to go to our PTSA website and create an account here, and subscribe to receive our newsletter.
One of the best ways to read about what a life at SEM will be like... is to read our PTSA newsletters.
DISD High School Enrollment Guide - English | Spanish
DISD's "The Hub" Archives
DISD Community Connections Newsletter
SEM Varsity FTC Robotics advances to Worlds!!
SEM has the only FTC team from Dallas that has advanced to the world competition.
Read more about this exciting news and see how you can help...
TMSCA State Meet
SEM had a great performance, placing 3rd overall in the State out of 39 6A schools.
Read all the results here.
President’s Volunteer Service Award!
SEM is now a certifying organization! Submit your hours to qualify for an award.
Academic Decathlon Team Wins 1st Place at Regionals! Advance to State!
Congratulations to our team who won first place at the Region XII competition.
Emelia McLaughlin appointed to Air Force Academy!
Emelia's nomination was from Senator Ted Cruz. She feels she could not have achieved this goal without the help of SEM's amazing teachers and their wonderful letters of recommendation. She thanks them wholeheartedly!
Kimmy Chang published a poetry book The Moon Story on Amazon Kindle. The collection of 28 poems center around reflection amidst an increasingly industrious society.
Kimmy is using the proceeds to fund another of her passions - SEM's Hydrology Club.
FIRST place in the Lexus Eco Challenge
$15,000 combined prize for the school, teacher adviser (i.e. Mr. McLoda), and the students! Read more...
Order Yearbooks and Submit Photos!
Join our Fundraiser
Going to STATE for their home schools!
SEM's Claire Agee & Callahan Stuart go to STATE in swimming for their home schools. Congrats!
Submit your "out of school" stories for the website and yearbook!
SEM Debaters have another great week!
Congratulations to our debate team for winning first place varsity, and speaker and other strong results at first Winter DUDA Tournament, Jan 27, 2018
SWENext Global Innovator Award
Saumya Rawat was invited to WE17, the world's largest conference and career fair for women in engineering, in Austin,TX. She was awarded the SWENext Global Innovator Award for her leadership and work in promoting STEM Education. She also attended the SWENext High School Leadership Academy and volunteered at the "Invent It. Build It." STEM introduction program for younger girls.
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• SEM Newsletters
•Introducing New PTSA Board
• Join our PTSA! Several positions available.
• Yearbooks and T-Shirts
• SEM Parents on Facebook
• Tutoring Schedule
• General Bus Information
Bus schedule to Townview Campus
Other DISD Bus Routes & Schedules
• Breakfast/Lunch Menus
• District Calendar - Tip: Download feed to your personal calendar!
• Reminder: Speed Zones enforced.
Photo day was Sep 14-15 for grades 9-11, with retakes Oct 26. Orders support our yearbook efforts.
• Free Microsoft® Office 2013 Professional Plus Downloads for all Dallas ISD Students
Note: you will need the "Office 365 Organizational Account" code from the SEM office.
• SEM - one of 14 DISD schools receiving high-performing designation by TEA.
• SEM was highest ranked school - #5 - in Dallas (of 8) to make the"Beating The Odds" Newsweek rankings.
• Read DISD article here.
• Newsweek Top Schools in America 2016 Rankings are announced.
• U.S. News & World Report Rankings are announced - SEM is ranked 4th in Nation, and 2nd in State.
• Most Effective High School
At an Effectiveness Index of 65... School of Science & Engineerin ranks #1 in all of DISD!
Features and Upcoming:
• Download Ms. Huitt's Parent meeting presentations.
• Mr. Gonzalez was recognized as best teacher of the YWISE program
• View DISD Video Feature on our Principal Ms. Huitt.
• View Scholarship Opportunities and Information from our counselors
Dr. Cambre is our SEM 2017-18 Teacher of year!
Read DISD article here.
Ameer Syedibrahim and his team won First prize in Autonomous Cognitive Assistant program in MIT Summer Program.
Amjad Syedibrahim and his team won First prize in Autonomous Air Vehicle Racing program in MIT Summer Program.
Saumya Rawat Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Global Innovators Award
Mr. McLoda was awarded a Junior League of Dallas grant to help fund his robotics course. The title of the project is "Engineering a Bluetooth Personal Fitness Device". His goal is to implement IoT (Internet of Things) as part of his innovative course "Microcontrol Project Laboratory" modeled after both the Media Lab and an EE/CS MIT course 6.115.
...One of Six Dallas ISD math and science teachers honored as TI STEM Fellows!