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SEM FTC Advances to State

This weekend Iron Reign, SEM’s Varsity FTC Robotics team, competed in the North Texas Regional Championship. They won the Motivate Award and advanced to both the Texas State UIL Robotics Championship and the Texas State FTC Robotics Championship with a further chance to advance to the Worlds Championship. In addition, Anuhya Das was named one of the Region’s four FTC Dean’s List Finalists and was invited to the World’s Championship for the next round. The FTC Dean’s list is considered something like National Merit for robotics.

Competing were (from left)
Gabriel Deem, Anuhua Das, Aarav Kansupada, Davis(Sol) Sanoja, Georgia Dreher, Coach Virani, Trey Davis, Jai Sammpath, Krish Choudhary, Arun Sreekanth, Alexander Snyder, Vance Bonsell, Leonardo Ramirez:
Not present: Tanvi Sajja, David Dwyer

Once again, the students and I would like to express our thanks to Mr. Palacios, Mr. Florczak, Mr. Williams and the STEM Department, and the SEM PTSA for supporting the program and the tournament we hosted. We are requesting school leadership to support the field trip for these students with appropriate approvals and permissions, and we look forward to working with Mr. Williams on trip arrangements.

The State Championships will take place March 23 through 26:
3/23 Travel, load-in
3/24 UIL Championship
3/25 FTC Championship day 1
3/26 FTC Championship day 2, Travel
Location Bell County Expo Center

Warmest Regards,

Karim Virani
Iron Reign Robotics

2023 Summer Internship Opportunity Event

On 2/17, during advisory, there will be a presentation on the various summer internship opportunities available for students to apply to. Our guest speakers, Satvik Paduri and Ryan Bohluli, will be talking about their internship experiences as well as answering any questions students have. 

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I hope everyone spends the rest of the day with their loved ones!

Career Day 2/24

TMC Counselors are hosting a Career Day on February 24, 2023, 9:00 A.M.- 1:30 P.M. We want to extend the Career Day invitation to the SEM family. For those family members who are interested in having your business/organization represented at the TMC Career Day, please click on the link below:

Source: Remind from Mr. Palacios

Friday February 3rd Schedule

Hey students & families, tomorrow’s class schedule has been adjusted due to the weather. Classes will start at 11:10 with 2nd period, then follow the normal A day bell schedule. It’s an “A day” for students and unfortunately, there will be no advisory tomorrow. Building doors open at 9:00AM if you need to come early. Just a heads up, bus transportation is delayed by 2 hours, routes are unchanged. Unfortunately, there will not be 1st period tomorrow. Please be extra careful in the parking lots, there may still be some ice lingering. Don’t worry, lunch is all sorted out- A/B will be combined for the first lunch, and C & D will follow as usual. Hang in there, we’ll get through this together!

Building opens: 9:00 a.m.
Staff Arrival: 10:30 a.m.
School Starts: 11:10 a.m.
2nd period: 11:10-1:10
A and B Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
C Lunch: 12:05 p.m.-12:35 p.m.
D Lunch: 12:40 p.m.-1:10 p.m.
3rd period: 1:15 p.m.-2:50 p.m.
4th period: 2:55 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

School Cancelled 1/30 – 2/2

Due to anticipated inclement weather, all Dallas ISD schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 31. More information will be provided later on if campuses would make up this instructional day. Please continue to check the district’s website, social media channels, or local media on possible closure information later this week. Bundle up, and we hope your family remains safe over the next few days.

Source: Remind from Mr. Palacios

Lunar New Year Event Postponed

🏮 This weather has made things just too unpredictable to allow for our Lunar New Year celebration tomorrow. Thank you for your understanding and patience with this event—postponement details to come. Stay warm! 🏮

Source: Remind from Mr. Palacios

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is having an amazing winter break so far. As we move into 2023, let’s all strive to be the best version of ourselves! Start a new habit or pick up a new hobby. It’s never too late to try something new. See ya’ll at school on the 9th!

Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah 2022 starts on December 18th and ends on December 26th. This 8-day holiday commemorates the legendary Maccabean Revolt where the Jews rose up to their Greek-Syrian oppressors in 200 BC. The 8 Hanukkah candles represents each day that the flames stayed alive on the Menorah after the Syrians burned the temple. I hope everyone has wonderful Hanukkah!