August 29th, 2016 |  Energy E-News

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Bureau of Safety and Environment
High School Offshore and Technology Stars Challenge on the Gridiron 
March 4th, 2016
Houston Public Media
Some view school choice as a way to innovate public system.
February 1, 2016
US News
Despite oil bust, Texas ramps up efforts to train more high school students for industry jobs.
November 22, 2015
Last distinguished speaker in Energy Institute series more impressed by students
May 5, 2015
Energy Institute named beneficiary of 2015 Offshore Technology Conference
May 5, 2015
Houston Chronicle
Energy-focused high school receives a boost from OTC
May 1, 2015
The Energy Institute
February 2nd, 2015
PetroChallenge Competition: Oil, Gas Industry, Academia to Hold Competition
January 16th, 2015
Energy High School Participates in IPAA/PESA PetroChallenge
January 20th-21st, 2015
Industry Partnerships Benefit Magnet Schools
January 8, 2015
Students explore similarities of medicine, energy, aerospace at Pumps & Pipes
December 9, 2014
Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery
December 1, 2014
New Energy Institute High School to feature innovative spaces
October 22, 2014
Charity Selected for 2015 OTC Dinner
HISD Teams with Energy Industry to Close the Talent Gap
May 2014
Director Salerno Visits First of its kind Energy Institute High School
May 13, 2014
Presented by Comcast Business
April 2014
State of the Schools
Energy Institute: First US Energy Focused High School
Facility tour leads to exclusive invitation for five Energy Institute students
Pumps and Pipes Gives STEM School Taste of Real World
Semana News
HISD opens new Energy Institute High School
August 13, 2013
Energy Institute HS Ribbon Cutting
August 14, 2013
Energy High School To Open In Houston
June 15, 2013 9:12 AM 
HISD Continues Academic Excellence With New Magnet Schools
June 6, 2013 3:41 PM
New magnet school hopes to foster interest in energy industry at young age
May 15, 2013
Important Links
Bus Request Change Form
Donors Choose (search Energy Institute High School).
Power Up Agreement
2016-2017 Dress Code Policy
Daily Schedule 
School Begins: 7:45am
Dismissal: 2:55pm

*Students cannot be signed out or released after 2:15pm daily.  In order to sign a student out early, you must do so prior to 2:15pm.

Early Release Days
This year we will follow the district calendar for early release days. Students will be released 2 1/2 hours early on the following days:
Wednesday, September 21st
Tuesday, October 11th
Wednesday, November 16th
Wednesday, January 25th
Wednesday, February 22nd
Mark Your Calendars 
Monday, September 5th:
No School - Labor Day
Wednesday, September 7th: @6pm - 10th - 12th Grade Back To School Night
Tuesday, September 13th:
11th Grade Guest Speaker: Dr. Ty Ferre.
Thursday, September 15th: @6pm - 9th Grade Back to School Night
Wednesday, September 21st: Early Dismissal at 1pm.
Senior Parent Meeting 6pm-8pm.
Thursday, September 22nd: 
Texas A&M Engage Invitational (select 12th grade students)
Friday, September 23rd:
STEM Shell Showdown (select 9th grade students)
Thursday, September 29th:
Picture Day (9th - 11th grades)
Friday, September 30th:
Picture Day (9th - 11th grades)
Special Thanks



Student Spotlight
Energy students kept busy over the summer and we are excited to feature their experiences in our weekly newsletter.  This week learn about eleventh grade student Jhane Wong's summer research and leadership experiences.

This summer I participated in the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge (FELC) residential program at Houston Baptist University. The campers were split up into teams; my team was "FunEntertainment". Everyday my team had to compete with the other teams by supplying activities to our fellow campers based on their interest, and profit from it. The team who made the most profit at the end of the program, won. Teams had the opportunity to do whatever they wanted with the money. My team chose to donate it to the program to help more students come to this camp next year. This was a first-hand experience on what it takes to run a successful business. I learned the basics of being an entrepreneur as it relates to the business industry. I enjoyed this program gave me the opportunity to network with other teens with similar interest.
I also participated in a seven week Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) which is funded by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). During my internship with REAP, I worked under the supervision of a mentor (PhD student) on a research project in a laboratory at Texas Southern University. My research project was on "The Effect of Trace Metals on the Growth of Escherichia Coli HO157:H7. The purpose of my experiment was to determine if the amount of harmful E. coli would diminish based upon a increasing concentration of Lead and Cadmium. I learned about career opportunities in STEM, and I was able to get a firsthand experience of being a researcher; creating, and executing experiments in the lab. This internship is something I will never forget. Hopefully, one day my research will be published. 
College Access Coordinator
We are excited to introduce Mrs. Carmen Schumacher to our Energy family!  Mrs. Schumacher will be working with students as our College Access Coordinator.  Mrs. Schumacher was over 13 years of experience in higher education, working in college admissions and academic advising for Texas A&M University.  She was an academic advisor for the College of Education and Dwight Look College of Engineering.  As an admissions recruiter, she counseled students on the application, admission and financial aid processes.  She received a Bachelor's of English and a Masters of Science in Himan Resource Development - both from Texas A&M. Mrs. Schumacher's husband is a high school teacher and her daughter is a junior Business Management major at Texas A&M.  Originally from San Antonio, she moved to Houston over four years ago.  She loves to read, watch sports - especially football, soccer, and basketball; attend concerts and travel.  She is very involved in a dog rescue group in Houston and has three rescue dogs - Bo, Scout, and Sherman.  Mrs. Schumacher is most looking forward to helping the first senior class of Energy Institute as they apply to their desired colleges and universities!  She is extremely passionate about helping students realize their potential and achieve their goals in attending the higher education institution of their choice.  We are very luck to have Mrs. Schumacher joining us this year.  Be sure to stop by room 206 and say hello!
Important College Information

University of Houston admission representative meeting with Energy students Monday during lunch.

Be sure to check the newsletter each week for important information from the deans and Mrs. Schumacher regarding college fairs, testing information, and visits.  

Lunch Visits Coming Soon:
Wednesday, September 7th: Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
Monday, September 12th: U.S. Naval Academy
Tuesday, September 13th: University of Texas - Austin
Monday, September 19th: University of St. Thomas
Wednesday, September 21st: Application Drive #1 (more info to come)
Monday, September 26th: Pennsylvania College of Technology
Energy Student Athletes
Student athletes playing for their zoned campus must complete the form accessible through the link below in order to be approved by Energy.  Students must submit the form two weeks prior to the start of your season.  For questions regarding athletics please see Mrs. Garcia.
Class of 2017 News
We are very excited to start preparations for our first senior class! In order to prepare and share important information we will host a Senior Parent Meeting Wednesday, September 21st from 6pm-8pm.  Come to learn more about senior activities, graduation, college preparation and prom.

We will begin to collect senior dues in order to continue with preparations throughout the year.  Senior dues will be $225 and includes: senior t-shirt, picnic, grad ceremony, diploma, diploma cover, panoramic picture, prom, and senior breakfast. Cap and gown are separate for $35.

Payment Schedule is as follows:  
$75 due by Oct. 21 * If paid in full by Oct. 21 - $50 off - only $175 total
$75 due by Nov.15 * If paid in full by Nov. 15 - $25 off - only $200 total
$75 due by Dec. 9

If you qualify for free or reduced lunch and need assistance covering your senior dues, please see your dean.
New Arrival and Dismissal Locations
This is our first year to have four full grade levels at our Sampson Street location.  Due to the increased number of students, buses, student drivers and staff we are making some changes to our morning car drop-off.  Please read carefully and help us make these changes by adhering to the new locations starting tomorrow morning.

AM Car Drop-off: along the feeder ONLY.  There will be no car drop-offs along Sampson in order to allow for our additional buses.
PM Car Pick-up: along Roberts and Jefferson.

Thank you for your patience as we make these changes.
Power Up Laptop Forms and Fees
PowerUp 2016 Laptop Form & Fees  
We appreciate all those who have completed PowerUp forms and submitted payment.  We are still working on getting all laptops deployed and appreciate your patience as we work to get over 700 students up and running.  Please check in at the Tech Spot and add your name to the service list as issues arise.  Mr. Cavazos is handling all technology requests in the order he receives them.

If you have not yet submitted your  Laptop Agreement Form or your $25.00 Laptop fee we are accepting payments online via  School PayWe will also collect the Laptop fee payment during during lunch and afterschool in the main office.
Energy Polo Shirt
Every student is required to purchase at least one school polo shirt for corporate sponsored field trips and industry related events. (See 2016-2017 Dress Code ). If you purchased a polo last year, you do not need to purchase another one. If you still need to purchase a polo please pick up an order form from the main office and return the form and cash payment to Ms. Rodriguez in the main office.
Bus route postcards were mailed last week by HISD's transportation department. However, if you enrolled over the summer, you most likely did not receive a bus route.  You can check Energy routes at

Route Changes:
Route changes will not be finalized until the middle of September.  In the meantime, if you would like to request a different route, please contact Mr. Skinner in the main office.  He will provide students with a temporary pass that will ensure they are allowed on the newly requested bus route.

Update Current Home Address
If your mailing address has changed since you either registered your new student or since last year, please submit a utility bill (gas, electric, water) with your new address as soon as possible to Mr. Skinner in the main office.  This information is imperative for us to have in order to provide the HISD transportation department with the correct addresses to plan routes.

Here Comes the Bus
To actively monitor bus routes, bus locations, and pick up times please set up an account at  You must set up your account on a desktop, but after the initial set up and login, you should be able to access the application for your mobile device.  The Energy School Code is: 76647.
Schedule Change Requests
If a student believes they have an error on their schedule they need to turn in a completed Schedule Change Request to their dean by Thursday, September 1st. Reasons for schedule changes might be the wrong level (AP instead Prep), scheduled in a class student has previously received credit, or missing the prerequisite for the scheduled class.  Students need to turn in the  Schedule Change Request Form with parent signature in order to be processed by your child's dean.
Summer Fantastic Learning Opportunities
Did you attend a summer camp or participate in an exciting program this summer?  Did you travel or gain work experience?

We want to hear about all of the amazing things our students did this summer.  Please send a photo and a brief description of the program, what you did, and any other interesting information you would like other students to know about the opportunity to
Book Drive
Energy is collecting gently used books for classroom libraries. If you have any to donate, please send them to school with your child. They can bring them to the main office. Thanks, for helping us inspire our students to read!
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