November 2nd, 2015 |  Energy E-News
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Last distinguished speaker in Energy Institute series more impressed by students
May 5, 2015
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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
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Dress Code Policy
Daily Bell Schedule
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Daily Schedule 
School Begins: 8:10am
Lunch: 11:45am - 12:45pm
Dismissal: 3:30pm

*Students cannot be signed out or released after 2:45pm daily.  In order to sign a student out early, you must do so prior to 2:45pm.

Students will be released at 1pm on the following dates:
November 18th
January 27th
February 24th
April 6th
April 20th
Mark Your Calendars 
Thursday, November 5th:
Ninth Grade Guest Speaker
Friday, November 6th:
STEM Shell Showdown Event
Thursday, November 12th:
PTO Meeting at 5:30pm.
Parent Tech Night at 6pm.
Thursday, November 19th:
Magnet Open House for Prospective Students at 6pm.
Major Assignments
Tuesday, November 3rd:
AP US History Unit 3 Exam Part 2
Cohort 2 Biology Exam
Wednesday, November 4th:
AP US History Unit 3 Project Due
Friday, November 6th:
Physics Lab Report Due
Environmental Engineering Unit Test
Geometry Triangles Garden Scultpure Presentations
Cohort 2: PBL #2 Due
Health Tip of the Week
November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month.  It's time to go purple Energy and build awareness around  Alzheimer's - a disease that attacks the brain and is the most common form of dementia.

Contact Ms. Watts immediately if you'd like to register for the walk to end Alzheimer's or join her this Sunday at the WalkMS Houston event which will support Multiple Sclerosis.
Student Pick Up and Drop Off Locations
In the morning, student drop off will be along Sampson Street where students will be able to enter through the gate and main entrance.
Please drop your child off on the school side of the street so they do not have to cross through traffic. 
 
In the afternoon, car pick up is along Jefferson Street only. Students must exit out the end of the sophomore hallway and meet their vehicle on Jefferson Steet. Students will not be allowed to cross Sampson Street to meet vehicles.
Visitor and Parent Parking
Parking for parents and visitors to our campus is parallel parking on Sampson Street.  The only entrance for visitors and parents is our main entrance on Sampson Street.  In order to meet safety and security needs all other doors will be locked.
Official ADA Time
Energy's official ADA time this year is
10:10 AM. 
Please schedule your child's appointments so that he or she is back to school by 10:10 AM or leaves after 10:10 AM. We receive our funding based on attendance at this time. Funding allows us to provide more for your child!
Special Thanks
 
 

Algebra 1 students used the app Klikaklu to perform a photo-based scavenger hunt in the halls of Energy Institute.  The hunt lead them to their entry event video, hidden in plain sight on a flash drive in their math classrooms.

Students joined Ms. Lambropoulos and Mr. Alanis in representing Energy Institute last week at the Marine Technology Society Annual BBQ and Fundraising Event.  MTS is the leading international community of ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers, and educators. Students had the opportunity to meet with professionals from various companies and explain the current projects they are working on. It was a wonderful event for our students and school to be a part of!  To learn more about the Marine Technology Society visit their  website!
College Preparation starts freshman year at Energy.  Last week our Deans met with all ninth grade students to review first quarter grades, learn how to calculate GPA's and read transcripts, and discuss what colleges and universities are looking for on applications from interested students.  The ninth grade student meetings were followed with a well attended evening parent meeting, which parents were able to review their student's graduation plan.  If you were unable to attend the parent meeting you can view the presentation  here!
Student of the Week  written by: Amanda Rodriguez
The Energy Student of the Week was nominated by Dr. Gibson, "Fernando has been a star in class. He is our official timekeeper, and he has offered (without my asking) to empty...yes...the classroom wastewater containers. Most importantly, Fernando is always on task and he pursues assignments with gusto. Good job, Fernando!"

Fernando first became interested in attending Energy when the magnet coordinator visited his middle school.  Project based learning and the updated technology really caught his eye.  Now what keeps him motivated is his desire to attend a four year university and become an architect.  "I am trying to get into the college of my choice and really develop the real world skills I'll need to be successful.  My dream job would be to be an architect and live up north with my family in Washington."  Fernando was nominated for his "can do" attitude he demonstrates in all his classes.  "I work my hardest to complete all my work.  I perform very well under pressure!"  He certainly does, Fernando recently was asked on the spot to explain his current project to over 50 families visiting on magnet tours and he performed flawlessly!  Keep up the great work Fernando - we are proud you represent Energy!

Energy Spirit Week Finale

Students and teachers showed their Energy spirit throughout the week, culminating in a fantastic Halloween celebration Friday. Student costumes were nominated for the Costume Contest in the categories of Scariest, Best Homemade Costume, Best Overall, and Most Creative. We saw some fantastic costumes!

Students and teachers worked late into the evening all last week to build a fantastic Haunted House! A huge shout out to the Ladies of Energy and the Business Professionals of America for hosting an incredible Haunted House experience for our students and raising over $1,000 for their student organizations.  A special thanks to Ms. Estrella for taking the lead on this project with the support of Ms. DeLaRosa, Mrs. Alexander, Ms. DeLeon and our wonderful parent volunteers!
College and University Reps Visit Energy

Last week, Energy Institute High School sophomore and junior students were able to attend the Houston ISD "Texas College Night" at the University of Houston. Students met with college representatives from across the state and participated in a panel discussion with a number of professors. Our students asked excellent questions and enjoyed learning about the application process, as well as the unique opportunities offered as part of being accepted into the Honors College. The night ended with all of the students who were invited hearing from a panel of HISD graduates giving them tips on how to survive college and what to do to make college a reality. They discussed scholarship opportunities, time-management, responsibility and most of all the importance of graduating from college.



Don't miss our upcoming college visits from Texas A&M, University of Houston, University of Houston Downtown, and Sam Houston State University.  They will be in the Student Media Lounge during lunch on the following dates!
Tuesday, November 3rd - Texas A&M
Wednesday, November 4th - University of Houston
Tuesday, November 10th - UHD
Tuesday, December 8th - Sam Houston State University
Magnet Updates
Interested in attending Energy next year or know someone who is? We will be hosting Magnet Tours every Thursday at 1pm starting October 8th - December 3rd.  Stop by and join us to learn about all the exciting things happening in our classrooms.

Can't make a tour - no problem!  We will also be hosting an evening Magnet Open House for prospective students and their families Thursday, November 19th at 6pm.  Be sure to join us for a very informative evening featuring student presentations, campus tour, and interactive sessions on project based learning.  We look forward to seeing you on campus!

The application window is now open.  Apply online by visiting  HISD Choice.  For magnet related questions please email Ms. Moon at jmoon2@houstonisd.org.
Energy Boosters
JOIN NOW and shop our Energy store for spirit items!
Next PTO Meeting:
Our next PTO meeting is Thursday, November 12th at 5:30 pm in the school cafeteria.  Join us to discuss plans and volunteer needs for our PTO sponsored end of semester event(s) and plans for Spring.  We will also share important district information through our Parent Advisory Council.   Please be prompt "Parent Tech Night" starts at 6pm.   See you there!   

Exciting New Fundraiser!
4ourschool.com  will donate a percentage of your purchases made at Amazon, Target, Macy's, Groupon, Shutterfly, Children's Place, Best Buy, Expedia and hundreds of other on-line retailers directly to our school.  Click 4OurSchool  and shop as you ordinarily would, that's it!  You do not need to share any personal information.  Share the link with family and friends so they too can support our school.  Happy Shopping!

Parent Volunteers
Parents, your help is always needed on campus for a number of events and activities.  If you are interested in volunteering to help us chaperone the Student Media Lounge during lunch, please use the following link to sign up:  Student Media Lounge Volunteer.  A parent is needed to supervise students in the Media Lounge during lunch 11:45 - 12:45 daily.
Student Opportunities

If you have not yet set up your DiscoverU account - do so today!  Once you create an account you will complete your student profile and begin to gather information about exciting summer programs. Check out the attachments below and get started!  Haven't heard of DiscoverU? Check out this HISD BLOG highlighting the program!

Student Portal Set Up
DiscoverU Introduction

Be on the look out for our FLO Friday E-blasts which include all the current applications and opportunities available to students.


NASA wants you to become the engineers, scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow. High School Aerospace Scholars offers a one-of-a-kind experience for Texas high school students like you to jump start your future and explore the possibilities of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related major or career. Learn more about the program by viewing "High School Aerospace Scholars: A Journey of Discovery." Your adventure starts this fall with an online course and culminates - for students who earn the opportunity - with an on-site summer experience at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

APPLY TODAY the application closes November 3rd.
Parent Tech Nights
Our next tech night will be Thursday, November 12th.  We hope to see you there to learn more about the digital resources available to all parents and students. We will be hosting evening workshops on the following dates:
  • November 12th
  • February 11th
  • March 10th
Bring your student's laptop and attend a session on  Grade Speed, the   HUB (online learning platform), r esearch skills, or  Naviance/College Planning.  A sign up for sessions will be shared with parents soon.  You will be able to sign up for one of the sessions each workshop evening.

For more information view the workshop notice here.
Club Announcements

Please support our Business Professionals of America students by making a purchase. Items sold include Yankee Candles, air fresheners, magazine subscriptions, gourmet popcorn, and gift-wrapping paper so there is something for everyone.
Monday:
Announce It: 11:45 in Room 131.
C-STEM: 11:45 in Room 110.
Debate Club: 11:45 in Room 102.
Robotics: 11:50 in Room 120.
World Affairs Council: 11:45 in Room 118.
Tuesday:
Energy Code Creators: 11:45 in Room 133.
National Honors Society: 12:15 in Room 119.
Robotics: 11:45 in Room 120.
Soccer Club: 12:15
Wednesday:
Anime Club: 12:15 in Room 133.
Celestial Club: 11:55 in Room 105.
Chess Club: 12:15 in Room 123.
Robotics: 11:45 in Room 120.

Thursdays:
Business Professionals of America (BPA): 12:15pm in Room 112.
Debate Club: 12:15 in Room 102.
Energy Code Creators: 11:45 in Room 133.
Robotics: 11:45 in Room 120.
Tesla Club: 12:15 in Room 107.
The Woods Project: 11:45 in Room 101.
Friday:
Act1v8: 11:45 in Room 209.
Energy Code Creators: 11:45 in Room 133.
Freestyle Art Club: 11:45 in Room 133.
JV InvenTeam: 12:00 in Room 212 (Freshmen and Sophomores only)
Ladies of Energy: 12:15 in Room 128.
Music Club: 12:15 in Room 123.
We value your feedback!

Please direct comments or questions to Jenna Moon at jmoon2@houstonisd.org.

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