October 26th, 2015 |  Energy E-News
Follow Us

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
Media Coverage
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
Dress Code Policy
Daily Bell Schedule
Donors Choose (search Energy Institute High School).
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:

October 28th
November 18th
January 27th
February 24th
April 6th
April 20th
Mark Your Calendars 
Tuesday October 27th:
Freshman Parent Night at 6:30pm.
Wednesday, October 28th:
Early Dismissal
University of Houston College Fair
Friday, October 30th:
Haunted House Fundraiser during lunch.
Report Cards will be sent home with students.
Thursday, November 12th:
PTO Meeting at 5:30pm.
Major Assignments
Monday, Oct. 26th:
Environmental Engineering PBL Presentations
Tuesday, Oct. 27th:
Environmental Engineering PBL Presentations
Wednesday, Oct. 28th:
Environmental Engineering PBL Presentations
Health Tip of the Week
This week is your last opportunity to show your support for others and recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month!
If you'd like to walk/run or volunteer at the 25th annual Susan G Komen Race for the Cure this Saturday, 10/31 at 8am, contact Ms. Watts immediately! Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for students 17 and under. 

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 created viable data for a linear regression trend line. They measured sections of rope before, during and after tying a series of knots, recorded the information, and drew scatterplots both by hand and using their calculators. Students then determined lines of best fit for their group's data.

Ninth grade Energy students attended Latino Magazine's 2015 Ahora Student Day downtown at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Students participated in a speaker series panel with guests from BP, Comerica, and Nissan.

Students in AP Environmental Science participate in Critical Friends Protocol before their final PBL presentations.
PBL Driving Question:  How can we as newscasters explain to a relevant audience the physical properties of an ecosystem and how they affect the living organisms within it, as well as how humans impact these conditions?
Student of the Week
This week's Energy Student of the Week received a number of nominations.  This glowing and quite entertaining nomination comes from Ms. Estrella!

The year is 2019...college freshman Mariel Alquisira has just begun the adventure of a lifetime! She excelled at high school, graduated the top of her school, and has now started her first year at college. Unfortunately, while exploring the depths of the science department storage unit, Mariel came across an odd glowing item. Like something out of sci-fi movie, Mariel picked up the foreign object, pulsating light onto her face, "Whoooahhh". As she stared into its depths, suddenly she felt lightheaded. "Mariellll, Mariel! Wake up!" Mariel's good friend shook her awake. "What happened? Where am I?," Mariel mumbled as she rubbed her head. "You fell asleep in Biology. Hurry up, we need to get this assignment finished before we present!" Mariel looked around as her eyes refocused. What?! How could that be- she was just holding the glowing item, a young adult now in college, not some 14 year-old back in Biology? But wait...maybe it was the item! She had time traveled all the way back to Energy High School in a mere few seconds! . . . Perhaps this explains how Mariel has come to be one of the brightest, most self-driven and talented students Energy has yet seen. She must have time traveled and is now a repeating high school student! Well, maybe I've spent too much time in my stinky vinegar-infused room and the fumes have gone to my head. Regardless, Mariel is a fantastic student and if you haven't met her by now, she's a prime candidate if you need a partner, or even just a friend! Congratulate her if you see her in the hall!
Important Updates
Freshman Parent Meeting
There will be a very important Freshman Parent Meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. At this meeting the deans will cover important information regarding high school, four year plans, and graduation requirements. Please plan on attending. Students are welcome to attend, but not required. 

Support Our Teachers
A number of our teachers have created projects on Donors Choose. Chevron has generously contributed and funded complete projects for several teachers. If you are interested in making a contribution please visit DonorsChoose and search Energy Institute High School.  There are currently four projects you can support.  In addition, Spark Energy is currently matching donations, so be sure to enter SPARK when you are checking out!
Energy Spirit Week
Students participated in the first day of Energy Spirit Week by representing their favorite decade.  The Energy halls were filled with fashions of the past!  Don't miss out on the rest of the week's festivities!

Spirit Week:
Tuesday: The  Neon Glow - Rock your neon! Think shirts, bracelets, socks..let your imagination "SHINE"!
Wednesday:  Get into Character - Show off your inner super hero or dress as your favorite cartoon or fictional character.
Thursday:  Nerds Rule the World - Channel your inner nerd!
Friday:  Happy Halloween!  Be in character for the Haunted House by wearing your Halloween costume to school.
Energy Annual Haunted House

We are getting ready for our Annual Haunted House fundraiser!  This year the proceeds will benefit our Ladies of Energy and Business Professionals of America.  Presale tickets will be available all week during lunch for $5.  Get them this week as they increase to $7 the day of the event.

Need Volunteer Hours? The Haunted House needs YOUR help with set up for the week of 10/26 - 10/29 after school. If you'd like to help and gain hours, sign up here...only the first 30 volunteers for each day will be able to help!

Do you or your parents like Halloween? Do your family members work in construction or somewhere cool? If you can get your hands on Haunted House items to donate- everything from pond liner/black out construction sheets, to spider webbing and ghouls, please support our campus and this fun tradition!

College and University Reps Visit Energy
Texas College Fair is this Wednesday afterschool for interested sophomores and juniors.  Students will visit multiple college related rotations including the College Fair, Breakout sessions, Interactive Department Expo, and a general presentations.There will be many colleges present included but not limited to Texas A&M, UT, Texas State, Texas Tech, Texas Women's, UH, and more! 

If you'd like to go print the attached permission slip and turn it in to Ms. MacGregor as soon as possible.  The next 25 students to turn in their permission slip will be able to attend. We will depart for the fair at 2:45 PM. Pizza will be provided prior to the event and arrive back to campus at 7:30 PM.

TEXAS College Fair Permission Slip

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!

Student Portal Set Up
DiscoverU Introduction

The opportunities below are all available through the DiscoverU portal. Get it set up today!

ACE Mentor Houston is a collaborative effort to bring the multifaceted construction industry, educational institutions and local community together to expose high school students to the world of architecture, construction, engineering and the building trades.
In this afterschool mentoring program, student teams work directly with professionals from the A-E-C industry to design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices. The program runs from October to April and meets at one of six locations around Houston.

Representatives from the ACE Mentor Program will be on campus Tuesday, October 27th to meet with students during lunch.  If you are interested in applying, please stop by the Student Medial Lounge by 12:00pm to get more information.

AMIGOS Houston Chapter is hosting an informational meeting for all students interested in participating in one of their international service trips this summer.  The meeting will be this Sunday, October 31st at the AMIGOS office: 5618 Star Lane, Houston, TX 77057.  All students interested in applying should attend.

AMIGOS began with the idea that young people will always rise to a challenge. Our Summer Programs offer cultural immersion and community collaboration experiences for high school. As an AMIGOS volunteer, you will focus on one or more of the areas crucial to community development and collaboration, and be part of changing the world for the better!  Students have the opportunity to travel and volunteer in  Colombia, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Peru.

Apply here by November 1st.

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.
Announce It: 11:45 in Room 131.
World Affairs Council: 11:45 in Room 118.
Energy Converters: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month: 12:45 in Room 119.
Robotics: 11:50 in Room 120.
Robotics: 11:45 in Room 120.
Robotics: 11:45 in Room 120.
Energy Ambassadors: 12:15 in the SML.
Robotics: 11:45 in Room 120.
Debate Club (optional): 12:15 in Room 102.
Business Professionals of America (BPA): 12:15pm in Room 112.  To learn more about BPA watch this information video.
Support our Ladies of Energy and BPA by attending the Haunted House!
We value your feedback!

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

Visit us on the web at  www.energyhigh.org .
Like us on Facebook

Energy High | 713-802-4620 | 1808 Sampson Street, Houston, TX 77003