September 26th, 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
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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:
Tuesday, October 11th
Wednesday, November 16th
Wednesday, January 25th
Wednesday, February 22nd
Mark Your Calendars 
Thursday, September 29th:
Picture Day (9th - 11th grades)
Friday, September 30th:
Picture Day (9th - 11th grades)
Saturday, October 1st:
SAT (students must be pre-registered)
Tuesday, October 4th:
World Affairs Council 4pm - 8pm at United Way of Greater Houston
Wednesday, October 5th:
Ten80 STEM Competition (40 selected 11th grade students).
Thursday, October 6th:
Magnet Tour at 1pm.
Tier 1 College Night at 4:30pm @ The Kingdom Builders Center
Monday, October 10th:
TACRAO College Fair @ 9:00 in cafeteria
Wednesday, October 12th:
No School
Saturday, October 15th:
Energy Day 10am - 4pm at Sam Houston Park 
Tuesday, October 18th:
9th Grade PSAT
Wednesday, October 19th:
10th and 11th Grade PSAT
9th Grade Field Trip to Sealy Solar Farm
12th Grade Senior Meeting at 8am
12th Grade College Visits
Power Up Laptop Forms and Fees
If you have not yet submitted your  Laptop Agreement Form  or your $25.00 Laptop fee we are accepting payments online via  School Pay We 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.
Special Thanks




Congratulations to our ninth grade students on their second place finish at the annual Shell STEM Showdown.  Shell employees commented, "these kids are incredible!"  We are so proud of you!
Sea Camp at Texas A&M Galveston
This past summer, tenth grade student Nicholas Arlinghaus completed a week long Sea Camp summer program with the department of Marine Biology at Texas A&M Galveston.  The highlight of the experience was dissecting a shark!  Nicholas also worked on a research project and presentation that compared microflora and how it grows on different aquatic surfaces.  His group earned the highest distinction for their presentation.  Nicholas is very interested in Marine Biology and would like to become a Marine Biologist one day.  Ms. Estrella was extremely instrumental in connecting Nicholas with this opportunity.  If you have any interest in attending Sea Camp next year, Nicholas is an excellent person to connect with.  Great job Nicholas!
School Picture Day
Photo Texas Photography will be on campus this Thursday and Friday to student portraits.  Photographs will be taken during students PBL Study Skills class.

Thursday: PBL Study Skills classes during 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th period
Friday: PBL Study Skills classes during 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th period.

All students will sit for their photograph, however you are not required to purchase the photos. Order forms went home with students last week.  If you need more information about packages and pricing please contact Photo Texas Photography at:
(P)832.459.3952        (Email)
Energy Day

The City of Houston will be hosting Energy Day Saturday, October 15th downtown at Sam Houston Park.  All Energy students and families are invited to attend.  We have reserved two buses to accomodate transportation needs.  The buses will leave Energy at 10am Saturday morning and return at 4pm.  If you are interested in attending or volunteering, please sign up with Mr. Flores.  For more information visit the Energy Day website.  The permission slips are attached below and can be turned into Mr. Flores.

Energy Day Permission Slip (English)
Energy Day Permission Slip (Spanish)
Important College Information
Be sure to check the newsletter each week for important information from the deans and Mrs. Schumacher regarding college fairs, testing information, and visits.  

Tier 1 College Night
October 6th
4:30pm - 7:00pm
The Kingdom Builders Center
6011 W. Orem Dr. Houston, TX 77085
*HISD provided transportation for students who met certain critiera, however the event is open to the public.

TACRAO College Fair
October 10th
9:00am - 11:00am
Energy Institute HS
*Over 25 colleges/universities have already registered, with more coming in ever day!

Texas College Night
October 20th
University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Rd. Houston, TX 77004

Lunch Visits Coming Soon:
Monday, September 26th: Pennsylvania College of Technology
Wednesday, October 5th: Rice University
Energy PTO
PTO Parent Social
Sunday, October 9th
2pm - 4pm
Please email or to RSVP.

Meet other parents, get to know the Energy administrative team, learn more about Energy and our newly formed PTO.  More details to come, we hope to see you there!

Upcoming PTO Meetings
Thursday, September 29th at 8:30am
Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00pm
Thursday, February 2nd at 8:30am
Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00pm
*meetings will take place at Energy Institute

We would love to see you at a PTO meeting this year.  Your input is greatly appreciated!

New PTO Website:
You can now join the Energy PTO online at

See Success Fundraiser
Please consider supporting Energy Institute's NEW See Success fundraising campaign!!  This fundraiser is a great opportunity for our families to financially support programs that benefit our children and their school.  Let' s make the first year of this campaign a great one!!
Contributions are tax deductible, and any amount is meaningful. Please donate by November 1, 2016.

See Success donation levels are as follows:
Wind  ($10-14; includes membership in the PTO)
Solar  ($15-49; includes Wind incentives plus access to the           online student directory)
Geothermal  ($50-99; includes Solar incentives plus                       recognition in the Energy E-News)
Hydro  ($100-249; includes Geothermal incentives plus a               school polo)
Electric ($250+; includes Hydro incentives plus breakfast             with the principal)

Energy Institute PTO welcomes corporate matching donations. It is a great opportunity to allow your companies to support your children's education and maximize your contribution to Energy Institute. Please contact Carol Strickland at   for corporate matching donations.

For questions about See Success, please contact any of the following:
Jennie Biggs , PTO VP at
Carol Strickland , PTO Fundraising Chair at
Shelley Nadel , PTO President at


Please submit the See Success Fundraiser form to the main office.
Class of 2017 News
Our next senior class meeting for students will be held Wednesday, October 19th at 8:00am in the cafeteria for all senior students.  See you there!

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 - Click  HERE to make first payment.
* If paid in full by Oct. 21 - $50 off - only $175 total - Click HERE to pay in full.
$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.
DiscoverU Alumni Summit 

Did you attend a summer camp or participate in an exciting program this summer with DiscoverU?  You are invited to attend the DiscoverU Alumni Summit Saturday, October 1st at Cameron-Schlumberger.

Students will participate in workshops on networking, resume writing, and this year will include a FAFSA application session for seniors.  For more information about this year's DiscoverU FLO Summit be sure to attend an informational meeting this Friday during B lunch in the BP Spot.  All students who completed FLO's last year are invited!  See Ms. Moon for more information.
Meet with Superintendent Carranza

Check the link to find events near you: Listen and Learn Community Meetings.
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