Updates & Events

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Important Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

January 20 - Saturday Tutorials

January 22-26 - Flag Football Fundraiser (Lunch)

January 27 - Tutorials/ Detention

January 31 - Senior Financial Aid Night (5:00-7:00 PM)

February 14 - Top 15% Senior Breakfast (by invite)

March 9 - Spring Exhibition (5:00-6:30 PM)

April 19 - Senior Prom (8:00 PM-12:00 AM)

April 24 - NHS Induction Ceremony (5:30 PM)

May 1 - Senior EDD Exhibition/Honors Night (5:30 PM(

May 15 - Underclass Honors Night (TBD)

May 22 - Math Exhibition (TBD)

June 7 - Senior Graduation (4:00 PM)

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Spring Testing Dates

February 19 - March 29 - TELPAS

March 4 - SAT Testing (Juniors)

April 8 - English I & II STAAR Testing

April 15 - Biology STAAR Testing

April 17 - U.S. History STAAR Testing

April 22 - Algebra I STAAR Testing

Spring Semester Reminders

We are excited to have everyone back on campus. We want to remind everyone of a few campus expectations:

  • Cell Phones/ Smart Watches/ Earbuds
  • Cell phones are not used during class time but are placed in phone holders at the beginning of each class.
  • Smart Watches should be kept at home & and cannot be worn at school.
  • Earphones cannot be worn entering the building, during class time, or between passing periods.
  • Earphones can be worn at lunch
  • Dress Code
  • No PJ bottoms or tops unless it is tied to a spirit day.
  • No athletic pants, shorts, or warm-ups.
  • Shoes (including Crocs) must have a strap around the ankle.
  • Shirts must cover the midriff.
  • Hats are not allowed to be worn during school hours.
  • IDs must be worn on a lanyard around the neck at all times.
  • Tardy Policy
  • Starting in the Spring, student tardies will reset.
  • On the 3rd tardy and any tardy thereafter, students will be assigned an hour lunch detention.
  • Tardies that extend beyond 20 min of any class are then considered absences.
  • Students can get lunch detention for accumulated tardies for any classes throughout the day.

FRC Kicks-Off Their Season

On Saturday, January 6th FRC kicked off their competition season with a 2024 game Crescendo. Students watched the game reveal, read the rule book and brainstromed ideas for the Energy 2024 Robot. The team has six weeks to build a fully functioning robot. They will compete in early march with their creation. The FRC team is enthusiastic about this year's challenge.

Senior Financial Aid Workshop

Energy Awards AP Computer Science Honor

Energy Institute has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP computer science courses. More than 1,100 institutions achieved either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science exam takers meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population during the 2022-23 school year. In 2023, Energy Institute High School was one of 834 recognized in the category of AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). We’re thrilled to congratulate our female AP computer science students and Mr. Hamilton on this step toward gender parity in computer science education. We’re honored that our school earned this distinction and look forward to seeing these young women and others pursue and achieve success in computer science education and careers.

Cohort 1 Entry Event!

Cohort 1 had a fun and engaging entry event for our third project - SPACE CITY. The students were challenged to use limited resources to design and build a space suit and parachute for their group’s teddy bear astronaut. Their designs were very creative and they are excited about the project.

VEX All-Girls Team Wins Judges Award

Energy's all-girls VEX Team (3674G) won the Judges Award last semester at the USTEM VEX Robotics tournament at Waltrip High School. The Judges Award goes to the team deserving recognition from Judges for special accomplishments. There were 28 area teams in the competition. The team finished the day with a 3-3 record. The team is shown here in pink T-shirts along with girls from Blanson CTE High School. 

Cohort 6 Entry Event!

Before the break, Cohort 6 launched their project, “Yes we can, but should we?”. Over the next few weeks, students will explore the question, “How can we, as ethicists, evaluate the questions that arise from scientific innovation?”. During the entry event, students constructed domino representations of fission and fusion and participated in a playing card simulation that illustrated the complexities of nuclear power as it pertains to geopolitics.

Digital SAT Is Coming

Energy students took the Digital PSAT this fall. Starting in 2024, the SAT will be transitioning to a digital exam as well. We have teamed up with Revolution Prep to offer students more support and additional resources. Revolution Prep is offering our students an opportunity to take the new Digital SAT Practice exam online for free! The test will take place at home on Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You can register at https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/139673/. Students will receive a detailed score report and will be able to review the exam and wrong answers. They will also be able to meet with a Revolution Prep to review their score. This is a great opportunity to get extra practice in for juniors prior to the Spring SAT.

Seniors - It's Time to Submit Your Acceptances

College acceptances are starting to roll in. It's time to start sharing your acceptances. Students must complete the following three steps:

  1. Mark the college decision in SchooLinks.
  2. Upload the acceptance file to SchooLinks.
  3. Submit the news at www.tinyurl.com/collegeacceptances24

We can't wait to hear the good news!

Sneak Peeks Around Campus

Here are some sneak peeks of what the students have been up to recently.

Become An Intern

Recently the Junior classes attended presentations about the different internships students can apply for this year to participate in the program their senior year. If you would like more information about our internship program or would like to partner with Energy Institute to offer student internships, please contact Mrs. Garcia ([email protected]). 

Congratulations to our Tesla Winners Ms. Harris and Ms. Atkerson

Ms. Harris, Dean of Instruction

Mr. Molina presented the Mr. Tesla Award to Ms. Harris. He said, "This week, the award goes to someone who has endless energy. This is someone who has no limit to their work ethic, someone who is continuously opening and even creating new doors for our school and our students. A cultivator of curriculum, as well as a good listener and mentor. Since they have been here, I have had endless support for my projects and deliverables."

Congratulations to Ms. Harris!

Ms. Atkerson, Special Education Teacher

Ms. Harris presented the Mr. Tesla Award to Ms. Atkerson. She said, "Maria’s commitment to the success of EVERY child and her willingness to roll up her sleeves to meet the needs of our campus makes her this week’s Tesla recipient. She’s detail-oriented, student-centered, and builds positive relationships with students and teachers."

Congratulations to Ms. Atkerson!

Texas' New State Vaping Law

Senior News and Information

Senior Dues

It's time to pay senior dues. Senior dues covered the costs associated with the graduation ceremony, a professional graduation photo, yearbook, cap and gown, diploma cover, senior panoramic picture, senior events, senior t-shirt, senior breakfast, prom (senior's ticket), and senior week activities. If the senior class decides to add additional events, those may incur additional costs.

Regular Payment (October 21, 2023 - January 31, 2024)

Cost: $325

Link here: https://schoolpay.com/link/23-24seniordues  

Late Payment (February 1, 2024 - March 31, 2024)

Cost: $350

Link here: https://schoolpay.com/link-23-24latepymt 

*Installment plans available upon request.

**Free/Reduced Lunch reduced fee available upon request.


College Corner

Emily Cortinas

Advisor College, Career, Military Readiness

PTO News


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