Updates & Events

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The Energy newsletter is published every two weeks.

Important Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

December 2 - Saturday Tutorials

December 2 - Middle School Design Challenge

December 5 - STAAR English I Retest

December 6 - STAAR US History Retest

December 7 - STAAR English II Retest

December 8 - STAAR Algebra I Retest

December 8 - UTI Field Trip

December 11 - STAAR Biology Retest

December 7 - Magnet Tours (1:00 PM)

December 13 - Math Exhibition (4:30 PM)

December 13 - Senior EDD Exhibition (5:30 PM)

December 15 - K Pop Performance (lunch)

December 18-21 - Final Exam Week (Full days)

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Final Exams!

December 18- December 21

Full Days Required

Exhibition Night Information

The Senior Engineering Exhibition is for all seniors in Mr. Molina's EDD class (all seniors except seniors who participate in a half day internship). If your child does not know if they are participating in the math exhibition, please have your child speak to their math teacher.

Energy Holds First CTE Fair

Earlier this week, Energy Institute held our first ever CTE Fair. The fair provided opportunities for students to visit community colleges, military branches, and technical schools.

Next week Energy will be hosting a field trip to visit Universal Technical Institute as well to help support students who are interested in technical careers after high school.

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! We will start posting acceptances after Thanksgiving Break!

Sneak Peeks Around Campus

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

We look forward to sharing what our students do next week!

Calling Panelists for Cohort 1 Garden Project

Cohort 1 freshman students have been developing garden bed designs to add to a local community garden! This community focused project is in need of a panel of experts for our students to pitch their ideas to. We are looking for community leaders, engineers, or anyone with knowledge of gardens and outreach.

Please use this form if you are available to assist in judging our students' project pitches! Thank you in advance for your dedication to encouraging student learning!

Meet the Interns

Each issue, we will introduce you to one of our senior interns that participates in our Practicum in STEM program. These students attend school in the mornings and report to work each afternoon for either a paid or unpaid full year internship. 

We are pleased to feature Manuel Ortiz this week, who is currently serving as an intern in the IT department at Hines Corporation. Manuel secured this internship through his active participation in the Genesys Works program. With aspirations to pursue a degree in computer science, he envisions a future career in IT infrastructure post-college. Expressing gratitude for his internship at Hines, Manuel emphasizes the valuable networking opportunities it has afforded him. He stays focused on the importance of being respectful and open to learning, citing these as key takeaways from his experience. Manuel has proactively seized every opportunity at work to expand his knowledge of various technological skills and learn from his colleagues to enhance his knowledge of the IT field.


If you see him around campus, feel free to ask him questions about his internship!

Become An Intern

Today 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 Winner Ms. Bolen

Ms. Bolen, English III and AP Human Geography Teacher

Ms. Benavides presented the Mr. Tesla Award to Ms. Bolen. She said, "I present this Tesla Award to Ms. Bolen. Your hard work and dedication inspires Energy students to achieve great things. Your work ethic reflects inside and outside the classroom. Always a team player and willing to lend a hand. Energy stands out with you!"

Congratulations to Ms. Bolen!

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 in 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

First of all, a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated Thanksgiving pies. We love to show the teachers and staff how much we appreciate them and we couldn't have done it without you.

We need your help! We need volunteers for our Friday lunchtime Chick-fil-A sales. Please check out the volunteer page on the PTO website for details and to sign up.

Last, but not least, don't forget to donate your gently used coats by Wednesday, December 15th!

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