Updates & Events

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The Energy newsletter is published every two weeks.

Important Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

September 18 - Ambassador Interviews Begin

September 18-19 - Senior Yearbook Photos (PBL Class)

September 19 - Student Gov't Info Meeting (lunch)

September 20 - Open House 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

September 20 - Freshmen Meet Their Deans

September 21 - Club Fair (enrichment/lunch)

September 20-21 - 9-11th Grade Yearbook Photos (PBL)

September 22 - Sr Student Government Apps Due

September 25 - Fall Holiday - No School

September 26 - Underclass Student Gov't Apps Due

September 29 - End of Cycle 1

October 2 - College Fair (10-12th grade)

October 6 - Report Cards

September Calendar

Open House

We look forward to seeing our parents next week at Open House! This is a parent only event that takes place on Wednesday, September 20th from 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM. Parents will have an opportunity to meet their child's teachers and learn about content, processes, projects, and more. Your child will bring home a personalized schedule on Tuesday and will be asked to text you a copy of it as a back-up. Please bring the schedule with you to avoid delays. Open House is a quick moving night, so please arrive on time. You wouldn't want to get a detention for being late!

Another Project Launch!

Last week, Cohort 4 launched their first project, “Acropolis to Astroworld: Current(i) Wonders.” Over the next few weeks, students will research ancient/classical societies and the monumental architecture built by these societies in order to design and build a model of a “wonder” that exemplifies Houston's culture. Student teams started learning about and working with circuits this week since their final “wonder” will incorporate the power of electricity. Tour these modern wonders at our campus exhibition on November 16th.

Thank you to the following for sharing your expertise with our students for this project today as guest speakers: Claudia Cepeda - Senior Parking Design with Walter P. Moore and ACE Mentor, Lori Amador - Planner of Facilities Planning Design and Construction with UT MD Anderson and ACE Mentor, and Beth Otto - Senior Architect and Lead Planner of Facilities Planning Design and Construction with UT MD Anderson.

Underclass Student Government will have a slightly different calendar:

Applications -open 9/18

Info Meeting - 9/19

Deadline - 9/26

Campaigning - 9/26-9/29

Elections -10/6

Come to the meeting on Tuesday for more information! It will be in the Ted Talk Space during your lunch.

Posse Semi-Finalists

Energy is proud to announce that Posse selected 19 Energy students as semi-finalists for their Posse Scholarship program ! For the first round students submitted a lengthy application similar to a college application and attended a dynamic group interview. For the semi-final round, students will submit another, more in-depth application and attend a one-on-one interview. After this round, 20 students will be selected in the Houston area to attend a final interview with representatives from one of five schools: Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Bryan Mawr College, Carleton College, and Colby College. Ten Houston students will receive a full tuition scholarship as well as other special supports from each of those schools. Congratulations and good luck to our semi-finalists: Adam Briones, Olivia Carter, Alexa Castro, Isabella Gabrilska, Aaron Gleitman, Mira Green, Milo Greene, Muhsin Harrison, Arthur King, Austin King, Maeve McCosh, Lorena Marron, Isabella Olivares-Reed, Devin Rachels, Vivaan Rupani, Chris Solis, Lola Tovar, Immanuel Young, and Isabelle Zaske. What a great group of students!

Rensselaer Awards $120,000 Scholarship to Otto Mallinson

Congratulations to Otto Mallinson who was awarded the Rensselaer Medal by Rensselaer Polytechnic University! The Medal is designed to recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women, and to motivate students toward careers in science, engineering, and technology. This merit scholarship, with a value of $30,000 per year, is guaranteed for four years for each Medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer. 

Otto is a stand-out student who ranks near the top of his class, has a strong SAT score, and participates in a wide array of volunteer work and activities including the Energy Project where his team was awarded a $5000 grant through the Puranik Foundation to develop Karot home aquapinic systems.

Congratulations to Otto! A representative from RPI presented his award during their college visit earlier this week.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Reminders - Three Areas to Work On

We appreciate that most families are following the pick-up and drop-off procedures. Below are three of the rules that we still need additional work on:

  1. Do not stop on Tierwester or Southmore. Students should not be picked up or dropped off on the main street.
  2. You may only drop off in the right hand lane. This is a major safety issue!
  3. Do not leave gaps between cars. Pull all the way up.

Mr. Hamilton Inducted into the 2023 Honeywell Hall of Fame for Robotics and Coding

On July 26th, Mr. Hamilton was inducted into the Honeywell Hall of Fame for Robotics and Coding on the field before the Houston Astros game. He was one of 10 outstanding teachers selected to be recognized for their commitment to excellence in STEM and for creating innovate ways to improve student achievement and interests in robotics and coding.

At Energy Mr. Hamilton teachers Computer Science 1, AP Computer Science Principles, and a Solid Works class where students are able to earn the professional Solid Works certification! He also is the sponsor of the very successful VEX Robotics Team!

We are so proud of Mr. Hamilton and thankful he is at Energy Institute High School!

Please Check Your Selections for Call-Outs

Energy call-outs are managed through the School Messenger App. With the app you can control which call-outs and emails you receive. School based communication fall under the "General" category, so we encourage you to make sure "General" call-outs and emails are selected so that you don't miss out on important information! You can access the information and link to download here.

Upcoming MAP Testing

Texas' New State Vaping Law

The Tesla Award Goes To Ms. Regalado and Ms. De La Rosa!

Ms. Regalado

Engineering Science and

Senior GT Ind Studies

Last week Ms. Antolinez-Basto chose Ms. Regalado for the Tesla Award! She said Ms. Regalado is an amazing teacher who dedicates herself to helping others. She has taken the time to lead and help the new teachers always guiding them and giving them advice. She has encouraged her fellow teachers with a smile on her face. She has a heart of gold. This outstanding teacher works hard and is always ready to help others. Congratulations to Ms. Regalado!

Ms. De La Rosa

English 3, AP English Lang, and Internship Program

This week Ms. Regalado chose Ms. De La Rosa for the Tesla Award! She said she is one of the most wonderful teachers who embodies the very essence of dedication, compassion, and wonder here at EIHS. Her dedication is everywhere for all to see and hear. She is always offering what only a teacher of many years of learning and so much knowledge in this beautifully rewarding career can. She has carved a place here on our campus and definitely in my heart. Congratulations to this week's Tesla Award, Ms. De La Rosa!

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.

Early Bird Payment (August 14, 2023 - October 20, 2023)

Cost: $300

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

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.


Cap and Gown Orders

Seniors who attended orientation this week should have already ordered their cap and gown. Those who did not attend need to complete their order at www.tinyurl.com/EIHScap2024. When placing the order, students should not add anything extra to the order and the total should be $0.00. Students will receive an email confirmation after the order is complete and should forward it to [email protected]. After the order is placed, students are welcome to create a new order to purchase additional items. Graduation announcements should be ordered by January 15th for an early April delivery.

College Corner

Emily Cortinas

Advisor College, Career, Military Readiness

College Updates

Hello Energy parents! My name is Emily Cortinas and I am very excited to continue working with you all this year. I am currently working with senior students in PBL Skills Class to make sure that they have college application portals and are actively working in our "new Naviance" called SchoolLinks. All senior students are working very hard, and we are so proud! Grades 9-11 will be logging in to SchoolLinks in the next few weeks.


I would like to emphasize the College Corner Linktree! (Linktr.ee/energycollegeready) Both parents and students can use this platform. Resources included on the Linktree are: 

  • Direct link to contact Ms. Cortinas, the College Readiness Advisor
  • Living Calendar (Ms.Cortinas updates this daily)
  • Includes scholarship deadlines, important application deadlines, test dates, and more!
  • Resources for Senior Students
  • Automatic Admissions Cheat Sheet, Recommendation Letter Protocol, and more
  • Custom Reference List for grades 9-11 to help stay on track to be college ready by senior year

Upcoming Dates: 

9/26 Quest Bridge Scholarship

9//27University of St. Thomas Rep Visit

9/28 Florida Institute of Technology Rep Visit

10/2 College Fair

10/2 Coca-Cola Scholarship

10/9 Trinity University and Boston University Rep Visit

10/10 Senior Field Trips (Sign-Ups Coming Soon)

10/11 Spelman College Rep Visit

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