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The Energy newsletter is published every two weeks.

Important Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

September 29 - Senior Student Government Voting

September 29 - Freshman Dean Meetings (Enrichment)

October 2 - End of Cycle 1

October 2 - College Fair (10-12th grade) 9-11am

October 2 - Practice Digital PSAT (C6)

October 6 - Report Cards

October 7 - Saturday Tutorials/Detention

October 7 - UIL Invitational

October 9 - PSAT (9th)

October 10 - PSAT (10-11th)

October 10 - Senior College Field trips, C1 field trip

October 13 - Professional Development, no school

October Calendar

Congratulations Senior Student Government

Congratulations to the winners of the Senior Student Government election:

President: Lola Tovar

Vice-President: Alexa Castro

Treasurer: Maria Marquez

Secretary: Christy Padilla

Historian: Chris Solis

Senate: Joel Arredondo, Eliana Dawson, Lorena Marron, Isabella Olivares-Reed, Isabelle Zaske, and Judah Thibaut.

We look forward to seeing what these student representatives accomplish this year!

Cohort 3 Crash Course

As an introduction to Cohort 3’s first PBL, “Crash Course,” students were tasked with creating a safety net or device for a water balloon to fall from a height of approximately 6 meters. Students were provided with constraints and materials (no adhesives were allowed in the design structure) and given time to brainstorm, sketch, and build their final design. Teams enjoyed between a 60-80% success rate, and the winners for best design received a prize! Students were then introduced to the Driving Question – “How do we, as engineers, create and design a safety prototype to protect the people we care about from everyday collisions?” – and collaborated with their new group members to design norms for working together and roles to fulfill throughout the course of the project.

Introducing the 2023-2024 Student Ambassadors

Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Energy Ambassadors:

Santiago Acevedo, Keira Boone, Olivia Carter, Karolina Chaploupka, Hugo De La Garza, Madison Dedman, Aedan Flores, Ximena Galvan Guerrero, Serenity Haardt, Kayla Hensley, Alexander Hernandez, Leslie Lemus, Victoria Long, Chloe Phan, Vivaan Rupani, Caitlin Smith, Rishab Subramanya, Daniel Terk, Lola Tovar, Will Weaver, Makinzie Whitaker, and Senia Ziegler!

Thank You PTO

Earlier this week the Energy PTO surprised our staff by cruising around campus to every office and every classroom with drinks and treats. Each staff member was given a bag to fill and thanked for "ensuring our students soar." Everyone appreciated this fun and kind gesture. Thank you to all of the families who contributed snacks and drinks for the staff!

If you haven't already done so, we highly encourage our families to get involved with the PTO. They support our staff and our students in so many amazing ways! Visit the PTO news section at the bottom of the newsletter for PTO news and information on how to join!

PSAT Testing

On Monday, October 9th all freshman students will sit for the PSAT. On Tuesday, October 10th, all sophomores and juniors will sit for the PSAT. This year the PSAT is switching to a digital format. It will be very important that students have their laptops fully charged for testing day. Now is the time for students to get assistance if they are having any technical issues. Students can learn about the new digital PSAT and look at sample questions on the College Board website.

Cohort 1 Field Trip and Chaperone Request

Cohort 1 is gearing up for a field trip experience on Tuesday, October 10th. Students will be going to Armand Bayou Nature Center to explore the bayou ecosystem and engage in activities aligned to their current project, Project Survival.


Field trip forms are going home today with students. Make sure they submit their completed Parent Form and fill out the Lunch Form, if they would like lunch provided by the school. We are also asking students to contribute $20 for their admission to the Nature Center, however we can fund any students who are not able to make the payment.


As our dress code states, students should wear their Blue Energy Polo. If your child does not have their Energy polo yet, please order it here as soon as possible. We are also asking students to bring the following items: tennis shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and bug repellant to ensure their comfort on the trip.

Please reach out to the cohort teachers if you have any questions for concerns.

We are also looking for Cohort 1 parents who are interested in chaperoning our field trip! Chaperones will help ensure student safety and get to experience the trip with the students. Chaperones will need to be on campus at 7:45AM and they can ride with students to the bayou center. Chaperones should bring the same supplies as students. There is no cost for chaperones to attend.

Club Fair Success

Last week Energy clubs kicked off their year with Club Fair. All students had an opportunity to visit club tables during Enrichment to learn about the opportunities at Energy and sign up for clubs. We highly recommend all students sign up for at least one club! You can find a complete list on the website under Student Resources.

NASA High School Aerospace Scholars Program Accepting Applications

Texas High School Aerospace Scholars is an authentic STEM learning experience for Texas high school juniors to engage with NASA’s missions and become the next generation of explorers. HAS is a year-long commitment for Texas high school juniors which starts in the fall with a four-month online learning experience related to space exploration, Earth science, technology, and aeronautics. Highest achieving students receive an invitation to a five-day gamified virtual summer experience (Moonshot) mentored by NASA scientists and engineers. Energy has had many students participate and enjoy this program. If you have any interest in aerospace, which highly encourage you to apply.

Texas' New State Vaping Law

The Tesla Award Goes To Ms. Thomas and Ms. Nam!

Ms. Thomas

World Geography and

African American Studies

Last week Ms. De La Rosa chose Ms. Thomas for the Tesla Award! She said "Mr. Tesla is going to a mentor, a coach, an advocate, and an organizer. In one year, she has emerged into the great leader that she always was as a new Cohort Lead. She has also taken on leadership with two of the largest and most active clubs at Energy: she co-sponsors the Gender-Sexuality Alliance and co-Advises the National Honor Society with me, bringing the structure that our organization has missed for years. Her advocacy for our students, especially those who have the highest needs, is intentional. She is present, kind, compassionate, and goal driven. She makes students accountable and follows through. To my fellow leader and my hero, I present Mr. Tesla to Ms. Jocelyn Thomas."

Ms. Nam

Algebra 1, Algebra 2

This week Ms. Thomas chose Ms. Nam for the Tesla Award! She said, "Nam is an amazing leader of the Math team at energy. She is a fierce advocate for her students and teachers. She pushes not only for rigorous academics but generally has high expectations for her students. As a fellow teacher leader, I appreciate her commitment to greatness because when she pushes (or coaches her team on how to push) our students—the results are phenomenal. Beyond her contributions as a content coach and classroom teacher—Nam encourages our students through the Powerlifting Club. That's why I say that she is always... lifting expectations!"

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.


College Corner

Emily Cortinas

Advisor College, Career, Military Readiness

College Updates

Monday is our College Fair! Students in grades 10-12 will be attending and have the opportunity to visit with admissions counselors from over 40 colleges and universities. Here are some great resources for preparing for a college fair. Please contact Ms. Cortinas with any questions.

Upcoming Dates: 

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

PTO News

2022-2023 Donation Impact Report

Sign Up for the PTO

College Fair Volunteer Sign Up

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