October 19th, 2015 |  Energy E-News
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HISD
Last distinguished speaker in Energy Institute series more impressed by students
May 5, 2015
HISD
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
April 2014
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
Dress Code Policy
Daily Bell Schedule
Donors Choose (search Energy Institute High School).
Daily Schedule 
School Begins: 8:10am
Lunch: 11:45am - 12:45pm
Dismissal: 3:30pm

*Students cannot be signed out or released after 2:45pm daily.  In order to sign a student out early, you must do so prior to 2:45pm.

Students will be released at 1pm on the following dates:

October 28th
November 18th
January 27th
February 24th
April 6th
April 20th
Mark Your Calendars 
Wednesday, October 21st:
Iceland Trip Parent Meeting at 6pm.
Thursday, October 22nd:
Guest Speaker Series for 10th Grade
Friday, October 23rd:
First Nine Weeks Grading Period Ends
Tuesday October 27th:
Freshman Parent Night at 6:30pm.
Wednesday, October 28th:
Early Dismissal
Friday, October 30th:
Haunted House Fundraiser during lunch.
Report Cards will be sent home with students.
Major Assignments
Monday, Oct. 19th:
Algebra 1 Test - Zaldivar
Geometry Triangle Sorting Machine Presentations
Tuesday, Oct. 20th:
Algebra 1 Test - Kristick
Geometry PBL 3 Assessment
Wednesday, Oct. 21st:
PreCal Music and Trigonometry Presentations
Thursday, Oct. 22nd:
IED Excel Test - Hall
World History Test
Friday, Oct. 23rd:
IED Excel Test - Hall
Art Projects Due
Physics and AP Physics Test
Health Tip of the Week
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Did you know breast cancer can effect men as well. Over 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

Student Pick Up and Drop Off Locations
In the morning, student drop off will be along Sampson Street where students will be able to enter through the gate and main entrance.
Please drop your child off on the school side of the street so they do not have to cross through traffic. 
 
In the afternoon, car pick up is along Jefferson Street only. Students must exit out the end of the sophomore hallway and meet their vehicle on Jefferson Steet. Students will not be allowed to cross Sampson Street to meet vehicles.
Visitor and Parent Parking
Parking for parents and visitors to our campus is parallel parking on Sampson Street.  The only entrance for visitors and parents is our main entrance on Sampson Street.  In order to meet safety and security needs all other doors will be locked.
Official ADA Time
Energy's official ADA time this year is
10:10 AM. 
Please schedule your child's appointments so that he or she is back to school by 10:10 AM or leaves after 10:10 AM. We receive our funding based on attendance at this time. Funding allows us to provide more for your child!
Special Thanks
 
 

The Woods Camping project spent the weekend camping at Lake Livingston.  The group had perfect weather to enjoy a "tech-free" weekend in the outdoors.  Thank you to our teacher sponsors Ms. Kristick and Ms. Baird for organizing and chaperoning the trip!
Today junior Diana Prieto had the privilege of an exclusive meeting with Dr. Andi Gobin, the Assistant Director of Regenerative Medicine Research at the Texas Heart Institute. Diana received a private tour of the labs where research is being done on how to decellularize hearts and regenerate them so that they are able to be used for heart transplants. Dr. Gobin is a hugely successful bioengineer who explained how engineering skills overlap into a wide range of careers, including building new hearts! This wonderful opportunity was made through connections with the Ladies of Energy and Diana plans to apply to begin an internship throughout the summer with Dr. Gobin.

Last week, district and school leaders from around the country visited Energy to learn more about our Digital Transformation through the Power Up 1:1 Initiative and how we have implemented Project Based Learning. The group was part of the Consortium for School Networks in town for a Teaming for Transformation Conference.  Our students showed visitors why technology is so important to their education and how it is helping them prepare for the future.
Student of the Week
Meet Energy Student of the Week, freshman student Luke Mee.  Luke was nominated for the hardwork and enthusiasm he displays in all his classes and especially his Algebra class. Ms. Kristick wrote, "Luke has such an affable demeanor and one of the best handshakes in the freshman class! He is a fantastic worker in a group or by himself, and never shies away from answering the challenging questions in the classroom. He has surprised me more than once with his ease of knowledge in content far beyond Algebra 1. If you haven't met Luke yet, make sure to shake his hand and introduce yourself! You'll be glad you did."
Luke came to Energy from Pin Oak because he is really interested in engineering.  Now that he's here he says what has surprised him the most is how much he really enjoys Project Based Learning.  "I tend to do better on long term projects, so this school is perfect for me.  I tell all my friends I'm lucky to go to such a cool new school!"
Energy is very lucky to have students like Luke.  Keep up the good work!
Important Updates
Freshman Parent Meeting
There will be a very important Freshman Parent Meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. At this meeting the deans will cover important information regarding high school, four year plans, and graduation requirements. Please plan on attending. Students are welcome to attend, but not required. 

Iceland Parent Meeting
If your child is going on the Iceland trip this spring, there is a mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. We will meet in the BP Synergy Spot at 6:00 PM. Please bring your child with you if possible. See you there!

Support Our Teachers
A number of our teachers have created projects on Donors Choose. Chevron has generously contributed and funded complete projects for several teachers. If you are interested in making a contribution please visit DonorsChoose and search Energy Institute High School.  There are currently four projects you can support.  In addition, Spark Energy is currently matching donations, so be sure to enter SPARK when you are checking out!
Energy Annual Haunted House
We are getting ready for our Annual Haunted House fundraiser!  This year the proceeds will benefit our Ladies of Energy and Business Professionals of America.  Presale tickets will be available all week during lunch for $5.  Get them this week as they increase to $7 the day of the event.

Need Volunteer Hours? The Haunted House needs YOUR help with set up for the week of 10/26 - 10/29 after school. If you'd like to help and gain hours, sign up here...only the first 30 volunteers for each day will be able to help!

Do you or your parents like Halloween? Do your family members work in construction or somewhere cool? If you can get your hands on Haunted House items to donate- everything from pond liner/black out construction sheets, to spider webbing and ghouls, please support our campus and this fun tradition!

We will also host Energy Spirit Week next week gearing up for Halloween.Everyone is encouraged to participate. Please remember that costumes must be school appropriate.

Spirit Week
Monday: Decades - wear outfits that bring back the fashions of any decade!
Tuesday: The Neon Glow - Rock your neon! Think shirts, bracelets, socks..let your imagination "SHINE"!
Wednesday: Get into Character - Show off your inner super hero or dress as your favorite cartoon or fictional character.
Thursday: Nerds Rule the World - Channel your inner nerd!
Friday: Happy Halloween!  Be in character for the Haunted House by wearing your Halloween costume to school.
College and University Reps Visit Energy

Energy students Nathaniel White, James Carr, and Korbin Lawson came dressed to impress for the University of Texas admission representatives last week.  They made a great and lasting first impression!

If you have college questions, please be sure to reach out to our new College Success Coordinator, Kimberly Simmons at [email protected]
Magnet Updates
Interested in attending Energy next year or know someone who is? We will be hosting Magnet Tours every Thursday at 1pm starting October 8th - December 3rd.  Stop by and join us to learn about all the exciting things happening in our classrooms.

This Saturday, October 24th from 9am - 12pm Energy will be attending the District Magnet Awareness Fair at Sharpstown High School.  Attend to find out more about Energy!

Can't make a tour - no problem!  We will also be hosting an evening Magnet Open House for prospective students and their families Thursday, November 19th at 6pm.  Be sure to join us for a very informative evening featuring student presentations, campus tour, and interactive sessions on project based learning.  We look forward to seeing you on campus!

The application window is now open.  Apply online by visiting HISD Choice.  For magnet related questions please email Ms. Moon at [email protected]
Energy Boosters
JOIN NOW!
 
                                                                                              
Purchase your REQUIRED Energy Polo & Fitness (PE) shirts now!
The deadline has past so place your order today at the school or online at Energy Boosters StoreStudents can select Orange, Green, or Blue Men's or Ladies cut polo shirts. PE t-shirt are only require for students taking the course. All items are Adult Sizes. Questions?? Email: [email protected]
 

Exciting New Fundraiser!
4ourschool.com will donate a percentage of your purchases made at Amazon, Target, Macy's, Groupon, Shutterfly, Children's Place, Best Buy, Expedia and hundreds of other on-line retailers directly to our school.  Click 4OurSchool and shop as you ordinarily would, that's it!  You do not need to share any personal information.  Share the link with family and friends so they too can support our school.  Happy Shopping!

Parent Volunteers
Parents, your help is always needed on campus for a number of events and activities.  If you are interested in volunteering to help us chaperone the Student Media Lounge during lunch, please use the following link to sign up: Student Media Lounge Volunteer.  A parent is needed to supervise students in the Media Lounge during lunch 11:45 - 12:45 daily.
Student Opportunities
Energy Institute is proud to announce a new partnership with Genesys Works. Genesys Works is a not-for-profit organization that enables inner-city high school students to break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experience that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world. Juniors who apply and are accepted into the program spend 8 weeks in an intensive summer training experience before their senior year designed to improve their professional communication skills and train them in a technical skill such as Information Technology, Engineering Drafting or Business. Students who successfully complete the summer training earn an internship at one of their client companies where they discover that they can indeed succeed as professionals in the corporate world.



Last Thursday we announced our partnership with DiscoverU at the 11th Grade Parent Meeting.  We are very excited to be working with this DiscoverU to actively connect all of our students with Fantastic Learning Opportunities.  Over the next couple of weeks students will be set up their online profile through the DiscoverU portal.  In the meantime, students are encouraged to set up their profile on their own and begin to explore the many opportunities available to them! Check out the attachments below and get started!

Student Portal Set Up
DiscoverU Introduction


The opportunities below are all available through the DiscoverU portal. Get it set up today!


Baylor College of Medicine "Saturday Morning Science" applications are now available.  All ninth through eleventh grade students are invited to apply for the 10 week program that introduces students to careers in medicine and bioscience research.  To learn more read the Baylor College of Medicine Blog.
Applications are due Friday, October 23rd.  Visit Baylor College of Medicine for more information.



NASA wants you to become the engineers, scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow. High School Aerospace Scholars offers a one-of-a-kind experience for Texas high school students like you to jump start your future and explore the possibilities of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related major or career. Learn more about the program by viewing "High School Aerospace Scholars: A Journey of Discovery." Your adventure starts this fall with an online course and culminates - for students who earn the opportunity - with an on-site summer experience at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

APPLY TODAY the application closes November 3rd.


Texas A&M University Society of Woman Engineers opened registration for their 40th Annual High School Conference.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Texas A&M and what it's like to be an engineering student.  Participate in engineering design competitions, lab tours, campus tours, class visitations, student panels, the chance to spend the night on campus and more!  Visit here to register for the January 29th - 30th High School Conference.
Parent Tech Nights
Our next tech night will be Thursday, November 12th.  We hope to see you their to learn more about the digital resources available to all parents and students. We will be hosting evening workshops on the following dates:
  • November 12th
  • February 11th
  • March 10th
Bring your student's laptop and attend a session on Grade Speed, the HUB (online learning platform), research skills, or Naviance/College Planning.  A sign up for sessions will be shared with parents soon.  You will be able to sign up for one of the sessions each workshop evening.

For more information view the workshop notice here.
Club Announcements
Monday:
Announce It: 11:45 in Room 131.
World Affairs Council: 11:45 in Room 118.
Energy Converters: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month: 12:45 in Room 119.
Robotics: 11:50 in Room 120.
Tuesday:
Robotics: 11:45 in Room 120.
Wednesday:
Robotics: 11:45 in Room 120.
Leadership Council Meeting: 11:45 in Room 211.
Thursdays:
Robotics: 11:45 in Room 120.
Debate Club (optional): 12:15 in Room 102.
Business Professionals of America (BPA): 12:15pm in Room 112.  To learn more about BPA watch this information video.
Friday:
Ladies of Energy: 12:15 in Room 128.
TESLA Club: 11:45 in Room 107. 
Music Club: 12:15 in Room 123.
Freestyle Art Club: 11:45 in Room 135.
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Please direct comments or questions to Jenna Moon at [email protected].

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