Sunday, August 28, 2016

8-29-16 Student Mission Briefing

GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Monday, August 29, 2016 – “M” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      Yearbook photos are this morning.  You will report to your regular M1 & M2 blocks, but will leave to report to the STEM space in the Depot according to the schedule at the bottom by your Advisory teacher.  You need to report straight there with your order form.  If you don’t have one we’ll have blanks.  All students  need to have their picture taken whether you are ordering or not.  If you plan to order, checks should be made to McEachern Photographers – not the school.

·      Don’t forget – this Thursday we are on a shortened schedule – at the bottom of this email due to the UT home opener football game.  To celebrate college football season starting all teachers and students are encouraged to wear colors or gear from your favorite college!  Show your colors!  If you park in the Blackstock public parking lot you need to pick up a parking pass for this day.  They are available in the office.

·      Coming to our Media Center – the Gryphon Coffee Nook!  Beginning Thursday, Sept 1, see the flyer below!

·      Attention Juniors and Seniors: Want to obtain a scholarship of $100, $250 or $500 in addition to a trip to the State Capitol?
The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is conducting its first ever student essay contest!  Our goal is to have a winner from the L&N STEM Academy.

The topic of the essay is voting and the word count limit is only 500 words.  Mrs. Griggs would be happy to assist you with your essay response (just shoot her an email erika.griggs@knoxschools.org)

Essay prompt: Surveys show that the younger generations are becoming increasingly disengaged from the electoral process, especially the “millennial” generation. Why do you think this trend is occurring and what is one way to get more young people involved in the process?
Check out the website for more details and contest rules: http://sos.tn.gov/products/essay-contest



Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      College rep visits coming up!  Please register with Mrs. Johnson, lyn.johnson@knoxschools.org so she can prepare a large enough meeting space.  Tell her which you want to attend:
o   Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, Wed, 8/31, 12:15
o   Queens University, Charlotte, NC, Thur, 9/1, 10:00
o   Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, Thur, 9/1, 11:30
o   Maryville College, Maryville, TN, Fri, 9/2, 12:15

·      PSAT registration is now open to all 9th-11th graders.  We would like to have 100% participation for our 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, even if students have previously taken this exam.  The registration form was emailed out to all students and is also available in the Guidance office.  The fee is $20 and financial assistance is available--email sarah.salerno@knoxschools.org if needed.  Registration deadline is September 9th.  Registration forms and money can be turned in to Mrs. Johnson in Guidance.

Quote of the day from Mahatma Gandhi:

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Practice L&N Habits every day: Professionalism, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Innovation, Inquiry, & Design
L&N STEM Academy – TN’s First Apple School of Distinction, US News & World Report Gold Medal 2016, Newsweek’s Top 500 “Beating the Odds” school

Yearbook Pictures Schedule for Monday, 8/29
   Displaced classes in the STEM Space
                     M1: Schultz and M2: Ogden — Combine to D222
   Students will report to their regularly scheduled M1 and M2. Then go to the STEM space at the times below.
   Seniors report as soon as you get on campus beginning at 9:30 a.m. if you need to make up photos.
Grade
Advisor
Student Last Names
Photo Time
9
Bell
Aiken - Bresler
9:30-9:45
9
Robbins
Broughton - Corum
9
Signore
Cox - Garcia
9
Schultz
Garrett - Hristov
9:45-10:00
9
Parker
Hudson - Madon
9
Hawkins
Manson - Plaag
9
Pariseau
Poland - Sylvia
10:00-10:15
9
Webb
Tassell - Zinser
10
Brown
Ahmed - Chapin
10
Foy
Cho - Fleming
10:15-10:30
10
Gibson
Ford - Haught
10
Stanish
Heath - Lane
10
Nelson
Large - Mitchell
11:00-11:15
10
Jorgenson
Moore - Richards
10
Colby
Richer - Taj
10
Griggs
Thompson - Wolz
11:15-11:30
11
Blevins
Ahmad - Brewer
11
Lafollette
Burnett - Ferwanah
11
Arnold
Fetzer - Jackson
11:30-11:45
11
Bretscher
Johnson- McCarthy
11
Crattie
McDonald - Psensky
11
Mangone
Ralston -  Thayer
11:45-12:00
11
Waxmonsky
Thomas - Younger

Schedule for Thursday, 9/1 (Dual Enrollment students should attend your college classes and report to scheduled classes here when you get here.  You will not be counted absent during time you are in your DE class):
   L1 9:30-10:08 a.m.
   L2  10:13-10:51 a.m.
   L3  10:56-11:34 a.m.
   L4  11:39-12:20 p.m.
   Everyone dismisses to lunch at 12:20
   Report to busses at 12:45 p.m., Riders/drivers may leave at 12:30


Thursday, August 25, 2016

8-26-16 Student Mission Briefings

GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Thursday, August 25, 2016 – “L” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      Attention Juniors and Seniors: Want to obtain a scholarship of $100, $250 or $500 in addition to a trip to the State Capitol?
The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is conducting its first ever student essay contest!  Our goal is to have a winner from the L&N STEM Academy.

The topic of the essay is voting and the word count limit is only 500 words.  Mrs. Griggs would be happy to assist you with your essay response (just shoot her an email erika.griggs@knoxschools.org)

Essay prompt: Surveys show that the younger generations are becoming increasingly disengaged from the electoral process, especially the “millennial” generation. Why do you think this trend is occurring and what is one way to get more young people involved in the process?
Check out the website for more details and contest rules: http://sos.tn.gov/products/essay-contest

·      Remember – Fridays are Advisory Days.  Go to your Advisory and you’ll have lunch with them (listed at bottom of notes to remind you).  Today be sure you pick up your photo forms in Advisory for Monday’s pictures!

·      Yearbook photos for grades 9 – 11 and senior makeups (formal and cap & gown) will be taken Monday, Aug 29 during M1 and M2 classes.  You will receive order forms in your Advisory class on Friday.  You must bring payment with you on Monday to order pictures, but everyone has one taken for the yearbook, Aspen profile, and school ID.

·      Heads up to drivers and parents – two upcoming changes to schedules/parking:
o   Friday, Aug 26 – WFP Drive will have one lane closed in the afternoon.  Do NOT park to wait along the Holiday Inn – it keeps buses from being able to reach our parking lot.  Use an alternate pick up location!
o   Thursday, Sept 1 (next week) – school will dismiss and buses will run at 12:45 p.m.  Students who usually park in the Blackstock public lot need to pick up a parking pass from the front office for that day (available beginning Monday, 8/29).  You will not be allowed in the lot without one!


Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      College rep visits coming up!  Please register with Mrs. Johnson, lyn.johnson@knoxschools.org so she can prepare a large enough meeting space.  Tell her which you want to attend:
o   Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, Wed, 8/31, 12:15
o   Queens University, Charlotte, NC, Thur, 9/1, 10:00
o   Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, Thur, 9/1, 11:30
o   Maryville College, Maryville, TN, Fri, 9/2, 12:15

·      PSAT registration is now open to all 9th-11th graders.  We would like to have 100% participation for our 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, even if students have previously taken this exam.  The registration form was emailed out to all students and is also available in the Guidance office.  The fee is $20 and financial assistance is available--email sarah.salerno@knoxschools.org if needed.  Registration deadline is September 9th.  Registration forms and money can be turned in to Mrs. Johnson in Guidance.

·      Looking for something interesting to do this weekend?  Come to Market Square/Krutch Park from 11:00 – 5:00 for the Knox Asian Festival.  Find out more about the activities on their website at http://www.knoxasianfestival.com .

·      In-Home Tutoring will be hosting a Free Mock ACT on Saturday, August 27 at 9 a.m. for all Knox County students, at ITT tech. Students will get their results before they leave and will get to keep their tests for their review. Limited seating is available, so students need to pre-register to make sure they have a seat.  This is a great practice opportunity before the September test.  Sign-up directly from their website at  www.KnoxvilleTutor.com


Quote of the day from Anads Nin:

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Practice L&N Habits every day: Professionalism, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Innovation, Inquiry, & Design
L&N STEM Academy – TN’s First Apple School of Distinction, US News & World Report Gold Medal 2016, Newsweek’s Top 500 “Beating the Odds” school

2016-17 Advisories

Gr
Advisor
Rm #
Last names
Lunch
Gr
Advisor
Rm #
Last names
Lunch
9
Bell
214
Aiken - Bresler
1
11
Blevins
216
Ahmad - Brewer
1
9
Robbins
203
Broughton - Corum
1
11
Lafollette
M052
Burnett - Ferwanah
2
9
Signore
207
Cox - Garcia
1
11
Arnold
D121
Fetzer - Jackson
3
9
Schultz
D119
Garrett - Hristov
3
11
Bretscher
D210
Johnson- McCarthy
3
9
Parker
D119
Hudson - Madon
3
11
Crattie
D217
McDonald - Psensky
3
9
Hawkins
D120
Manson - Plaag
3
11
Mangone
D113
Ralston -  Thayer
2
9
Pariseau
205
Poland - Sylvia
1
11
Waxmonsky
D222
Thomas - Younger
2
9
Webb
222
Tassell - Zinser
1
12
Fannon
104
Abdullah - Carrigan
3
10
Brown
War Rm
Ahmed - Chapin
2
12
Griffin
202
Carter - Gammon
1
10
Foy
D221
Cho - Fleming
3
12
Sirek
G006
Gay - Mathews
1
10
Gibson
G012
Ford - Haught
2
12
Orrick
D112
McAlister - Rutherford
3
10
Stanish
213
Heath - Lane
1
12
Elliott
D116
Samar - Yambert
3
10
Nelson
G012
Large - Mitchell
2
10
Jorgenson
M056
Moore - Richards
2
10
Colby
D220
Richer - Taj
3
10
Griggs
221
Thompson - Wolz
1