Sunday, January 22, 2017

1-23-17 Student Mission Briefing

GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Monday, January 23, 2017 – “M” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!
Early Release Schedule

School Ops:
·      Prom Tickets are still on sale!  For the remainder of January, the prices are $45 for a single and $80 for a couple.  Tickets are sold during all lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  You can also see Mrs. Brown.  Remember to buy early because the price goes up from here.  

·      Yearbooks are on sale!  Visit jostensyearbooks.com to purchase on line or pick up an order form in the office.  This is the final week for the current price of $65.00.  After 1/27, the price will go up.

·      Teens for Christ is starting up again Monday morning - Meet at 8:45 in Room D 113

·      FRUVED is back! From UT Nutrition
Come by and see us on the plaza from 12 to 2 on Monday, January 23rd!
We have new and exciting opportunities this semester!
Are you interested in…
Social media, art, or theater?
Research?
Event planning?
Culinary arts?
Come by and talk with us to learn more information!

·      Coming next week – Thursday, Jan 26, during your Genius Hour times (you’ll go with your Genius Hour) the L&N will host a mini college fair in the STEM space.  Twenty Tennessee colleges, plus TSAC and EdSouth, will be there.  Look for posters with more information and times.

·      All students – one of our seniors is working on an entry for AFS Project Change for a scholarship to go abroad this summer on a service project. My project involves hydroponic and alternative farming in Kenya and it has come time for the competition to start. You can support your classmate by going to the link below to vote for her project: http://contest.afsusa.org/entry/582742#.WH-9s32TqJo.email

·      The Snow Ball is quickly approaching! This year's Winter Formal will be on Saturday, February 4th from 7-10pm in the Commons. Tickets will be sold in the Commons the week before the dance, $8 for singles and $14 for doubles. Students are invited to wear formal attire and enjoy an evening in a Winter Wonderland.

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      Junior/Sophomore Guidance Night on January 26th from 6pm to 8pm with ten speakers lined up to share their expertise with you.  Topics will include: Financial Aid/FAFSA, Overview of College Process & Common Application, ACT/SAT & GPA Info, TN College of Applied Technology, We Survived! Senior Experience, Dual Enrollment, PSCC TN Transfer Pathway, NCAA, Governor’s School & Summer Programs, & Universal Pathways to Employment information sessions

·      Outlier’s Advantage: Knoxville In-Home Tutoring will be hosting a Free Mock ACT on Saturday, January 28 at 9 a.m. for all Knox County students. Hosted at UT's Haslam College of Business. 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.  Interested students can sign-up directly from at  www.KnoxvilleTutor.com

·      If you took the PSAT and have not yet picked up your paper score report and test booklet, these are still available in the Guidance office.

Quote of the day from Robert Collier:

All riches have their origin in mind.  Wealth is in ideas – not money.

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


Thursday, January 19, 2017

1-20-17 Student Mission Briefing

GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Thursday, January 19, 2017 – “L” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      Coming next week – Thursday, Jan 26, during your Genius Hour times (you’ll go with your Genius Hour) the L&N will host a mini college fair in the STEM space.  Twenty Tennessee colleges, plus TSAC and EdSouth, will be there.  Look for posters with more information and times.

·      The Snow Ball is quickly approaching! This year's Winter Formal will be on Saturday, February 4th from 7-10pm in the Commons. Tickets will be sold in the Commons the week before the dance, $8 for singles and $14 for doubles. Students are invited to wear formal attire and enjoy an evening in a Winter Wonderland.

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      Junior/Sophomore Guidance Night on January 26th from 6pm to 8pm with ten speakers lined up to share their expertise with you.  Topics will include: Financial Aid/FAFSA, Overview of College Process & Common Application, ACT/SAT & GPA Info, TN College of Applied Technology, We Survived! Senior Experience, Dual Enrollment, PSCC TN Transfer Pathway, NCAA, Governor’s School & Summer Programs, & Universal Pathways to Employment information sessions

·      Outlier’s Advantage: Knoxville In-Home Tutoring will be hosting a Free Mock ACT on Saturday, January 28 at 9 a.m. for all Knox County students. Hosted at UT's Haslam College of Business. 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.  Interested students can sign-up directly from at  www.KnoxvilleTutor.com

·      If you took the PSAT and have not yet picked up your paper score report and test booklet, these are still available in the Guidance office.

Quote of the day from President Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Address, Jan 21, 1993:

Our democracy must be not only the envy of the world but the engine of our own renewal.  There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.

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


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1-19-17 Student Mission Briefing

GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Thursday, January 19, 2017 – “L” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      The Snow Ball is quickly approaching! This year's Winter Formal will be on Saturday, February 4th from 7-10pm in the Commons. Tickets will be sold in the Commons the week before the dance, $8 for singles and $14 for doubles. Students are invited to wear formal attire and enjoy an evening in a Winter Wonderland.

·      First Genius Hours of the new semester meet this week!  Mr. Childers sent an email with information.  Here’s a link in case you can’t find it – change days with tabs across the bottom.  Be where you’re supposed to be, Gryphons!  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17zyO1ISynekFZhj3TS6pr1n3uRetmoPnECovBWFtD0c/edit?usp=sharing.  Email Mr. Childers with questions.

·      Congratulations to all these Gryphons:
o   Our CodeTN team, Cade Brown, Gregory Croisdale, and Joanna Reed, who won 2nd place in the regional competition Friday night with their app “SyNap!”
o   Our Cyberpatriot team – who completed a tough round of state competition Friday night!
o   These students who were selected to participate in the All-State East Senior Clinic:
§  Symphony Orchestra - Ella Marston – Violin, Gregory Croisdale – Violin, Elliott Mills - Alt. Violin
§  String Orchestra - Connor McGinley – Violin, Emma Fox – Violin, Mattie Mills - Alt. Double Bass
§  Blue Band - Marcus Lee - Bassoon
§  Red Band - Nick Brison - French Horn

·      The Track team will condition at the track at West High School from 4:50-6:00 on Thursday 1/19. All athletes on the team, not involved with swimming should attend.

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      Outlier’s Advantage: Knoxville In-Home Tutoring will be hosting a Free Mock ACT on Saturday, January 28 at 9 a.m. for all Knox County students. Hosted at UT's Haslam College of Business. 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.  Interested students can sign-up directly from at  www.KnoxvilleTutor.com

·      If you took the PSAT and have not yet picked up your paper score report and test booklet, these are still available in the Guidance office.

Quote of the day from Henry Ford:

Obstacles are the frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

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