Tuesday, December 11, 2012

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 12/12/12

For Wednesday, December 12, 2012
"L" Schedule Day
Enrichment Day

·      If you have not yet picked up your PSAT results, please see Mrs. Salerno in the guidance office.

·      Today, Wed., Dec 12, is tacky holiday sweater day!  Yearbook staff will be taking pictures all day. 

·      MODEL UN meeting Monday, December 17,  2012 at 8:45am in room 207.  We will elect officers as well as conference details including registration and payment deadlines.

·      This past Saturday, L&N's TSA Chapter participated in the East Tennessee Regional: We took 10 students and entered in 7 of the 11 available competitions.  We earned finalist slots in 6 of the 7 events we entered.  Congratulations to 2nd place in Structural Engineering (Marshall Teffeteller & Owen Sanders); 2nd Place in Promotional Graphics (Jasmine Scheid).  We also had Top 4's in Chapter Team and Technology Problem Solving. There is still time to join and participate in State Conference (March 14-17 in Chattanooga)!

·      SGA is still selling candy canes through Friday the 14th.  The candy canes will be handed out during advisory on the 11th, 13th, and 18th.  Share your holiday spirit with the ones you love!  $1 each
·      Join us in the STEM space on Wednesday, Dec 12 at 1:00 p.m.  for a webinar with NASA's Associate Administrator for Education and Astronaut Leland Melvin and Dave Lavery, NASA's Program Executive for Solar System Exploration and the Curiosity mission, as they give students a behind-the-scenes look at the Mars rover, Curiosity, including exclusive access to NASA video of Mars. Students will also hear from the experts on what this mission's discoveries may mean for our future.  You can bring lunch with you.

·      Brown Bag Chat this week: Friday, Doug Smith & Richard Stair about Wireless Charger Technologies, Texas Instruments.  Email Mr. Smith to let him know you plan on attending.

Service Opportunities:
·      Ijams Nature Center has lots of opportunities for service.  For example, they would like volunteers for their annual holiday craft party on 12/15 from 10-2. They’ll show you how to do the craft and then you’ll help children and families make them during the event.  Lots of fun!  If you are interested you may contact Sabrina deVault, outreach coordinator, at sabrina@ijams.org.

Club Meetings:
·      Asian Culture & Language Club (ACLC): every Wednesday during Enrichment in D223.

·      Chess Club meets on Wednesdays from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. in the media center.  

·      Gryphon Studios, film club, on Thursday afternoons 4:45 – 6:00 PM, in Room 214 in the Station.

Quote of the day: from Nelson Mandela

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

The very existence of this school is proof of what can come from having big dreams! 

Practice L&N Habits every day: Collaboration, Critical thinking, Design, Innovation, Inquiry, & Professionalism

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