Sunday, December 16, 2012

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 12/17/12

For Monday, December 17, 2012
"N" Schedule Day
Enrichment Day

·      I’m sure you’ve all heard about the tragedy in Newtown, CT.  Let me reiterate that we have procedures in place (like making your wear your IDs in a visible way) and people whose job it is to be aware of who is in our building - your safety is always of our utmost concern. 
o   We know that everyone deals with things differently; please let one of your teachers or the office know if you wish to talk to someone. 
o   We will continue to hold school as normal this week, but let someone know if you have questions or a need to talk.
o   Some people deal with grief by wanting to do something.  Some of your peers have asked what we can do – please send ideas either to show support for the community of Newtown, or perhaps for the same age children here closer to home, to Mrs. Ashe and we’ll set something up as a school to show our concern and good wishes.

·      Bring your early release permission slips TODAY (Monday).

·      No Learning Lab or Chess Club this week.

·      Even though the week will get unusual due to testing schedules as we progress – don’t forget, we are still in school and have work to do.  Hunker down, focus, and push through this last week to finish your 1st semester as strong as possible! Good luck on your exams J

Club Meetings:
·      Teens for Christ meets Monday mornings at 9:00 in the STEM space in the Depot.

·      Model UN meeting Monday, We will elect officers as well as conference details including registration and payment deadlines.

·      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.

Mid-terms Exam Schedule
Monday, December 17 – N3 and N4 exams
Tuesday, December 18 – L3 and L4 exams
Wednesday, Dec 19 – N1 and N2 exams (release at 12:30 for those with permission)
Thursday, Dec 20 – L1 and L2 exams (release at 12:30 for those with permission)
Friday, Dec 21 – exam make up day

Quote of the day: from the XIV Dalai Lama

Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.  No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.

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

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