Tuesday, January 29, 2013

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 1/30/13

For Wednesday, January 30, 2013
"N" Schedule Day
Enrichment Day

·      Student drivers – you’ve probably noticed changes at the gate into the parking lot.  There will be a chain across the entrance overnight and early morning until new gates are installed next week.

·      Young Life is starting back up for second semester.  Meeting Wednesday, 1/30, at 8:45 in the Mezzanine space (Mr. James’ room).  Come join the fun!

·      You’re invited to participate in a survey about emoticons.  Click on the following to give your input for a journalism class: Http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q7MDP3V

·      The yearbook staff is featuring throwback pictures, photographs taken before 9th grade, submitted by the students. This includes old sports photos, school pictures, summer pictures, and baby pictures. If you would like to be in the spread please submit your photos to S052215@student.knoxschools.org or S739964@student.knoxschools.org.

·      What do you do to stay fit? Do you go to YMCA during gym? Do you play tennis? Do you rock climb? What kinds of interesting activities do you do stay fit? If you want to share your fitness activities and be featured in the yearbook, then email Trevon Covington or Kelsie Chandler.

·      We are so proud of our Aquatic Gryphons!  The swim team made the front page sports section of the News Sentinel as the team had a great finish at the district meet. The entire team swam incredibly fast finishing 7th out of 36 overall. We really surprised a few teams that did not expect a second year team to score so well. Additionally, the boy's diving team outscored all other teams with thee divers (Paul Bretscher, Jared Heath, and John Alex Evans in the top five. Check out the article highlighting Alli Lapps and her two 1st place finishes. 

·      Order your yearbooks now!  Click here for link.  Cost will increase to $70 on Feb 1.  Order now!

·      Prom is just around the corner this spring!  First, the prom committee could use more help in planning – it’s not too late to join, next meeting is this Friday.  Here’s a chance to shop for your prom dress and do some good.  Fierce and Fancy Formals is an event that sponsors new and slightly worn promwear at a great price.  It will be hosted at the Women’s basketball Hall of Fame on Feb 9 this year.  Tickets can be purchased at the eventbrite site below and you can find more information on the facebook link.  All proceeds from the dresses goes to “Outreach Haiti project.”  See Mrs. Stewart if you have questions.

·      There will be a mini College Fair at STEM on Thursday, Feb. 7th during Advisory in the STEM classroom.  All 10th and 11th grade students will be attending the fair with their Advisory class. Representatives from area colleges and universities will be available to talk with students and provide information about the unique opportunities offered at their schools.

Brown Bags:
·      Special Brown Bag this Friday – Spencer Joy, from Pellissippi State Community College, will be talking about Dual Enrollment opportunities and pathways for next year.  ALL SOPHOMORES will go to your regular lunch but NO ENRICHMENT.  During your regular scheduled Advisory time, you’ll go to the STEM space to hear this important speaker.  Juniors are invited to listen if interested.

College/career news:
·      ACT Question of the day http://www.act.org/qotd/

·      MTSU Honors College Open House--On Monday, February 18th, MTSU Honors College is hosting an Open House for interested students and parents on MTSU's campus.  Please visit the following link for more information.  

Club Meetings:
·      Asian Culture & Language Club (ACLC): 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 Confucius:

A man who lacks reliability is utterly useless.

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

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