Friday, February 15, 2013

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 2/15/13

For Friday, Feb 15, 2013
"N" Schedule Day
Enrichment Day

In recognition of Black History Month (February):
Dr. Winifred Edgerton Merrill (1862- 1951):
     -Born in Ripon Wisconsin, Winifred Edgerton, the first American woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics. Her work in mathematical astronomy included computation of the orbit of the comet of 1883. In 1906 she founded the Oaksmere School for Girls which she directed until 1928. It was well known for its high scholastic standards. A branch of the school was established in Paris in 1912. In 1928 Merrill discontinued the school and moved to New York City. Even after that she wrote articles for journals based on education.

·      Today we have a lot of subs in the building because your teachers are participating in some training during the day, so they are here, but they are learning, too.  Your cooperation and professionalism is expected and appreciated by the administration and your teachers!  Ms. Jorgenson’s and Mrs. Robbins 1st block classes need to report to the Commons Area.

·      What are you doing this weekend?  Want to spend a “Science Saturday” at Oak Ridge National Lab?  See or email Mr. Smith by noon today to get more information.

·      Help – be on the look out for a missing Apple 2nd Generation iPod that is slightly cracked.  Last seen in N4 World History.  Return to the office if you find it – no questions.  Thank you!

·      Feb 4 – 15: Bring canned food and peanut butter to put in the Second Harvest barrels in the office and Commons.  You can also contribute change and dollars at lunchtime to the Jason Jablonski Memorial Food Drive to benefit Second Harvest food bank.  Every school is judged based on pounds of food/$ collected per student so we have a chance to show the bigger schools we are the Gryphons – we’re here and we care!!  Please participate.

·      Order your yearbooks now!  Click here for link.  Cost is $70.  Order now!

·      Juniors – plan on attending a meeting with your parents/guardians on Tues, Feb 19, from 5:30 – 6:30.  We’ll be discussing senior year planning, college application process, and rules around spring field placements and campus freedom.  Be here!

·      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 to stay fit? If you want to share your fitness activities and be featured in the yearbook, then email or .

·      Have a good long weekend – remember Monday is a student holiday.

Brown Bags:  RSVP to Mr. Smith
o   Feb 15:  Dr Ian Anderson from ORNL

College/career news:
·      ACT Question of the day

·      If you’re filling out testing or college paperwork, our school’s CEEB code is 431118.  See Mrs. Salerno or the Guidance page on our web site for more.

·      Big Orange STEM Symposium:  High school juniors are invited to the University of Tennessee's Big Orange STEM Symposium on Saturday, April 6th from 10:00am-3:00pm at Hodges Library.  This program will introduce local high school students to careers and research exploration in STEM disciplines through active engagement, networking, and hands-on presentations from experts in the field and community.  Registration opens online at 10:00am on February 18th,
Please see Mrs. Salerno for more information (Mrs. Ashe is keynote speaker!)

·      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. **NOTE – NOT meeting on February 14.

·      Teens for Christ: Mondays from 8:45 – 9:15 in D113.

·      Young Life: Wednesdays from 8:45 – 9:15 in the Mezzanine.

·      Venture Club (STEM career post of scouting) meets Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00 in room 202. 

Quote of the day from Maya Angelou, former US poet laureate,
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave.  I rise.  I rise.  I rise.

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

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