Monday, February 18, 2013

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 2/19/13

For Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013
"L" Schedule Day
Advisory Day

In recognition of Black History Month (February):
Dr. Rebecca Cole: -(1846-1922)
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cole was the second black woman to graduate from medical school (1867). She joined Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first white woman physician, in New York and taught hygiene and childcare to families in poor neighborhoods.

·      Thank you for your flexibility and cooperation as your teachers “went back to school” for a couple days last week.  It is important for us to continually pursue the latest tools and strategies for use with students and your behavior with us on these days lets us bring those opportunities to your teachers. 

·      Students – we’ve noticed that people are getting careless about cleaning up around their own area after eating in the Commons, Verandah, and even steps leading to Mezzanine classrooms.  We do not want to restrict all food and drink to the Commons area, but if we don’t see an improvement in the conditions of these areas after breakfast and lunch – that will be the consequence.  Please police yourself and your friends – don’t lose the privilege!

·      Tennis parent meeting, Tuesday, Feb 19 at 5:00 in Mezzanine room 052.  Next practice is Wednesday at 4:45 at Fulton.

·      Congratulations to L&N STEM Academy Students:  Adra Anderson, Justin Baitinger, Alicia Borkman, Solana Forrest-Bank, Chris Kleinschimdt,  Lorna Treffert, Samantha Smith,  and Allison Reese, who participated in this year's Mid-South Model United Nations Conference at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN February 14 – 18, 2013 along with 320 other high school students from West TN, Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi. Our students represented Nepal and Switzerland in several committees including the World Health Organization; Human Rights Council; Social, Human, and Cultural Committee; Economic and Social Council, and the Special Political and Decolonization Committee.  A special shout-out and congratulations to Lorna Treffert who received the award for the Best Position Paper for the Special Political and Decolonization Committee!  Be sure to ask these students about their experience, what it means to commit, who Ban-ki-Moon is and whether or not they plan to participate in Model UN in future years.

·      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 .

Brown Bags:  RSVP to Mr. Smith
o   Feb. 22 - Chris Halcomb & Keith Stump, KGIS, Topic: Using GIS (Geospatial Technologies) and topographies to create maps and technology 
o   March 1 - BJ Marshall, ORNL, Topic: Political Side of Nuclear Power

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 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

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

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