Thursday, February 21, 2013

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 2/21/13

For Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
"L" Schedule Day
Advisory Day
In recognition of Black History Month (February):
-Garret Morgan (1877-1963):  Morgan invented the stop light. He noticed the current stop signals with only stop-and-go commands were dangerous, and he decided to create a new stoplight that incorporated a caution signal (Current yellow light), and a signal for crossing pedestrians.  

·      Are you interested in the Army?  Want to learn more about opportunities they provide?  Come to the Counseling Office today during your lunch.  Army recruiters will be here to talk about all the STEM opportunities available. 

·      Any student interested in a new club – Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) – will be meeting on Friday, 2/22, 2nd lunch in room 222.  All are welcome.
·      Students interested in Water Polo – there will be an organizational meeting tomorrow (Friday), 2nd lunch, in D112 (Dr Knox’s room).
·      One of our app design entries won the Verizon App Design Challenge best in state award!! The "Biz-E-Bee Shopper" app from the N3 Coley/Gibson/Wilsey supersection.  Congratulations to students Alli Lapps, Taylor Martin, McKensie Nelms,  Clara Prinston, Brad White, Katie Chase, and Alex Hendrix!  We will learn within a few weeks whether or not this team was one of the top 5 national winners, which will earn $10,000 for the school and a Samsung Galaxy tablet for each student in the group.
·      Science Saturdays, hosted by ORNL – next one is March 2.  See Mr. Smith for more details about how to get involved.  Participating in 4 of these qualifies you for a chance at more opportunities at the lab over the summer!
·      Order your yearbooks now!  Click here for link.  Cost is $70.  Order now!
·      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!)
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 Garrett Morgan,
If you can be the best, why not be the best?
Practice L&N Habits every day: Collaboration, Critical thinking, Design, Innovation, Inquiry, & Professionalism

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