Sunday, February 24, 2013

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 2/25/13

For Monday, Feb 25, 2013
"L" Schedule Day
Enrichment Day

In recognition of Black History Month (February):
Dr. Edward Alexander Bouchet: (1852-1918) Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Bouchet was the first African American to graduate (1874) from Yale College. In 1876, upon receiving his Ph.D. in physics from Yale, he became the first African American to earn a doctorate. Bouchet spent his career teaching college chemistry and physics.

Sophomores:  Have your parents call the office to schedule your Focus Plan of Study meeting.  They only take 15 minutes and you won't be able to turn in your course request form for next year until this meeting occurs!

·      Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility during Friday’s surprise search. 

·      This week there is an event at the Convention Center – buses will load from the student parking lot in the afternoons and parents will not be able to drop off by coming all the way to the Center’s loading dock area – they’ll have to drop you off at the corner.  Sorry for the inconvenience – only for a couple days.

·      AP students – see a special note to you about AP exams after the STEM Habits at the bottom of this announcement.

·      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   March 1 - BJ Marshall, ORNL, Topic: Political Side of Nuclear Power
o   March 8 - Gail Mattson, Society of Women in Engineering, Topic: Engineering and Women

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. 

·      Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) meets Fridays during 2nd lunch in room 222. This group is about spreading tolerance of diversity in all its forms - all are welcome.

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

Special announcement for AP students:It is type to sign up for and pay for any AP Exams you want to take in May.  The cost of each exam is $89 ($53 if student is on free/reduced lunch).  Please make checks out to the L&N STEM Academy with the name of the AP exam(s) you are paying for in the memo line.  Students signing up to take these exams must also complete a registration form which can be found on the Guidance page of STEM's website.  

Payments and registration forms will be accepted by Mrs. Salerno in the guidance lobby during the following dates and times:

Tuesday, Feb. 26th 9:00-9:30 am
Wednesday, Feb. 27th 9:00-9:30 am
Thursday, Feb. 28th 9:00-9:30 am

Tuesday, March 5th 9:00-9:30
Wednesday, March 6th 9:00-9:30
Thursday, March 7th 9:00-9:30

Other times can be scheduled by request of the student or parent as needed.

No payments or registrations forms will be accepted nor refunds issued after Friday, March 15th!

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