Tuesday, February 26, 2013

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 2/27/13

For Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013
"L" Schedule Day
Enrichment/ Early Release Day

In recognition of Black History Month (February):
Percy L. Julian: (1899-1975) Alabama-born Julian held a bachelor's degree from DePauw University, a master's degree from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from the University of
Vienna. His most famous achievement is his synthesis of cortisone, which is used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

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

·      Please be on the lookout for another lost phone -  it is a Samsung, big and black, cracked in the bottom left corner, full touch screen, inside of an otter box case. Lost on Monday.  Turn in to the office if found.

·      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 S039856@student.knoxschools.org or S022925@student.knoxschools.org .

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 http://www.act.org/qotd/

·      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, http://wp.lib.utk.edu/BOSS/
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 every Friday 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 baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron,
I tell all athletes to make valuable contacts when you’re playing baseball. The people I made contact with eventually came back to me to get into business. You have to prepare yourself by looking at someone who is not in the same picture with you.

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!

Becky Ashe
STEM Coordinator, Knox County Schools
Principal, L&N STEM Academy - Impart. Empower. Inspire
ph 865.329.8440  ::  fax 865.329.8457
Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are clearly footprints on the moon.  Songwriter Paul Brendt

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