Wednesday, February 6, 2013

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 2/6/13

For Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013
"L" Schedule Day
Enrichment/ Early Release Day

·      Thank you for your cooperation the last couple days.  Our school has received preliminary recommendation to be fully accredited – this is a big deal for a school in only its second year!  The reviewers commented that in classes they observed and students they interviewed they were very impressed with the caliber of thought and engagement of our students – you shine Gryphons!

·      Today is Early Release Wednesday!  We will NOT dismiss by bells, but by intercom today. 

·      Juniors, please remember you will be taking the TCAP Writing Assessment TODAY! Ms. Norton's L2 English 3 will be dismissed from STEM 3 at 10:25 and need to report to the Media Center at that time.  Ms. Norton's L3 AP English class needs to report to the Media Center at the beginning of 3rd block and will be a little late to L4.

·      Want to make a friendship or romantic gesture for Valentine’s day? Support the Prom Committee and buy a carnation for $2 to send to that someone special.  You can order during lunch in the Commons and fill out a message card.  Flowers will be delivered on Valentine’s day (Feb 14) during Advisory.

·      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.

·      Water polo anyone?  Interested in joining a newly-forming water polo club team?  Email for more info.

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

·      There will be a mini College Fair at STEM tomorrow, Feb. 7th during Advisory in the STEM classroom.  All 10th and 11th grade students will be attending the fair with their Advisory class. Representatives from area colleges and universities will be available to talk with students and provide information about the unique opportunities offered at their schools.

·      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!

Brown Bags:  RSVP to Mr. Smith
o   Feb 8:  Dr. Lou Qualls from ORNL, Nuclear Power in Space
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.

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

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

Quote of the day from Nelson Henderson:
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

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

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