Friday, February 8, 2013

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 2/8/13

For Friday, Feb 8, 2013
"L" Schedule Day
Enrichment Day

·      Want something to do this weekend?  Come out to support our Aquatic Gryphons competing in the state swim meet at the UT Aquatic Center, tonight, Saturday, and Sunday.  Last year we had only 1 swimmer qualify for state, this year, best of luck to these 9 swimmers who qualified! James Bretscher, William (Owen) Sanders, Preston Nicely, Zane Joyeuse, Alli Lapps, Taylor Martin, Molly Duncan, Emily (Katie) Chase, Jessica Foster

·      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.

·      Juniors – see announcement below about college recruiter next week.

·      Track team meeting (with parents) Monday, Feb 11, 6:00 p.m. in the Commons.

·      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!

·      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!

·      Fancy yourself a writer? An aspiring author? A budding songwriter? A journalist, screenwriter, or poet in the making? If so, consider attending the 20th Annual Brian N. Conley Young Writers’ Institute (YWI). The YWI is planned for Saturday, March 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the UT-Knoxville campus. This FREE, one-day institute will offer writing workshops in poetry, fiction, journalism, screenwriting, songwriting, and performance poetry. This year, workshops will be led by nationally recognized performance poets Daniel Roop and Jonathan Clark (Courageous), poet and songwriter R.B. Morris, fiction writer Matthew Brock, journalist Terry Shaw, songwriter Brent Thompson and multi-genre writer Kali Meister. A free lunch will also be provided to all participants. Students will be responsible for finding transportation to and from the UT campus.

To pre-register for the event, email Ms. Hoffman ( no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12. Be sure to include your full name, preferred email address, and your top three workshop choices, ranked from #1 - #3. Workshop options include Poetry; Performance Poetry, Screenwriting; Fiction Writing; Songwriting; and Journalism. Email Ms. Hoffman with any questions.

·      Students are you aware that there is help if you need new clothes or shoes but cannot afford them?  Email or let Ms. Patterson know in the front office and our social worker will get you set up with shoe and/or clothing vouchers to be used at local merchants.  We’re here to help!

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.

·      MTSU will have an admissions counselor here to present general information, programs offered, and highlights of the Honors Program in the STEM space in the Depot during Advisories next Tuesday, Feb 12.  You MUST reserve space by emailing Mrs. Salerno (sarah.salerno) if you wish to attend.

·      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 Albert Einstein
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.

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

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