Sunday, March 10, 2013

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 3/11/13


For Monday, March 11, 2013
"L" Schedule Day
Enrichment Day
 Did you remember to set clocks ahead one hour this weekend?!  Don't be late for school on Monday!

·      Juniors:  Tuesday, March 19 is the in-school administration of the ACT exam.  The exam must start by 9:00 a.m. so we will start instructions at 8:45.  YOU are responsible for arranging transportation to be here by 8:45 on the 19th to take the test.  NO EXCEPTIONS!    If you ride a bus and it gets here after that, we can provide you with a KAT pass to ride one of their buses, or you need to find another way to school that day!

·      Did you know that Google sponsors a science fair?  Submissions are due in 53 days –go to  for more information.

·      Summer School info – Knox County Summer School applications just went active for this year.  Click on the “guidance” tab on the left of our school’s homepage to find more information now!

·      AP students – it is time to register for your AP exams this spring!  See the message from Mrs. Salerno at the bottom of today’s announcements.

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

·      The Chess Club is kicking off a fundraiser selling flower bulbs. We are raising money to buy more chess boards, timers, and pay competition entry fees in the Fall. This event runs through April 15, 2013. If you are interested in reviewing the items available, please click on this link  where you can place your order directly online. Items ordered will be shipped directly to you anytime after April 2, 2013, depending on when you place you order. Chess Club members have paper catalogs if you would like to peruse one of them instead. The Chess Club thanks you in advance for your support!

Brown Bags:  RSVP to Mr. Smith
o   March 15 – Amber Dyer, President of IEEE Robotics Club, Pellissippi State, Topic: Robotics and Engineering
o   March 22 - Robbie Cook, CH2M Hill, Regional Manager, Topic: Project Management & Consulting

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 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  Maya Angelou,
When you know better you do better.

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:

Monday – Friday, March 11 – 15, from 4:30 – 4:45 in the Guidance Office

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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