Tuesday, March 19, 2013

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 3/19/13

For Tuesday, March 19, 2013
"L" Schedule Day
Advisory Day

·      Students – heads up!  We are about to enter the Academic Push for the last 9 weeks of this year.  That means the last Enrichment Day will be this Friday, March 22.  Until the end of the year, everyone will be in Advisory every day for some special programming from the school and mandatory study time.

·      Lost – a silver heart-shaped charm from a bracelet.  If found please turn in at the office.

·      No film club meeting this week.

·      Juniors:  TODAY 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 should be on your way to school right now.  No late entries -   NO EXCEPTIONS!  Enter the Depot building through the door facing the parking lot.

·      Due to the ACT test today, the Learning Lab makeup session normally in the STEM space will be in room 203 on Tuesday, March 19 only.

·      Rising juniors and seniors (this year’s sophomores and juniors): looking for a cool outdoor experience where you can also earn college credit this summer?  Go here:
http://www.maryvillecollege.edu/academics/learn-by-experience/gse/ to learn about a 2-week residential experience in the Smokies at Tremont.  You can earn college credit from Maryville College while enjoying an immersion experience in nature, July 18 – 31.  Applications are due in May.  More info can be found at the link provided.

·      Did you know that Google sponsors a science fair?  Submissions are due in 53 days –go to https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/2013/  for more information.

·      Summer School info – applications available online now.  Click on “guidance” tab on our website for more info.

·      The Chess Club is having 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. The Chess Club thanks you in advance for your support!

Brown Bags:  RSVP to Mr. Smith
o   March 22 - Robbie Cook, CH2M Hill, Regional Manager, Topic: Project Management & Consulting
o   Tuesday, April 3 – College Access – Maryville College recruiter

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.

·      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.

·      Peer study group meets every Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:30 at the Lawson McGhee library (downtown branch).

Quote of the day from Ayn Rand,
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

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

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