Monday, March 4, 2013

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 3/4/13

For Monday, March 4, 2013
"N" Schedule Day
Enrichment Day

·      A reminder to students that we know we are on the countdown to Spring Break – but we’re still in school!  Our expectations for behavior on campus are not changed.  You should be where you’re supposed to be, when you’re supposed to be there, doing what you’re supposed to be doing.  That means no loitering around the elevator or stair landings before school or at class change, no roaming upstairs before school, and remembering you’re in a public place – act like the professional learners that we know you are!

·      Please be on the lookout for a hat.  It is beige/tan with stitching moving vertically.  On the back is a small metal plate that says “RAST WILLIAMS.”  If found, please turn in to the office ASAP.  Thank you.

·      Tennis players – no practice today.  Coach will email you the next practice time and date.

·      Gryphons Got Talent entries – are due today to Mr. James.  Please see him or email to arrange a time to download your video entry.

·      Mrs. Brogan’s Advisory group is trying to ramp up the recycling program here at our school.  Please take a minute to visit:  to complete a survey (one question) about what people will support here.  Thank you for your time.

·      Visit our school’s website to view the videos created by students for Black History Month.

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

·      Congratulations to the following students who were honored by the Knox County PTA at a ceremony Thursday, Feb. 28,  Ryan Flint, 1st place Musical Composition; Anna Tenpenny, Honorable Mention Photography; Jonathan Glenn, 3rd place Visual Arts; Morgan Abell, 1st place Video; Megan Samples, 1st place Choreography; and we swept the Safety Awards Video category with Owen Sanders, 1st place, Alli Lapps, 2nd place, and Ben Croisdale in 3rd!  Thanks for representing us so well!

·      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 or .

Brown Bags:  RSVP to Mr. Smith
o   March 8 - Gail Mattson, Society of Women in Engineering, Topic: Engineering and Women
o   March 15 – Amber Dyer, President of IEEE Robotics Club, Pellissippi State, Topic: Robotics and Engineering

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 Carl Rogers,
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

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, 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!

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