Wednesday, March 6, 2013

STEM STUDENT Announcements for 3/6/13

For Wednesday, March 6, 2013
"N" Schedule Day
Early Release - Enrichment Day

TODAY’S schedule –
                  1st block       10:30 – 11:25
                  2nd block      11:30 – 12:25
         LUNCH at regular times for Early Release (12:25 – 12:56, 12:51 – 1:25)
                  3rd block       1:30 – 2:25
                  4th block       2:20 – 3:30

·      Congratulations to our National History Day competitors who represented us very well Monday at the regional event! Every group was a "winner" in so many ways--from professional demeanor to outstanding effort.  Those advancing to state level competition in Nashville on April 20 are as follows:
Group exhibit--Jeremiah Branson, Justin Cross, Noah Dunlap -- second place!  Individual website--Amanda Peebles --  third place! Performance-- Jaylon Smith, Alex Walker, Kevin Mwaura, Chase Dupree-Davis, Jontae Perrin -- third place! Alternates for state:  Individual exhibit-- Katie Chase, Group website--Kiersten Morris, McKensie Nelms

·      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.

·      Bad news/good news item:  Bad news is that due to low interest, evidenced by lack of support for fundraising and planning meetings, we will not be holding a spring prom this school year.  Good news is that the money that has been raised will go towards a bigger prom for next spring (2014!).  Now – in order to be sure that one happens – any student interested in helping to plan the 2014 prom needs to meet during 1st lunch in room 214.  If you’re interested but can’t get there during 1st lunch, email Mrs. Salerno, Stewart, or Brogan.

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

·      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 Nelson Mandela,
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

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:

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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