Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Gryphon Student Announcements for 8/29/13

For Thursday, August 29, 2013
“N” Day Schedule

·      Today in Advisory you will get 2 forms.  One is permission to publish and the other is a media release consent form.  Even if you were here last year you have to have them signed again, they are only good for one year.  Please get these signed and returned ASAP.  We use these when your work is shared and when media people are in the building to film and interview.

·      9th-11th graders may now sign up for the PSAT.  Information about the PSAT can be found on the Guidance page of the website.  Registration is $14.00 and can be turned in to Mrs. Johnson in the Guidance office. If payment is an issue for you, please check with your counselor to request a fee waiver voucher.  The deadline for registration is September 18th at 4:00 pm.  Payment can be made with check or EXACT cash and is NON-REFUNDABLE.  The PSAT will be administered at STEM the morning of October 16th (the day before Fall Break).

·      Anyone interested in swimming/diving team, come to a team meeting this morning, 8/29, at 9:00 in the STEM space in the Depot building.  Email Dr. Knox if you can’t get to campus by that time.

Opportunities to be involved with your school:
·      This Friday, 8/30, any junior or senior interested in helping with the 2014 prom for juniors/seniors should join the group in room 104 (left door in the Commons Area) at 9:00 a.m.  Questions?  Email either Mrs. Brown ( or

·      Organizational meeting for the new Health and Environmental Safety Organization (HESO) club, Friday, 9/6, from 8:45 – 9:20 in room D120.  For more info, email

·      Did you know we have a student flag-football team?  First gathering is this Friday on the World’s Fair lawn.  If you’d like to participate or have questions, you need to email  or 

·      Teens for Christ meets Monday mornings at 9:00 in room D113.  All are welcome.

·      Anyone interested in playing water polo, email for information.

·      GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) meet 8:45 – 9:15 on Thursday mornings in room 222.  All are welcome.

·      Young Life will be back on campus beginning the week of Labor Day.  Watch for morning meeting times and location.

College admissions/visits information: - Sept 11 at Downtown Marriott

·      Attention Seniors:  We will be hosting a Senior Information Night on Thursday, September 12th at 6:30 pm in the STEM classroom of the Depot.  Please join us for important information about college applications, requesting transcripts, and senior year timeline.  Also joining us will be Elizabeth Raymond from the TN Student Assistance Corporation to talk about financial aid and scholarships.  Please be sure to bring your parents!

Quote of the day: from Mary Engelbreit:

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.

Practice L&N Habits every day: Collaboration, Critical thinking, Design, Innovation, Inquiry, & Professionalism
L&N STEM Academy – TN’s First Apple School of Distinction, 2012-13 TN Reward School

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