Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gryphon Student Announcements for 10/31/13

For Thursday, October 31, 2013
 “L” Day Schedule

·      Reminder –Josten’s will be back to collect class ring and graduation supply orders and deposits.  Look for them today at lunch in the cafeteria.

·      Everyone must report to Advisory today.  Those who donated and received a ticket to Trunk or Treating will be dismissed by intercom.

·      Friday, Nov 1 use alternate pick up location in afternoon!  In the morning there will only be one land open as the Great Chili Cook-off gets started setting up.  Be watchful for cars and trucks unloading.

·      Calling all Gryphons! Gryphon Outreach is putting on a Chicken Nugget Eating Contest between some members of the faculty. The teams will be Mr. Smith, Mr. Fannon, and Mr. Webster against Ms. Griggs, Ms. Norton, and Ms. Holt. The competition will be 10 minutes long to see who can eat the most chicken nuggets. That's where you come in. You will be able to donate money to support your favorite side. Buckets will go out Wednesday, October 30 and continue until November 6th. For each $10 donated to a side, that team will receive an advantage that will be explained when you donate. Support your favorite side!  Monies raised wil go to support Gryphon Outreach’s charity efforts.

·      Reminder: The deadline for the PTSA Reflections, Safety/Multi Media and Citizenship contests is next week.  Students, please finalize your entries and get them submitted to the front desk or to Ms. Jorgenson by the end of the day on Friday, November 8th.

·      Congratulations to our first two All-District Golfers!   Chris Kleinschmidt and Jacob Samar were both elected to the 2013 District 2 A-AA All District Golf team!

·      Gryphon Climbing Team participated in our first competition Tuesday night.  Linda Thornton and Taylor Compton-Phelps both had perfect scores completing all the routes. They are currently on top of the leaderboards in the first round of competition. Ryan Gardner also competed, doing very well, completing one of the six routes and almost completing 3 others.  Everyone at the competition was extremely complimentary of our students professionalism and good sportsmanship. For more information about the team – see Mr. Jones, team sponsor.

·      Shout out to three student volunteers who conducted and instructed class in Mr. Gibson's absence. These individuals lead the class through three different pieces of music, displaying high levels of professionalism and innovation:
Elias Arnold, Ryan Flint, and Faith Harris.  Also, Peyton Williams and Faith Harris for going above and beyond to make things run smooth.  Way to model our high expectations Gryphons!

·      The yearbook staff is looking to feature STEM students and faculty with their pets. Please send high quality photos of you and your pet to before November 9th for a chance to be featured in the yearbook!

·      For a limited time only – PTSA has the following items available for order.  Order forms are in the front office.  You can see samples in the school bookstore:
o   Charcoal Gray (the new UT gray color this year) Sweatpants with L&N down side: $25 ($27 xxlg)
o   Charcoal Gray Hoodies with STEM logo: $25 ($27 xxlg)
o   Tumblers: $12
o   L&N STEM cling: $5
o   L&N STEM magnet: $10
o   Green and Gold Pom Poms (set of 2):  $6
o   Limited Ed. 2013-2014 LONG Sleeve T-shirts:  $15  
o   L&N Temporary Tattoos:  $3 for 10
Please send the following information with full payment (cash or check) in envelope addressed to PTSA to the office:
1.)  Student Name and Year
2.)  Your phone number and email address
3.)  Items you are purchasing and SIZE(s)
4.)  Check made out to L&N Stem PTSA
Please address all questions to

Opportunities to be involved with your school:
·      Chess club in room 202 at 8:30 on Wednesday mornings.

·      Girl Talk, room 214, Tuesdays at 8:45.

·      Scholars bowl team practice Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:35, room 207.

·      Gryphon Film Club is having meetings again.  We are meeting on Thursday afternoons from 4:45 to 6:00 in room 214. 
·      Gryphon Gaming Club, Fridays, from 8:45 – 9:15 in room D119.  Emphasis is on video gaming, but all gamers are welcome!

·      Health Environmental Issues Organization (HEIO) meets Wednesday mornings from 8:45 – 9:20 in D116.

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

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

·      Young Life meeting Thursdays at 8:43 in room D112.
College admissions/visits information: 
College recruiter visits coming up.  Please email Mrs. Johnson ( if you want to attend.

Students applying to Governor's School:
Please note that the deadlines to submit completed applications to Mrs. Salerno for all programs EXCEPT Governor's School for the ARTS by November 26th.  This will ensure that your application can be submitted by the school in time to meet their final deadline.  Late applications to Governor's School are not accepted!

Quotes of the day in honor of being All Hallow’s Eve:
From Dexter Kozen: Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
                                    Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!”
From George Carlin: There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

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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