Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gryphon Student Announcements for 11/20/13

For Wednesday, November 20, 2013
 “L” Day ER Schedule

·   Make plans now to join us in the cafeteria for Thanksgiving dinner being served for lunch – this Thursday, Nov 21!
·    Start your morning in peace – come to the Early Morning Study Space in room 214.  The room is staffed with teachers from 8:00 – 9:15 each morning, Monday - Friday.  Come for quiet, or help, or to make up work for teachers; all are welcome.

·   Attention Seniors:  There is a MANDATORY meeting for TN Achieves Scholarship applicants this Friday, November 22nd at 11:00 in the War Room (behind the cafeteria line). Students who fail to attend will lose their eligibility for this scholarship!
·   Bring in non-perishable food items for the FISH Pantry food drive, sponsored by our “Girls Group.”   The advisory class that gathers the most food donations by Nov 26th will win a Krispy Kreme Donut party. Please encourage your classmates to participate in this worthy cause.

·   Make plans now to attend -  December 4th we will be having a faculty vs. Senior football game and tickets will be three dollars to watch during the last hour of an Early Release Wednesday schedule.  Monies raised will go toward scholarships for senior dues.  Tickets are on sale during lunch until Dec 3.

·   Come join the STEMpunks (Robotics team) in their fundraiser tailgate event this Saturday, Nov 23, from noon – 3:00.  Enjoy some good grilled food, see the robots, see other schools’ robots, and bring your parents to find out about how to get involved with FIRST Robotics all over the region.  All attendees are asked for a $10 donation to help refurbish the neon L&N sign that hangs on the front side of our building and to help the L&N STEMpunks be able to compete in more than one tournament this season.

Opportunities to be involved with your school:
·   Mtg (Magic: The Gathering) meets on Tuesday's in the commons at 4:45pm until 6:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join, whether you know, or do not know how to play.
·   Chess club in room 202 at 8:30 on Wednesday mornings.

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

·   Gryphon Film Club meets 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!

·   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.

From the guidance office: 
·   Seniors: Need help filing the FAFSA?  Tusculum College will host “FAFSA Frenzy” on January 30th at 4:00 pm at the Knoxville Tusculum Campus. This is a community service event to help ALL Knox County seniors and their families file the FAFSA at no charge regardless what college the student plans to attend.  Participants should bring their most recent tax return documentation and any questions they may have about financial aid and the FAFSA. 

Students applying to Governor's School: http://tn.gov/education/govschools/
Please note that the deadlines to submit completed applications to Mrs. Salerno for all programs EXCEPT Governor's School for the ARTS is next week, 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!

Quote of the day from Christopher Reeve:

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

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