Thursday, March 13, 2014

Gryphon Student Announcements for 3/13/14

For Thursday, March 13, 2014
“N” Day

·      Schedule note: Tomorrow, Friday, 3/14, will also be an “N” day to provide an opportunity to make-up the larger number of N days missed due to snow.

·      Dual Enrollment for 2014-15 Application Session will take place in the Media Center on March 27th at 9 and 10am and again on April 8th at 9a and 10am.  Students who indicated on their registration form will receive a calendar invite from Mrs. Basner and should accept the date and time that works best for their schedule.  Students MUST bring:
o   Completed Hep B form signed by a parent (Located on school counseling website under "forms")
o   $20 application fee, credit or debit card is much easier. Of course we will take cash or check. Checks need to be made out to PSCC.
o   All students will need their Social Security Number

·      Materials Camp for High School Students:  Materials camp for high school students is a week-long opportunity to learn about materials science, failure analysis and materials characterization through hands-on studies at UT Knoxville.  The camp is free but advanced registration is required.  This year’s theme focuses on using materials science techniques to aid in forensic research.
o   Date:                June 16-20, 2014
o   Where:             UT Knoxville campus
o   Registration:     Registration is required with a deadline of May 1, 2014.  Class size is limited to 20 students.
o   To apply:         To obtain registration form, go to

·      The PTSA wishes to acknowledge and thank students for participating in the Peanut Butter Drive. This year’s challenge raised 2624 pounds of Peanut Butter and $310! That dollar amount, when converted, equates to 1116 pounds of Peanut Butter that Second Harvest can now purchase. Making this years total gift 4050 pounds, great job everyone!!

·      Congratulations to L&N's first Senior Superlative Winners! Superlatives were voted on based on which member of the senior class best embodies each L&N Habit. The Gryphon Award of Merit is awarded to the one person who best embodies all the L&N Habits as well as the mission and vision of the school. Be sure to congratulate each of them on this historic honor! 
o   Most Professional- Rian Johnson 
o   Most Inquisitive- Ben Croisdale 
o   The Designer- Luke Layton 
o   The Critical Thinker- Shannon O'Connor 
o   Most Collaborative- Ben Fomby 
o   Most Innovative- Austin Hackworth 
o   The Gryphon Award of Merit- Carly Johnson

·      The tennis team traveled to Greenville to take on Chucky Doak and West Greene yesterday and had a great outing.
Team Results: Lady Gryphons 5 Chucky Doak 4
Lady Gryphons 6 West Greene 3
That puts the girls record at 2-0 overall  and 2-0 in District play. They did amazing!
Team Results for boys: Gryphons 2 Chucky Doak 7
 Gryphons 3 West Greene 6. The boys are 0-2 so far.
Individually Kendall Dunlap and Yessie Caldron were undefeated yesterday in singles play both going 2-0
Individually Noah Armas was undefeated on the day going 2-0 in singles play
In doubles Kendall Dunlap and Molly Armstrong went undefeated winning 2 matches,  Shannon O'Conner and Abby Morgan went undefeated winning 2 matches, Hayden Marshell and Noah Armas went undefeated winning 2 matches

·      This is the last week to buy prom tickets – you will not be able to purchase at the door.  Be there for history – the first ever Prom for the L&N!  April 12!  Tickets on sale during lunch!!

·      Pick up permission slips and information from either Mrs. Ashe or Ms. Jorgenson tomorrow (Friday) about the US Science & Engineering Festival and Art trip to Washington DC.

·      Calling all writers: We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 21st Annual Brian M. Conley Young Writers’ Institute. The YWI is planned for Saturday, March 29th, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the UT-Knoxville campus. The YWI is a free, one-day event that offers creative writing workshops for both high school students and their teachers. We hope you will help us make this year's YWI successful by encouraging your students and fellow teachers to attend. The full list of classes offered, on a first registered, first served basis, is: PoetryFictionScreenwritingSongwriting;Performance PoetryJournalism; and Blogging. If you are interested, email Ms. Norton at with your top 3 choices. The last day to register is this Friday, March 7th. 

·      New announcement: STEM Symposium specifically for girls at UT – go here for more info:

·      Big Orange STEM Symposium:  High school students are invited to the University of Tennessee's Big Orange STEM Symposium on Saturday, March 29 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 is free at and includes a FREE LUNCH.  Please also email Ms. Ellis if you're attending.

Clubs/organization news:

·      Chess club meets Wednesday mornings from 8:30 – 9:15 in room 202.

·      Equality club meets Tuesday mornings 8:50 – 9:15 in room 104.

·      Yarn Arts group meets Wednesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 in the Commons Area.  All students and faculty are invited to attend – if you don’t know how to knit or crochet, come and learn!  Bring a project or just some yarn and a crochet hook!

·      Teens for Christ, Monday mornings in room D112 

From the guidance office: 
·      AP Registration forms are now available on the school counseling webpage under the guidance form section.  These will need to be printed, signed, and returned to the guidance department prior to the deadline of March 14th.   

Quote of the day from Carl Sagan
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

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

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