Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gryphon Student Announcements for 3/26/14

For Wednesday, March 26, 2014
 “L” Day Early Release Schedule

·      All STEM 1 students who remain at school during the early release hour on Wednesday, March 26 should go to the STEM space at 3:30 to view a presentation given by the EcoCar 2 team from UT.  All STEM 1 teachers should also report at this time.

·      STEM 3 will be working on a project this spring and we will be needing a few donated bicycles, tricycles, and tents. We will be completely redesigning these and using them for parts, so we will not be able to return them. If anybody has old bicycles, tricycles, or tents they no longer use and will not need back, please email Dr. Knox and he will put those to good educational use.

·      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

·      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: 
·      Be sure to return your course request forms signed by your parents/guardians by this Friday, March 28! 

Quote of the day from Nicole Johnson
Because life is a living, breathing work of art, you are a painting as you go.  Be a masterpiece.  Drink in life.  Laugh too loud.  Compliment others constantly.

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

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