Monday, August 25, 2014

Gryphon Announcements for 8/26/14

For Tuesday, August 26, 2014
“N” Day Classes

·      STEMScouts – a new co-ed STEM exploration group arm of the Boy Scouts of America, will have a sign-up and information night in the Commons area Tuesday, Aug 26, at 6:30 p.m.  Come find out about this exciting opportunity!

·      Come join the L&N Climbing Team for its second year of competition.  There will be a general interest meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug 26.  Practice times and important information will be discussed.  Email Mr. Jones – with questions.

·      You don’t have to douse yourself in ice!  The Walk to Defeat ALS is September 13, starting at 9 am. One of our students is organizing a team in honor of her grandmother who is fighting ALS. All students and staff are invited to participate at the walk and to help support the ALS Association, which has done so much for all people with ALS.  The link for the sign-up is <>. If anyone has any questions, the student organizer’s contact info is on that website.

·      Are you someone who enjoys playing football? If so, join the STEM Flag Football League. Games are played every Friday and all are welcome. If you are interested in joining, you MUST email stating your interest and grade level to be added to the roster. The season will be starting soon, so do so ASAP!

·      Reminder: this Friday will be our first Early Release day.  You will go to all 4 classes but they will be shortened.  You will have Genius Hour the regular length so we can get you all fed.  We will dismiss at 2:30.  You’ll get a separate email with more details.

From the Guidance Office:
PSAT Registration is now open!  The PSAT is an optional test open to any interested 9th-11th grade student.  Students are able to take this test all three years if they desire.  Juniors wishing to participate in the National Merit Scholarship  Qualifying Competition must take the PSAT this year in order to be considered for eligibility.  Benefits of taking the PSAT can be found through the following links which are also posted under 'Testing Info' on the 'College and Career' page: 
Students can find the PSAT registration form on the 'College and Career' page of our website (under the School Counseling tab on main page).  The registration form and $14 fee may be submitted to Mrs. Johnson in the Guidance office.  Registration deadline is September 19th!

·      Bell schedule for regular class days is:
o  Zero block    8:00 – 9:25
o  1st period     9:30 – 10:52
o  2nd period    10:57 – 12:19
o  Genius Hour – you should choose one of the following windows to eat.  Be sure to check with your Genius activity coordinator for the day to make sure they don’t need you to eat a certain one.
§  1st lunch    12:19 – 12:46
§  2nd lunch   12:46 – 1:13
§  3rd lunch    1:13 – 1:41
o  3rd period    1:41 – 3:03
o  4th period    3:08 – 4:30

Quote of the day from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

That which lies before us and behind us is nothing compared to what lies within us.

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

L&N STEM Academy – TN’s First Apple School of Distinction, 2-time TN Reward School for Performance (2012 – 2014)

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