Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gryphon Student Announcements for 8/25/14

For Monday, August 25, 2014
“L” Day Classes

·      Look for Mr. Childers’ email with Monday’s Genius Hour activities in it.  We’re adjusting days some things are offered so groups are not as big for some of them.

·      We got approval to hire more teachers, so we’ll be adjusting schedules early this week.  Most students won’t even notice the change – just be on the lookout for them.

·      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!

·      Still need return of the forms you got in Advisory our first week of school.  You can turn them in to the orange crate in the front office as soon as you get them signed.

·      Are you a student in need of clothing or shoes for the new school year but family is strapped for money?  Email Ms. Keith ( for info on how she an help you get what you need. 

·      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.

·      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 Eleanor Roosevelt:

Do the thing you think you cannot do.

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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