Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gryphon student announcements for 8/28/14

For Thursday, August 28, 2014
“N” Day Classes

·                                                                                                                 The L&N's FIRST Robotics Team (the L&N STEMpunks) will be having an interest meeting for all aspiring members September 5th. This meeting will take place in the STEM Space right after school 4:30-6:00. If you have any questions feel free to email
·      Students, it's that time again! The prom committee are helping get you ready for spirit week by selling the color-war day t-shirts! There is a shirt for each grade, 9th-12th. They are white shirts with colored "Class of 2015" (or your graduation year) on the back and a miniature gryphon on the front. The Freshman are red, Sophomores are blue, Juniors are green, and Seniors are yellow. The shirts are $15 dollars. They are on sale during all lunch periods and in the mornings. Checks and cash are accepted as  payment. The shirts will be on sale for the next few weeks! Buy one while you still can and help make this year's prom great! 

·      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!

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 Elbert Hubbard

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

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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