Monday, September 29, 2014

Gryphon Announcements for 9/30/14

For Tuesday, September 30, 2014
“N” Day Classes

School Announcements/happenings:
·      Congratulations to the following students who have been named to the KCS Honors Orchestra: Ella Marston, Kelty Oreingderff, David Skeririk, Jack Baldwin, and Brian O’Reilley

·      Juniors and Seniors:  You’ll be voting on your prom theme this Wednesday during lunch/genius hour.  A voting link will be sent to your email.  Theme choices are on the window in the Commons Area.

·      Students – this week is “thank a teacher” week across Knox County Schools.  Every student is challenged to do something every day to let a teacher on our staff know what they mean to you – and say “thank you!”

·      CODE COMPETITION MEETING:  Tuesday morning, 9/30, 9:00 AM Depot STEM space.  This fall, there is a coding competition amongst East Tennessee high schools, to design a real-world application and then demonstrate it in mid-November to a panel of software experts.   This would be a GeniusHour and\or after school activity, can be a team of 8 - 10 students.   There are some serious prizes for the winning school AND for winning team members.  (See webpage for details).  Come to the organizational meeting Tuesday to hear more about it, and to GET STARTED!!!  Prior coding experience would help, but is not mandatory.  If there is enough interest, we can field two (or even three) teams.  See Mr. Foy if you have any questions, and he hopes to see you at the organizational meeting!!! 

·    The eLemeNtal Literary Magazine have completed an interview with James Brestcher regarding his recent documentary and contest success. Access the article and our e-publication here: Want to be featured or included in the next issue?  Students are invited to submit their work to

·    Please take a moment to help a D3 group in empathizing for their chosen school improvement project.  Go to for a quick survey.  Keep in mind all suggestions offered will be considered, completing the survey is not a guarantee anything asked about will be changed.  All suggestions must meet cafeterias’ very strict (and far reaching) federal guidelines.

·      Here’s another D3 project survey, this one on bike racks:

·    Every summer has it's story... and we want to hear yours! Please send in your fun filled summer photos and what you did to for a chance to be in the Yearbook!  Also, if you worked or volunteered over the summer, please email a description of what you did and some awesome photos.

·   Order your class t-shirt today – this is the last week to order! Proceeds will support Prom. There is a shirt available for each grade. The shirts are $15 dollars. They are on sale during all lunch periods and in the mornings. Checks and cash are accepted as payment.  They will be the perfect thing to wear for class day during spirit week in October!

Community/service happenings and opportunities:
·    Volunteers are being sought for next spring’s Llama Races to be held again in World’s Fair Park.  Many positions are available and they are seeking volunteers.  Call 865-690-3323, or email or

From the Guidance Office: 
·    College recruiter visits (please sign up/register with Ms. Johnson in the guidance office,, BEFORE the visit date)
o   Wednesday, 10/1, 12:15 p.m., Centre College, Danville, KY
o   Thursday, 10/2, 9:00 a.m., TN State University, Nashville

·      All seniors are encouraged to sign up for TN Promise (even as a backup plan).  It sends the message to ourselves and our community that the expectation is that every single graduate will be going to post-secondary schooling of some kind.  Deadline is Nov 1 to sign up.  Find more information at

Quote of the day from Babe Ruth

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

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)

No comments:

Post a Comment