Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gryphon Announcements for 10/1/14

For Wednesday, October 1, 2014
“L” Day Classes

School Announcements/happenings:
·      Students be reminded to keep yourself safe from injury!  We have had 3 injuries (1 involved broken bone) in the last few weeks that have occurred during school hours.  Some have been from students who had permission to throw a football around during a Genius activity and they started tackling instead.  Some have been from students playing on the playground equipment next to the Depot.  The playground is not on school grounds so you are off campus without permission and the equipment is labeled for children 12 and under.  You should NOT be playing on the playground or roughhousing in the grass.  Don’t blame the school when you break the rules and get hurt!  Stay safe!!

·      Teachers today are wearing shirts representing their favorite colleges and alma maters (someplace from which they graduated).  This is to promote College App week where we are promoting juniors and seniors to begin their college searches and start filling out college applications.  Tomorrow there will be a “signing” event for juniors and seniors outside the guidance office on the plaza during your lunch time.  Stop by and see where everyone has pledged to apply – keep your eyes on the target – continuing your education beyond high school!

·      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 today 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!”

·    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 minute to complete this D3 project survey on bike racks for campus:

·    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!

·      Spirit week is coming!  October 27 – 31.  Class competitions, theme dress up days, games, pep rally, and a fall dance for all students on November 1.  Mark your calendars now and watch your email for details!

Community/service happenings and opportunities:
·      There is a Zombie run (5K) at Victor Ashe Park this Saturday, 10/4.  For more info go to  If interested in joining a Zombie team, email

·      The Knoxville Football Club (soccer) is proud to announce the inaugural “Crush 4K” that will take place on November 8th at Lakeshore Park. The aim of this race is to provide a great opportunity for our players, parents, friends, and the running community of Knoxville to support the Knoxville Football Club in their effort to promote fitness, a healthy lifestyle, and support this non-profit club in their goal of raising funds. For more information go to

·      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 Robert Maynard Hutchins

A college education . . . frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.

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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