Monday, October 27, 2014

Gryphon Announcements for 10/27/14

For Monday, October 27, 2014
“L” Day Classes
Spirit Week!

School Announcements/happenings:
·      Catch our experiment going to the ISS – media coverage on NASA TV all day long, lift off at 6:45 p.m. tonight!  Go here for live coverage of launch beginning at 5:45.

·      Our robotics team, the L&N STEMpunks, competed this weekend at an invitational in Kentucky and was even selected for semi-finals! Way to go! They’ll also be at the upcoming PTSA Fall Festival and in the Veteran’s Day Parade with a float representing the school. If you’re interested in joining the team, please contact Ms. Cheng (

·      More Gryphons have been in the news! Several students and our robotics team who attended Engineers' Day last week were featured

·      Our athletes continue to set school records – our first team to qualify for state championships is our Girls Cross Country, who placed 3rd in Region 1A-AA yesterday!  Laura Bretscher was 2nd place as an individual, and Brooke Foster was 13th – placing both of them on the All-region team for Cross Country!  Way to go runnin’ Gryphons!!

·      Sophomores and Seniors – Josten’s will be back for last chance deposits today at lunch!

·      Spirit week is here – plan to participate every day! 
o   Monday – ‘Murica Day
o   Tuesday – pep rally and class color war day
o   Wednesday – Twin Day
o   Thursday – Throwback Thursday
o   Friday –Fandom Friday – be a fan girl/boy for the day!
Buy your dance tickets for the “Light the Night” dance on Saturday, Nov 1, from 7:00 – 10:00 in our Commons.  Tickets on sale at lunch everyday, $8 for single, $14 for couple. ALSO – support your class by buying spirit links at lunch, they are 25 cents each.  All monies go towards your class graduation fees.  Length of chains will factor into spirit week winning class competition.  Support your class!

·      L & N STEM 3rd annual school-wide National History Day competition will be January 30, 2015.  It is time to mark your calendar now and begin work on a project for the topic "Leadership and Legacy in History" .  You are welcome to compete even if your teacher does not require a project!  The website for National History Day has all the details.  See Mrs. Robbins if you have questions.

Opportunities to be active:
·      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: 
·      All seniors are encouraged to sign up for TN Promise (even as a backup plan). Deadline is Nov 1 to sign up.  Find more information at

Clubs and reminders: 
·      The eLemeNtal Literary Magazine: Access our e-publication here: Want to be featured or included in the next issue? Next issue’s theme is “Winter Wonderland”. Students are invited to submit their work to

·      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.

Community happenings:
·      An organization that promotes aviation safety and youth in aviation, the EAA, is hosting a banquet with an extremely accomplished astronaut and aviator, Robert “Hoot” Gibson on Saturday, November 15 at noon. He’s flown the space shuttle 5 times as either crew or commander, raced at Reno, and had over 300 “traps” – the term for landing on a carrier where the tailhook has to trap an arresting cable or the plane and pilot go swimming.
o   Doors open at 11:30 AM
o   Where: Buddy’s Bearden Banquet Hall 
o   5806 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
o   Cost: $24.00 Adults, $20.00 18 and under.
o   Click here to register
o   Door prizes, including a ride in Waco Bi-plane

Quote of the day in honor of our space team in VA at the live rocket launch to the ISS carrying their experiment, this quote is from NASA official Michael Mitchell:

The adventure has only begun.  The space shuttle program personified what a great people can do, and provides a glimpse of the greatness that lies ahead.

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