Friday, October 3, 2014

Gryphon Announcements for 10/3/14

For Friday, October 3, 2014
“L” Day Classes

School Announcements/happenings:
·      Lost – silver TI-84 calculator.  Last seen in D116.  Please return to front office if found ASAP.  Owner offering small reward for return.

·      Help Design III help you – please take a moment to complete this survey about a possible program to come to our school:

·      There will be an interest meeting for Climbing Club/team on Tuesday, Oct 7, at 9:00 in room 104 (computer lab off Commons).

·      Please take a minute to complete this D3 project survey on bike racks for campus:
·   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!

Opportunities to be active:
·      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: 
·      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

Clubs and reminders: 
·      The eLemeNtal Literary Magazine: Access our e-publication here: Want to be featured or included in the next issue?  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.

Quote of the day from Steve Jobs

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently . . . They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who 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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