Tuesday, November 11, 2014

11-12-14 Gryphon Mission Briefing

For Wednesday, November 12, 2014
“L” Day Classes

School Ops:
·      Did you take some photos of the school's float at the Veterans Day Parade? The robotics team would love to see them! If you have photos that you're willing to allow them to use, please send them to Josh Witt (s004637@student.knoxschools.org).

·      Students – want to be part of our “League of Shadows?”  These are the students whom will be assigned to host prospective students when they want to “shadow” current students.  If you’re interested in being part of this group, no matter what your grade, please meet first lunch in room 216 on Wednesday for more info.  Email timothy.powell@knoxschools.org with questions.

·      Congrats to students Jack Baldwin and Zachary Medley who were both selected for Junior Clinic Orchestra this year.  This is a big deal to be selected from among our region’s finest musicians!

·      Mark your calendars now – Thanksgiving menu for lunch in the cafeteria on Thursday, Nov 20 (a week from Thursday).  Menu will include turkey & gravy, dressing, ham, rolls, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato casserole, corn, green beans, tossed salad, and pumpkin pie!  They will also have pizza and chicken nuggets.

·      Morning supervised make-up sessions – come to room 214 in the Station from 8:00 – 9:15, every Wednesday and Friday morning for quiet study space or to make-up prearranged work for your classes.  Keep in mind that this grading period ends next Monday, Nov 17!

Research Ops:
·      ALL STUDENTS:  Taking the December ACT?  Want to increase your score?  ACT and Test Prep is available!  Cost: free!  Where: Room 214  When:  4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Nov 17, 19, 24, Dec 1, 3, 8, and 10 (Mondays and Wednesdays).  Email Ms. Norton at tressie.norton@knoxschools.org with any questions.  Will be repeated with spring test dates!

·      Attention Sophomores:  PLAN test-information night this Thursday, 11/13, from 5:30 – 6:30, in the Commons to learn what the scores tell us.  Information also on the website.

Community Ops: 
·      STUDENTS NEEDED TO HELP GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK on Saturday, November 22nd! Students, recent graduates, and their families are needed to participate in our next Student Volunteer Day!  Parent/teacher participation is NOT REQUIRED for college & high school students.  Please join us Saturday, November 22 for a bird monitoring project (RSVP for logistics)! There will be more Student Volunteer Day opportunities next spring!  ALL INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS MUST RSVP PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION! This is needed to make an accurate count for tools, etc.  Once we have received an RSVP, we will add you to our list, and then forward all participants any necessary logistical information about the Volunteer Day.  Please contact Emily Guss ( Emily_Guss@nps.gov , 865-436-1713).
Projects include joining Park Rangers, scientists, and educators in collecting scientific field data such as salamander monitoring, tree identification and mapping, and water quality assessments or participating in a service project such as trail building, stream restoration, and clean-ups. Projects usually last 3-4 hours. These Student Volunteer Days can be counted as community service hours!
All students must have filled out the Volunteer Agreement Form prior to participation!  If student is under 18, a parent/guardian must sign the form!  These forms only need to be filled out once, even if participating in multiple events. If needed, please request form when contacting for reservation.

·      The eLemeNtal Literary Magazine: Access our e-publication here: http://www.lntole.com/featured-student.html 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 lntole.stem@gmail.com

Quote of the day from Michael Jordan:

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.  I’ve lost almost 300 games, 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed.

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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