Tuesday, January 6, 2015

1-7-15 Gryphon Mission Briefing

For Wednesday, January 7, 2015
“N” Day Classes
Students – remember 2nd semester classes are “flipped” so now “L” classes are on Tuesday/Thursday and “N” classes are M/W/F!

School Ops:
·      Any student who took the PSAT can pick up your score reports Wednesday and Thursday in the Commons from 9:00 – 9:30.

·      Tune into your local PBS TV station at 5:30 today, Jan. 7 and again on Feb 3 to watch students from the L&N Scholar’s Bowl Team compete at the 31st annual East TN PBS Scholar’s Bowl!  Go Gryphons!

·      It is flu season and Knoxville is #4 in the country in reported cases of it!  Please – if you have a fever or other symptoms – stay home and FaceTime in to class or just log in to Canvas to check in.  Don’t get your classmates and teachers sick by bringing it to school!

·      New club forming - D&D club! Ever wanted to fight mighty dragons? Beat evil necromancers? Want to become the evil necromancer? Join NOW!!!  Starting this week, every Wednesday, from 4:30-5:30.  Campaigns started during Dungeons and Dragons genius hour may be continued, or new campaigns started.  If you desire to join this club, please respond here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RF39QHG

·      SGA is sponsoring a Winter Formal dance on Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 here at the school.  The theme is Winter Wonderland.  Will be open to all grades, unlike the prom.  Dress will be semi-formal, which means long dresses/gowns for the girls and suits for guys – no tuxedos.  Tickets will be $10/single and $18/couple – on sale soon.

Research Ops:
·      Next ACT test date is February 7th.  The deadline to register is this Friday, January 9th.  Juniors – stop by guidance to get your voucher to pay for your test when you register for free!  Please make sure not to miss this important requirement for college admissions!

Community Ops: 
·      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 Thomas D. Wilhite:
Let your life mean something.  Become an inspiration to others so that they may try to do more and to become more than they are today.

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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