Friday, January 9, 2015

1-9-15 Gryphon Mission Briefing

For Friday, January 9, 2015
“N” Day Classes

School Ops:
·      Students interested in the Knoxville Opera’s performances of Carmen can pick up a flyer in the front office (the one the Maestro gave at the highlight performance) for discount ticket opportunities.

·      Deadline to register for Feb 7 ACT is today.  Juniors – please make sure you register for this test and use your voucher so you can take it in ideal testing environment – off campus on a Saturday!

·      Calling all students, parents, and faculty!! We are happy to announce that STEM's first-ever Open Mic Night is coming very soon! Mark your calendars for January 30th for a night of fun, laughs, and community! Please sign up here!! You can perform any talent you wish! For example: singing, dancing, poetry, acting, magic tricks, etc! Also, there will be warm beverages for no additional cost. Even if you do not wish to perform, please come to hang out and watch your friends, parents, and teachers perform!   If you have any additional questions, please contact

·      Tune into your local PBS TV station at 5:30 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!

·      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: 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

Quote of the day from William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (11, v, 156-159):
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

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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