Monday, January 5, 2015

Gryphon Mission Briefing for 1-6-15

For Tuesday, January 6, 2015
“L” 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:
·      If you’re up early Tuesday morning, Jan 6, go to NASA tv or to watch the launch of the SpaceX rocket carrying our students’ experiment to the International Space Station!  Launch is currently “go” at 6:20 a.m. tomorrow morning from Cape Kennedy!

·      We will be in Advisories for lunch this whole week.  We’ve had to reassign a few advisories so please check the attached list to see where you should go after 2nd period today!

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

·      Congratulations to Erykah Carter for advancing to the final round of actors who will compete in January for the Bijou Awards.  Erykah is one of 5 young ladies who will compete live at the Bijou Theater on January 16, at 7 PM.  Best of luck to Erykah as she goes into the final round of acting that offers $1000 to the winner and $500 to the 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

·      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 Sally Berger:
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

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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