GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
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!
· If you’re up early Tuesday morning, Jan 6, go to NASA tv or NASA.gov/multimedia 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.
· 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!
· 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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