Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3-24-15 Gryphon Mission Briefing

For Tuesday, March 24, 2015
“L” Day Classes

School Ops:
·      Good luck to our Runnin’ Gryphons who will travel to Karns this afternoon for a track meet!  Go Gryphons!

·      Interested in filming, editing, or public speaking? The WGRY Gryphon TV newscast is looking for new students to join their crew. Students have creative freedom over their stories and we're looking for new ideas and input on the newscast. Roles include anchors, editors, camera crew, and more.  Please email Sebastian.acostanijamkin@knoxschools.org  if you are interested. WGRY meets on Tuesday, and Thursdays during Genius Hour. We do not require members to be present both days.   All emails must be received by Thursday 3/26 at 10 AM.

·      East TN Maryville College's GSA and PFLAG are hosting this year's annual Diversity Prom! It's in the Alumni Gym of Maryville College on April 18th, 2015 from 6-10 PM. The theme for this year is “Alice In Wonderland”, you can buy tickets from Hope Higginbotham. The cost is $25 dollars per person and $40 for a couple.  Email s859555@student.knoxschools.org for more information.

·      Calling all writers: We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 22nd Annual Brian M. Conley Young Writers' Institute. The YWI is planned for Saturday, April 18th, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the UT-Knoxville campus. The YWI is a free, one-day event that offers creative writing workshops for both high school students and their teachers. We hope you will help us make this year's YWI successful by encouraging your students and fellow teachers to attend. Classes offered include PoetryFictionScreenwritingSongwriting;Performance PoetryJournalism; and Blogging. If you are interested, email Ms. Cartwright at tabitha.cartwright@knoxschools.org  with your top 3 choices. The last day to register is April 3rd. 

·      BOSS  Big Orange Symposium:  This is a chance for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math career fields to experience hands-on scientific research skills.  Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10am - 3pm in the Hodges Library at UTK.  Registration closes Wednesday, April 15.  http://www.lib.utk.edu/outreach/soil/b-o-s-s/registration/ 
Lunch will be provided.  Parents are encouraged to attend as they also have a parent session with speakers from UT Admissions, Housing, Safety, and more. 

·      Time to order your AP exams!  See the attachment to register for AP exams.  Note all registration and payment is due by March 24!  That’s TODAY!

Community Ops: 
·      One day ACT prep workshop – April 11.  See attached flyer – registration deadline is April 4.

·      High school summer abroad programs available with scholarships to offset the costs.  Go to www.ciee.org/high-school-summer-abroad  for info.

Quote of the day from George Bernard Shaw:

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are, I don’t believe in circumstances.  The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want.  And if they can’t, make them.

Practice L&N Habits every day: Collaboration, Critical thinking, Design, Innovation, Inquiry, & Professionalism
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