Wednesday, August 19, 2015

8-20-15 Gryphon Mission Briefing

For Thursday, August 20, 2015 – “L” classes
2015-16 L&N Student Mission – Own it!

School Ops:
·      Have you heard the news?  L&N STEM Academy has been named one of America's top high schools in Newsweek's 2015 High School Rankings. To learn your school's standing, please see the Newsweek High School Rankings, 2015.  Congratulations students and teachers – this is based on your performance.  Let’s keep it up and move higher on the list next year!

·      Students – look in your emails from yesterday for the schedule for yearbook photos this morning.  Even if you’re not buying any, you need to have your picture made for the yearbook.  There will be blank envelopes in the camera area if you forget yours.  Smile pretty!

·      Students, want to go to Italy this spring break? We'll tour Florence, Assisi, and Rome, visiting the Basilica of St. Francis, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and much more! Join Mr. Webb and Mr. Mangone for an interest meeting to be held Thursday, August 27 at 6pm in the Commons. All the details will be presented there. To learn more about the trip now, visit:

·      If you are interested in learning more about, or joining TSA (the Technology Student Association) there will be an informational NEXT Thursday, August 27th in the Mezzanine that will last about 30 minutes starting after school is over. TSA members compete in local, state, and national competitions with events based in STEM and Fine Art concepts. This past summer, the L&N STEM Academy's TSA Chapter received national recognition at the National Conference in Dallas, TX and was ranked the number one high school in the state of Tennessee. With this being said, we ask that you consider joining this club and I hope to see you all the 27th! (Please feel free to contact if you have any questions).

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      Want to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship?  They are identified from scores on the PSAT.  Check with your guidance counselor about when to take it – we’ll be giving it at school on October 14!

Quote of the day from Nelson Mandela:

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than one you are capable of living.

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 – 2015)

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