Sunday, August 30, 2015

8-31-15 Student Mission Briefing

For Monday, August 31, 2015 – “M” classes
Early Release Schedule
2015-16 L&N Student Mission – Own it!

School Ops:
·      Don’t forget to get your Extended Campus Forms signed and returned to the front office.  These will allow you to continue walking to the library, KMA, UT, and the Veterans Day parade.  Please get them in ASAP.

·      Make A Splash at the L&N STEM!  Come to interest meeting about Gryphon Aquatics - Swim & Dive Team 2015-2016
When:    September 11th At 8:30 a.m
Where:   STEM Space in the Depot
If you have questions or cannot make the meeting see Dr. Bretscher.  Parent meeting will be 9/24 at 6 pm.

·      Come Exercise with Us!!  Family Fitness Fun Monthly Event
Saturday September 26th 9-10 am
Hosted by L&N STEM P.E./ Wellness Department
Join us for some interval cardio and strength training fun.  Bring parents & siblings and come ready to move.    Meet at the flag pole!  (or in the fitness room if the weather is not cooperating)

·      Attention Gryphons! Would you like to be in the yearbook? Did you do anything fun or exciting over the summer? If so, please email any photos (with a brief description) on what you did to

·      Interested in joining our Venturing Crew?  It’s a co-ed group sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America that meet here at the L&N and explore STEM careers and travel.  Come find out more Tuesday, Sept 15, room 202, 4:40 – 5:30.

·      Anyone interested in our Climbing Club/team – competition season starts soon!  Email for more info and how to get involved!

·      The PSAT is an optional exam for 9th-11th grade students.  It is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test (NMSQT) for juniors. The test date is Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (day we return from Fall Break) at school. Registration deadline is Friday, September 18; bring $20 fee and school's registration form to Guidance.  Not sure if taking the PSAT is the right move for you?  Click HERE to learn more about the PSAT. 

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      Learn more about potential colleges to visit by talking to their reps who come to campus!  Stop by guidance or email to reserve a spot for any or all of these reps:
o   Vanderbilt University, Wed., 9/2, 1:00 – 1:30
o   Roanoke College, Thurs, 9/3, 12:30 – 1:00

Quote of the day from Eric Thomas:

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you will be successful.

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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