GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Friday, October 2, 2015 – “N” classes
2015-16 L&N Student Mission – Own it!
· Students remember we are viewing The Martian from 8:30 – 11:30 this morning. There have been 2 emails about the movie and Friday’s schedule, please refer back to them for where to go and be. We expect everyone, going and staying at school, to be model students for our school.
· Be a part of the L&N Swimming & Diving Team! Free two week trial period starts next week ( Oct 5th - Oct 16th). Practices will be held Monday, Tuesday & Thursday at Student Aquatics Center on UT campus. Practice starts at 6:45 a.m. and end at 8:00 a.m. Dr. Bretscher will be riding the trolley back to school with students. For more information or questions contact Dr. Bretscher. Go Gryphon Aquatics!!
· Good luck to the Golfing Gryphons, who will play in the Regional tournament on Monday!
· Mr. Bell is collecting supplies that will be sent to aid a European refugee camp of 18,000 people. These individuals will be facing winter in harsh conditions and need our help. We are collecting winter clothes, coats, pants, long underwear, blankets, children's diapers, and adult diapers. One Vision International will be sending a large metal shipping container at the end of October. Mr. Bell will be accepting donations in new or gently used condition until October 9th in Room 208.
· Hey students – did you know we have a working branch of Y-12 Credit Union located in our school? If you are interested in volunteering to work at the Y-12 student branch this year, pickup an application from the folder outside Room 215. Please return to Mrs. Griggs TODAY. Interviews will be conducted on Monday, October 5.
Community & Guidance Ops:
· Celebrate your freedom to read! September 27 through October 3, is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week. Our Library Media Center is encouraging students to pick up and read a banned book. Part of our school promotion will take place on Twitter, using the hashtag #LNShelfie. Please consider taking a picture of yourself with a banned book and tweet it using that hashtag, as well as the more universal tag #bannedbookshelfie. Or, if you don't not want to post a shelfie (a picture of you with a book), you could simply post a photo of the book with #bannedbooksweek and #LNShelfie. Unsure of what books have been banned? Check out the links below. So if you would like to participate, please tweet your shelfies using the hashtags #LNShelfie and #BannedBooksWeek, or, if you would like, you could email the photos straight to Mrs. Ellis. (Feel free to stop by the Library Media Center to borrow a book if you do not own any yourself.) There is also a reading flash mob scheduled from 3:00 – 4:00 on Market Square on Saturday, Oct 3. Bring a chair and a book to read and join the read-in to celebrate that you can!
List of Most Commonly Challenged Classics - http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics
List of Most Commonly Challenged Books in the Past Decade - http://www.ala.org/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009
· Need community service hours? Open Streets Knoxville is happening Sunday, Oct 25th from 1 - 4 p.m., and we need a LOT of volunteers to make it a success. Volunteers will get a free Open Streets Knoxville t-shirt. Go here to find out more http://openstreetsknoxville.com/ or here to sign up: https://www.volunteersignup.org/TJ9LE
· TN Promise will drop off books on November 10th from 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the STEM Space. Students who plan to participate in the TN Promise proceedings will be given a 10 minute overview of the qualification process and mandatory attendance dates.
Quotes of the day from Andy Weir, from The Martian:
“Also, I have duct tape. Ordinary duct tape, like you buy at a hardware store. Turns out even NASA can’t improve on duct tape.”
“I guess you could call it a “failure”, but I prefer the term “learning experience”.”
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)