Tuesday, October 6, 2015

10-7-15 Student Mission Briefing

For Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – “N” classes
2015-16 L&N Student Mission – Own it!

School Ops:
Students who Pre-Registered for the PSAT:  You MUST attend a MANDATORY session this Thursday, October 8th during Genius Hour, starting at 12:19 in the STEM Space!  You will complete the demographic portions of your answer sheet and hear important test day information.  If you know you will not be here on Thursday, please email sarah.salerno@knoxschools.org  ASAP so we can figure something out.  Remember: the PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 14th, the day we return from Fall Break, so everything testing-related has to be handled this week!

All students are invited to vote for this year’s prom theme during all three lunches at the bank counter podium in the Commons.  Remember Prom is April 23, 2016 at Gettysvue Country Club.  The 3 choices to vote on can be viewed on posters on the window closest to the serving area in the Commons.

Have you heard?  Our PTSA is having a STEM Haunted House for kids K - 8 on Friday, October 30.  Get with your club or organization and sponsor a room/activity!  You can use your time to count for service hours, have some fun, and help our PTSA raise money to support activities for you!  See Dr. Bretscher or Mrs. Ellis for more details to get involved!

Congrats to Reece Walker, who yesterday qualified himself to compete in the state golf tournament next week!  Go Reece!

Sophomores and Seniors:  If you missed your class meeting yesterday you can pick up class ring and graduation supplies ordering packets in the front office.  Josten’s will be here next Thursday, 10/15, at lunch to take orders and collect deposits.

Be a part of the L&N Swimming & Diving Team!  Free two week trial period runs 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!!

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 through this Friday in Room 208.

Community  & Guidance Ops:
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 Mark Twain:

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

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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