GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Friday, November 13, 2015 – “N” classes
2015-16 L&N Student Mission – Own it!
· Based on student suggestions, new items in announcements will be highlighted to call attention to them. Others are included as reminders so you don’t have to look up past announcements for info.
· Congratulations to the L&N Scholars' Bowl Team who finished in 2nd place at the East TN PBS Scholars' Bowl Tournament! Yesterday they beat Jefferson County to advance to the finals against Oak Ridge. The whole tournament is broadcast on local PBS stations. The team consists of Kishan Tailor, Jacob Samar, Alec Bissell, Cole McElmurray, Justin Cross, Emmanuel Sosa-Cruz, and Gareth Frymier. Way to go team!
· Regardless of your political views – a chance to see the American democratic process up close is happening next Monday, Nov 16, as presidential candidate Donald Trump comes to the Knoxville Convention Center at 7:00 p.m. The event is free but you must register for a seat. You can sign up for tickets here. This is in no way an endorsement of any political campaign, only an attempt to let you know of an event occurring near our school. Expect afternoon traffic patterns to be affected on that date.
· Prom tickets for the Junior/Senior Prom are now available for purchase during lunch. All tickets are $40 through November and December. Get your tickets now while the price is low.
Theme: A Red Carpet Romance; Location: Gettysvue Country Club
Date: April 23, 2016 ; Time: 7-11pm
· The L&N STEMpunks FRC Team 3966 are collecting socks for Socks for the Sox, a holiday outreach drive lead by the Evil Purple Sox FTC Team 8498. We need your help gathering socks to donate to our local Knoxville charity, and you can bring new and unused socks in the green recycling bin in the front office. We'll be collecting socks until December 4th, so please consider helping us give back to the community!
· Interested in writing a novel? Maybe you've already started one? November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Check out the website for the Young Writers Program and sign up here: http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/. To celebrate and encourage participation, the Media Center will be open at 8 a.m. in the morning throughout November. Just think about what you could accomplish in just 1 hour a day for a month! Work alongside Mr. Crattie and Ms. Ellis as they work on their own novels.
Community & Guidance Ops:
· Seniors who missed picking up your TN Promise packets on Tuesday can pick them up from the guidance office.
Quote of the day from Ayn Rand:
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?
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)