GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Tuesday, December 8, 2015 – “L” classes
2015-16 L&N Student Mission – Own it!
· Make plans now to have a good meal out and support our TSA team by getting a flyer from any TSA member or the front office and take it with you to eat at Panera’s at Cedar Bluff Road this Thursday, Dec 10, from 4:00 – 8:00. The team gets a portion of any meal you buy to help support their competition season this spring!
· Be sure you get your permission slip for exam dismissal today. Your L1 teachers will give them out in class today, or you can pick up from the front office. They are self-explanatory. Read the whole letter all the way through before taking it to your parents to sign. You must return it by next Monday in order to be able to leave at 12:30 on exam days.
· Congratulations to the following students who were voted SGA’s Students of the Month for November. Nominated by faculty, they are: Freshman: Devon McGinley
Sophomore: Hyatt Christenberry
Junior: Sydney Anderton
Senior: Taylor Martin
Find out what was said about the winners by clicking on the Student of the Month attachment to these announcements.
· Model UN is hosting an interest meeting this coming Thursday, December 10, from 9:00-9:25 AM for a February Model UN convention at the University of Tennessee.
· You can still compete in the National History Day competition – our school level day will be January 11. See Mrs. Robbins or Ms. Coley for more information. Great high school resume item for college applications!
· National Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. April 13-17
We still have four more slots on the DC Field Trip, so we are trying to fill up the bus in-house instead of extending it to another school. (There are 44 students going so far.) We have room for 2 more girls and 2 more boys. The deposit will be due WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 (since the hotel deposit is due at that time). First come, first served. E-mail me if you decide to go. Attached is the information/field trip permission form. Ms. Jorgenson will also be taking a team of art students to explore the wonderful (and free) art museums. At the Showcase next Tuesday Ms. Jorgenson will be available to answer questions and collect deposits. For more information, see http://www.usasciencefestival.org.
· Be sure to watch the holiday gift commercial from our Bookstore by clicking here. You can pass the link on to parents or others who might be shopping for you! They can come in through the office during lunch hours any day of the week to shop between now and December 17!
· Plan now to participate in STEM’s first ever Winter Wonder-Week to celebrate the end of the semester and decompress from the stress of approaching mid-term exams! Each day has a different theme that all students are encouraged to participate in, but keep in mind Knox County’s dress code and our STEM Habit of professionalism. Have fun and happy holidays!!
o Tacky Sweater Tuesday
Dress in a tacky holiday sweater!
o Wacky Hat Wednesday
With your donation of one can for the canned food drive or $1 for KARM, you can wear a festive holiday hat! (antlers, elf hat, hat that represents your celebrated holiday, etc)
o Therapy Dog Thursday
Therapy dogs will be in the commons that you can visit in the morning or during a free period on Monday. As a way of giving thanks for their calm service, you can support Young Williams Animal Center by bringing in donations such as dog or cat food and toys, newspaper, peanut butter, etc. Sign-ups to spend time with the dogs will go out as soon as we have their hours to be on campus.
o Fleece and Flannel Friday (polar express day)
Come as you are on the polar express! Dress in your coziest winter clothes (fleece/flannel pants, slippers, etc) and enjoy some candy canes in the commons during lunch as you watch the polar express screened on the visualization wall.
· 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
Community & Guidance Ops:
· Nominate yourself for the GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship worth 40K. You need to demonstrate the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, citizenship. You must also require financial assistance and hold a 3.0 GPA to apply. Please email me if you are planning to apply or have questions.
· Nominate yourself for the Gates Millennial Scholarships if you have a
2.7GPA + are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or a Hispanic American who has significant financial need.
· Seniors who missed picking up your TN Promise packets can pick them up from the guidance office.
Quote of the day from Voltaire:
It is not the answers you give, but the questions you ask.
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)