GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Monday, January 25, 2016 – “M” classes
2015-16 L&N Student Mission – Own it!
· Huge congrats to the Swimming Gryphons who captured the school’s first ever KISL Championship trophy at UT’s Aquatic Center Sunday night! Special nods to Emily Bretscher and Jacob Siler for repeats of diving dominance as they won the womens’ and mens’ diving championships on Friday night!
· Winter Formal Dance – this Saturday, 1/30, from 7:00 – 10:00 in our Commons. Theme is Masque Ball – so iron your best suits/dresses (no jeans) and shine up that mask (cannot cover your whole head). Get your tickets this week at lunch every day in the Commons.
· Teens for Christ will start back up for this semester today at 8:50 in room D113.
· Want to have high tea in Oxford? Want to visit Platform 9 3/4? Here is your chance! Mr. Bell is planning a trip to England for Fall Break 2017. The major destinations for this trip will be London, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford. Come see Westminster Abbey, the Globe Theatre, Stonehenge, the original Magna Carta, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, and many other legendary sites. Additionally, this trip will include four different theatre experiences! Please fill out the Google Form below if you are interested. A kickoff meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons for students and parents interested in the trip. We hope to see you there! http://goo.gl/forms/1kO4Bccwwg
· Mark your Calendars! The senior class will be hosting a “STEM Around the World” day on Saturday, February 27th, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The day will be spent honoring the diverse cultures present around our school and participants of the event will be exposed to games, foods, dances, and arts of various different cultures around the world. (This is a family friendly event, so all are welcome). All proceeds gained from the event will be invested in the senior’s class gift so everyone’s attendance and participation would be greatly appreciated! If you, or your family would like to help out in any way possible, please sign up in the following google doc:
· Prom tickets for the Junior/Senior Prom are available for purchase during lunch. Single tickets are $45 and a couple tickets are $80 until January 31st. After that there is another price increase - so get your tickets now!
Theme: A Red Carpet Romance Location: Gettysvue Country Club
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016 Time: 7-11 pm
· Hey Gryphons! Open Mic Night is back this year, Feb 19th, and we are looking for talented students like yourselves to sign up to perform! Your acts could range from singing and dancing to magic and comedy— any talent acts are welcome! Sign ups close on February 1st and the number of acts is limited, so get your spot now!
Community & Guidance Ops:
· Leadership Knoxville is seeking applicants for the 2016-17 Youth Leadership Class. Must be a current sophomore to be eligible. Find out more about the program at www.leadershipknoxville.com/programs-services/youth-leadership-knoxville. Email Mrs. Ashe if you’re interested in applying. Deadline is Friday, Feb 26th.
Quotes of the day from author JK Rowling:
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
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)