Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2-2-16 Student Mission Briefing

For Monday, February 1, 2016 – “M” classes
Early Release Schedule
2015-16 L&N Student Mission – Own it!
School Ops:
·      Help the Senior Class raise money and plan on inviting everyone you know to the STEM Around the World event, Saturday, Feb 27, from 12:00 – 4:00.  See the attached flyer for more info.

·      The Science Bowl team (Alec Bissell, Ben Kaman, Jacob Samar, Jacob Siler, and Kishan Tailor) placed 2nd of 10 teams at the Oak Ridge Invitational last Saturday, narrowly being defeated by Farragut in the championship round. They will compete again at the state tournament on February 27. Good luck!

·      Congratulations to the following students who have been invited to participate in UT Physics Dept first ever student Open House.  They only invited 13 from across our entire county – and L&N has more than half the seats!  “Way to go” to : Emily Chapin, Thomas Coppock, Jolie Fogel, Ben Kaman, Julia Pavon, Joanna Reed, Ethan Ritch, and Jacob Samar.

·      Governor’s School programs are starting to announce acceptance:  Congrats and best wishes to each of the following students announced so far: Chloe Taylor, School for Science, Kishan Tailor, School for Engineering, Emily Chapin, School for Engineering!  As more of you get your acceptance letters, please let your counselors know so we can recognize your achievements!

·      Our robotics team, the L&N STEMpunks, will be selling new 2016 shirts in the commons this week! Shirts are $20 and help the team pay for their $9000 competition registration fees and $5000 robot! You can also email Daniel Bueckman at: daniel@lnstempunks.org if you want a shirt.  Shirt design at bottom of announcements.

·      Congrats to our CyberPatriot team!  At the conclusion of competition Friday night they were ranked #2 in the state.  Final rankings will be announced this week – but we’re proud of their accomplishments and growth as a team no matter where they finish!

·      Sophomores (Class of 2018) – your Focused plan of Study forms are now past due.  You should turn them in to your Counselor with your parents signature ASAP!

·      The L&N STEM PTSA is having a T-shirt design contest and we need lots of entries.... there's a $50 prize for the winning shirt design!...plus a free T-shirt!  T-shirt will have the L&N school crest on the front left chest, so the design will be for the back of the shirt.  Design should be something that represents our school or it’s culture.
·      no more than 2 colors of ink (white counts as a color if the shirt is not white)
·      color of the T-shirt is up to the designer so please state your color on the entry
·      deadline is February, 8th, 2016
·      send your design in jpeg format to PTSA.LNSTEM@gmail.com

·      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

·      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

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 Bill Rodgers:

To be a consistent winner means preparing not just for one day, one month or even one year – but for a lifetime.

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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