Wednesday, August 31, 2016

9-1-16 Student Mission Briefing

For Thursday, September 1, 2016 – “L” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      Students – here’s today’s schedule.  Buses will run at 12:45.  All students must make plans to leave campus by 1:00!  Students are invited to wear the colors of your favorite college team!  Your teachers will be!
Schedule for Thursday, 9/1 (Dual Enrollment students should attend your college classes and report to scheduled classes here when you get here.  You will not be counted absent during time you are in your DE class):
o   L1        9:30-10:08 a.m.
o   L2        10:13-10:51 a.m.
o   L3        10:56-11:34 a.m.
o   L4        11:39-12:20 p.m.
§  Everyone dismisses to lunch at 12:20
§  Report to busses at 12:45 p.m., Riders/drivers may leave at 12:30

·      Stop by and try out the Gryphon Coffee Nook today – grand opening!  See a flyer with info at the bottom of these announcements.

·      Attention Juniors and Seniors: Want to obtain a scholarship of $100, $250 or $500 in addition to a trip to the State Capitol?
The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is conducting its first ever student essay contest!  Our goal is to have a winner from the L&N STEM Academy.

The topic of the essay is voting and the word count limit is only 500 words.  Mrs. Griggs would be happy to assist you with your essay response (just shoot her an email

Essay prompt: Surveys show that the younger generations are becoming increasingly disengaged from the electoral process, especially the “millennial” generation. Why do you think this trend is occurring and what is one way to get more young people involved in the process?
Check out the website for more details and contest rules:

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      College rep visits coming up!  Please register with Mrs. Johnson, so she can prepare a large enough meeting space.  Tell her which you want to attend:
o   Queens University, Charlotte, NC, Thur, 9/1, 10:00
o   Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, Thur, 9/1, 11:30
o   Maryville College, Maryville, TN, Fri, 9/2, 12:15

·      Sign up now for the PSAT – 9 – 11th grades!  The fee is $20 and financial assistance is available--email if needed.  Registration deadline is September 9th.  Registration forms and money can be turned in to Mrs. Johnson in Guidance.

Quote of the day from Zig Ziglar:

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Practice L&N Habits every day: Professionalism, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Innovation, Inquiry, & Design
L&N STEM Academy – TN’s First Apple School of Distinction, US News & World Report Gold Medal 2016, Newsweek’s Top 500 “Beating the Odds” school

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