Thursday, September 1, 2016

9-2-16 Student Mission Briefing

For Friday, September 2, 2016 – “N” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      Are you interested in pursuing a career in mathematics? Do you love math? Mu Alpha Theta is a national organization that inspires keen interest in mathematics, develops strong scholarship, and promotes the enjoyment of mathematics. Among other things, Mu Alpha Theta tutors students in all levels of math throughout the year and actively competes in national contests. Students interested in joining need to have completed one math class, Algebra I, (along with current enrollment in a second math class) with a GPA of at least 3.25 with respect to their math courses. Anyone interested in joining should contact Mr. Mark Waxmonsky (

·      Stop by and try out the Gryphon Coffee Nook today!  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   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 Pat Riley:

Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude.

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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