Sunday, September 25, 2016

9-26-16 Student Mission Briefing

For Monday, September 26, 2016 – “M” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      Heads up for Monday, Sept 26 – there’s a lot going on around school. 
·      Yearbook makeup photos will be taken in D221 during first block.
·      All sophomores will meet with Josten’s rep to hear about class rings from 10:10 – 10:40 in the Commons – will be dismissed by intercom
·      All seniors will meet with Josten’s to learn about ordering senior supplies from 11:00 – 11:40 in the Commons dismissed by intercom
·      Anyone who has returned (or brings on Monday) the consent form for the flu shot will go to the Media Center from 11:00 – 12:20 according to this schedule:
o   Last name A – G – report at 11:00 to Media Center
o   Last name H – O – report at 11:30 to Media Center
o   Last name P – Z – report at 12:00 to Media Center

·      Lip Sync Battle 2016! Who are STEM's most talented, voiceless performers? Find out Thursday, September 29, at 7PM on the plaza. Bring a chair and a $3 donation and watch students take on A-ha, Kiss, Britney Spears, The Beastie Boys, N'Sync, Billy Joel, and 10 more high-energy performances. 

·      The Gryphon Coffee Nook is looking for more volunteers to hel;p out!  We need people for M3, M4, and N1, in particular.  We always welcome others if you have another block you want to work!  Please contact to work a block!

·      The student-led Bible study Genius Hour is planning on gathering at the flagpole in the faculty parking lot at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept 28 and they invite all to join them.  This is part of a national movement.  Go to for more info and history behind the event.

·      P.A.K.  (Planned Acts of Kindness) has started a canned food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee that will run until 9/30/16.  We have a barrel that is located in the front office lobby to drop off non-perishable canned goods. Join with us in the spirit of kindness and bring a can or two. Every little bit makes a difference!

·      Students – do you play NHL17 on Xbox One?!  Join our school’s EASHL Team – look for “L N STEM Academy Gryphons” to join.  If you have questions, email

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      College representatives!  The following reps will be here next week.  Email or check in with guidance to sign up:
o   Georgetown/Duke/Harvard/Penn/Stanford are all together at the downtown Marriott Hotel, 9/25, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
o   Vanderbilt University, Nasvhille, Tues, 9/27, 12:30 pm
o   TN Tech, Cookeville, Wed, 9/28, 12:15 pm

·      Students, the A21 Walk For Freedom is coming up. For those of you who don't know what it is, it is an organization that helps as a global community to illuminate human trafficking, and raise funds to rescue those who are victimized by it. It will be held on October 15,2016 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium form 8:30am-10:30am. To register go to 

·      Do you have a digital Lab N3 or N4?  We will need help this Friday, Sept 30 to set up for the Great Llama Race on World’s Fair Park.  Dress to be outside and tell Mrs. Ashe when you sign in for lab that you want to volunteer – need those periods only.

Quote of the day from Paul Collier:

Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.

Practice L&N Habits every day: Professionalism, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Innovation, Inquiry, & Design
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