GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Friday, September 9, 2016 – “N” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!
· Attention all students: For an advisory lesson tomorrow, we ask that students bring scissors and coloring utensils.
· As a reminder to students – be mindful that we are surrounded by places of business (the Foundry, the Holiday Inn, etc.). We need to always be good neighbors by respecting boundaries. As you are walking to/from school you are welcome and invited to be a customer where appropriate. It is never appropriate to interrupt an event in progress or approach a service area if you’re not going to purchase something. Thank you for your cooperation.
· Tennessee Valley Fair Student Art Winners! Congratulations to Austin Bradley, who won Best of Show in the Student Art Exhibition at the fair. He will receive a $500 scholarship for his oil pastel drawing, "Sunsphere Series: Sunrise." Abigail Rumpp also won an honorable mention in the art competition. In the Congressional Medal of Honor Art Show congratulations go to our students who swept the Photography competition: Angel Quay for first place, Maddison Wright for second place, and Austin Bradley for third place. What a great representation of the talent at our school! Be sure to see the artwork displayed in the Jacobs Building during the fair.
· ATTENTION GRYPHONS! Class t-shirts for color wars are now on sale in the commons before school and during lunch! Don't miss your chance to buy them at $18, prices go up after today to $20! Last day to buy is next Friday, Sept 16th!
· 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 (email@example.com).
Community & Guidance Ops:
· Volunteers needed! The Helen Ross McNabb Center is gearing up for its biggest event of the year! The Knoxville Challenger Tennis Tournament will take place at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Complex at The University of Tennessee Sunday, November 6 - Sunday, November 13. This event brings professional players on the ATP Challenger Tour to Knoxville to play for $50,000 in prizes. Volunteers have the opportunity to pick the opportunity and date/time that works best for your schedule. Volunteer positions include towels, hospitality, parking and lot attendants, and ball person assistant. A light breakfast, lunch or dinner will be available for volunteers as well as a free event t-shirt for donating your time! Please click on the link to sign up! http://knoxchallenger.com/events/volunteer/
· All students in 9 – 11th grades! Sign up now to take the PSAT here at school on Wed, Oct 19. The fee is $20 and financial assistance is available for anyone who cannot pay --email firstname.lastname@example.org if needed. Registration deadline is this Friday, September 9th. Registration forms and money can be turned in to Mrs. Johnson in Guidance.
· These college representatives will be in town next week. Please see Mrs. Johnson in Guidance to sign up to meet with them:
· University of Alabama, Mon, 9/12, 12:15 in Guidance
· Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, Wed, 9/14, 12:00
· Washington University, St Louis, MO, Wed, 9/14, 7:00 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel downtown at Church Ave
Quote of the day from Henry Ford:
Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.
Practice L&N Habits every day: Professionalism, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Innovation, Inquiry, & Design
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