Sunday, October 30, 2016

10-31-16 Student Mission Briefing

For Monday, October 31, 2016 – “M” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!
School Ops:
·      Lost – a MacAir charger in room 205.  Left during 3rd lunch on Thursday.  Has black electrical tape near the plug end.  If seen, please drop off at office.  Thank you!

·      Congratulations to the L&N STEMpunks, our school's robotics team! They placed 4th overall out of 21 at a competition this past Saturday in Kentucky. Go STEMpunks!

·      Congrats to our Cross Country teams!  The boys placed 4th in the Regional tournament this last week and both teams performed to qualify for the State Cross Country Championships to be held in Brentwood, TN next Saturday, Nov 5.  Go Gryphons!

·      Teens for Christ meets Monday mornings at 8:45 in room D113.  Come join us!

·      You can support our PTSA by ordering gear from them this month only!  See samples in the Media Center, or pass on this link to anyone shopping for you so they can shop online until Nov 28!

·      Students – interested in track this spring?  Take a minute and fill out this quick survey indicating your interest.  Thank you.

·      A note about Halloween– yes, you may wear a costume to school AS LONG AS it complies with dress code (no bare midriffs, spaghetti straps, sagging pants, “booty” or other shorts or skirts that are too short, etc.) and your face CANNOT be covered by a mask, etc.  Enjoy the last dress up day of 2016!

·      Plan to attend the annual Senior v. Faculty flag football game, which is scheduled for Monday, November 21, from 3:30–4:30 p.m. on the lawn at World’s Fair Park! If you are a senior interested in participating, please complete the following form: Please contact with questions or for more information regarding the flag football game. 

·      Want to go into a STEM profession? Want to travel the world?  Does going to places like Spain and Germany sound appealing to you? The Gryphon Global Studies Program is proud to offer not one, but two different trips to feed your wanderlust! For the first time in the Summer of 2018 we are participating in EF Tour’s Student Leadership Conference. The topic that year is “The Future of Technology” and includes a 12 day tour of Barcelona, Madrid, and Berlin.  For those wanting a more relaxed experience, during the Fall of 2018 we are also offering a 9 day tour of Germany and the Alps. For more information please attend our interest meeting on Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30pm in the Commons. We can’t wait to see you there! Questions or concerns, contact or Be sure to follow @GlobalGryphons for more information!

·      UPDATE: Yearbooks are on sale! Make sure to stop by the office and pick up an order form, or go to to order yours today. Yearbooks are $60 for a limited time only, so make sure to order yours as soon as possible before the price goes up. Make sure to follow @STEMYB on Twitter to stay up-to-date on yearbook prices and updates throughout the year.

Community  & Guidance Ops:
College Reps on campus:  Please stop by or email for more information about any of these colleges who will have reps on campus on the following dates:
o   University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, Wed., Nov 2 at 12:15

·      Women in Engineering:  The University of Dayton (Ohio) sponsors an overnight event for female juniors and seniors on November 11.  Parents can also attend a related program.  More information is at or in the Guidance office.

·      Lincoln Memorial University Open House:  LMU in Harrogate, TN is having an Open House on November 12, particularly showcasing their fine arts programs.  Students and parents are welcome.  More information is at or in the Guidance office.

·      Architecture Explorer Post:  If you are interested in design and architecture, consider joining the Explorer Post sponsored by the East TN chapter of the American Institute of Architects.  More information is in the Guidance office.

Quote of the day from the Henry Ford:

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

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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