GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Monday, November 28, 2016 – “M” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!
Early Release Schedule
· Students – thank you for your cooperation before we had our long Thanksgiving weekend regarding restricted areas for Digital Labs. The campus has been much cleaner. We are lifting the restriction – but remember, this means during Digital Lab you can ONLY be in the Commons, Media Center, Verandah, or on the Plaza. Be mindful of keeping all areas clean!
· Regarding Digital Labs – your ability to come in late/check out is now updated based on your grades as of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov 22. Remember, if you had any grade in any class below a “C” (74% or lower average) – even if you have parent permission – you will be counted absent if you do not sign in for Digital Lab every period you are scheduled! Use the time wisely – get caught up on work! Ask for a peer tutor in math, science, Latin, or English. Own the responsibility for this freedom!
· Thank you so much to all of those who participated in Operation Christmas Child this year! We had a very successful Sophomore Service Project collecting 55 boxes school wide thanks to your generosity! Congratulations to Mrs. Griggs’s advisory who will be celebrating with donuts on Friday for winning the sophomore contest with 9 boxes! We are proud to be a part of the 100,124 shoeboxes collected in the Knoxville area. Once again we are so excited for the great turn-out and appreciate all of those who took the time to participate in any way.
· On Monday, December 12th, we have an opportunity for a small group to visit Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Lunch will be served on site with a special guest speaker discussing careers at the intersection of the Classics, Journalism, and STEM. If you are interested in touring the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (3D Printing), the Spallation Neutron Source, and the High Flux Isotope Reactor, please complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/UGyPufN64vJ4VCCy1. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community & Guidance Ops:
· From your counselors: Sometimes it’s just not possible to sort through tough times alone. Problems can build up and you may lose sleep or find it hard to concentrate on your school work. When you need to talk to someone, your school counselor can be a great place to start.
School counselors are trained to take your problem seriously, listen, and help — it doesn’t have to be just about school stuff. A counselor can help you deal with the sadness of when someone has died as well as advise you on taking the right classes to get into your dream college.
Please remember to first check in with your teacher before going to the school counseling office if you are having an emergency. If you would like to have a meeting about a non-urgent matter, email your school counselor to set up a time that works for both of you. Know that you always have a safe place to talk, draw, or just have someone sit quietly near you while you process on your own.
Quote of the day from Carl Rogers:
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
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