Tuesday, November 29, 2016

11-30-16 Student Mission Briefing

For Wednesday, November 30, 2016 – “N” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      Hey everybody! Prom committee will be selling single prom tickets in the commons for $40 now through December 21st. This is the lowest price of the year!  Don’t wait, after Winter Break the prices go up!

·      Looking for a fun and unexpected gift for a STEM friend? Donate $12.50 to the Gryphon Coffee Nook to receive a 10-drink punch card for your friend or favorite faculty member. If you're someone who never has cash with you, this might be a perfect gift...for yourself! From regular coffee and herbal teas to vanilla cappuccino, hot chocolate, and caramel apple cider, we're sure to have something for everybody! Drop by the Media Center to pick one up or fill out the following form https://goo.gl/forms/WA4axTTY3WcjHLTo2 and then drop off cash or check to the attention of the Coffee Nook.  

·      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 luke.bell@knoxschools.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 Robert Collier:

Success is the sum of small effort, repeated day in and day out.

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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