Tuesday, December 13, 2016

12-14-16 Student Mission Briefing

For Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – “N” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      Did you remember to have parents sign your mid-term exam dismissal slip?  Bring it to any teacher this week or you won’t be able to leave on half days next week! Mid-terms start this Thursday, for L3 & L4 – be ready – one last strong effort and then you can take a break!

·      Happy holidays from SGA! Next week, SGA will be delivering candy grams and holiday cards to your Friday advisory! For $1 you can send a candy cane to one of your friends, and for $2 you can send a holiday card! Send both for just $2.50! You can also get a $5 ticket to the Friday Holiday Advisory where we will be providing snacks, drinks, and playing The Polar Express! Come to the commons during lunch to get in on these hot holiday offers!"

·      It’s here!  Winter Wonder week!  Sponsored by your SGA – plan to participate and blow off steam while you give that last week’s push to the end of the semester!
Wed, 12/14
Winter Sweater Day:  Students wear festive sweaters whether they are tacky or just spirited.
Thurs, 12/15
Hat Day:  Wear your favorite festive hat to celebrate your holiday season.
Fri, 12/16
Holiday Movie Character Day: Students dress up as characters from their favorite holiday movie

·      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!

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 online score reports are now available to students.  Visit psat.org/scorereport to see yours today!  Videos, presentations, and other resources have been posted on the School Counseling page of STEM's website under the "Test Prep and Test Info" tab on the left side of the screen.  Resources for the PSAT/NMSQT can also be accessed directly by visiting: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10.  Resources for the PSAT 8/9 can be accessed here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/scores.  Paper copies of scores will be distributed to students during lunch as the school receives them.  Please feel free to contact sarah.salerno@knoxschools.org if you have further questions after exploring these resources.

·      ACT invites students to join them for a free online event to help prepare for the ACT– a live session covering all four subject areas on the ACT test.  ACT expert instructors will outline the most commonly tested concepts on the ACT and provide an overview of the powerful interactive instruction available through ACT®Kaplan® Online Prep Live.  Students may bookmark this page: http://onlinepreplive.com/ and plan on joining ACT on the above date. If they can’t make the live event, check back later for a free on-demand recording of the presentation.

Quote of the day from C.S. Lewis:

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

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

Mid-term Exam and end of semester schedule:
   Exams/ last day to meet L3 & L4 - Thurs, Dec 15
   Exams/ last day to meet N3 & N4 - Fri, Dec 16
   Exams/ last day to meet M1, 2, 3, 4, Monday, Dec 19
   Only meet L1 & L2 - Tues, Dec 20 - dismiss at 12:36 p.m. (with permission).  Limited breakfast and lunch service.
   Only meet N1 & N2 - Wed, Dec 21 - dismiss at 12:36 p.m. (with permission).  Limited breakfast and lunch service.

   Make-up day - Thurs, Dec 22 – only students with appointments to make up work should be here on 12/22.  No cafeteria service at all.

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