Monday, December 19, 2016

12-20-16 Student Mission Briefing

For Tuesday, December 20, 2016 – “L” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!
L1 and L2 Midterm Exams today
Half-day Schedule

School Ops:
·      Schedule for 12/20:
o   L1 class – 9:30 – 11:02
o   L2 class – 11:07 – 12:36
·      Everyone in the building dismisses to lunch at 12:36.  Those with returned permission slips may leave campus.  Everyone else should report to the Commons for lunch.
·      If you stay at school to ride the school bus at 4:30 you must stay in the Commons unless you are with a teacher.  You should check in with the faculty table in the Commons to let us know what bus you ride so we can tell them they have riders.  You may NOT leave campus and come back to ride the school bus.

·      Big congrats to the Gryphon Swim & Dive team, who remain undefeated beating Webb and Grace Academy on Sunday!  Final Score STEM 229.5 – Webb 133.5 and Grace 10.  Gryphons’ next meet is January 7th  at Science Hill.  Way to go!!

·      Junior Class Social!!
When: December 21st, Wednesday @ 1:30-3:00pm
Where: Knoxville Ice Chalet
What: Ice Skating
Bring $12 for skating and skate rental 

·      Congratulations to the Senior Superlatives for the Class of 2017!  Following a student nomination and voting period, the following were chosen by their peers:
o   Gryphon of Merit: Jacob Samar and Emily Bretscher
o   The Professional: Cameron Johnson and Abigail Morgan
o   The Innovator: Daniel Bueckman and Julia Pavon
o   The Collaborator: Kishan Tailor and Erin Bennett
o   The Inquirer: Paul Schwarzentraub and Cat Long
o   The Critical Thinker: Chase Compton and Sydney Fuhrig
o   The Designer: Austin Bradley and Emily Chapin

·      Last days for the cheapest price they will be this year! Prom committee is selling single prom tickets in the commons for $40 now through December 21st. Don’t wait, after Winter Break the prices go up!

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      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: 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 Albert Einstein:

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

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:
   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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