Tuesday, December 6, 2016

12-7-16 Student Mission Briefing

GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – “N” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      Congratulations to Nicholas Lindsey who won second place at the recent Winter Scholastic Open Chess tournament at Lenoir City High School! Although we have lots of chess matches in the Commons and Media center among students, this is our school’s first tournament placement.  Way to go Nicholas!

·      Student drivers – please plan on parking in the Blackstock street lot on Thursday (12/8) this week.  There is an event at the Foundry that will use the KMA and Grand Ave corner lots.  Thank you for helping us be a good neighbor!

·      Visit the L&N Bookstore for campus gear – it makes great holiday gifts for  your family and friends!


·      SGA’s Winter Wonder week is coming next week!  To celebrate the end of the first semester of this year, we’re doing some fun things to help blow off steam as we prepare for Mid-term exams and projects.  The schedule of activities for Winter Wonder week is at the bottom of announcements.

·      Did you know you have only 11 school days left in this semester?  Mid-terms and semester projects are just around the corner! 
o   Last day of the semester grading period is Thursday, Dec 22.  Use your Digital Labs to keep up/make up work!
o   You will receive the permission slips to get signed and returned to be able to leave at mid-days on the last two days during Advisory this week.

·      Plan now to attend our Musical Gryphons Winter Concert next Tuesday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center.  Admission is free.  Come and bring your friends!

·      We have a new student club forming for those interested.  The Student Secular Alliance will meet with Mr. Webb in room G006, on Mondays (beginning 12/5), from 8:50 – 9:20 a.m.  This is a student run club that will feature educational presentations and free-thought discussions.

·      Are you interested in math competitions? If you're up for the challenge, Mu Alpha Theta is hosting a math competition on Monday, December 12, at 3:30 PM in Room 207. There is no registration, so all you have to do is show up. It will only take about 45 minutes. There is no cost involved.

·      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:
·      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 Elbert Hubbard:

Positive anything is better than negative thinking.

Practice L&N Habits every day: Professionalism, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Innovation, Inquiry, & Design
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Day/Date
Activity
Mon, 12/12
Fleece & Flannel: Students dress warmly in their fleece pajamas or opt for a warm flannel if they so choose within dress code.
Tues, 12/13
Holiday Color Day: Students wear colors of the holiday they wish to represent or other holiday paraphernalia.
Wed, 12/14
Winter Sweater Day:  Students wear festive sweaters whether they are tacky or just spirited.
Thurs, 12/15
Holiday Movie Character Day: Students dress up as characters from their favorite holiday movie
Fri, 12/16
Hat Day:  Wear your favorite festivity hat to celebrate your holiday season.
Reindeer Games(Monday, December 12th 3:30-4:30)
Gather 7 of your friends and come play in our first ever Reindeer Games! The games will take place on December 12th on the plaza. Teams are encouraged to dress up holiday themed and create a team name! There will be a prize for the winning team!   This will consist of team games, minute to win it games, and ending the event in a team relay.  Go here to sign up a team: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4eaaa922a4fa7-2016

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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