Thursday, January 26, 2017

1-27-17 Student Mission Briefing

For Friday, January 27, 2017 – “N” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      Valentine’s day is approaching.  As a reminder, we will not be accepting deliveries of flowers, etc. for students from outside agencies.  However, the L&N Bookstore wants you to be able to express yourself.  See their ad below for the bookstore Valentine’s Special!

·      Calling all girls!  Want to learn more about opportunities for women in STEM fields?  Y-12 is hosting a “Girls in Engineering” day on Feb 23 from about 11:00 – 3:30 at no cost to students.  Email or see Mrs. Pariseau or Mrs. Signore if you’re interested.

·      Good luck to the Aquatic Gryphons!  Our Swimming and Diving teams will be at the UT Aquatic Center competing in the KIL District Championships this weekend.  Come out and support them!

·      Congratulations to our CyberPatriot team – who after the last round of competition is ranked #1 in the Gold Tier of TN teams!  Way to go!!

·      Water Polo interest meeting, Monday, Feb 6, 3:30 p.m. in room 207.  

·      Come join the fun at Open Mic Night on February 17th from 6pm - 9pm. The SGA encourages everyone to come out and support your peers as they preform. If you would like to sign up to perform, here is the link: Admission is free and you can buy treats to help support the SGA! Hope to see you there!

·      Congratulations to Austin Bradley, whose design was a winner with the Dogwood Arts Festival Guitar Design competition for the 3rd years in a row (last year he won Best of Show)!  And to Savannah Bresler, who got 3rd place at the high school level for 2017 TN Youth Art Month Flag design!  You guys put the artistic inspiration into our STEaM school!

·      Prom Tickets are still on sale!  For the remainder of January, the prices are $45 for a single and $80 for a couple.  Tickets are sold during all lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  You can also see Mrs. Brown.  Remember to buy early because the price goes up from here.  

·      Yearbooks are on sale!  Visit to purchase on line or pick up an order form in the office.  This is the final week for the current price of $65.00.  After 1/27, the price will go up.

·      Teens for Christ is starting up again Monday mornings - Meet at 8:45 in Room D 113

·      All students – one of our seniors is working on an entry for AFS Project Change for a scholarship to go abroad this summer on a service project. My project involves hydroponic and alternative farming in Kenya and it has come time for the competition to start. You can support your classmate by going to the link below to vote for her project:

·      The Snow Ball is quickly approaching! This year's Winter Formal will be on Saturday, February 4th from 7-10pm in the Commons. Tickets will be sold in the Commons the week before the dance, $8 for singles and $14 for doubles. Students are invited to wear formal attire and enjoy an evening in a Winter Wonderland.

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      Outlier’s Advantage: Knoxville In-Home Tutoring will be hosting a Free Mock ACT THIS Saturday, January 28 at 9 a.m. for all Knox County students. Hosted at UT's Haslam College of Business. Students will get their results before they leave and will get to keep their tests for their review. Limited seating is available, so students need to pre-register to make sure they have a seat.  Interested students can sign-up directly from at

Quote of the day from Albert Einstein:

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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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