Monday, January 30, 2017

1-31-17 Student Mission Briefing

For Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – “L” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!
School Ops:
·      Get Involved with FRUVED - Be an Advocate for Healthy Living!
      Goals of FRUVED:
*Improve Dietary Intake
*Increase Physical Activity
*Improve Overall Stress Management Skills
Come by and see FRUVED during lunch - Monday, January 31st/ February 6th on the Plaza!  Get involved in Research, Event Planning, Social Media and Culinary Arts events at STEM. 
o   Wednesday February 1st 8:45 - 9:00 in the STEM Space
o   Monday  February 6th 3:30 - PE room
o   Questions ask Dr. Bretscher

·      Those Gryphons just keep on achieving!  Here are the winners from Friday’s TSA Regional competition:
o   1st - Debating Technological Issues, Hyatt Christenberry and Haley Folsom
o   1st - Extemporaneous Speech--Hyatt Christenberry 
o   1st - Prepared Presentation--Nicholas Duncan
o   1st - Promotional Design--Lauren Tenpenny
o   1st - Structural and Engineering Design--Will Duncan and Killian Gunn
o   2nd - Extemporaneous Speech--Natalie Duncan
o   2nd - Biotechnology Design--Samantha Foley, Molly Erickson, and Macy Leek
o   2nd - Engineering Design--Elijah Erwin, Brooke Foster, Killian Gunn, and Turner Rogers
o   2nd - Photographic Technology--Lauren Tenpenny
o   2nd - Chapter Team--Chapter Team 2: Alyssa Ard, Emily Bretscher, Natalie Duncan, Haley Folsom, Brooke Foster, and Christina Varnes
o   3rd - Chapter Team--Chapter Team 1: Laura Bretscher, Lucy Drinnen, Nick Duncan, Taylor Flores, Kendyl Nicely, AJ Thayer

·      Students – neat opportunity to experience a different aspect of another culture on Wednesday, Feb 1.  This is completely voluntary, but interested students have the opportunity to participate in a world wide event of awareness and understanding.  World Hijab Day is an event recognized around the world and celebrates our strength through diversity, empathy, and awareness.  If you would like to participate, we will have scarves, pins, and support in room 207 from 8:15 am to 9:15 am on February 1st.  If you do not have a scarf, but would like to participate, don't worry, come on and we'll have extra.  Come celebrate the diversity in our school and community.  For more information on this event, please visit  If you want to bring your own scarf, medium lengths work best.  Too much material can get tangled, and infinity scarves don’t work well.

·      We are in the last month of yearbook sales! You have until Friday, February 24th to order yours for $70- after that, we MAY have a limited number of copies available for purchase on distribution day for $80, but order yours ASAP to make sure you get a copy!

·      Big congrats go out to our swimmers and divers!  This weekend, STEM Gryphons Swim/Dive Team ended up 2nd in KISL City Meet! 
KISL Individual Winners: 
o   Emily Bretscher - 1 Meter Diving - City Meet Record
o   Alex Hines - 200 Breast - City Meet Record & 200 IM  - City Meet Record
o   Ethan Sanders  - 200 Free & 500 Free
o   Jacob Siler -  1 Meter Diving
Other Finalists:
Macy Hudson, Abigail Rump, Lindsey Sanders, Kendall Goodman, Brooke Foster, Erin Victorson, Delaney Martin, Sydney Goodman, Ethan Marsh, Andrew Hines, Marcus Lee, Daniel Eshleman, Eddie Ceausu, Mike Cho, Nick Cassell, Nathan Cooley, James DeFreese
Swimmers and Divers who qualified for the State Meet will compete February 10th & 11th at UT.  

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

·      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!

·      Prom Tickets are still on sale!  For the next two days only (thru Jan 31), 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.  

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      Seniors:  Did you see this tweet sent by our counselors over the weekend from Fastweb Scholarships?  Click here to enter to win a $3k scholarship:

Quote of the day from Anthony Robbins:

How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?

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
Swim/Dive Team - 2nd place KISL District Finish!

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