GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Monday, March 6, 2017 – “M” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!
Early Release Schedule
· Juniors – you are required to attend a prep session with Mrs. Salerno on Monday, March 6 to pre-register for the ACT in-school test (which is a graduation requirement for you). You need to bring a #2 lead pencil to this session in the Commons. Come to the session that applies to you (listed below):
o M1: Juniors with the last names Ahmad-Lockhart
o M2: Juniors with the last names Lundin-Younger
· All M1, M2, and M4 Digital lab students – on Monday, March 6 you need to report to the Plaza to sign in and will spend the period there due to the ACT prep sessions and National Latin Exam happening in the Commons. Thank you for your cooperation!
· Hey L&N! The Fruved Student Organization is meeting again this Monday, March 6th at 3:30 pm. (meet in room 104). We'll continue to plan our first event and discuss other things we'd like to accomplish before the end of the year. If you are not able to attend meetings on Mondays, but would still like to be involved, please let Chelsea Allison know (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you!
· Congratulations to our East Tennessee History Day Winners. We are so proud of our winners and everyone who presented!
· First Place : Anne Hutchinson: Aruha Khan, Molly Miller, Hyatt Christianson, Madison Jackson
· Second Place: Thomas Jefferson’s War: Joey Motto and Thomas Miller
· Third Place: Sophie Scholl: Juan Benn, Justyce Thomson
· Second Place: Battles of Lexington and Concord: Connor McGinley
· First Place: Coal Creek Saga: Apple Lee, Zachary Medley, Abby Wells
· Second Place: Nanking Resistance: Rachel Barrick, Nic Boyd, Josie Bresler, Hila Williford
· First Place: Deliberate Speed: Gregory Croisdale
· Second Place: The Bijou Theatre: Jared Watkins
· First Place: Galileo: Nina Klein, Witt Spiller, and Emmanuel Sosa-Cruz
· Third Place: Chiang Kai-Shek: Owen Porter, Alex Seaver, Connor Shields, David Stewart
· Special Award For Outstanding Use of Native American History - Oneida: McRea Finley
· All First and Second Place Projects will advance to the state competition in Nashville on April 8, 2017!
· Juniors – its time to apply to be the student representative to next year’s Knox County School Board! Student must be a rising senior in good standing. Application is attached.
· Prom tickets on sale ONLY through next Thursday, March 9! Get them now – no tickets sold at the door! Also, before you go reserve your tux (or your date’s tux) look for senior Daniel Bueckman. Tell him you want your “prom prize” and he will give you a coupon for $50 off your rental!
· Seniors – Jostens will be here with your Senior Supplies on Tuesday, March 7 from 12:20 – 1:40 in the Media Center. You should receive a collection envelope at your home mail address. Bring it with any balance due to pick up your merchandise. Everything must be paid in full to pick it up. Anything not picked up will be taken back to Josten’s and cost $20 for anything that has to be mailed later.
· Student drivers – March 6 – 9 (next week), the Knoxville Boat Show has rented the Blackstock public parking lot we use for student parking. There will be a guard posted so you will not be allowed to park there Monday through Thursday next week. The street parking should be available along Grand Avenue. Keep in mind that the KMA lot is timed so you cannot park there all day long. We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but this is the price we pay for our wonderful location – a little sharing of space with our downtown neighbors every once in awhile.
· One of our advisory classes really needs your help in an upcoming hygiene product drive in our school. For the next two weeks (February 27th through March 9th), we will be collecting items to be donated to KARM Ministries. Items that are needed include things that you would use on a daily basis: deodorant, tooth paste, tooth brushes, bar soap, body wash, conditioner, shampoo, feminine products (tampons and pads), lotion, etc. Please remember that the items you donate need to be new and unused. Travel sizes and family sizes are both needed. Any and all donations should be dropped off in the library. So next time you are at the store, try and pick up a couple of items off this list, and help someone in our community that is in need. Thank you, in advance, for your corporation in this project.
Community & Guidance Ops:
· All graduating L&N seniors are encouraged to apply for the Merlin Scholarship and the The Rebekah Ellis Honorary Scholarship for Service each worth $1,000. One winner for each will be selected and announced at the awards night in April. All submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 7. Follow this link to learn more about the scholarships, essay prompts and to apply.
Quote of the day from Blaise Pascal:
Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.
Practice L&N Habits every day: Professionalism, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Innovation, Inquiry, & Design
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