Tuesday, May 16, 2017

5-17-17 Student Mission Briefing

For Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – “N” day
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!
TESTING – N3/N4 Final Exams (& last class meeting!)

School Ops:
·      Students – you need to understand if you do not return an early dismissal slip for Friday and Monday you will be in the Commons until buses run at 4:30.  You will not be allowed on the plaza or in teacher’s rooms unless you are completing work for them.  On Friday especially you will not leave the Commons because almost all staff will be at Graduation.  Another  copy of the permission form is attached – get it signed and return it tomorrow!!

·      Drivers – now that seniors are off campus you are invited to bring a $5 donation cash to the office for a campus parking pass for the rest of this school year.  First come first served!

·      Rory Glatt  and Walker Lee won a ticket to the state tennis doubles tournament next week in Murfreesboro when they won east Sectionals on Monday!  Congratulations to our Boys Tennis Team – they are back-to-back Region Champions for 1A-AA!  Good luck at sub-state this week!

·      What happens when a bunch of STEM students are trapped against their will in a dystopian future and must battle each other while dealing with flesh-eating gryphons, emotionally sensitive guards, and a trigger-happy Gamemaster? Find out Thursday, May 18, at 7 PM on the plaza as our L&N STEM actors present Dystopia! The Hungry Maze Game of Divergent Death directed by Grace Berry and Ella Keaton.  Also, to honor Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Ashe, seniors Stephanie Johnson and Ben Hall will present a duet piece from Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew directed by Brandon Boring and Christina Varnes.  After the free performances on the plaza, everyone will be invited to the commons for the 1st-ever Gryphon Student Film Festival, hosted by seniors Cameron Johnson and Christian Coats. Come see the best of what STEM's Acting for TV and Film and Broadcast Journalism students have produced over the last few years. All of our STEM family and friends are cordially invited to attend!

·      For all underclassmen, all books are due to the library Wednesday, May 17th. Please drop them off in the book drop directly outside the library door. Any fines that have accrued will be forgiven if the books are received by next Wednesday. If you have lost a book, please check in with Ms. Ellis about replacement fees.

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      When: June 12-23, 2017; Live Sessions MTWThF 9:30-11am Pacific Time
Where: Online - participants require a computer with broadband access and a pair of working headsets with a microphone; wireless device can work in a pinch as well (if traveling for part of the ‘camp’)
What: It’ll be a 2-week ‘taster’ course in which we explore a variety of language functions with minimal vocabulary (cognates where possible) to make the quick pace doable and fun.
Who: 9th-12th graders (entering 9th grade and just graduated 12th grade are welcome); minimum of 2 participants, maximum of 15
Purpose: to give a taste of what studying Russian is like for those who are considering taking a longer and more comprehensive class and to get a chance to interact with peers from all over. 

·      If you need to earn volunteer hours for your TN Promise scholarship, for your resume, or just for your own interest, consider applying to the Leadership Intern program at Shannondale Elementary School.  Younger students attend Camp Invention there from June 12-16, and you can be their mentors.  Apply at http://invent.org/leadershipintern or ask in Guidance.

·      This summer, we’re offering CyberCamp, a program from CyberPatriot, for rising 7th-12th graders.  The cost is $100 per student.   To find out more and to register follow this link.

·      The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce sponsors a year-long program that teaches students how to start and run their own real business.  For early admittance apply by May 19.  Follow this link to find out more http://www.knoxvillechamber.com/YEA

Quote of the day from Nelson Mandela:
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

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  Bronze Medal 2015, Gold Medal 2016, Silver Medal 2017, Newsweek’s Top 500 “Beating the Odds” school

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