GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – L-day
School Mission – Boundless STEM: Learning & Leading
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!
· Yearbooks for the 2017-18 school year are officially on sale! Pick up an order form from the office any time or order yours from www.jostensyearbooks.com. The price per book is $55 now through September 15th. The longer you wait to order yours, the higher the price goes up, so make sure to order yours as soon as possible to save up to $25 this school year!
· You’ve got your glasses, now the Yearbook staff wants your photos of your eclipse experience for this year’s edition. Take precautions, don’t try to take pictures of the sun without a special filter, but you could take pictures of your camera obscura shadows (you’ll make them in Advisory today) or other images at the moment of totality. We’ll be sharing a link where you can upload next week. Plan now!
· Students, did you know we have a social worker here on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30 – 2:30? She can help you with community resources, shoe and clothing cards, hygiene items, and is just nice to talk to! Don’t try to handle family problems on your own – reach out for the help that is here. You can contact her through the front office, or email her directly at Kimberly.email@example.com
Community & Guidance Ops:
· Be checking your email for your Genius Hour assignments beginning today. Your lunch is assigned with your Genius Hour class.
Quote of the day regarding the science that allows eclipse predictions from Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson:
There is no science in this world like physics. Nothing comes close to the precision with which physics enables you to understand the world around you. It's the laws of physics that allow us to say exactly what time the sun is going to rise. What time the eclipse is going to begin. What time the eclipse is going to end.
Practice L&N Habits every day: Professionalism, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Innovation, Inquiry, & Design
L&N STEM Academy – TN’s First Apple School of Distinction, 3 time - US News & World Report medalist – Silver 2017, Gold 2016, Bronze 2015, 3 time - Newsweek’s Top 500 American High Schools 2015 – 17