Monday, August 21, 2017

8-21-17 Student Mission Briefing

GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – L-day
School Mission – Boundless STEM: Learning & Leading
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      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.stooksbury@knoxschools.org

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


Thursday, August 17, 2017

8-18-17 Student Mission Briefing

GRYPHON MISSION BRIEFING
For Thursday, August 17, 2017 – L-day
School Mission – Boundless STEM: Learning & Leading
L&N Student Mission – #Own it!

School Ops:
·      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!

·      Don't forget! The L&N STEMpunks robotics team interest meeting is this Friday August 18th 5-7 in the commons! Come join us to find out more about the team (bring your parents) and officially sign up. Robotics members will be wearing team shirts today and Friday, so feel free to ask them what our team is all about.

·      Juniors with last names Lee through Witt will meet in the STEM Space during 1st and 2nd lunch today for your class meeting.  Attendance will be taken, look for your advisor and have a seat.  You’ll have 3rd lunch today.

·      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.stooksbury@knoxschools.org

·      Are you quick on the draw? Do you like jeopardy? Then you might be interested in joining the L&N Science Bowl Team! If so, please complete the following Google form to receive additional information: https://goo.gl/forms/uKHA268S4mLVIccH3.

Community  & Guidance Ops:
·      Be sure you are checking your schedule on Aspen before each class – your schedule can change even during the day!  We are finishing changes by balancing class sizes.  Stay informed!

Quote of the day from Fred Espenak (Mr. Eclipse):

There’s no way to oversell how spectacular and incredible seeing a total eclipse is.  A lot of people think they’ve seen an eclipse.  They think they’ve seen a partial solar eclipse – even if they’ve seen a 99% partial, it pales in comparison to see a complete, 100% total eclipse of the sun.


Stay safe, Gryphons!  Use good sense, use your glasses – and enjoy this experience.  You might want to write down your thoughts over the weekend.  Keep them.  One day you’ll be able to tell young people that you remember the Great American Eclipse of 2017!

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

2017 - 2018 Advisory Lunches
Thursday, 8/17


Grade
Advisor
Room #
Last Names
Lunch
9
Bell
214
Adams - Brown
1
9
Hawkins
D120
Burkholder - D’Anna
2
9
Pariseau
213   207
Davis - Givens
1
9
Parker
D119
Gladwin - Johnson
2
9
Robbins
203
Jones - Martinolich
1
9
Schultz
D119

McCarter - Richardson
2
9
Signore
D201
Riley - Stapf
2
9
Webb
D217   D214
Stapleton - Wright
2
10
Bays
222
Aiken - Burgin
1
10
Blythe
205
Burnett - Defreesse
1
10
Elliott
D121
Dever - Harmon
3
10
Griffin
202
Harrington-Varner - Liu
1
10
Orrick
D112
Livingston - Panettieri
2
10
Blamer
104
Parrott - Sylvia
2
10
Sirek
D210  M056
Tate - Zinser
2
11
Colby
D221
Ahmed - Coile
3
11
Daugherty
221
Colbert - Fort
1
11
Foy
D113
Fox - Heck
2
11
Gibson
G012
Heyward - Large
3
11
Jorgenson
STEM space
Lee - Moran
3
11
Nelson
STEM space
Morris - Richer
3
11
Stanish
STEM space
Riehl - Taj
3
11
Ogden
STEM space
Thompson - Witt
3
12
Arnold
D116
Ahmad - Bretscher
3
12

Blevins (re-assigning kids)
Veranda
Brewer - Ellis
3
12
Bretscher
Media Center
Evans - Johnson
3
12
Crattie
D220
Jones - McCallen
2
12
Lafollette
M052
McCarthy - Porter
3
12
Mangone
130
Ralston - Terry
3
12
Waxmonsky
210
Thayer - Younger
3