ADVISORY AGENDA 2.19.19

“The best advice that was given to me was that I had to be 10 times smarter, braver and more polite to be equal. So I did.” –  Samuel L. Jackson

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Actor Samuel Leroy Jackson was born on December 21, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to factory worker Elizabeth Jackson. His father abandoned his mother shortly after Jackson’s birth and then died of alcoholism. Jackson and his mother moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where they lived with her family. Jackson attended Riverside High School and played the trumpet and the French horn until graduating.

Jackson attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, majoring in dramatic arts. He founded the Just Us Theater while attending Morehouse, and in 1968 he was an usher at the funeral of Martin Luther King Jr.  In 1969 Jackson and several other students held the members of the Morehouse Board of Trustees hostage on campus until they agreed to administrative and curriculum changes. An agreement was made but Jackson was forced to leave Morehouse for two years. He returned and graduated in 1972.

While in Atlanta Jackson was involved with the Black Power movement and worked with Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and movement leaders.  He also joined the Black Image Theater Company which performed plays illustrating racial injustice and discrimination. Jackson met his future wife, Latanya Richardson, at the Company, and the two were married in 1980. The two had a daughter (Zoe) in 1982.

In 1976 Jackson moved to Harlem in New York City to pursue stage acting. In 1981 he landed a role in Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize winning play A Soldier’s Play, where he met director Spike Lee. In the late 1980s and early 1990s Jackson acted in number of films including Coming to America (1988), School Daze (1988), and Goodfellas (1991) before entering rehabilitation for an alcohol and crack cocaine addiction. Following his release, he starred in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever (1991), for which he won the Cannes Film Festival award for “Best Supporting Actor” and a New York Film Critics Award. Jackson claims that this opportunity came right when he was seriously considering a career in stand up comedy instead of film acting.

Jackson’s portrayal of “Jules Winnfield” in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film Pulp Fiction is widely considered his breakout role, and he was nominated for best supporting actor for the role at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. Although he is not the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, Samuel L. Jackson — whose 77-strong resume includes “Pulp Fiction” and “A Time to Kill” — is the only actor on Earth who can claim gross receipts greater than $5 billion.

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Kyle Manzoor and Austin Ward exhibited TEAMWORK by helping another student clean up after a House event.

Connor Hynes demonstrated INTEGRITY when he turned in an ID he found on the floor in the hallway.

Hannah Denby demonstrated INTEGRITY when she notified her teacher that she had given him an extra point in the assignment by mistake.

Mary Margaret Ellis showed great KINDNESS when she saw a classroom needed tidying. She cleaned up the classroom, placed old clothing in lost and found, and rearranged desk for the benefit of teachers and students. Thank you, Mary!

Chrissy Stamey demonstrated KINDNESS when she helped Dean Zelaya complete a mission.  Thanks, Chrissy!!

Matthew Wheeler demonstrated INTEGRITY and KINDNESS when he found a lost faculty ID and immediately returned it to the rightful owner!


$5 for Day of Service and Student Hunger Drive: Students may dress down on February 20 & 21st for $5.  Money goes to support community outreach.


Everyone come join House Animus and Humanitas at the bottom of the spiral staircase during lunch on Tuesday, February 19th to kick off the start of the spring sports season by decorating some FREE cookies in the theme of your favorite spring sports!!!! Hope to see you all there:))))))


Attention Juniors/Seniors who wish to apply to the National Spanish Honor Society:
Please submit your one-page essay to Sra. Todd by Friday, March 1, 2019. Students must have an A- average in all Spanish classes (see Plearning/your Spanish teacher for list of other requirements).
Your essay should:

  • be double-spaced
  • be typed (in English)
  • state the reasons why you want to join the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica plus explain how in the future you would demonstrate passion for the Spanish language.
  • If you are a junior, it should also include your projected course for senior year– 4 years of Spanish language study is a requirement for induction into the honor society

Mil gracias!


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Hey Guys! While high school and life can be stressful at times, sometimes we forget how important it is to take some time to relax. I can think of any better way to do that than my favorite pastime: yoga. For my capstone, I will be hosting a Yoga class to bring attention to mental health and how important it is to take care of ourselves. The class will be on February 21st at 3:30 in the CPAC. Ms. Hoffman has graciously let me take over one of her after school Thursday classes, and best of all, Mr. Monty Coggins will be leading!

While they are not required, I am also collecting donations for an organization called CVAN. CVAN is a shelter for abused women and their children here in Concord. They offer financial care and mental health programs to support women who have gone through traumatic events. If you would like to donate – there will be a box at the class. If you can’t make the class but would still like to help out, please reach out to me at school or via email with any donations you would like to make.- Kristen Sharma


Hello fellow students! Book Club will be doing a book drive for our service project this year. We have partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and they are looking for books from Lower to Middle School age range.
Please bring in any Children’s or Middle School age books you no longer need between now and February 22nd!
There will be boxes placed at each entrance of the school.
Thank you for your support!
-Rachel Cooke


Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores are invited to sign-up on Naviance Student to visit with College Admission Representatives coming to Cannon School.  Students must get permission from their classroom teachers prior to attending an admissions event. Log into your Naviance Student account to learn more about the colleges, find out visit times and register to attend. Visits will be held in The Cube or College Counseling OfficesMarch 5th: Savannah College of Art & Design
March 15th: Drexel University
March 25th: University of Alabama; Huntsville
March 29th: Gardner-Webb University
April 11th: UNC Wilmington

 

 

 

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ADVISORY AGENDA 2.14.19

“Gray skies are just clouds passing over.” – Duke Ellington

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Born 29 April 1899 in Washington DC, composer, bandleader, and pianist Edward Kennedy (“Duke”) Ellington was recognized in his lifetime as one of the greatest jazz composers and performers. A genius for instrumental combinations, improvisation, and jazz arranging brought the world the unique “Ellington” sound that found consummate expression in works like Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady, and the symphonic suites Black, Brown, and Beige, and Harlem.

Beginning keyboard studies at the age of seven, Ellington’s earliest influences were the ragtime pianists. He taught himself harmony at the piano and at 17, made his professional debut. Encouraged by Fats Waller, he moved to New York in 1923 and, during the formative Cotton Club years, experimented with and developed the style that would quickly bring him worldwide success and recognition. Ellington would be among the first to focus on musical form and composition in jazz using ternary forms and “call-and-response” techniques in works like Concerto for Cootie (known in its familiar vocal version as Do Nothin’ till You Hear from Me) and Cotton Tail and classic symphonic devices in his orchestral suites. In this respect, he would influence the likes of Monk, Mingus, and Evans.

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Maddie Reiss and Olivia Wells showed KINDNESS when they helped with a video.

Teegan Lutze shows KINDNESS when he writes directions on the board for kids to read during his Spanish class. WTG!!!


ALL athletes and actors participating in Thursday evening’s game/performance are required to park in STUDENT PARKING. The senior parking area is allowed for all grade students in the evening hours on Thursday. Athletes and actors may NOT use the faculty parking area behind or to the side of the Upper School.

ALL students attending either the playoff game OR the musical are REQUIRED TO PARK IN STUDENT PARKING on Thursday evening. Since we are hosting two large events, we need the parking at the CPAC and on Education Way along the wall, and US Faculty Parking areas to be reserved for on-campus guests. The senior parking area is allowed for all grade students in the evening hours on Thursday.



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Hey Guys! While high school and life can be stressful at times, sometimes we forget how important it is to take some time to relax. I can think of any better way to do that than my favorite pastime: yoga. For my capstone, I will be hosting a Yoga class to bring attention to mental health and how important it is to take care of ourselves. The class will be on February 21st at 3:30 in the CPAC. Ms. Hoffman has graciously let me take over one of her after school Thursday classes, and best of all, Mr. Monty Coggins will be leading!

While they are not required, I am also collecting donations for an organization called CVAN. CVAN is a shelter for abused women and their children here in Concord. They offer financial care and mental health programs to support women who have gone through traumatic events. If you would like to donate – there will be a box at the class. If you can’t make the class but would still like to help out, please reach out to me at school or via email with any donations you would like to make.- Kristen Sharma


Hello fellow students! Book Club will be doing a book drive for our service project this year. We have partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and they are looking for books from Lower to Middle School age range.
Please bring in any Children’s or Middle School age books you no longer need between now and February 22nd!
There will be boxes placed at each entrance of the school.
Thank you for your support!
-Rachel Cooke


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“The Gender and Sexuality Alliance, GSA, is having a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale on Wednesday and Thursday, 2/13 & 2/14, this week! We are raising money for LKN Connects, a LGBTQ+ organization which works to connect the LGBTQ+ community in Lake Norman and surrounding areas.
Come support us by purchasing baked goods. Everything at the bake sale will cost $1-2! Cash only. Thanks and Happy Valentine’s Day!”

The Drowsy Chaperone opens next week!
This 2006 hit musical and winner of multiple Tony awards begins in the apartment of “Man In Chair,” a reclusive musical theater fanatic eager to play us a record of his favorite 1920s musical The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays the record and offers his own wry commentary, the wacky musical comes to life before our eyes in spectacular fashion, serving up an irresistible concoction of sparkling old-school charm and contemporary snark.


Are you looking for a summer job?  Do you work well with children?  Did you love summer camp as a kid? Apply to be a Jr. Counselor with Camp Cannon! Upper School students, 16 or older, are welcome to submit an online application between Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 15th, 2019 for this upcoming camp season. https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=22936&clientkey=22132D5A6373B039638BB3D581B09D3A

Please contact Lisa Blattner, Director of Enrichment Programs, with any questions.


Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores are invited to sign-up on Naviance Student to visit with College Admission Representatives coming to Cannon School.  Students must get permission from their classroom teachers prior to attending an admissions event. Log into your Naviance Student account to learn more about the colleges, find out visit times and register to attend. Visits will be held in The Cube or College Counseling OfficesMarch 5th: Savannah College of Art & Design
March 15th: Drexel University
March 25th: University of Alabama; Huntsville
March 29th: Gardner-Webb University
April 11th: UNC Wilmington

 

 

 

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ADVISORY AGENDA 2.13.19

“We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.”—Jesse OwensImage result for jesse owens quotes

Jesse Owens is best remembered by sports aficionados as the man who upset Adolf Hitler’s Aryan Nation apple cart by not only winning four track and field gold medals (the first individual to do so), but setting or tying world or Olympic records in the process. Owens’ Herculean feat occurred during the 1936 Berlin Olympics — Hitler’s supposed showcase for his “Aryan racial superiority.” By winning his four events, Owens, at the age of 21, tied the world 100-meter dash record at 10.3 seconds, set Olympic records for the 200-meter dash (20.7 seconds) and the broad jump* (26′ 5 1/4″), and ran the first leg for the Olympic and world record-setting 400 meter relay team (39.8 seconds).

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Sane Davis, Abigail Hedgecock, Megan McKinsey, Jack Selden, and Timmy Jones demonstrated a great deal of passion and courage as they responded to questions from a large Leadership Cabarrus class yesterday.


The US library is reserved for AP Psychology – F block (1:05 – 2:00) and D block (2:05 – 3:00).  Students are asked to report to the commons.


Model UN Team Members going to MUNCH Chapel Hill: our trip is NEXT WEEK!!!!! Please meet in the Library Annex Wednesday, February 13 during lunch (11:15- 12:00) for an essential check-in about conference preparation and trip details.


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Hey everyone! Happy February!
House Integritas will be selling flowers this week in honor of Valentine’s Day! Read below for more info.
W H O –
For a friend, teacher, someone special, or yourself
W H A T –
Each flower is $1. You can attach a hand-written note to a friend, teacher, or someone special.
W H E N –
This Tuesday (12th), Wednesday (13th), and Thursday(14th) during lunch.
Flowers will be delivered on Valentine’s Day.
W H E R E –
At a table outside of Foundation Hall.
W H Y –
In honor of Valentine’s Day!
M O R E  D E T A I L S –
Preorders are available and suggested, which will be taken on Tuesday and Wednesday during lunch.
Have a good week!
Love,
TEGS Leadership


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Hey Guys! While high school and life can be stressful at times, sometimes we forget how important it is to take some time to relax. I can think of any better way to do that than my favorite pastime: yoga. For my capstone, I will be hosting a Yoga class to bring attention to mental health and how important it is to take care of ourselves. The class will be on February 21st at 3:30 in the CPAC. Ms. Hoffman has graciously let me take over one of her after school Thursday classes, and best of all, Mr. Monty Coggins will be leading!

While they are not required, I am also collecting donations for an organization called CVAN. CVAN is a shelter for abused women and their children here in Concord. They offer financial care and mental health programs to support women who have gone through traumatic events. If you would like to donate – there will be a box at the class. If you can’t make the class but would still like to help out, please reach out to me at school or via email with any donations you would like to make.- Kristen Sharma


Hello fellow students! Book Club will be doing a book drive for our service project this year. We have partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and they are looking for books from Lower to Middle School age range.
Please bring in any Children’s or Middle School age books you no longer need between now and February 22nd!
There will be boxes placed at each entrance of the school.
Thank you for your support!
-Rachel Cooke


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“The Gender and Sexuality Alliance, GSA, is having a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale on Wednesday and Thursday, 2/13 & 2/14, this week! We are raising money for LKN Connects, a LGBTQ+ organization which works to connect the LGBTQ+ community in Lake Norman and surrounding areas.
Come support us by purchasing baked goods. Everything at the bake sale will cost $1-2! Cash only. Thanks and Happy Valentine’s Day!”

The Drowsy Chaperone opens next week!
This 2006 hit musical and winner of multiple Tony awards begins in the apartment of “Man In Chair,” a reclusive musical theater fanatic eager to play us a record of his favorite 1920s musical The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays the record and offers his own wry commentary, the wacky musical comes to life before our eyes in spectacular fashion, serving up an irresistible concoction of sparkling old-school charm and contemporary snark.


Are you looking for a summer job?  Do you work well with children?  Did you love summer camp as a kid? Apply to be a Jr. Counselor with Camp Cannon! Upper School students, 16 or older, are welcome to submit an online application between Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 15th, 2019 for this upcoming camp season. https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=22936&clientkey=22132D5A6373B039638BB3D581B09D3A

Please contact Lisa Blattner, Director of Enrichment Programs, with any questions.


Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores are invited to sign-up on Naviance Student to visit with College Admission Representatives coming to Cannon School.  Students must get permission from their classroom teachers prior to attending an admissions event. Log into your Naviance Student account to learn more about the colleges, find out visit times and register to attend. Visits will be held in The Cube or College Counseling Offices

February 12th: Catawba College
March 5th: Savannah College of Art & Design
March 15th: Drexel University
March 25th: University of Alabama; Huntsville
March 29th: Gardner-Webb University
April 11th: UNC Wilmington

 

 

 

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ADVISORY AGENDA 2.12.19

“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”—W.E.B. Du Bois

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was a noted scholar, editor, and African American activist. Du Bois was a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP — the largest and oldest civil rights organization in America). Throughout his life Du Bois fought discrimination and racism. He made significant contributions to debates about race, politics, and history in the United States in the first half of the 20th century, primarily through his writing and impassioned speaking on race relations. Du Bois also served as editor of The Crisis magazine and published several scholarly works on race and African American history. By the time he died, in 1963, he had written 17 books, edited four journals and played a key role in reshaping black-white relations in America.

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Madison Hardy showed great RESPECT for our fabric materials today when she reorganized the entire mess of fabrics in our storage cabinet. Thank you for keeping our materials in order Madison!

The Jazz Combo showed PASSION and played a super strong set at the UNCC Jazz Festival. They were tight, focused, and definitely swinging. The guest clinicians heard it too. We got amazing feedback on our judges sheets as well as during our 1-on-1 clinic with Dr. Will Campbell, who heads the jazz department at UNCC. The judges also gave “Outstanding Soloist” awards to Vincent Vaccaro, Davis Norton, Carter Otey, Abby Lowe, and Lucas Kabasakalian.

Sixteen members of our upper school MUN team went to Baltimore this weekend to compete at JHUMUNC.  We brought home two awards this weekend: Declan Hurley received the Outstanding Delegate award and Abhi Gadudasu made Honorable Mention.  Kate Nelson walked into her committee and by day 2 was highly involved in successful resolutions. Matthew Leonard was absolutely phenomenal in his committee AND a complete pleasure all weekend, serving as a great role model for our younger delegates and embodying MUN’s motto of “Decorum” perfectly. Jonah Presser, Rebecca Jones, Amelie Kadackal, Jessi Dickerson, and Lily Klett had the honor of participating in “Midnight Crisis” committees, which means they were awakened with political drama in the middle of the night and delegated until 4am. That takes serious PASSION.

Model UN Team Members going to MUNCH Chapel Hill: our trip is NEXT WEEK!!!!! Please meet in the Library Annex Wednesday, February 13 during lunch (11:15- 12:00) for an essential check-in about conference preparation and trip details.


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Hey everyone! Happy February!
House Integritas will be selling flowers this week in honor of Valentine’s Day! Read below for more info.
W H O –
For a friend, teacher, someone special, or yourself
W H A T –
Each flower is $1. You can attach a hand-written note to a friend, teacher, or someone special.
W H E N –
This Tuesday (12th), Wednesday (13th), and Thursday(14th) during lunch.
Flowers will be delivered on Valentine’s Day.
W H E R E –
At a table outside of Foundation Hall.
W H Y –
In honor of Valentine’s Day!
M O R E  D E T A I L S –
Preorders are available and suggested, which will be taken on Tuesday and Wednesday during lunch.
Have a good week!
Love,
TEGS Leadership


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Hey Guys! While high school and life can be stressful at times, sometimes we forget how important it is to take some time to relax. I can think of any better way to do that than my favorite pastime: yoga. For my capstone, I will be hosting a Yoga class to bring attention to mental health and how important it is to take care of ourselves. The class will be on February 21st at 3:30 in the CPAC. Ms. Hoffman has graciously let me take over one of her after school Thursday classes, and best of all, Mr. Monty Coggins will be leading!

While they are not required, I am also collecting donations for an organization called CVAN. CVAN is a shelter for abused women and their children here in Concord. They offer financial care and mental health programs to support women who have gone through traumatic events. If you would like to donate – there will be a box at the class. If you can’t make the class but would still like to help out, please reach out to me at school or via email with any donations you would like to make.- Kristen Sharma


Hello fellow students! Book Club will be doing a book drive for our service project this year. We have partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and they are looking for books from Lower to Middle School age range.
Please bring in any Children’s or Middle School age books you no longer need between now and February 22nd!
There will be boxes placed at each entrance of the school.
Thank you for your support!
-Rachel Cooke


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“The Gender and Sexuality Alliance, GSA, is having a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale on Wednesday and Thursday, 2/13 & 2/14, this week! We are raising money for LKN Connects, a LGBTQ+ organization which works to connect the LGBTQ+ community in Lake Norman and surrounding areas.
Come support us by purchasing baked goods. Everything at the bake sale will cost $1-2! Cash only. Thanks and Happy Valentine’s Day!”

The Drowsy Chaperone opens next week!
This 2006 hit musical and winner of multiple Tony awards begins in the apartment of “Man In Chair,” a reclusive musical theater fanatic eager to play us a record of his favorite 1920s musical The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays the record and offers his own wry commentary, the wacky musical comes to life before our eyes in spectacular fashion, serving up an irresistible concoction of sparkling old-school charm and contemporary snark.


Are you looking for a summer job?  Do you work well with children?  Did you love summer camp as a kid? Apply to be a Jr. Counselor with Camp Cannon! Upper School students, 16 or older, are welcome to submit an online application between Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 15th, 2019 for this upcoming camp season. https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=22936&clientkey=22132D5A6373B039638BB3D581B09D3A

Please contact Lisa Blattner, Director of Enrichment Programs, with any questions.


Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores are invited to sign-up on Naviance Student to visit with College Admission Representatives coming to Cannon School.  Students must get permission from their classroom teachers prior to attending an admissions event. Log into your Naviance Student account to learn more about the colleges, find out visit times and register to attend. Visits will be held in The Cube or College Counseling Offices

February 12th: Catawba College
March 5th: Savannah College of Art & Design
March 15th: Drexel University
March 25th: University of Alabama; Huntsville
March 29th: Gardner-Webb University
April 11th: UNC Wilmington

 

 

 

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ADVISORY AGENDA 2.11.19

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.” -Nelson MandelaImage result for nelson mandela quote

The South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) helped bring an end to apartheid and has been a global advocate for human rights. A member of the African National Congress party beginning in the 1940s, he was a leader of both peaceful protests and armed resistance against the white minority’s oppressive regime in a racially divided South Africa. His actions landed him in prison for nearly three decades and made him the face of the antiapartheid movement both within his country and internationally. Released in 1990, he participated in the eradication of apartheid and in 1994 became the first black president of South Africa, forming a multiethnic government to oversee the country’s transition. after retiring from politics in 1999, he remained a devoted champion for peace and social justice in his own nation and around the world until his death in 2013 at the age of 95.

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Emily Cleveland showed INTEGRITY and PASSION when she completed a massive overview of House points. Thank you!

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Hey everyone! Happy February!
House Integritas will be selling flowers this week in honor of Valentine’s Day! Read below for more info.
W H O –
For a friend, teacher, someone special, or yourself
W H A T –
Each flower is $1. You can attach a hand-written note to a friend, teacher, or someone special.
W H E N –
This Tuesday (12th), Wednesday (13th), and Thursday(14th) during lunch.
Flowers will be delivered on Valentine’s Day.
W H E R E –
At a table outside of Foundation Hall.
W H Y –
In honor of Valentine’s Day!
M O R E  D E T A I L S –
Preorders are available and suggested, which will be taken on Tuesday and Wednesday during lunch.
Have a good week!
Love,
TEGS Leadership


The Drowsy Chaperone opens next week!
This 2006 hit musical and winner of multiple Tony awards begins in the apartment of “Man In Chair,” a reclusive musical theater fanatic eager to play us a record of his favorite 1920s musical The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays the record and offers his own wry commentary, the wacky musical comes to life before our eyes in spectacular fashion, serving up an irresistible concoction of sparkling old-school charm and contemporary snark.


Are you looking for a summer job?  Do you work well with children?  Did you love summer camp as a kid? Apply to be a Jr. Counselor with Camp Cannon! Upper School students, 16 or older, are welcome to submit an online application between Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 15th, 2019 for this upcoming camp season. https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=22936&clientkey=22132D5A6373B039638BB3D581B09D3A

Please contact Lisa Blattner, Director of Enrichment Programs, with any questions.


Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores are invited to sign-up on Naviance Student to visit with College Admission Representatives coming to Cannon School.  Students must get permission from their classroom teachers prior to attending an admissions event. Log into your Naviance Student account to learn more about the colleges, find out visit times and register to attend. Visits will be held in The Cube or College Counseling Offices

February 12th: Catawba College
March 5th: Savannah College of Art & Design
March 15th: Drexel University
March 25th: University of Alabama; Huntsville
March 29th: Gardner-Webb University
April 11th: UNC Wilmington

 

 

 

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ADVISORY AGENDA 2.8.19

“If it is not possible for me to go somewhere and to be willing to encounter people with different views, then I’m really not doing my job.” –  Condoleezza Rice


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Condoleezza Rice was born on November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama. Her mother worked as a teacher and her father as a guidance counselor. Rice earned a degree in political science from the University of Denver. In 1979, she studied Russian at Moscow State University. Rice graduated from University of Denver with a PhD in political science in 1981. One year later, she began her career as an assistant professor at Stanford University.

At Stanford, Rice enjoyed a successful teaching career. Rice was selected as the Provost of Stanford in 1993, making her the first woman and first African American to hold this position. Under her leadership, Rice led the university out of a financial deficit. While at Stanford, she also co-founded the Center for a New Generation, an after-school program for underprivileged students.

In 1989, she advised President George H.W. Bush’s administration on Soviet Union affairs. In 2000, she was appointed the National Security Advisor under President George W. Bush, becoming the first black woman to hold this position. In 2004, Rice was selected as the Secretary of State of the United States. She was the first African American woman to hold this position. She called her style of diplomacy “transformational,” a term that has since been used to describe other international policies.

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Morgan Jeter showed her KINDNESS by stepping up and hosting a visitor two days in a row.  Thank you Morgan!!

Abby Crane showed INTEGRITY when she spent her time picking up water bottles after-school in the freshman hallway.  Thanks for keeping our building clean!

The Drowsy Chaperone opens next week!
This 2006 hit musical and winner of multiple Tony awards begins in the apartment of “Man In Chair,” a reclusive musical theater fanatic eager to play us a record of his favorite 1920s musical The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays the record and offers his own wry commentary, the wacky musical comes to life before our eyes in spectacular fashion, serving up an irresistible concoction of sparkling old-school charm and contemporary snark.


Any rising 10-12the graders interested in YEARBOOK class for next year, please come to an interest meeting in Foundation Hall during break (11:45-12:00) on Friday, Feb 8th to learn more!! See Dean Zelaya if you are interested and cannot make the meeting.


GAP Year Fair:

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All Upper School Students are invited to attend the GAP Year Fair on February 10th from 1-4 p.m. at Providence Day School.

5800 Sardis Road, Charlotte. The program will being at 1 p.m. with a guest speaker. Fair will run from 2-4 p.m. Pre-register at usagapyearfairs.org/fairs


Are you looking for a summer job?  Do you work well with children?  Did you love summer camp as a kid? Apply to be a Jr. Counselor with Camp Cannon! Upper School students, 16 or older, are welcome to submit an online application between Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 15th, 2019 for this upcoming camp season. https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=22936&clientkey=22132D5A6373B039638BB3D581B09D3A

Please contact Lisa Blattner, Director of Enrichment Programs, with any questions.


Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores are invited to sign-up on Naviance Student to visit with College Admission Representatives coming to Cannon School.  Students must get permission from their classroom teachers prior to attending an admissions event. Log into your Naviance Student account to learn more about the colleges, find out visit times and register to attend. Visits will be held in The Cube or College Counseling Offices

February 12th: Catawba College
March 5th: Savannah College of Art & Design
March 15th: Drexel University
March 25th: University of Alabama; Huntsville
March 29th: Gardner-Webb University
April 11th: UNC Wilmington

 

 

 

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ADVISORY AGENDA 2.7.19

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

Related imageMarguerite Annie Johnson Angelou (April 4, 1928 to May 28, 2014), known as Maya Angelou, was an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist best known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman. Angelou received several honors throughout her career, including two NAACP Image Awards in the outstanding literary work (nonfiction) category, in 2005 and 2009.

Angelou published several collections of poetry, but her most famous was 1971’s collection Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Die, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.  ‘On the Pulse of Morning’ One of her most famous works, Angelou wrote this poem especially for and recited at President Bill Clinton’s inaugural ceremony in January 1993.

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Mia Biehler showed TEAMWORK when she continued to make bracelets for our TEGS buddy-service event after it was over!

Angel Brown showed KINDNESS when she helped a middle school student with a difficult  math problem.

The Drowsy Chaperone opens next week!
This 2006 hit musical and winner of multiple Tony awards begins in the apartment of “Man In Chair,” a reclusive musical theater fanatic eager to play us a record of his favorite 1920s musical The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays the record and offers his own wry commentary, the wacky musical comes to life before our eyes in spectacular fashion, serving up an irresistible concoction of sparkling old-school charm and contemporary snark.


Any rising 10-12the graders interested in YEARBOOK class for next year, please come to an interest meeting in Foundation Hall during break (11:45-12:00) on Friday, Feb 8th to learn more!! See Dean Zelaya if you are interested and cannot make the meeting.


GAP Year Fair:

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All Upper School Students are invited to attend the GAP Year Fair on February 10th from 1-4 p.m. at Providence Day School.

5800 Sardis Road, Charlotte. The program will being at 1 p.m. with a guest speaker. Fair will run from 2-4 p.m. Pre-register at usagapyearfairs.org/fairs


Are you looking for a summer job?  Do you work well with children?  Did you love summer camp as a kid? Apply to be a Jr. Counselor with Camp Cannon! Upper School students, 16 or older, are welcome to submit an online application between Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 15th, 2019 for this upcoming camp season. https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=22936&clientkey=22132D5A6373B039638BB3D581B09D3A

Please contact Lisa Blattner, Director of Enrichment Programs, with any questions.


Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores are invited to sign-up on Naviance Student to visit with College Admission Representatives coming to Cannon School.  Students must get permission from their classroom teachers prior to attending an admissions event. Log into your Naviance Student account to learn more about the colleges, find out visit times and register to attend. Visits will be held in The Cube or College Counseling Offices

February 7th: University of Alabama
February 12th: Catawba College
March 5th: Savannah College of Art & Design
March 15th: Drexel University
March 25th: University of Alabama; Huntsville
March 29th: Gardner-Webb University
April 11th: UNC Wilmington

 

 

 

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