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TEGS!! – House Party at the Gazebo!  Wear your TEGS gear on Thursday and get a free dessert.  Bring a blanket too!

Juniors – bring your lunch to Foundation Hall Tuesday September 27th to hear a Class Ring presentation from Balfour. You will receive materials about designing and ordering your ring.

SPECTRUM is excited to announce the second installment of the Cougars Talk series taking place Tuesday during lunch in room 616 (the college counseling room). Bring your lunch and come ready to watch and discuss the video titled, How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them.” Katherine LeClair will lead this discussion.


Princeton Review SAT Prep Fall and Winter Workshops are open for registration. The Fall Course runs 10/15 until 11/19 for the 12/3 or 1/21 test. The Winter Course runs 1/21 until 2/25 for the 3/11 or 5/6 test. Detailed schedules and registration link can be found on the SAT Prep page on the Cannon website. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

Are you looking for credible sources of information to complete your research paper?  Are you wondering why you can’t use Wikipedia as a source?  Then attend a workshop on the incredible online resources EBSCO has to offer. The workshop will be held in the US library reference room on Thursday, Sep 29 during Student Choice. (1:05 -1:30).  Please email Mr. Kmidowski to register.

Seniors: Senior picture make-up day will be Thursday, Sept. 29. If you did not have your picture made in August you MUST have your picture taken on Thursday. If you’re interested in having your picture re-made, please also plan to attend. Carolina Photography will be on campus in the morning. Mrs. Morrell will be in touch soon regarding specifics about time and location. If you have questions, please email her at

Freshmen, Sophomores, and JuniorsAre you interested in learning more about colleges in California?  The College Counseling department is teaming up with area high schools to offer a Tour of California Colleges in June, 2017.  This tour will be organized by EF Tours.  A mandatory information meeting is being held at Christ the King Catholic High School, 2011 Crusader Way, Huntersville NC 28078 (right off Hwy 73 near the intersection of Poplar Tent and Hwy 73) on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00pm.  Parents of interested students must be in attendance to learn more about the trip.  An email has gone out to all parents of 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.  If you’re interested, encourage your parent(s) to attend the meeting on September 27.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Please sign up on Family Connections to meet with College Admission Representatives from the following institutions:


Hendrix College           – Colleges That Changes Lives, Private, Large Town, Arkansas, 1400 Undergrads

A liberal arts college with strong sciences program. the Hendrix Odyssey program ensures that every student takes part in hands-on learning experiences such as research, study abroad, internships and service.

Northeastern University           – Private, Urban/Boston, Massachusetts, 13,500 Undergrads

The Coop program allows students to integrate periods of study with 3 to 6 month periods of full-time employment starting as early as their second year. The 24 PlusOne programs enable you to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.

September 28th:

Birmingham-Southern College – Colleges That Changes Lives, Private, Large City, Alabama, 1200 Undergrads

In addition to the 25 majors and minors, the school offers 24 Explorations Lectures & Arts events on campus.  Their January Exploration Term allows students to take four weeks of class, do an internship or travel abroad.

Washington University– Private, suburban St. Louis, Missouri, 7400 Undergrads

Touted as a Midwestern alternative to the East Coast Ivies. Offers over 90 fields of study with a focus on interdisciplinary studies.  

Washington College- Private ,rural, Chestertown, MD, 1500 undergrads

10th oldest chartered higher education institution in the US. offers 40 majors & the Center for Environment & Society that offers internships and fellowships in the great outdoors.

September 30th:

University of South Carolina – Public, Small City, South Carolina, 25,000 Undergrads

Offering 324 unique degree tracks and home to one of the highest regarded international business programs. The school is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its research & community engagement.

QPR Question-Persuade-Refer

Suicide Prevention Training

Thursday, September 29th, 3:15-4:30PM Foundation Hall

So we can have enough materials & snacks: RSVP to

What is QPR?

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

In 90 Minutes, You Can Become a Gatekeeper

According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

[if !supportLists]v  [endif]recognize the warning signs of suicide

[if !supportLists]v  [endif]know how to offer hope

[if !supportLists]v  [endif]know how to get help and save a life


QPR is recognized by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations as a “best practices” model and was selected by the American Psychiatric Association’s Task Force on Patient Safety as an “exemplary suicide risk reduction approach.” 


Cannon School QPR Training Sponsored by: Davidson LifeLine & Town of Davidson

Class of 2019 Mental Health Awareness Service Project      EMPOWER! Club (A chapter of SADD)

Out of the Dark ness Community Walk for Suicide Prevention Capstone       pst; (Peer Support Team)

Questions? Ms. Hoffman, US Conselor:

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