“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”—Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut

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When the space shuttle Endeavour blasted off on its second mission, it carried the first African American woman into space. But Mae Jemison is more than an astronaut — she’s also a physician, a Peace Corps volunteer, a teacher, and founder and president of two technology companies.

Born in Decatur, Ala., on Oct. 17, 1956, Mae Carol Jemison moved to Chicago at the age of 3 and considers the city her hometown. The youngest of three children born to a maintenance worker and an elementary schoolteacher, she had a fascination with all things science from an early age. Jemison did well in high school, and attended Stanford University on scholarship at the age of 16. There, she attained her bachelor of science in chemical engineering and a bachelor of arts in African and African-American studies. She went on to earn her doctorate in medicine from Cornell University in 1981.

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Ms. Stavrakas showed TEAMWORK and #coverandmove when she ran a meeting that a teammate had to miss.  

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.

History Club is meeting today, Wednesday, February 6th, during lunch in Mrs. Huffman’s room. We will be discussing Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Chile’s General Augusto Pinochet

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HOUSE HUMANITAS is Hosting a pizza lunch TODAY for only $5. Come to Foundation Hall at 11:15 am for pizza, drinks, and dessert!!

Last Friday Reah Syed and Holly Springate attended the Learning Through Languages Symposium at UNC Chapel Hill. Their chosen topic was “El activismo de las Mujeres en el Oriente Medio y África del Norte” and they completed a research paper and media presentation completely in Spanish. They were awarded the honorable mention (2nd place) in the category of Advanced Language Scholarship and the honorable mention for their specific region, the Middle East and North Africa track. !Enhorabuena!

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

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.

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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