ADVISORY AGENDA 8.28.19 (Social Studies Drop)

Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Gossage Cup

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Madison Hardy and Ms. Stavrakas

Kate Booker demonstrated PASSION for Cannon School by allowing a new student to shadow her at the last minute.

Nicky Thompson demonstrated KINDNESS when she offered to let a visitor shadow her during Spanish class.

Grace Ankrom demonstrated KINDNESS when she brought in breakfast for a fellow adviser who had been away for a few days.

Cash McCreary showed KINDNESS when he went above and beyond to support a friend who needed it.

Eli Snodgrass showed KINDNESS when he escorted a classmate to the nurse.

DJ Nix showed KINDNESS when he helped Dean Booker remove trash from the Senior Lounge walls.

When called out for anything in life, one’s instinct can be to make excuses or to point out that other people are doing the same thing. Not so for Dillon Casey. He simply owned up and apologized to his teacher showing INTEGRITY. #realman

Food Truck Friday Menu

Math Café Grand Opening event on Friday, September 6, 2019 in room 606 (the ACC room) before school, starting at 7:30 AM . There will be food and drinks and mathematics, served up fresh by your favorite math faculty members. Math questions are welcome, but not required to attend. Regular Math Café hours:

Monday 3:10-3:40

Tuesday 7:30-8:00

Tuesday 3:10-3:40

Wednesday 3:10-3:40

Thursday 7:30-8:00

Thursday 3:10-3:40

Friday 3:10-3:40

Hey everyone!

This year, Griffin, Mason, Heidi, and I will be starting a filmmaking club. If you have a passion for any aspect of filmmaking, whether it be screenwriting, acting, editing, or are just looking for something to do after school, we would love to have you join! Please feel free to email any of us or let one of us know in person if you’re interested. This is just for us to get an idea of how many people would actively participate in the club once we start meeting.

-Joseph Hurtado, Griffin Jones, Mason Waite, and Heidi Coppa

There will be an interest meeting for any male students wishing to play varsity men’s lacrosse this spring on Friday, September 6 at 11:15 am in Foundation Hall.  Please grab some lunch and plan to meet Coach Schattner in Foundation Hall to go over information concerning the upcoming season.


We would love STUDENT input to help make Winterm 2020 the best yet! Fill out this quick survey to let us know what types of classes you’d like to see offered. Thank you!

Auditions for Cannon Theater Company’s winter musical “Bright Star” will happen on Thursday September 5 and Monday September 9! Special audition slots are reserved for fall athletes who can’t come during the regular audition times. For more information and to sign up for an audition, go to

Do you have an interest or a passion that you want to share with the rest of our student body? Have you considered starting or leading a club? If so, fill out this Google Form to propose your idea for a club in the Upper School.  Club leadership is open to ANY Upper School student.  Deadline for club proposals is 8/29 by 3 PM. There are currently 9 proposals. Get with your friends, brainstorm your ideas and submit your proposals before the deadline date. Club proposal form:

The Club Leader meeting will be on 8/30 during Student Choice in Foundation Hall. We want to make sure you have all necessary information heading into the 9/5 Club Fair.

SOPHOMORES: You will earn points for your Houses by breaking in tour boots for Outward Bound. Wear your hiking boots on the following days and let your House leaders know: 8/30 and 9/6.

The Grief Affinity Group is sponsoring a 3-week grief seminar during lunch  Wednesday, August 28th & Tuesday, Sept. 3rd in Room 512. Mrs. Hoffman, US Counselor, and Shea Collins, grief counselor, invite all students wishing to talk, listen, or learn about how to handle grief and/or support a friend. Contact Mrs. Hoffman or Mr. Ross if you have any questions.

It’s HOT outside. Soon it will be cold, icy, and miserable.  The Class of 2020 is trying to raise funds for a gift to Cannon School.  If you are interested in submitting a bid for one of four PRIMO parking spaces, email Dean Booker with the maximum you’d be willing to donate.  All bids must be received by 8/30 at 3:05pm.  Help yourself and the Class of 2020!!!

The MiLL at Cannon School (aka The Upper School Makerspace, or what used to be called the Outback) is open and ready for Making! All students are welcome to stop by during lunch and choice to see and use the space, and to learn both more about what resources are available to use and how to get trained on the equipment. Keep an eye on the blog for information about this year’s Make of the Month projects, where you’ll have the opportunity to make a number of seasonal one-shot projects from decals to decorations and more.

This year, video gaming in The MiLL will be welcome only on Fridays and open only to students who have utilized the space to work on projects outside of class time earlier in the week. For more information please contact Mush Hughes in person or at

Welcome back to school!  Thank you to ALL of you who wrote notes of encouragement last year that were sent to Mr. Riley.  We continued to send these notes his way throughout the summer.  We would like to continue to send our memories, words of encouragement, PUNS, dad jokes, etc. his way.  If you would like to contribute, please bring your contribution to Mrs. Mattsson (Room 630).  Thank you!  Have a great year.

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. Students who need assistance accessing their Naviance account or registering for college visits should contact their college counselor.

9/3:      Guilford College, Duke Kunshan University

9/4:      Franklin & Marshall College, Furman University, Meredith College, Randolph College and University of New Hampshire at Durham

9/5:      East Carolina University, Haverford College and St. Lawrence University

9/6:      Hillsdale College

9/9:      University of Notre Dame, Union College (New York) and Bucknell University

9/16:    Christopher Newport University

9/17:    Catawba College and Stetson University

9/18:    University of Georgia and Villanova University

9/19:    Saint Michael’s College

9/23:    The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Hollins, Hampden-Sydney and Northeastern University

9/24:    Clemson University and Jacksonville University

9/25:    University of Cincinnati, Dartmouth College, Davidson College and  Samford University

9/26:    Campbell University

9/27:   Connecticut College

10/1:    Xavier University, High Point University and Allegheny College

10/2:    Mount St. Mary’s University – Maryland, Agnes Scott College, Butler University and Miami University, Oxford

10/3:    University of Chicago, Georgia State University and University of Miami

10/4:    College of Charleston, University of North Carolina at Asheville and Washington and Lee University

10/7:    Denison University, Queens University – Charlotte and Wittenberg University

10/8:    Colgate University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Wake Forest University, Appalachian State University, Auburn University and Elon University

10/10: Wofford College, Roanoke College, George Mason and Dickinson College

10/11: Vanderbilt University

10/14: The George Washington University and Brandeis University

10/15: Trinity University, Sweet Briar College and Baylor University

10/17: Gardner-Webb University, Bowdoin College, American University and Washington University in St. Louis

10/22:   Sewanee: The University of the South and Lafayette College

10/23:  The University of Arizona, Rhodes College, Clark University and University of Richmond

10/24: Chapman University

10/28: Merrimack College

10/29:  Texas Christian University

11/4:    Gettysburg College

11/5:    Hofstra University

11/6:    Lynn University

11/7:    University of Delaware


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