ADVISORY AGENDA 9.3.19 (Art Drop)

If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone up.- Booker T. Washington

Gossage Cup

15 50 10 20 

Carter Nelson

                           Over the weekend 9/2: George Fisher

Megan Hnilica, Lauren Skolaris, Matthew Leonard, Madison Berini, Sydney Wood, Maddie Johnson, Akshi Kumar, Jack McDermott, Charlie Titus, Reah Syed, Miles Batley, and Eric Chen demonstrated PASSION, KINDNESS, and TEAMWORK when they gave up part of their drop period to share tips for US success in New Student Seminar.

Katherine Calcagno demonstrated KINDNESS when she stayed an extra few minutes in Spanish class to clean up after her peers.

Faith Carpenter and Will Rauer demonstrated COURAGE when they each initiated a tough conversation with a teacher.

Anna Dula and Lydia Craven demonstrated KINDNESS when they helped Dean Zelaya carry snacks to a classroom.

Kunal Handa demonstrated KINDNESS, RESPECT, and TEAMWORK when he helped clean up the Junior hallway as he was passing by.

Tucker Johnson demonstrated KINDNESS when he held the fridge door for a teacher in the cafeteria.

Joseph Earl Levy III demonstrated TEAMWORK when he helped a classmate figured out how to use the printer.

Thank you Ethan Little for demonstrating INTEGRITY when you returned a lost wallet.

Olivia Neilsen demonstrated immense COURAGE when she spoke in front of her English I class about an important topic that everyone wanted to weigh in on.

Davis Norton and Luca Kabasakalian showed RESPECT when they cleaned up the messy senior lounge and inquired about a vacuum for behind the couches.

Liam J. Peterson showed KINDNESS to a teacher by letting her know her CV.

Deuce Rolle demonstrated PASSION when he practiced a difficult word in Spanish over and over again before a big presentation, earning himself a 4 in his pronunciation/fluency standard!!

Nolan Stern demonstrated COURAGE when he shared an excerpt from his journal with the class AND it contained a differing opinion from his teacher.

Riley Venos displayed INTEGRITY by helping the College Counseling Team remind seniors to go to The Cube for their meeting on Monday

From Drake:

What: Humanitas House Pizza Party

When: September 5th

Where: Outside Library

Cost: $5

What you’ll get: Pizza and soda

Students, due to an event in the CPAC, we ask that everyone is prepared to park LOWER than normal on September 5th.  We regret the inconvenience. 


Interested in being an Upper School Student Ambassador this year?

The Admission Office Team invites all Upper School students to be active Student Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 academic year.  To do so, please complete a Student Ambassador Profile (an 8-10 minute Survey Monkey). 

Information about SAN and links to the Student Ambassador Profile can also be found on the  Student Ambassador Network Power School Page

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Holliway in the Admission Office. 

There will be a mandatory information session for all students enrolled in an AP/AT course on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 in the CPAC during Student Choice.  Please bring your laptop and your College Board account login information.

The AquaCougs are looking forward to returning to action this winter! It is hard to believe there is only 59 days until we get to hang out at 5:50am in the aquatic utopia swimming wonderland  (aka the pool deck of the west Cabarrus YMCA).

Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below so we can create a potential roster for planning purposes. When I get survey results in I will schedule a lunch time interest meeting.

General Swimming Interest Survey

If you are a junior or senior interested in being a captain please fill out this link. Please know that ALL seniors are considered leaders of the team. Not being selected a captain does NOT diminish your leadership responsibility.

Captain Interest Survey

So excited for an amazing season!

-The Aquacoug coaching staff

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!

There will be a meeting of all girls interested in varsity softball on Friday, September 6 at 11:15 am in the Private Dining Room.  Please grab some lunch and come meet with Head Coach Maves to receive information concerning workouts and the upcoming season in the spring.


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.

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

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: 9/6.

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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