“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie
Tyson Carpenter, Amaya King, and Nick Reulbach showed TEAMWORK when they cleaned up a mess in the commons!
The following students showed KINDNESS when they helped Mrs. Reiss (again!) with a marketing project: Ella Ruddy, Sara Trufant, Maddie Johnson, Emily Busby, Chloe Winchester, Hannah Denby, Maddie Reiss, Esther Burlington, Fen Cleveland, Emily Majors, Amaya King, Gabby Polsky, and Harshini Gadudasu.
Fall 2019 Driver Education Program
This year, Cannon School has contracted with a local company to offer a driver education program during the fall semester. Classes and behind-the-wheel instruction will be provided by WatsOnWheels (https://www.watsonwheelsnc.com/). WatsOnWheels has agreed to offer Cannon students a discount and provide the course for $350 per student. The classes will be held Monday – Friday, November 4th- 15th in Foundation Hall from 3:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Students must be 14½ years of age when the classes begin to be eligible to register. To complete the class, students must have thirty hours of class time and six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. We hope to offer another class in the spring through WatsOnWheels, but we have yet to schedule specific dates.
After the class portion is complete, the instructor will coordinate with students individually to complete the behind-the-wheel requirements during their school drop periods or after school hours.
The $350 fee is due on the first day of class and may be charged to the student’s Cannon School account or paid in the form of a check made out to “Watson Wheels LLC”.
To register for the fall driver education class, please complete this Google Form https://forms.gle/gQ4RNzj7ESFxL8Ni8
If you have additional questions, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Don’t forget Cannon School’s very own Men’s Volleyball Team will be having their Interest meeting on Thursday, September 19th during Student Choice in the Library Annex. Hope to see you guys out there!
Homecoming 5k and Fun Run
Saturday, October 5
Cross Country Trail
After a fun night at the Homecoming game, join us Saturday, October 5 for this year’s annual Homecoming 5k and Fun Run!
Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to participate. Participation fee is $20. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 male and female runners.
Juniors interested in learning about the Governor’s School of NC summer program should plan to attend the Lunch & Learn on Thursday, September 18th in The Cube. This session will explain the program, the timeline for the nomination process and allow for a Q&A with Reah Syed, who attended Governor School last summer.
Seniors: The deadline to apply for Cannon nominations for Jefferson, Centennial or Belk Scholarships is Oct. 15th. Submit the required materials to Dr. Wilner via email by 3 pm on Oct.15th. If you are uncertain of what to submit, please speak with your college counselor.
Juniors: The deadline to submit an application for Cannon nomination to NC Governor’s School is Oct. 15th.Materials must be submitted to Dr. Wilner as a printed packet by 3 pm on Friday, Oct. 15th. If you are interested in applying, please try to attend the LUNCH & LEARN about Governor’s School THIS Thursday in the CUBE. Also, let your college counselor know, and s/he will help you understand the requirements for applying (which includes two letters of recommendation).
Sophomores: Interested in a fantastic 3-day HOBY Leadership Seminar this summer? Please read about HOBY online and submit these two items to Dr. Wilner via email no later than 3 pm on Oct. 15th:
1. Brief paragraph detailing why you want to participate in HOBY.
2. List of activities/resume
Trouble getting or staying organized? Difficulty managing your time? Need an accountability partner to help keep your goals on track? Looking for some fresh work or study space scenery? Absences or early dismissals got you feeling behind?
We can help! Academic Coaching at Cannon (ACC) opens TODAY, Tuesday, September 17, in Room 606. Our Academic Coaching team is comprised of Mrs. Weakland, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Miller, Mr. Hatcher, Mrs. Calles, and Mrs. Mattsson. ACC is designed to support YOU in the way YOU choose! YOU control all aspects of your experience: date and time of appointment, frequency of appointments (3x is recommended!), length of appointment, and the content of appointment.
Click HERE or scan the QR codes posted around the building to sign up for an appointment with our AWESOME Academic Coaches!
There is a wrestling interest meeting today at 11:20 in Coach Helfant’s Room 818 in the Middle School Addition. Come on out to learn about the wrestling program and how to get involved. See you all there.
Our first Academic Advising Activity will take place during student life on Thursday, September 19th. Please make a copy of the activity and share it with your advisor before Academic Advising. To find the activity, go tobit.ly/AcademicAdvisingActivity
Students for Constitutional Government will meet for lunch this Friday, September 20th in Foundation Hall. We will go over the purpose of the club and discuss essential questions regarding liberty and government. Each attendee will receive a free copy of the Constitution!
Cannon’s AWARD-WINNING History Club will have its first meeting of year on Thursday, September 19th during STUDENT CHOICE in Ms. Huffman’s room. ALL INTERESTED STUDENTS ARE WELCOME! Elections for officers will be held. If you’d like to run for one of the following offices, please email Ms. Huffman (email@example.com) NO LATER THAN NOON on Thursday 9/19 to be placed on the ballot. Indicate the office for which you’re running and a one-sentence reason of why you’d be a good candidate. Candidates will make short prepared speeches at the meeting prior to voting. Offices are:
- Imperator/rix (President)
- Minister of Good Works (service)
- Minister of Foreign Affairs (field trips)
- Minister of Information (club communication)
- Minister of Food (provides refreshments for meetings)
- Ambassador (represents the club to all-club meetings)
- Tribute (Freshman Intern)
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.
9/17: 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, Simmons University and Northeastern University
9/24: Clemson University, Lipscomb 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, Carleton College, High Point University and Allegheny College
10/2: Mount St. Mary’s University – Maryland, NC State, Agnes Scott College, Butler University and Miami University, Oxford
10/3: University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Georgia State University and University of Miami
10/4: College of Charleston, Trinity College, University of North Carolina at Asheville and Washington and Lee University
10/7: Denison University, Queens University – Charlotte, Presbyterian College, University of Kentucky 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
10/25: University of St. Andrews
10/28: Merrimack College
10/29: Texas Christian University
10/30: Boston College
11/4: Gettysburg College
11/5: Hofstra University
11/6: Lynn University
11/7: University of Delaware
11/21: Salisbury University