ADVISORY AGENDA 9.18.19 (Social Studies Drops)

“Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.” – Virginia Burden

Gossage Cup

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Ethan Sultana and Mia Biehler

Myles Stradford displayed KINDNESS as he offered to clean up his area during lunch and take trays back to the dining hall.

Olivia Neilsen, Jackson Carlock, Ashwin Patel, Madison Kirby, Hayes Galloway all demonstrated TEAMWORK when they worked hard to help rearrange Foundation Hall for an important meeting. We appreciate you!

The Cabarrus Warriors will be playing on Friday at 7:30pm, and we would love to have as many people in attendance as possible! The theme is beach, so dress up in your favorite trunks and nautical gear!

Thank you to all the Club Leaders who participated in our Club Fair! Here’s a link to all of our clubs this year:

Any student who was absent on Club Fair Day may email the student leader and the faculty advisor to the club and request to join and be invited to their next meeting.  See Dean Zelaya or Dean Williams with any questions.

Bella Edmondson, Morgan Stilphen, Alivia Calabrase and I (Kate Nelson) are so excited to announce the Cannon School’s Girl’s Lacrosse Club (CSLC)!! There will be an interest meeting on September 19th during lunch in Foundation Hall!! We will have some snacks and also a presentation about the lacrosse season! If you can’t make it due to something else, just email us to let us know if you’re definitely going to play this year.

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 (  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

If you have additional questions, please email me (

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.

For more information about the 5k and other events during Homecoming weekend, check out our Homecoming page on the website. For questions, please contact Mrs. Ross at

Juniors interested in learning about the Governor’s School of NC summer program should plan to attend the Lunch & Learn on Thursday, September 19th 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

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

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 ( 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.

9/18:    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

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