ADVISORY AGENDA 9.26.19 (No Drop)

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” -Oprah Winfrey

Gossage Cup

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Ainsley Smalley, Quentin Clarke and Sra. Calles

Andrew Andujar, Matthew Leck, Michael Micolucci, Jr. Nicky Vaccaro and Hayes Galloway displayed TEAMWORK by helping Mr. Davis move music gear to the CPAC.

Nick Reulbach, Emmaleigh Northrup, Jacob Hayworth and Abby Lowe showed KINDNESS when they offered to help clean up the commons area after lunch.

Reid Bertram, Gabby Polsky and Ashley Phelps demonstrated COURAGE by calling the House of Representatives while researching a class project.

Brooke Thurman showed PASSION in rereading a book from childhood just to add more detail into her reading essay.

Matthew Leonard notice that the classroom was left a mess by his fellow classmates at the end of the day, so he showed KINDNESS by staying after school and helping me clean up the room.

HELLO? ANYONE? I am writing a CUSP article for our 2nd Edition that is going to be published on Friday, October 4th. I am looking to interview anyone who remembers Arts Jam. The Cannon arts festival that you may remember from Lower School that is coming back this spring. If any of you have a favorite memory from Arts Jam, I would love to hear it!

Email me at:

MODEL UN: If you want to attend CHARMUN, your permission forms are due to Mrs. Shaefer by FRIDAY 9/27!!!!! Please bring them to the English office by 3pm on Friday! Remember that EVERYONE who is interested in Model UN even as a first-time delegate is welcome to register for CHARMUN 😊 … and this conference is MANDATORY for any student in any grade who is planning to commit to the team for the rest of the year!

The Cannon Student Council is sponsoring Carolina Smash Truck, a food truck that specializes in gourmet grilled cheese, on Thursday during lunch! Here’s the menu:

Anyone interested in Varsity Track in the Spring and/or possible Indoor Track this Winter please meet with Coaches Biehler, Rooney, Taylor and Scurlock this Thursday, September 26th in Foundation Hall during Student Choice at 1:05pm.

Homecoming 2019-The 50th Anniversary…Stay Gold, Cannon School!!

Please play the following link for details about Homecoming 2019. Ms. Eury will send you more information via email next week along with a link to pre-purchase tickets.


If you are taking AP Environmental Science or Advanced Topics in Social Sciences or English, volunteering with international communities, or participating in Cannon educational trips abroad, you may be on the way to earn this certificate.

Please contact Dr. Simard-Newman at to receive a copy of the requirements.

Anyone who is interested in playing Varsity Baseball this coming spring should come to the Multipurpose Turf Room on Thursday, September 26th at 1:05pm.

King of the Court is coming up fast!!!! We need teams comprised of 6-8 senior and junior boys! You will also need a volleyball coach to lead your team!!! Please reach out to Katie Grissom ( or Stephanie Grissom ( to let us know that you will be participating! The preliminary round will be held at Cannon School and the finals will be held at Cox Mill on October 23rd! Thanks so much and we hope to see you on the courts!

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 (

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

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

The United Schutzhund Clubs of America will be hosting the USCA National Show for German Shepherd Dogs on October 10 through 13th, at the Iredell County Fairgrounds. This event is shaping up to be the single largest breed show for German Shepherd Dogs in U.S. history, and we could use many volunteers on October 12 and 13th. We are looking for student groups that would be interested in earning service-hour credit to meet their National Honor Society, Beta Club, Key Club, ROTC, FFA, 4-H, etc. requirements. Student responsibilities could include being runners for judges’ scoresheets and refreshment needs, assisting the tabulation and registration teams, at the Information booths, and general assistance for the event. If you have group sponsors and/or students who would like to know more about this opportunity or to earn service hours while participating at this historic event, please have them contact me for further information. Stanley W Craddock, USCA Performance Judge #50


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.

9/26:    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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