ADVISORY AGENDA 10.15.19 (No Drop)

“Integrity lies in, doing what one speaks; speaking what one does.” -M.K. Soni

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Michael Dickens

Lia Carnes demonstrated PASSION for Yearbook when she coordinated a fundraiser with a local business.

Haven Hall demonstrated KINDNESS when she organized the efforts to clean up the student section of the stadium after the football game on Friday.

Kendyl Lauher demonstrated INTEGRITY when she turned in $50 she found on the floor.

Chandra Pridgen demonstrated PASSION for Yearbook when she volunteered to cover an event another student wasn’t able to attend.

Matthew Leonard demonstrated PASSION when he gave of his time on Saturday morning to help the admission office represent Cannon at the Charlotte Parent School Fair in uptown.

Caleb Campos and Riley Venos showed KINDNESS as they turned in a pair of Airpods to the office.

Colin Bullard demonstrated KINDNESS when he returned a large stack of trays to the cafeteria.

Griffin Jones demonstrated COURAGE when he shared in the community meeting that he experiences anxiety.

Molly Morrison demonstrated KINDNESS when she stopped what she was doing and went out of her way to help a Lower School student clean up a spill in the cafeteria.

Junior Drops on Thursday (10/17)

Hello Juniors! Please come to the CUBE during your drop period on Thursday (10/17). Bring your computers as we will be getting you registered for SCOIR, our new college search platform. This is required for all juniors.

The MiLL’s  Make of the Month for October are super spooky Wooden Skull decorations! We’ll get certified on the tools, then cut, assemble, and decorate these 12″x18″  decorations just in time for Halloween.

MotM for October will take place during lunch Tuesday 10/15 and Tuesday 10/22. No equipment or experience required, but spots are limited; email or let Mush know in person that you’re interested in participating.


Calling all Cannon Students! The Cannon School Student Council is in search of students to join the Student Council Volunteer Corps. It’s fun, easy, and a great way to meet people across all grades! The volunteer group will be called upon to help with fulfilling Student Council service projects and initiatives. This is a great opportunity to gain community service hours and gain leadership experience. You can help where and when you want! This is a perfect way to see behind the scenes of Student Council and can propel you to run for an elected position in the future! If you are interested in this phenomenal opportunity, please fill out the short form below to join!

Student Council Volunteer Corps sing-up form:

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 (

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 approaching! Materials must be submitted to Dr. Wilner as a printed packet by 3 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 15th. If you want to submit an application for our internal nomination process, please let your college counselor know. 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

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.

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, Lenoir Rhyne University and Lafayette College

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

10/24: Chapman University and Loyola University Maryland

10/25: Trinity College and University of St. Andrews

10/28: Merrimack College

10/29:  Texas Christian University, University of North Carolina Greensboro and Boston College

10/30: Eckerd College

11/4:    Gettysburg College and Birmingham Southern College

11/5:    Hofstra University and Montreat College

11/6:    Lynn University

11/7:    University of Delaware

11/21: Salisbury University



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