“Everything you need to be great is already inside you. Stop waiting for someone or something to light your fire. You have the match.” -Darren Hardy
Over the weekend 12/8: Sam Lucas
Mac Titus demonstrated KINDNESS when he went out of his way to help out a fellow classmate during History class.
Halle Biddle displayed KINDNESS as she volunteered to sweep up after her physics class worked in the Mill.
Jake Plyler displayed KINDNESS as he volunteered to sweep up after his physics class worked in the Mill.
*** Model UN team members: we will have our usual MUNday lunch meeting TODAY in the Library Annex! For those of you turning in application materials for a spring semester trip, this is your last chance to do so! Also, we will hear from our members who attended Ardrey Kell MUN on Sunday!
*** Hannah Denby is offering a reward of $25 if anyone finds her air pods.
Opportunity for Class of 2021 Females: Distinguished Young Women of Cabarrus County. Deadline to sign up is 1/27/20.
- Open to Cabarrus County residents. Program includes life skill workshops and opportunities to compete for college scholarships. www.DistinguishedYW.org
Pinky Swear Foundation is a local organization that provides families whose kids are battling cancer with emotional and financial support by paying for their non-medical bills.
Wednesday, Dec. 11 is National Pinky Swear Day & the Upper School can dress down for $1 IF they wear BLUE or ORANGE. Advisors will collect money starting on Monday, Dec. 9.
Here’s a video about how the foundation got started:
Attention 9th and 10th Graders: Awesome at math? Do you think you’re better than anyone else at u-substitution? Do you enjoy winning?!? The Cannon Math Department is currently looking for individuals interested in competing in the AMC 10. If this is you, please see Mr. Zebracki for a letter explaining the competition, cost, and date for the exam. The deadline to enroll is December 9th, 2019.
Cougars Fighting Cancer is hosting our annual Pancake Breakfast Friday, December 13th! It is $5 for unlimited pancakes and access to the topping bar. It takes place right after Project Wrap-In, so after you wrap with your buddies, come enjoy some breakfast! All of the money goes to the American Cancer Society to help with cancer research, paying for treatments, and supporting families. We all know somebody who is fighting this battle and this is very near and dear to our heart.
ALSO, if anyone has a griddle, a spatula, a big cooking bowl, or a ladle, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. That would really help us out!
Holly and CFC leadership
Project Wrap-In is Coming on December 13, 2019!
Each student is asked to bring in one new, unused gift ($5- $15) to store in homeroom the week of December 9. Students in grades 9th-12th may instead buy a gift for a young child of any age with their own gender in mind if they would like; however, keep in mind that children benefiting from this outreach opportunity may also be teens. Additionally, students MUST bring wrapping materials like wrapping paper, TAPE, ribbon, bows, etc.
Our hope for all students is:
- Bring in one present ($5-$15).
- Contribute wrapping paper and/or other wrapping supplies. Extra tape is very helpful!
- Bring a giving and positive attitude.
- Have fun!
We are looking forward to making a difference in the lives of many children!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Faculty Lead of Project Wrap- In and Upper School Community Outreach Director
Sophomores – Senior Girls: The Perry Initiative is accepting applications for their January 11th program at Carolina Medical Center. The program is a 1-day, free, hands-on experience for young women interested in careers in medicine and engineering. Application Deadline is December 11th. More info: www.perryinitiative.org Apply here: http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/
Did you Know?
Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental health diagnosis in the country. An estimated 31.1% of U.S. adolescents and adults experience an anxiety disorder at some time in their lives- National Institute of Mental Health.
Good News! Anxiety Disorders Can Be Managed! Unfortunately, many people think they are alone and that nothing can help, so they suffer in silence.
Want to help reduce the stigma & learn more? Join us:
Understanding & Managing Anxiety
Lunch & Learn Series
Tuesdays, Dec. 10 & 17 (Come to one or all 5 sessions)
Open to anyone interested in better understanding & supporting anxiety and anxiety disorders
of their own or people they care about.
Presented by Hillman Brown, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) & Anne Hoffman, US Counselor
You Are Not Alone Cannon Peer Support Team
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? How can Academic Coaching at Cannon (ACC) help you push to a strong finish for Trimester 1?
Sign up for an academic coaching session (Room 606) – time slots are available this week! Our Academic Coaching team (Mrs. Weakland, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Miller, Mr. Hatcher, Mrs. Calles, and Mrs. Mattsson) are ready to support YOU in the way YOU choose! YOU decide date and time of appointment, frequency of appointments (3x is recommended!), length of appointment, and the content of appointment.
Use the ACADEMIC COACHING QR CODES posted throughout the building and outside teachers’ classrooms to secure an appointment with one of our AWESOME Academic Coaches!