“Kindness is loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of their weakness.” -Unknown
John Luke Godino
Esther Burlington and Nicky Thompson exhibited COURAGE when they ventured out of their normal coterie to (gasp!) sit on the opposite side of the room and engage in conversation with different people.
Jasmine McRae was an exceptional team player by allowing another lab group to borrow her apple adapter so they could accomplish a lab.
Kate Nelson and Morgan Stilphen showed KINDNESS by taking a ton of pizza boxes to the dumpster for House Humanitas!
Matthew Leonard demonstrated PASSION when he discussed some new material he learned in class this year with a former teacher, making connections with prior knowledge.
*** The votes are in, and the themes for Spirit Week (1/21-24) are as follows: pajama day on Tuesday (1/21), jersey day on Wednesday (1/22), color wars on Thursday, 1/23 (freshmen wear white, sophomores wear black, juniors wear blue, and seniors wear pink), and dress-down on Friday (1/24). We look forward to seeing you all in costume!
The Student Council is hosting an open forum, where will answer questions from you! Come to Foundation Hall on Friday, January 24th during lunch!
During New Student Seminar, the class of 2023 was tasked with signing up for and keeping at least ONE Academic Coaching (ACC) appointment this school year. Those who did so in 1st semester were entered into a raffle for gift cards to Chick-Fil-A or Starbucks. Congratulations to our raffle winners – Chase Erdin, Helen Craft, and Gregory Olson!
Trouble getting or staying organized? Difficulty managing your time? Need an accountability partner to help keep your goals on track? Looking for some fresh study or work 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 2?
Academic Coaching (Room 606) resumes Wednesday, Jan. 22 – time slots are available! Our Academic Coaching team (Mr. Hatcher, Mrs. Calles, Mrs. Kulp, Mrs. Mattsson, Mr. Smith, and Mrs. Miller) 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! If you need help signing up for an appointment, please reach out directly to Mrs. Kulp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Halfway There Winter Dance is right around the corner on Saturday, January 25th! Halfway There is a time to celebrate that we are halfway through the school year and for seniors, halfway to graduation. This year’s dance is a semi-formal dance with the theme “ A Winter Wonderland.” Join us for a fabulous dance, great desserts, and a night of fun and entertainment! Seniors will need to plan to arrive by 6:00pm while all others should arrive at 7:00pm.
Tickets will officially go on sale today, Wednesday, January 15th and the link is now active. Pre-order ticket sales officially end on Thursday, January 23rd because we have to have a final count for food. The tickets are $12 in advance from January 14th-January 23rd and $15 if you are late to purchase including buying tickets at the door. (All tickets at the door will be billed to your account if you do not have exact change. No checks are accepted at the door.) You may get tickets by responding on the Google form at the link below. For your convenience, you may choose to bill your account for the cost of the ticket. You may also get tickets from Ms. Eury in room #701.
See Ms. Eury for more details or if you have any questions!
The password for EBSCO was changed over the winter break. Please refer to the EBSCO tab on the library page for the new password.
Students for Constitutional Government will be meeting Friday, January 17th in Foundation Hall. The topic of our discussion will be “What is the role of government?” and “What is the proper balance of local and federal power?”
There are a few cars in the parking lot with no parking sticker. You are strongly encouraged to reach out to Dean Williams to take care of this matter. The goal is to have 100% of all cars with parking stickers. If you need it, below you will find the Campus Parking Form:
Spring 2020 Driver Education Program
This year, Cannon School has contracted with a local company to offer a driver education program during the spring 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, March 23rd to Friday, April 3rd 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.
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 spring driver education class, please complete this Google Form
What: Lunch & Learn on Gap Year Experiences presented by Cannon College Counseling and Rustic Pathways
When: January 23rd 11:15 a.m.
Where: The Cube
Who: All Upper School Students interested in adventure, service, travel, and career exploration!
Spend your lunch in The Cube learning about how to plan a Gap Year; timing, options,
implementation, and costs will be discussed as well as how a Gap Year is truly viewed by colleges.
Please bring your laptops and report to the following rooms for Student Life with College Counseling on THURSDAY:
McClanahan advisees the Annex
Segura advisees the Commons
Wilner advisees the CUBE