“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today: Ms. Hylton, Mr. Smith and Arnie Yerra
1/19: Emily Majors
1/18: Olivia Neilsen, Ava Cooksey and Prashant Hill
***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! Please keep in mind that clothing choices should be modest and appropriate for our JK-12 community.
The Student Council is hosting an open forum, where will answer questions from you! Come to Foundation Hall on Friday, January 24th during lunch!
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.
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.