“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” -Charles R. Swindoll
Jack Field demonstrated KINDNESS when he helped Mrs. Coughlin straighten the English hallway in preparation for parent conferences.
Courtney Phelps met her advisory with cake pops to make sure their Monday started off great! Thank you Courtney for showing KINDNESS.
Faith Carpenter, Josh Robinette and Joseph Earl Levy III displayed KINDNESS as they gave up their lunch break to answer questions for next year’s newly accepted students.
Conrad Randall-Bauer showed KINDNESS when he offered to allow a newly accepted student shadow him during yesterday’s morning blocks.
Katherine Calcagno demonstrated PASSION when she also showed up for a night game in the cold/wind on Friday. We apologize for not recognizing her yesterday!
***From Emily Cleveland:
Hunger Drive Date extension: I just wanted to let you know that Mrs. Stavrakas and I are collecting money for Hunger Drive until Thursday March 12! If you would like to donate, please bring money to the envelopes that were handed out to your advisors. Any amount would help and just know that you would be helping your house earn points and bring food to people in our community!
***Attention National Art Honor Society Members
We will have a meeting this Thursday, March 12 at lunch in the US Art Studio! Come to learn about remaining service opportunities and what you need to do to ensure you are an active member this year.
***Lunch & Learn: Thursday, March 12th, 11:30 – 12:00 in The Cube
Already involved in extracurricular activities and community service? Wishing you had a mentor in the community to offer you guidance? Looking for ways to organize your goals and ideas? Cannon graduate Davis Nelson ’16 will present a video about the value of pursuing the Congressional Award , and senior Rob Trufant will be present to share about his journey of pursuing this award. The Congressional Award enables young people to intentionally organize their involvement into four pillars: volunteerism, personal development, physical fitness and exploration. To learn more about the benefits of this program please plan to attend this Lunch and Learn on March 12th.
Hi everyone! On Tuesday (3/10) the Save Education club will be having a bake sale to celebrate Holi. Stop by Foundation Hall during lunch to grab a treat for $1 or $2!
TOMORROW (Tuesday, March 10) is the last day to submit your course request, petition, and independent study forms. These forms can be found on Mybackpack under “My Forms.” If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Finneyfrock.
April 11th: Home Run Doggie Derby
Bradford Park, Huntersville
All proceeds benefit local pet rescues.
Music, Vendors, Bake Sale, Prizes, Food, Raffle, Photo Booth
More info available.
March 22nd: NACAC National College Fair – Open to all Upper School Students
12 – 3 p.m. at the Park Expo Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte
Printable list of attending colleges available here.
Western Carolina University will be hosting an event for prospective students on Monday, March 9th in Concord at the Hilton Garden Inn, 7831 Gateway Lane, Concord, NC 28027. Doors open at 6:00 pm and this event is open to any sophomore, junior, or senior. Students and parents interested in attending should visit ontour.wcu.edu to register (scroll down to Spring Blitz 2020).
My name is Reah Syed and for my capstone I will be doing a presentation on the poverty crisis in India. I have been traveling to India every year since I was born to visit my family, so it is a place that is very close to my heart. The poverty issue there is one that I have seen in person and would like to help raise awareness for within the Cannon community. Please join me in The Cube on Tuesday, March 10th during lunch to learn more about poverty in India and ways that you can help those affected by it. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you!
From Sadie Miller: Hi everyone! We are having a drive for the Concord Women’s Shelter, and would love donations of gently used clothing, feminine hygiene products, and paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, Etc.) It’s a great opportunity to clean out your closet and give your old clothes to a good cause, Bins are in the Atrium!
For my capstone, I’m getting people together to make homework kits, stem kits, and sight word cards for Classroom Central, an organization that provides school supplies and wellness supplies to children in needs-based schools. I have volunteered with Classroom Central for about a year now, and it is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart.
This will be on March 4th right after school in the library annex until 4:30. All of the supplies will be provided (and there will be snacks :)) I’d love to have you there! If you have any questions, feel free to email me email@example.com
For my capstone, I am trying to recruit volunteers to help with Special Olympics, this coming spring. Special Olympics has always been an important part of my life; I started to help volunteer when I was in 5th grade with family friends and I have continued to go each year after that. It’s a special experience that I would love to share with our community, so I am looking for 20 volunteers to go with me! We will be going on April 9, which is a half-day. Since we will be missing actual school, we still have expectations for everyone interested in going.
You must be a Junior/Senior
You must have transportation
You must stay with your buddy until the games are over (around 1 pm), whether that be in the Olympic village, eating lunch (volunteers receive a free lunch), or walking around. If your buddy chooses to leave, we will find you another way to help.
Special Olympics has set a strict number of people we may bring, so please don’t sign up if you are worried that you may need to cancel or go out of town. *You must be committed to going!
Remember, this day is special for them, not you!
If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out this form and we will get back to you with a parent permission slip. *You have until March 6 to answer the form.* Please be concise with your answers: https://forms.gle/rmqmq1hb8GgdHgMD9
Lia Carnes and Mrs. Weakland
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.
3/12: Wingate University
3/24: Purdue University, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Lenoir- Rhyne University, University of Kentucky and Baylor University