“The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”-Mark Zuckerberg
Question of the Day:
If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
Sydney Wood demonstrated PASSION when she offered her personal time to improve a project.
5/2: Carter Tipton
5/4: A.J. Arledge, Emma Northrup, Jackson Spiggle
***Academic Coaching (ACC) appointments will end for the 2019-20 school year on Friday, May 8. If you would like to make an ACC appointment prior to May 8, please do so HERE.
If you are in need of academic support AFTER May 8, please reach out directly to Mrs. Hurtado or Mrs. Kulp for an individual appointment.
If you are in need of emotional support, please reach directly to Mrs. Hoffman or Mr. Ross for an individual appointment.
***Calling all students interested in debate or Model UN… or anyone currently looking to cure some boredom! Our Model UN team is hosting a Virtual “CougarMUN” from 3-6pm on Tuesday, May 12! Current Model UN members are strongly encouraged to participate… but this intro-level experience is open to anyone who has ever wanted to give Model UN a try!!!! We are also inviting faculty members to participate as delegates! If you’re interested, please sign up via a Google Form sent to your email. Questions of any kind can be sent to Matthew Leonard, Jessi Dickerson, or Mrs. Shaefer.
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is May 4th – May 8th!
The Cannon Connections Teacher/Staff Appreciation Committee has planned the following weeklong celebration of Cannon staff and teachers.
Monday – Recognition Surprise
Tuesday – Sweet Treat
Wednesday – Family Dinner
Thursday – Superhero T-shirt
Friday – Virtual Frenzy Friday
We are asking students to join in this weeklong celebration. Teachers will be asked to wear their Superhero T-shirts on Thursday, May 7 and we encourage students to wear their favorite superhero shirts to advisory and classes that day and to make sure to take pictures! On Virtual Frenzy Friday, please make sure to give a shout out to your teachers – in class, via email, on social media, etc. Tell them why you appreciate them and make sure to personalize your message with a picture or video message!
AP/AT STUDENTS: PLEASE DEVOTE UNINTERRUPTED TIME TO READ THROUGH THE 2020 AP AT-HOME TESTING GUIDE.
As you review the guide, WRITE DOWN questions you have. Mrs. Kulp will be available in an “open” WebEx Meeting space from 2:00-3:00 PM to field AP-related questions on the following days over the next 2 weeks. Please see the subject-specific meeting schedule below:
- Thursday, April 30 (TODAY!) –ENGLISH / ARTS / COMPUTER SCIENCE
- Friday, May 1 (TOMORROW!) –HISTORY
- Wednesday, May 6 –SCIENCE
- Thursday, May 7 –MATH
- Friday, May 8 –WORLD LANGUAGE
If you have any questions prior to your subject-specific Q&A, please reach out directly to Mrs. Kulp.
The Peer Support Team Wants to Know,
How are you taking care?
HAMMOCK HAMMOCKING: pst; member, Jackson Hammock ‘21, relaxing outdoors!
Relaxing, being outdoors, and having a positive attitude are great ways to Take Care! Doing “nothing” is a big SOMETHING when it comes to wellness.
Students: Send a photo of yourself Taking Care to pst; advisors:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need some encouragement, reach out to members of the Cannon Peer Support Team or The US Counseling Department/ pst; Advisors
Are you looking for something to read? Cannon School library now has access to Sora- an eBook collections with 500 titles- YA fiction, juvenile, graphic novels, drama, biography, and more.
Use the link below to access Sora. Students may sign in using their Cannon School Google Account.
Cannon Spring Invitational Overwatch Tournament
What: During these unprecedented times, electronic gaming presents an opportunity to unite Cannon School students and give the Cannon community something to support and look forward to.
An eSports tournament hosted by Cannon and powered by LocalLive will stream eSports matches, providing students positive interaction with one another. Students will compete in 6v6 matches within Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning team-based action game, and a flagship title within the global eSports scene. Players select from a roster of over 30 in-game characters known as “heroes,” each with unique strategies and play styles. Each team of six players must work to secure or defend various map-based objectives, using teamwork, strategy, and individual skill to outsmart and overpower the opposing team.
The tournament will be restricted to Upper School teams. We are planning to partner with LocalLive, who will stream and narrate the matches for an online audience. The Cannon Technology team would organize and run the tournament.
When: TBD (Potentially the weekend of May 16-17)
Students who are interested in playing Overwatch or any eSports please reach out to Mr. Tran at email@example.com