“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be in an instrument of peace.” -Carlos Santana
Question of the Day
What has life taught you recently?
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Ainsley Edmiston demonstrated COURAGE and KINDNESS with a heart-felt and honest post on social media about grief and relationships. We love you, Ainsley!
Hannah Shiffert, Hannah Rosa, and Sydney Wood showed PASSION for the senior class!!!
Max Riley showed COURAGE when he shared a story about his name.
***Beginning Monday September 21st Flik will open the service lines for Upper School students from 11am-11:35am
By opening the service lines, we mean we will offer A-La-Carte ordering of menu items, grab and go items, pre-packaged salads, as well as other retail items (ice cream, bottled beverages, chips and snacks). We will do this WITHOUT a need for pre-ordering.
The pre-order system will still be in place for those that choose to use it for fast, quick convenience. The open cafe sales, is to allow those students, that may have forgot to prepare-order, or didn’t pre-order but are hungry on that given day, or are just looking for a different option.
Just a couple of rules in place. Capacity will be at 15 people in cafe area, otherwise please stagger line to enter cafe by following the cougar stickers on the floor. Cashier will be open, for day of purchase, please have your PIN number ready for cashier to enter for you. Please maintain 6 feet when waiting in line at cash register. Please make sure you are clear from cafe by 11:35 as we prepare for LS/MS wave of students
This plan is being put in place as a way for us to be available for all of our Upper School students food service needs.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org
***Cannon School Students Spread (Project) JOY
In this time of uncertainty and isolation, Drake Griffith ’21 was certain of a few constants—one being that the senior citizen population, already isolated before the COVID-19 crisis, would struggle more than ever before to connect with others. That was how Drake felt about his own grandmother before she died this past April. “My Nana didn’t have a whole lot of company even before COVID-19. This pandemic made things so much worse for her” he said. “I wanted to do something to help other older adults who may be experiencing the same type of isolation and loneliness she felt.”
In his grandmother’s memory, Drake founded “Project Spread JOY” in April, JOY standing for “Joining Older Adults and Youth.” The concept is simple—pair teen volunteers with older adults for conversation, camaraderie, and connection either through the mail (pen pal services) or by phone. With the partnership of seniors Reilly Kungl from Cannon and Harrison Powe from Lake Norman Charter, Project Spread JOY has had tremendous success in spreading JOY to, and making connections with, over 5,000 senior citizens in ten states through the efforts of its team of over 150 teen volunteers. Project Spread JOY has since incorporated as a non-profit company. To reach its ultimate goal of spreading JOY nationally, Project Spread JOY is looking for more teen volunteers who want to help spread JOY.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Project Spread JOY team, please visit spreadjoy.info.
OR please visit our Instagram page, SPREADJOY.info
Trouble getting or staying organized? Difficulty managing your time? Searching for ideas to manage virtual learning? 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?
We can help! Academic Coaching at Cannon (ACC) opens Monday, September 21, in Room 606. Our Academic Coaching team is comprised of Mrs. Weakland, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Calles, and Mrs. Holston. ACC is designed to support YOU in the way YOU choose! YOU control all aspects of your experience: date and time of appointment, frequency of appointments (3x is recommended!), and the content of appointment.
Click HERE or scan the QR codes posted around the building to sign up for an appointment with our AWESOME Academic Coaches! Please see Mrs. Weakland with any questions!
***New Student Seminar-English Drop*** Please report to the Commons after check-in with your instructor.
Students interesting in creating or continuing a club, please send a 30-60 second video or link to that video to Dean Williams by 3:00 PM Friday, September 25th.
Hey Everyone! I am Eliott Diskin and I am working on a project to recycle the lunch containers that our school is using this year. I am looking for people who would be interested in helping me collect the containers during office hours. I especially need help from someone in Maroon week. The containers will be washed and donated to Envision Charlotte who will recycle them into face shields for healthcare workers. If you’re interested, please email me at email@example.com
The sign up for Science Olympiad is officially out! Science Olympiad is a STEM competition in which teams of two compete in events ranging from anatomy to forensics to geology. Please fill out the google form below if you are a returning member or are interested in joining! If you want to know more about Science Olympiad, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), Harshini (email@example.com), or Mrs. Oswald (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You are invited to submit your work to “The Ink,” Cannon’s literary arts magazine. We are looking for poetry, prose, short fiction, essays, photography, drawings, prints, illustrations, photography, paintings, graphic design/digital artwork, multimedia work, and digital recordings of performances. Check your email for instructions, and you can find a copy of last year’s edition in any English classroom and the English office. Submission deadline is September 25.
– current list of College Reps visiting Cannon
– the scholarship update for Seniors
– the upcoming NACAC College Fair.
Seniors & Juniors are invited to sign-up in SCOIR for Zoom meetings with College Admission Representatives. Sessions will be during lunch and office hours. Check SCOIR for the most up-to-date listing of college representative visits and click HERE for full registration directions. Use this Zoom Meeting Link to connect and, if required on your device, the meeting ID: 707 028 3745 to tune in remotely.
9/16: Denison University; College of Charleston
9/22: Dickinson College; Rochester Institute of Technology; Miami University (OH); Duke University
9/23: Texas Christian University; Clemson University
9/24: Gettysburg College; Trinity University (TX)
9/25: Butler University; William & Mary; Guildford College
9/29: Northeastern University; Chapman University; UNC Asheville; Elon University
9/30: University of South Carolina; Salem College
10/1: University of Massachusetts (Lowell); Davidson College
10/2: American University; University of Rochester; University of Miami; Moravian College
10/6: Savannah College of Art & Design; Louisiana State University; University of San Francisco; St. Andrews University
10/7: NC State University; George Mason University
10/8: The American University in Paris; High Point University
10/13: University of Notre Dame; St. Michael’s College; New York University; Gardner Webb University
10/15: Emory University; Auburn University
10/16: Rollins College
10/20: UNC Chapel Hill; Middlebury College; University of Georgia; Loyola University Maryland
10/21: University of Arizona; Wake Forest University
10/22: Rhodes College; Covenant College
10/23: Catholic University of American
10/27: St. Lawrence University
11/10: Colgate University
SENIORS: To learn more about Cannon’s Nomination Process for Competitive Scholarships please review these two documents:
The next application deadline is September 23rd: Park Scholarship (NC State) and Levine Scholarship (UNCC)