ADVISORY AGENDA 9.18.20 (No Drop)

“In the face of difficult challenges remember that these are blessings in disguise, push through them with faith.”-Iris Soto

Celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15 each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month honors and celebrates the history, culture, and influence of Hispanic and LatinX people.

Question of the Day


If you could just eat one food forever what would it be?


Gossage Cup

          40                         110                       92                      57

Ethan Sultana


Marielle Bumgarner displayed COURAGE in English class when she let her classmates critique her rough draft paragraph.

Teri Pridgen demonstrated COURAGE when she volunteered to answer our first stimulus-based question! Way to go, Teri!

Giselle Rashid demonstrated INTEGRITY when she shared something with a teacher. Thank you, Giselle!

Emilie Reese demonstrated COURAGE when she read a response to a question in front the whole class so she could appear on the Zoom camera when the Swivl was being cranky. Thank you, Emilie

***Until we a hire a new Safety and Security Director, our campus will be patrolled by a Concord police officer. Please say hello, welcome and thank them for serving and keeping our community safe.

Spirit Week Themes!!!!


FOR GOLD STUDENTS                                                 FOR MAROON STUDENTS


9/21- Pajama Day                                                       9/29- Pajama Day


9/22- Jersey day                                                         9/30- Jersey day


9/23- Cowboys and Aliens                                          10/1- Cowboys and Aliens


9/24- Color Wars                                                        10/2- Color Wars


For Color Wars Seniors will wear BLACK, Juniors will wear RED, Sophomores will wear WHITE, freshman will wear BLUE

**Please leave all your toy guns at home for Cowboys and Aliens day and you must still wear an appropriate mask on all days (ex. A bandana CANNOT be your mask for Cowboys and Aliens day)!!**

***New Schedule starting 9/28 to 10/11***

Advisory: 8:15-8:25

A/C Block: 8:30 – 10:00

B/E Block: 10:05 – 11:45*

Lunch: 11:45 – 12:25

SL/Office Hours: 12:30-1:25

D/F Block: 1:30 – 3:00

*Lunch pick-up will happen in the same way it has all year. If you are picking up lunch you should return to class after picking up your food, but wait to eat until lunchtime.

Remember that starting next week there will be a-la-carte options available in the cafeteria that you will not need to pre-order.

Lunch Pick-up Schedule:

English/Social Studies: 11:00-11:10

Math/World Language: 11:10-11:20

Art/Science – 11:20-11:30

On Drop Days, synchronous time will happen for the first 35 minutes of class only.

***Hi, I’m Deven and I am the president of the Upper school Robotics Team! If you are interested in robots, or coding, or learning about  the Robotics Team would like to invite you to the in-school interest meeting on Monday, September 21 during office hours in the MiLL. If you are in the Maroon group (who will be virtual), or have any questions, email me at and I will send more information!

Hello all my name is Josh Reid and I am an 11th Grader in Mr. West Advisory. As we are rapidly approaching the winter months, my goal is to donate as many winter coats as we can to the Eliada Foster Home. Eliada is a home to over 700 children and youth annually, as well as a 5-star child development center, Residential and Day mental health program and many other amazing resources. We need your help to provide these children with coats so they can enjoy all the activities a child should be able to enjoy without getting sick especially in times like these. All Coats in any kind of condition as long as usable will be acceptable. Flyers will be placed throughout the upper school and I will place a box in the upper school atrium (Area you pass after you walk up the stairs from the parking entrance to the upper school near the senior lounge) labeled coat drive and you can drop of coats until the 20th of October. Thank you for help everything is greatly appreciated.

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. 

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

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

OR please visit our Instagram page,

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!


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

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 (, Harshini (, or Mrs. Oswald (

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.

9/18:     Villanova University – Late Addition!

9/21:     William & Mary; Guildford College

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

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; Dartmouth College

10/23:   Catholic University of American; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona); University of Florida; University of Michigan

10/27:   St. Lawrence University; Covenant College; Simmons University; Connecticut College

10/28:   Lehigh University; Lafayette College

11/5:     Muhlenberg College

11/6:     Hofstra 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 next week – Wednesday, September 23rd: Park Scholarship (NC State) and Levine Scholarship (UNCC)

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