“It’s good to do uncomfortable things. It’s weight training for life.” -Anne Lamott
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 Week
What do you imagine yourself doing ten years from now?
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Leo Kohlhepp demonstrated COURAGE when he pointed out an error on a quiz to a teacher.
Meditation with Mrs. Miller
Thursdays at 12:15
Mrs. Miller’s classroom 614
Are you stressed out? Bored? Seeking greater insight? Just want a quiet place to be? Join Mrs. Miller on Thursdays at the end of lunch to practice a short meditation (10-15 mins). You don’t need any experience. Students and adults are invited. I will be meditating whether anyone joins or not, so feel free to slip in silently and join if you want. I will guide a short, secular mindfulness meditation. No commitment needed. Come once or every week.
***Honor Council applications are due by 3:00 PM Thursday, September 24th.***
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.
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.
When preparing for this video, here are key questions: Why should I join this club? What would one need to know to join my club?
Beginning Monday September 21st Flik will open the service lines for Upper School students from 11am-11:35am
5 Things to know w/ FLIKS US a-la-carte dining
1. Pre-ordering is still the best way to go. You guarantee your meal and can get back to class. Freshman/Sophmores can still pick up in trophy case foyer area and Juniors/Seniors in dining hall. Additionally, you get “meal deal pricing”.
2. Retail items (bottled beverages, chips, ice cream, grab and go items purchased in cafeteria will need to go through our cashier line. PLEASE know your 4 digit number (last 4 digits of student ID) cashier will enter for you
3. Capacity at one given time is 15. If more than 15 in dining hall please wait on the Cougar stickers leading into dining hall
4. When waiting in line at cashier, please wait on the Cougar stickers
5. Cafe will revert back to concession stand style dining promptly at 11:35 for MS and LS students
Any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Evans at email@example.com
Cannon Studios Is Back!
Cannon Studios provides opportunities to volunteer at events happening all over campus. We are looking for assistance running lights, sound, videotape, photography, makeup, costumes, building, painting, and constructing sets for our upcoming performances and events. School-hour, after-school, and weekend opportunities are available. Our events include theater, sports broadcasting, conventions, competitions, music acts and more. This year we will be doing a lot of broadcast work. We will need Camera Operators, Lighting, Editors, and Setup and Tear down crew. We will provide on the job training for anyone who is interested.
If interested, you will be entered in a contact list by filling out the form linked here. Based on requests from groups like CTC, CSPN, the Jazz program, and the Marketing and Alumni Offices, we will use this list to fill crew request. Experience is valued, but interest and community is what we are looking to build. Also, join our Discord Community to keep up with event announcements and community at https://discord.gg/6na9MRU.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Storr directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit Week Themes!!!!
FOR GOLD STUDENTS FOR MAROON STUDENTS
9/23- Cowboys and Aliens 9/29- Pajama Day
9/24- Color Wars 9/30- Jersey day
10/1- Cowboys and Aliens
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 9/21 to 10/11***
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 email@example.com 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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com), Harshini (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Mrs. Oswald (email@example.com).
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.
9/22: 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)