“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.” -Thomas Watson
Celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15 each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month honors and celebrates the history, culture, and influence of Hispanic and LatinX people.
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9/25: Morgan Brown
9/26: Ainsley Smalley, Quentin Clarke and Sra. Calles
9/27: Carter Cassidy, Henry Lark. and Kenlee Griffin
When a student dropped his lunch, Caden Elnaggar helped him pick it up. What KINDNESS!
Ellen Harper demonstrated KINDNESS when she helped a classmate with the online textbook. Thank you!
***The NAIS Online Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders (grades 9-12) from across the U.S. and abroad. SDLC focuses on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community. Led by a diverse team of trained adult and peer facilitators, participating students develop cross-cultural communication skills, design effective strategies for social justice practice through dialogue and the arts, and learn the foundations of allyship and networking principles.
If you are interested in attending SDLC 2020, please click on this link and fill out our application. Ms. Harley and Dean Zelaya are available to answer any questions. Application deadline is October 2nd. http://bit.ly/SDLC20-21
HERE is the Zoom link if you’d like to join today’s Lunch n’ Learn on the Jewish High Holy days. We will begin at 11:40 am.
****Thanks to Sydney Frankenberg (Cannon ‘15 and U.S. Naval Academy ‘19) for sharing these opportunities from Stanford. Sydney is currently a graduate student at Stanford majoring in International Policy with a concentration in Cyber Policy.
Stanford: Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) Opportunity
Fall Online High School Courses: The 2020 Election
This year, the US 2020 presidential election will be historic, taking place amid a global pandemic, and upended economy, mass protests, and extreme polarization. If you are interested in deepening your civics knowledge and becoming a more informed, engaged citizen, then this would be a great opportunity for you.
Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies is thrilled to announce a new opportunity for high school students to deepen their understanding of US politics and the upcoming 2020 election. They will be offering an amazing experience that includes 2 unique courses, bonus lectures, expert guest speakers, and live online learning. The courses will begin the week September 21, 2020 and they will meet weekly for live online lectures. Click here to learn more about each course, including the course description, guest speakers, meeting schedule, tuition, and more.
Society for International Affairs at Stanford
If you are involved in Cannon’s US Model United Nations team or interested in learning more about international affairs and global issues, the Stanford Model United Nations Conference (SMUNC) is scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, November 12-15 in virtual format this year. This conference is the premier conference for high school students, and it is a great way for students
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.***
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?
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
9/24- Color Wars 9/29- Pajama Day
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.
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!
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!
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.
***Please click on the link here for information about the the amazing opportunity to contribute to Sana Pandey’s Donation Drive.
***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
***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
***All Upper School Students are Invited to Attend: Queen City HBCU Showcase; A virtual showcase of historically black colleges & universities.
Mondays & Wednesdays 6-9 pm starting October 5th. Register to attend here.
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.
REMINDER: If you are a JUNIOR on campus come to The Cube for the Rep Visit. If you are Senior on Campus, either come to The Cube for the Rep Visit or email your College Counselor to reserve a private room to view the visit. Per school policy it is REQUIRED that your VIDEO is on during the Rep Visit.
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
11/4: Kenyon College; Washington & Jefferson College
11/5: Muhlenberg College; Belmont University
11/6: Hofstra University; Meredith College
11/10: Colgate University; Mount St. Mary’s University; Mississippi State University; Saint Joseph’s University
SENIORS: To learn more about Cannon’s Nomination Process for Competitive Scholarships please review these two documents:
The next application deadline is Friday, October 23rd: Belk Scholarship (Davidson); Centennial Scholarship (NC State) and Jefferson Scholarship (UVA)