“In order to grow, you must accept new responsibilities, no matter how uncertain you may feel or how unprepared you are to deal with them. If comfort is what you’re seeking, then don’t aspire. Ambition is uncomfortable by definition.” -Pat Summitt
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Olivia Olson displayed TEAMWORK when she shared helpful resources and ideas to study for a test with her advisory.
The Upper School Math department is excited to announce the official return of The Math Café. Get one-on-one help from Cannon Math teachers during either of the times below. The 2020 Grand Opening is Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Tuesdays – Office Hours (12:30-1:30) – Foundation Hall
Wednesday – Before School (7:40-8:10) – Foundation Hall
***Please use this link to access the order form to reserve and pay for your custom Pura Vida bracelet to support the fundraiser for Paws for People fundraiser in memory of Claire Miley. Bracelets will be delivered to your Advisory next week. Thank-you for your support!
****No students will permitted in cafeteria from 11:40-1:00****
This Friday during Flex time (12:30 – 1:30) we will welcome Dr. Michael Bitzer (Professor at Catawba College and local/national political analyst) to campus to talk with us about the upcoming election. He visited us 4 years ago, and we are excited to welcome him back. Dr. Bitzer’s presentations are informative and engaging. We will watch the presentation in advisories via Zoom (link below). Students in group 3 should plan on attending remotely (same link below).
AP Government and ELP students in groups 1 and 2 will attend in person in the CPAC.
***Amanda Sambach is up for Charlotte Observer Athlete of the Week – let’s help her win! Go to https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/high-school/article246545863.html and vote for her – as many times as you’d like!
Virtual Auditions for The Sound of Music!
Auditions for Cannon Theater Company’s winter musical “The Sound of Music” will happen via video submission per the instructions emailed to you by Mr. Mac. Videos are due this Wednesday Oct 21 by midnight. Reply to the email with any questions.
This week HUMANITAS will be having guessing jars for everyone to participate! Stop by the Humanitas board at the spiral stairs and enter for a chance to win the candy! Guesses will be checked Friday!
– House Humanitas
*STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND FACULTY, HOUSE ANIMUS IS COLLECTING CANDY FOR OUR TROOPS!! We are so excited to be teaming up with Operation Gratitude for the 3rd year in a row to collect Halloween candy to give back to those fighting for our country. We invite everyone in the upper school to participate so we get as much candy as possible. A bin is located under the Animus wall by the spiral staircase. OUR GOAL IS ABOVE THE GOLD LINE! Individually wrapped, fun- or bite-sized candy is ALL accepted. NO powdered candy, unwrapped, or homemade items. Chocolate is ok too!
Fall 2020 Driver Education Program (Virtual)
This year, Cannon School has contracted with a local company to offer a virtual driver education program during the fall semester. Classes and behind-the-wheel instruction will be provided by WatsOnWheels (https://www.watsonwheelsnc.com/). WatsOnWheels has agreed to offer Cannon students a discount and provide the course for $350 per student. The classes will be held Monday – Friday, November 9th – 20th from 4:00 – 7:00 (with 2 make up days to follow).
Students must be 14½ years of age when the classes begin to be eligible to register. To complete the class, students must have thirty hours of class time and six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. We hope to offer another class in the spring through WatsOnWheels, but we have yet to schedule specific dates.
After the class portion is complete, the instructor will coordinate with students individually to complete the behind-the-wheel requirements during their school drop periods or after school hours.
The $350 fee is due on the first day of class and may be charged to the student’s Cannon School account or paid in the form of a check made out to “Watson Wheels LLC”.
To register for the fall driver education class, please complete this Google Form
If you have additional questions, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hey Everyone! My name is Alicia Equan. This past summer I started a business where I sell bracelets in support of BLM. Each month I donate 70% of my proceeds to an organization that fights against social injustices. This month, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I started a new bracelet collection called “LatinXLove”. At the end of October, I will be donating my proceeds to an organization that supports Hispanic and Latinx people.
If you’d like to support or know more information:
Email me: email@example.com
Visit my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElevateJewelryShop
Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elevate.jewelry_/
The Fallfest LAN party (Presented by Piedmont Properties) is an event that will allow students to bring their own computer and play video games with the Cannon community in safe and socially distance venue. There can be only 30 students at Cannon School but the event can also be attended via online through the Cannon School Gaming Discord server. Students on campus will be provided with a 1GB ethernet cable, power, table and a chair. We are also providing free pizza and beverages but are hoping to provide additional prizes for the students with the best decorated area. Please reach out to Mr. Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions or invitation to join the Cannon School Gaming Discord server. All gamers are welcome!
Sign-ups for the Fallfest LAN Party is below.
***Intutorly is a student-run online tutoring platform that aims to provide access to high quality, one-on-one online tutoring for elementary school students. By connecting volunteer tutors with students eager to learn, Intutorly bridges the educational divide caused by the global pandemic and the economic downturn. Intutorly tutors have provided thousands of hours of free tutoring in three countries, thirteen states, and Washington, DC.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Intutorly or the signup process feel free to contact Sophia Toback at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
***SENIORS: The next application deadline is Friday, October 23rd: Belk Scholarship (Davidson); Centennial Scholarship (NC State) and Jefferson Scholarship (UVA)
To learn more about Cannon’s Nomination Process for Competitive Scholarships please review these two documents:
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.
Sophomores: Interested in a fantastic 3-day HOBY Leadership Seminar this summer? Please read about HOBY online and, if you are interested in being nominated for the program, submit these two items to Mrs. McClanahan via email no later than 3 pm on Friday, Oct. 23rd :
- Brief paragraph detailing why you want to participate in HOBY.
- List of activities/resume
Juniors: The deadline to submit an application for Cannon nomination to NC Governor’s School is Oct. 23rd . NC Governor’s School is a summer residential program for gifted and talented students. Programs are available in Art, Choral Music, Dance, Theater, English, French, Spanish, Instrumental Music, Math, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Materials must be submitted to Mrs. McClanahan via an email attachment by 3 pm on Friday, Oct. 23rd. If you are interested in applying, please let your college counselor know ASAP, and s/he will help you understand the requirements for applying (which include two teacher letters of recommendation, two essay responses and an explanation of personal readiness/extracurricular involvement.)
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.
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; Samford University; DePauw Univeristy
11/10: Colgate University; Mount St. Mary’s University; Mississippi State University; Saint Joseph’s University
11/12: Agnes Scott University; Trinity College
11/17: UNC Greensboro; Shaw University; University of Tampa; University of New Hampshire
11/18: Bucknell University; Marymount University
11/19: Jacksonville University; Spelman College
11/20: Washington & Lee; VA Tech; Hampden-Sydney College; University of Kentucky