ADVISORY AGENDA 10.22.20 (Arts Drop)

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”-John D. Rockefeller


Gossage Cup

          161                              374                           442                            275


Grant Haigney

Mr. Ruddy


Jackson Carlock demonstrated COURAGE when he spoke up to help out in a difficult situation. Thanks, Jackson!!

Carter Cassidy modeled COURAGE for his classmates when he told a teacher the definition of slang she could not locate on Urban Dictionary.

Aidan Finn displayed KINDNESS when he used his keycard to open a door for a teacher who didn’t have her keycard.

***Upper School Counseling, Peer Support Team & I’M FINE Mental Health Awareness Club

Invite you to:

Davidson LifeLine

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Refresher Course for *10-12th Graders

Monday, Oct. 26. 12-1:30PM Foundation Hall

-Like CPR is a technique to help administer first aid, QPR is an evidence-based approach to suicide prevention learning to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone for help

-Suicide is the #2 cause of death for young people in the United States

Learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, what to say and do

This is an on-campus event and will be offered again for students off campus or fully remote

Ms. Hoffman sent an Outlook invitation, if you would like to come, please RSVP “Accept” so we can plan for snacks or email Ms. Hoffman

Consider adding the National Suicide Prevention Hotline Number to your phone:

1-800-273-8255 or text: HELLO to 741741

*(There will be a future Student Life Advisory Training for 9th Grade)

Virtual Book Fair
Save the Date: 
October 26 – November 8, 2020

Remember the Harry Potter book series, cake scented erasers and Alex Rodriquez poster from your lower and middle school days at Cannon’s Scholastic fundraising book fair? You can join in the fair excitement, again, as Cannon has expanded its book offering to include young adult and adult best sellers. Cannon’s fall fundraising book fair will be online Oct 26 to Nov 8th and a direct shopping link will be provided in the Dean’s Daily Download next week! 

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 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! 




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:

Visit my Etsy shop:

Follow me on Instagram:

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 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.

***Second Harvest Food Bank is in need of volunteers.  See the information and links below for requirements and to sign up:

  • Most weekday volunteers shifts at the warehouse are for ages 17 and older.  If you are 17 or older, you can sign up to volunteer any day/time. 
  • Volunteers aged 13-16 permitted with an adult:  Thursday evening 6-8pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm or 1-3pm
  • Log into the calendar system linked below to register for a volunteer shift.

To log into the calendar system and see ALL available shifts and to schedule: 

  1. Visit the website at
  2. Click on the red box next to “Register to volunteer”
  3. You will then be in the online calendar system.
  4. Sign in using your email (user name) and your password
  5. If you have forgotten your password, please click on reset password or email

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.

Students who are interested in tutoring (whether to gain community service hours, experience, or for fun) can sign up using this link or through our website,

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Intutorly or the signup process feel free to contact Sophia Toback at

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

OR please visit our Instagram page,

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

***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 :

  1. Brief paragraph detailing why you want to participate in HOBY.
  2. 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.


10/22:   Rhodes College; Dartmouth College

10/23:   Catholic University of American; University of Michigan

10/27:   St. Lawrence University; Covenant College; Simmons University; Connecticut College; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona);  

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 University

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



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