ADVISORY AGENDA 10.23.20 (Arts Drop)

“Winners don’t do different things. They do things differently.-Shiv Khera

Gossage Cup

          200                              420                           479                            275

Gabby Barnhardt

Eli Snodgrass

Brie Biddle and Navya Maheshwari showed TEAMWORK in helping clean up our area and pack up the tent after the cross country meet on Tuesday! THANK YOU!

Ellery Biehler, Elliette Zukowski and Maya Marvin have demonstrated PASSION for Yearbook by working extra hard on ad sales and learning how to use our cameras.

Chase Erdin demonstrated PASSION for Yearbook by being the first staffer to sell an ad this year! WTG, Chase!

Jonah Feeley helped his teacher move furniture, which demonstrated both KINDNESS and TEAMWORK.

Kenlee Griffin demonstrated KINDNESS when he found a pair of glasses in the parking lot and brought them up to the Upper School so we could return them to their owner.

William Lomax demonstrated INTEGRITY when he pointed out a grading error on a quiz that was in his favor. Way to go, William!

Anyia Brooks-Manning was PASSIONate about sharing an African folktale and, in the process, educated her advisor!

***Today is the LAST DAY to get your school picture taken! Upper School students should report to the rear of Gaye’s Garden between 11:45-12:15.  Don’t miss this opportunity to be in the yearbook!!

***On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the Upper School will participate in Kids Voting. You may come down to the tent during a class break, at lunch, or during office hours. You will receive an “I voted” sticker and a festive pencil. On Monday, November 2nd, we will do make-up voting for group 2 during lunch, office hours, and D block. We will announce the Cannon School winner for president, NC senator, and others on the Monday afternoon before election day.

****No students will be permitted in cafeteria from 11:40-1:00****

***Please see this video video for reminders on how to properly wear and take off your mask. 

***5 New Things to Know about Lunch Service

1. Beginning Monday October 26th, the pre-order lunch pickup station is moving.  We will relocate your pre-order purchase from the trophy showcase to the Deli Station in the cafeteria.

Pre-ordering is STILL the best value for your dollar and will still be the quickest way to pick up your meal. Please form your pre-order line along the wall across from the concession stand

2. We will open a second dining hall line for a-la-carte purchases. PLEASE remember to maintain social distancing protocols and help keep capacity in the food pickup area to a maximum of 15 people at once.  Please form one line the exits past the Cougars Den or the second line that wraps back past the cafeteria and down the hall way.  We hope this will help serve you faster

3. We will have an overflow cash register open to help bust the checkout lines. HOWEVER on TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS beginning at 11:25 this will become the 5th grade ice cream line at 11:30

4. The best times to pickup your lunch is before 11:30. After 11:30 you run the risk of having to wait behind 5th grade (which comes at 11:30)and 6th grade (which arrives at 11:45).  The 11:30 time for 5th grade should still be manageable for volume. However if you haven’t arrived before 6th grade arrives, you may be in for a wait

5. Your cooperation is important.  We will continue to expand our operation to give you more access and increase speed of service, but for your safety and that of the FLIK team, please help us in managing social distancing protocols

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. You can reach me via email at

***House Impetus and House Humanitas are teaming up for a HALLOWEEN DOOR DECORTATING CONTEST! Everyone in your advisory will come together to create a fun and festive door decoration in the spirit of Halloween due by NEXT WEDNESDAY. Our houses be voting for the best door NEXT THURSDAY. Please get creative, the winner will receive a TREAT!

***Today at 3:00, House Integritas will be handing out Halloween candy in the atrium to the entire upper school. We will be wearing gloves to hand you the candy and will have hand sanitizer available for everyone. Stop by after school on to grab some candy before the weekend!

Animus Trivia Standings

Last week: 

1st Mush

2rd Harley + Sinden + Shanahan + Miller


This Trimester:

1st Mush (35)

2nd Shanahan (31)

3rd Sinden (29)

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!


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.


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! 


***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

***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.

10/23:   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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