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Today: Evan Fuller and DJ Nix
Over the weekend 10/24: Sana Pandey and Collins Jost
10/25: Max Murash and Ann Robertson
Dane Crandall demonstrated INTEGRITY when he pointed out an error in grading that was in his favor. Thank your for you honesty, Dane!
Lia Easton, Alicia Equan, Amaya King, Kyndal Perry and Ava Robinson demonstrated PASSION and TEAMWORK by planning and hosting a meet and greet for the parents of new members of the Black Student Affinity Group!
Maya Goldsberry demonstrated KINDNESS by sharing study tips with underclassmen.
***Trouble getting or staying organized? Difficulty managing your time? 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? How can Academic Coaching at Cannon (ACC) help you push to a strong finish for Trimester 1? Whether you’re on campus or remote, we’re here for you!
Sign up for an academic coaching session (Room 606) during your DROP – time slots are available this week! Our Academic Coaching team (Mrs. Weakland, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Miller, Ms. Holston, Mrs. Calles, and Mrs. Smith) are ready to support YOU in the way YOU choose! YOU decide date and time of appointment, frequency of appointments (3x is recommended!), and the content of appointment.
Use the ACADEMIC COACHING QR CODES posted throughout the building and outside teachers’ classrooms to secure an appointment with one of our AWESOME Academic Coaches! Reach out to Mrs. Kulp (email@example.com) if you have questions or need help signing up for sessions.
***This will take place during lunch Tuesday, October 27th. Please see the flyer for the Zoom link.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
***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 WEDNESDAY, October 28th. Our houses be voting for the best door NEXT THURSDAY. Please get creative, the winner will receive a TREAT!
Upper School Counseling, Peer Support Team & I’M FINE Mental Health Awareness Club
Invite you to:
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
October 26 – November 8
Cannon’s Scholastic Fundraising book fair is here!! You can join in the fair excitement, as Cannon has expanded its book offering to include young adult and adult best sellers. Cannon’s fall fundraising book fair Is Oct 26 to Nov 8th. Below is the link-
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
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:
- Visit the website at https://www.secondharvestmetrolina.org/give-time/volunteer
- Click on the red box next to “Register to volunteer”
- You will then be in the online calendar system.
- Sign in using your email (user name) and your password
- If you have forgotten your password, please click on reset password or email email@example.com
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 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.
10/23: 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