“If you can be the best, then why not try to be the best.” -Garrett Morgan
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This week’s schedule:
Emily Busby showed COURAGE when she served as a panelist for an NC Association for Independent Schools Workshop for schools that are considering moving beyond AP Curriculum. Great job representing Cannon!
Gabby Barnhardt, Janine Bonilla, Alicia Equan, Katie Lods, Abby Lowe, Carly Martin, Monique Moore, Tatiana Ngana, Ava Nitzan, Courtney Phelps, Gaby Phillips, Jessica Russell, and Olivia York showed COURAGE and KINDNESS when they tolerated a Social Institute session with Dean Booker on Wednesday.
As we close out National School Counselor Week, please take the time to reach out to our school counselors letting them know how much you appreciate the amazing work they do each day.
***As a way to kick off February, Humanitas has found two, amazing videos on the subject of Black History Month! We would love it if you could watch them when you can, and keep on celebrating Black History Month!!!!
****The Upper Math Department would like to invite all Juniors and Seniors, who qualify, to apply for induction to Mu Alpha Theta—Cannon’s Math Honor Society. Applications are due to Mr. Scurlock no later than Friday, February 19th. Please print the application at https://bit.ly/2Osif1j. You may give your applications directly to Mr. Scurlock or to your current Math teacher.
To be inducted into Mu Alpha Theta a student must meet all of the following criteria.
- Be a junior or senior.
- Have completed any level of Precalculus.
- Have been enrolled at Cannon for one full year.
- Enrolled in or completed an AP or AT math course
- Have earned a 3.7 unweighted GPA in all math courses.
- Have earned a 3.5 unweighted GPA all courses.
- Complete the application by the posted deadline
Message from Flik: Alright US students, the ball is in your court. Help us help you bring back a return to actual service and multiple options for your lunch choices.
We believe that we are just around the corner from being able to return to this, but we need you to show us that you can make the dining hall area as safe as possible
Over the next couple of weeks, please monitor how many people are in the service area, if there is over 20, then STAY OUT!!
What you can do to help this is grab your ore-order and any other items, head to the cashier and exit cafeteria as quickly as possible. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE DINING HALL AS ANY AREA TO SOCIALIZE WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Also, if you are waiting in line to enter the cafeteria, please practice social distancing and maintain 6 feet apart while waiting
Finally, Place your pre-orders for now. We can not always guarantee we will have extra. Also pre-ordering moves lines quicker and helps with our production.
Help us with these simple tasks and service you prefer might just be around the corner
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
***CANNON T&F PARTICIPATION DEADLINE:
Anyone interested in participating in track and field this semester needs to confirm with Coach Biehler (email@example.com or 704-607-4353) BEFORE Wednesday Feb 10th.
***SOPHOMORES: Students will complete their YouScience profile today and tomorrow during Student Life and FLEX. In-person students should report to your advisory room. Remote students and advisories will sign into Mr. Segura’s Zoom meeting room at 12:30 pm for an introduction to YouScience: https://cannonschool-org.zoom.us/j/6793668893.
- Sophomores will need to be able to access their SCOIR account. If your login is not automatically saved in your computer, and if you do not remember your password, this would be a good time to request and reset that. https://www.scoir.com/
- Students must use a laptop computer to complete the YouScience profile. The site will not work with a handheld device such as an iPad or mobile phone.
Hey everyone! With Valentines Day coming up the Cougs for a Cause Club is running a fundraiser to help families in the Ronald McDonald House. We will be selling each candy gram for 1 dollar, and comes with hershey kisses! If you would like to purchase a candy gram, we will be located right outside Foundation Hall (during lunch and office hours) today, Thursday, and Friday this week. If you aren’t at school this week we will also be selling them next week (February 9th-11th). We will be handing them out to your advisors next week. If you have any questions email Hope Kramer or Lauren Hollar !
Updates for the Block Love Supply Drive
The advisory that collects the most supplies will be awarded a dress-down day! To be qualified for the prize, each advisory must take a picture of all the supplies they brought in and send it to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org on February 11th. Sometime soon, boxes will be given to each advisor’s room to store your items in. On Friday the 11th, take the box of items to the atrium, where they will be picked up by Block Love Charlotte. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns email me at email@example.com or Ms. Harley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Black History Month! Over the Summer, Alicia Equan and I (Roshni Desai) did a program called Girls Who Code where we learned the basics of coding. One of our assignments was to create a website that talks about a social issue we care about. We decided to talk about racial injustices however, over the course of the year we have edited our website so that it can be shared with the Cannon Community during Black History Month. During advisory, we would love for you to visit our website and learn more about black excellence in different professions. As well as the personal experiences of each interviewee. We will be adding a new page to the site each week of black history month so, make sure to check back on it!
Here is the Link: https://bhm-website.glitch.me
To note: the formatting for the website is not suitable for phones or tablets! We are still working on that 🙂
Hello All My name is Josh Reid I am an 11th grader in Mr. West Advisory. My church and I are doing a reading book drive for the children at the promising pages organization. Promising pages organization is a non profit organization in Charlotte, North Carolina that collects books for underprivileged children. I will be setting up a box in the upper school atrium, on top of the stairs at the back entrance to the Upper School Building. Any books new to gently used will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
ATTENTION** Humanitas and Animus, this week we are teaming up with PROJECT SPREAD JOY to do a service event. Project Spread Joy is a non-profit organization that Joins Older Adults and Youth via Phone or Mail for sharing, caring, and laughter. The organization brings love and compassion to the community who needs it most. We hope you will join us to spread JOY!
Supplies will be given to advisors! We encourage you to grab a friend and write a nice letter during advisory, lunch, or office hours. We will collect all letters on Friday and the advisory with the most letters gets DONUTS!!
**Do not share any person information!
Friday: 80’s theme
Black History Month Trivia Table
Stop by the hallway outside of Foundation hall for a chance to spin the wheel and win some fabulous prizes, including dress down passes from the Dean Team.
When: February 11th & 25th during lunch (11:40-12:20)
RHO KAPPA, Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. RHO KAPPA provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in the social studies.
The mission and purpose of this organization is:
- to promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies in secondary school environments and the community.
- to provide through its local chapters opportunities for exploration in the social studies in secondary school environments and the community.
- to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.
Candidates for membership should:
- Have been in attendance at the school in which the chapter resides for the equivalent of one semester prior to being considered.
- Have completed four semesters of courses in the field of social studies and be prepared to complete at least six semesters. The minimum grade point average for these courses is a weighted 3.67 or the numerical equivalent.
- Have an overall cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or the numerical equivalent.
- Have a proven track record of interest and participation in service-related activities.
- Have a proven track record of strong attendance and positive contribution to a community of learning in a social studies classroom.
If you meet the requirements listed above, please request an application from Ms. Harley at email@example.com no later than 5 February 2021 at 3 pm. Applications are due no later than 11February 2021 at 3pm. Questions? Speak with any Social Studies teacher.
Spring Tennis – put your order in by February 8th. Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/cantenn21
Contact Sinden with questions.
Art Expression for Everyone Series
Flex Time Fridays February 5th, 19th & 26th
(Sign up for one, two or three!)
All are welcome–no artistic talent needed to join!
Artwork serves as a visual documentation of our thoughts and feelings. Engaging in creating these images can offer solutions to problems and insights into the cause of these feelings. Join Ms. Cabellos and Ms. Hoffman for a short series of art expression exercises, both in person and online, to create, process, and share work in a safe group space.
The series will run during flex time on Fridays during February in Foundation Hall and Zoom. Please RSVP at the following link: Art Expression Series RSVP
The Cannon Track & Field Team Store is now open and will close Monday Feb. 8th. Required items are a short sleeve t-shirt and hoodie for all athletes new to the team. Here is the link:
Course Registration Key Dates!
Wednesday, February 3
2021-2022 Course Recommendation Forms become viewable on My Backpack.
Friday, February 5
Upper School Course Registration opens on My BackPack.
Wednesday, March 10
Last day of course registration
Please watch the following videos about submitting course request.
Meditation with Mrs. Miller
Thursdays at 12:15
Mrs. Miller’s classroom 614
Also on Zoom: https://cannonschool-org.zoom.us/j/5629582023
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.
I am helping to organize a tournament called the Georgia Junior Cup! This event will raise money for the Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation, The Summit Counseling Center, and the AJGA’s ACE Grant Program. These programs provide money for low-income families with children that want to pursue golf! The money is used to buy golf clubs, pay tournament fees, and help pay college tuition for kids in need of aid. Click on the links above to learn more about each!
This is the link to my donation page! My goal is to raise $1,000. Thank you for any support you can lend!
Thanks so much!
Spring 2021 Driver Education Program (Virtual)
This year, Cannon School has contracted with a local company to offer a virtual driver education program during the spring 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 Tuesday – Monday, April 6th – 19th from 4:00 – 7:00, and the maximum amount of spaces available is 25.
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 fall 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 spring driver education class, please complete this Google Form
If you have additional questions, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hey everyone! Please click the link to subscribe to our website for the latest (and past!) editions of CUSP! Please support your peers and students by reading their articles that they’ve spent hours working on 🙂 Thanks everyone! -CUSP Editorial Staff
All boys interested in playing varsity golf for the 2021 spring season need to email Coach Pat Whisenant at CPWCPGA@yahoo.com with the following information by February 8th:
- First & Last Name
- E-mail Address
- Address; City, State, Zip
- Cell phone number
- Grade in school
- Where do you normally play golf
- What do you normally score for 9 holes
- Mother’s Name; Cell phone number and e-mail address
- Dad’s Name; Cell phone number and e-mail address
Seniors, Juniors & SOPHOMORES!! 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.
You may come to The Cube if you are on campus during the rep visit and need a place to log into the Zoom session.
2/5: Wheaton College and Grand Canyon University
2/9: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
2/10: Elon University
2/16: Trinity University – Dublin
2/17: East Carolina University
2/23: Anderson University
3/9: Virginia Commonwealth University and NC A&T State University
4/20: Butler University
SACAC VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR
The Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling (SACAC) will host a virtual college fair on February 11 from 5:00 – 7:45 p.m. EST. The event is free and is open to all students and counselors. For more information or to register for the event, visit sacac.org/about-sacac/committees/national-college-fairs.
NATIONAL VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS
The University of South Carolina is among more than 500 institutions participating in a National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) virtual college fair series hosted throughout the spring. Events will be offered on February 28, March 21 and May 7 from 1 – 7 p.m. EST. For more information or to register for the event, students may visit virtualcollegefairs.org/events.