“Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, every problem comes to break us or make us. The choice is ours whether we become victim or victor.”-Anonymous
Teri Pridgen and Lili Booker displayed TEAMWORK and KINDNESS when they offered to help the senior check-in for off-campus lunch.
Phenix Brown demonstrated COURAGE when she reached out to a teacher for help.
Yiorgo Diatzikis and Fiona Chen demonstrated PASSION during office hours when they presented to sophomores new to AT: World History II helpful ways to be successful in the class. Thank you both so much!
Charlie Ferris showed KINDNESS by providing geographic guidance to a new-to-campus student.
Tierney Finn demonstrated INTEGRITY when she turned in a ring she found in the Commons. Thanks, Tierney!
Annalise Leck demonstrated PASSION when she reached out to a teacher with a fantastic question related to what she was learning in class.
Anderson Lee and Marco Papis helped the College Counseling team get ready for their senior parent program! Thank you for your Kindness!
Julia Schattner demonstrated COURAGE when she reached out to a teacher for help. Way to go!
***The Testing Center is open for business! This space is available for students who utilize for accommodations and to make up assessments. The Testing Center is OPEN during each class block of the day. This space is CLOSED during lunch and office hours. If you need to make up an assessment during lunch or office hours, please do so with your classroom teacher. If you are making up an assessment you will need to be in the Testing Center no later than the first 10 minutes of the block or by 3:15 pm, if making up work after school.
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?
We can help! Academic Coaching at Cannon (ACC) is officially OPEN for the 2021-22 school in Room 606 or via Zoom. Our Academic Coaching team is comprised of Mrs. Weakland, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Miller, Ms. Kaye, Mrs. Calles, and Mrs. Holston. ACC is designed to support YOU in the way YOU choose! YOU control all aspects of your experience: date and time of appointment, frequency of appointments (3x is recommended!), length of appointment, and the content of appointment. Appointment slots are available during Drops or Office Hours.
Click HERE or scan the QR codes posted around the building to sign up for an appointment with our AWESOME Academic Coaches!
Looking for a productive way to use your Tuesday/Thursday Office Hours? We’ve got you covered! ACC – Room 606 – will be OPEN ALL YEAR during Office Hours for academic coaching appointments, as a space for quiet independent work, and/or as an accountability partner for students resolving incompletes.
Students only need to make a formal appointment for coaching sessions; otherwise, they are free to “drop in” anytime during Office Hours.
Winter Musical Auditions
This is the week to sign up to audition for Cannon Theater Company’s production of Twelfth Night! Go to the link provided by Mr. Mac in the email he sent you or use the QR code on the signs around the Upper School (or if you’re reading this on your own device, click here) to pick a Saturday – Aug 28 or Sep 11 or Sep 18 from 1-4pm. There’s room for 20 students on each Saturday, so sign up early in order to have your choice of days! More details are in Mr. Mac’s email. Let him know if you have any questions!
Nic Stone, an NYT bestselling author of five books, including Dear Martin and Clean Getaway, will be speaking to the creative writing club and any members of the Cannon community who would like to join, on Thursday, August 26th from 11:00-11:30 AM.
If you are interested in attending the Nic Stone interview OR want to drop into a creative writing meeting occasionally, please complete the below survey.
Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores are invited to sign-up in SCOIR for visits with College Admission Representatives. Representatives have the option to visit Cannon School in-person or via Zoom. Check SCOIR for the most up-to-date listing of college representative visits and to learn in what format they will visit Cannon. Use this Zoom Meeting Link to connect for virtual visits. 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. We recommend you bring headphones for the Zoom visit!
*Color Code for Visiting Colleges:
In-State Public Institution Out-of-State Public Institution
In-State Private College Out-of-State Private College
International Institution STEM Specific Institution
Religiously Affiliated Institution Art School
HBCU Single Gender Institution
Date: College Visiting:
9/14: University of South Carolina; Trinity College Dublin; Elon University, Christopher Newport University, Vanderbilt University
9/15: University of Toronto; Auburn University; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; University of Richmond
9/17: University of Chicago, Xavier University, The American University of Paris
9/21: Virginia Commonwealth University; Allegheny College; Baylor University
9/22: Wheaton College; William and Mary; Hendrix College
9/28: Wofford College; Anderson University; Skidmore College
9/29: The University of Alabama; Wake Forest University
9/30: Trinity University (TX); East Carolina University; University of Georgia
10/1: University of Miami (FL); Clemson University; American University
10/5: Gettysburg College; Agnes Scott, Belmont Abbey College; Villanova University
10/6: Miami University (Oxford); Butler University; Southern Methodist University
10/7: Lynn University; Dickenson College; Northwestern University
10/12: University of North Carolina Asheville; Appalachian State University
10/14: The University of Tennessee (Knoxville); Bates College
10/19: Tulane University of Louisiana, College of Charleston
10/20: Texas Christian University
Seniors: If you are interested in being considered for a Cannon School nomination for any of these highly competitive scholarships (Levine, Morehead Cain, Park, Bryan, Belk, Centennial or Jefferson) please review the linked handouts for steps/directions on how to proceed. Contact your college counselor with specific questions.
All Upper School Students: The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is hosting a series of virtual college fairs. Follow this link to learn more.
- August 29, 2021: Signature College Fair 12:00 – 5:00 pm CDT
- September 12, 2021: Signature College Fair 12:00 – 5:00 pm CDT
- September 28, 2021: Northeastern U.S. College Fair 3:00 – 7:00 pm CDT
- October 3, 2021: Signature College Fair 12:00 – 5:00 pm CDT
- October 14, 2021: Midwest U.S. College Fair 4:00 – 8:00 pm CDT
- October 24, 2021: Signature College Fair 12:00 – 5:00 pm CDT
- November 2, 2021: Arts and STEM College Fair 3:00 – 7:00 pm CDT
- November 14, 2021: Signature College Fair 12:00 – 5:00 pm CDT