“We can chose to be a character in a story written out by someone else or we can chose to the the author of our own story.”-Ruby Garcia
Over the weekend:
9/25: Morgan Brown and Austin Gustafson
9/26: Ainsley Smalley, Quentin Clarke and Colby Dry
Sarah Leonard demonstrated COURAGE in doing layout for the CUSP on her own, AND she is already teaching other CUSP team members how to use InDesign!
Mac Titus demonstrated KINDNESS when he put up everyone’s testing dividers and threw away all the candy wrappers from the class!
Alicia Equan displayed KINDNESS when she offered to answer questions and help an underclassmen navigate SCOIR. Many thanks, Alicia.
**Homecoming Spirit Week Themes for next week**
Tuesday: Color Wars
- Freshmen: GREEN
- Sophomores: RED
- Juniors: BLUE
- Seniors: BLACK
Wednesday: Iconic groups/Famous people
Thursday (Picture Day): Dress to Impress (Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors); Tacky or Wild Mismatch (Seniors)
Friday: Cannon Spirit!
***Note from FLIK:
I want to thank all US students for their participation in our lunch program. I do know the lines can be long, especially between 10:55am-11:10am. But just wanted you to know that we are open and ready to serve at 10:50am and our first LS students don’t even arrive until 11:25am. If you are having a hard time with lines coming in at 10:50 (prior to lunch) or at 11:10 (just after rush) you should be able to get in and out of the cafeteria fairly quickly.
I also want to let you know the best value for your dollar is our Daily Meal Deal. Which includes either of our two hot entrees, and any 2 sides (this can include, side vegetables, bread options, fruit, yogurt or anything from our salad bar that fits into a 9oz cup, any chip, any snack item or whole piece of fruit). Also with a meal deal you can get a 12oz cup for a beverage from our drink station.
While I’m thinking about our drink station. I wanted to let you know that there is a charge for any beverage from our juice machine, to our sweet and unsweetened tea and including our water works (infused water). Please see our cashier if you are just getting a drink from any of these stations. The charge is $1.40 and you may get a free refill during lunch times. Just make sure you let our cashiers know. We are also trusting you with the honor system in that when you let us know on your refill that you have already made a beverage purchase
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out, my email is email@example.com
***Please join coaches Biehler, Taylor and Scurlock for a VARSITY OUTDOOR T&F TEAM and WINTER INDOOR TRACK CLUB interest meeting next Tuesday 9/28 at 11:45 in Foundation Hall. We have some exciting news about the future of our program to share!
***Want to know how to help a friend in need?
Members of the Peer Support Team & I’M FINE Mental Health Awareness Club invite all faculty, staff and 10-12th graders to attend:
QPR Suicide Prevention Training
Tuesday, September 28th
11:15-12:30, during Lunch/Office Hours CPAC
Davidson LifeLine will be offering an optional QPR Training to all 10-12th graders in the CPAC.
(9th Graders will have a separate training in an upcoming Student Life block).
Many of you may be familiar with the national rising mental health crisis; 1 in 4 people will deal with a mental health crisis during their lifetime.
QPR is a 90-minute, nationally recognized, evidence-based training, created by the QPR Institute for Suicide Prevention, to assist with suicide prevention education. QPR training provides three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
The Creative Writing Club will be hosting Megan Miranda, New York Times Bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, The Perfect Stranger, and The Last House Guest, which was a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, on Thursday, October 7th at 11:40 am. We will have the pleasure of hearing Megan speak in person about her career and best writing advice. The event will likely take place in one of the English hallway rooms. Please email me if you are planning to attend, and let me know if you have a specific question for Megan. Hope to see you there!
Sarah Leonard ’23
***September 26th through October 2nd is Banned Books Week.
Banned Books Week is an annual event that spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools and brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even ideas that contain uncomfortable truths.
Authors and leaders will discuss censorship at the September 29th Zoom event “Ideas & Action,” hosted by One World (an imprint of Random House), with co-sponsorship from American Library Association and partnership from BookPeople. Attendees will hear from authors who have faced censorship such as Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me), Nikole Hannah-Jones (“The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story”), Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist), and Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy) as they reflect on the question “What do you wish you had learned in school?” The event starts at 8:00 p.m. and registration is free.
LOOKING FOR LEADERSHIP ROLES?
JOIN THE PROJECT SPREAD JOY TEAM NOW.
Project Spread JOY is a 501c3, NC Non-Profit whose primary mission is to “Join Older Adults and Youth” via Phone or Mail for Sharing, Caring & Laughter. JOY’s secondary mission is to help young leaders gain hands-on business knowledge and experience.
As Project Spread JOY’s current team members transition to their next chapters at their respective colleges & universities (including Georgia Tech, Brown University, Duke, and UNC Chapel Hill to name just a few!), JOY is seeking new student volunteers to help fill certain leadership roles!
PROJECT SPREAD JOY aims to give students the opportunities to develop their leadership, business & project management, communication, and corroboration skills, among MANY others.
JOY wants to help prepare our future leaders for optimal success!
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national mentoring organization. Its mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1 to 1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Would you like to offer friendship, guidance and support to a child? Here is how YOU can help. We are currently in need of mentors (Bigs) at our site based program at the Cabarrus County Boys and Girls Club. Below is the criteria:
- You need to be at least 16 years old
- You need to be able to commit to at least to 15 months of service
- You need to be able to serve (1) hour per week
Complete the following google form if you are interested in learning more/participating in this opportunity: https://forms.gle/7XBFe6fqsCFPUpDZ8
Become a Big and make a difference in child’s life!
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, 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!
Hosting more than 30 colleges
September 27th from 6-8 p.m.
Charlotte Christian School
7301 Sardis Road
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.
- 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