“Widen the path of opportunities and continue to leave a powerful and positive legacy in this world.”-Luis Fonsi
Julia Ellington is always demonstrating teamwork, but especially today as she helped a fellow student who had missed school figure out what her missing assignments were.
Liam Gibbons, Sarah Leonard, Ksenya Englesby, Gregory Olson, Helen Craft, Hannah Teague and Isabella Friedli demonstrated TEAMWORK, PASSION, KINDNESS and COURAGE when they volunteered to speak to the entire freshman class sharing their tips for time management and organization in a fantastic presentation! Way to go! Thank you so much!
Charlotte Holliway and Amaya King displayed teamwork when they took time out of their day to help the admission office promote Cannon at a virtual school fair.
***Will Jones and Tyler Green have been nominated for the Charlotte Observer High School offensive Player of The Week. Vote here as often as you like until Friday. Polls will close at noon. Good luck, Will and Tyler!!
***The following student-athletes have been nominated for Player of the Week: Meghan Schreck for Volleyball Player of the Week and Will Freidinger for Soccer Player of the Week. Vote here as often as you like until Friday. Polls will close at noon. Good luck, Meghan and Will.
***Please join coaches Biehler, Taylor and Scurlock for a VARSITY OUTDOOR T&F TEAM and WINTER INDOOR TRACK CLUB interest meeting next TODAY 9/28 at 11:45 in Foundation Hall. We have some exciting news about the future of our program to share!
**Homecoming Spirit Week Themes **
TODAY: 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!
***Leaders and learners, Please welcome Mr. Walter Joyce on Thursday at 11:00 in Foundation Hall for our leadership lunch conversation about self-awareness.
Impetus Peer Tutoring!
Now is a great time to work with a peer tutor or to become a tutor! If you are interested in becoming a tutor please reach out via email (listed below). You can log peer tutoring for service hours! If you are interested in being tutored, please scan the QR code listed below to sign up for a session with our tutors (QR code also posted around the school!)
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com if you have any questions.
Go Big Blue! 💙
It’s nice outside now, but….soon it will be cold, icy, and miserable. The Class of 2022 is trying to raise funds for a gift to Cannon School. If you are interested in submitting a bid for one of PRIMO parking spaces, email Dean Booker with the maximum you’d be willing to donate. All bids must be received by 10/8 at 3:05pm. Help yourself and the Class of 2022!!!
Cougars Fighting Cancer is selling pink out t-shirts in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October!! They will be worn to school October 22nd and to the pink out game later that day. An email was sent out last for the google form to purchase! Here is the link to the form as well: https://forms.gle/LnVVQWgHLypZCj626
Please see Halle Toya or Kate Christman for any questions.
Join Cannon HOSA!
HOSA is a global student-led organization giving members the opportunity to pursue their interests in the health field by participating in competitive events, fundraisers, and volunteering services. You may be able to win awards and scholarships at state and national levels. With a multitude of competitive events, there is something for everyone. From Biomedical Debate to Medical Spelling to Veterinary Science, anybody can have a FUN time! Please reach out to Rayyan Syed (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mrs. Oswald (email@example.com) for further questions.
There is an interest meeting on TODAY 9/28 during Office Hours! Please try your best to attend if you are interested!
Sign-up Link: https://forms.gle/zeNYajJsM5TD2vnR8
***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
TODAY, 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.
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!
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