ADVISORY AGENDA February 19, 2015

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“ Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.” – Ralph W. Emerson



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                                    Birthdays: George Lovett and Taylor Shue

House Standings

Animus Shield Humanitas Shield 2 Impetus Shield  Integritas Shield
              65 points           0 points              75 points           94 points



Cougar News



Core Value


Shout out to all the athletes who participated in our winter sports. Great Job!

Congratulations to our swimmers who performed wonderfully at States!



Freshmen – Juniors:

A representative from Wake University Charlotte Campus – Summer Immersion Program will be on campus from 11:15-12 on Monday, February 23rd in the Private  Dining Room. 

The Wake Forest University Summer Immersion Program offers rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors the chance to dive deep and explore a particular field of study. Those selected for the program will enjoy access to world-class faculty, resources, industry professionals and a one-of-a-kind view from inside a career field.

The 2015 Summer Immersion Program is non-residential and features four institutes based at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, with one day of each week-long session held on the Wake Forest campus in Winston-Salem. Each session will accept a select number of students and tuition includes lunch, books and supplies, all institute-sponsored field trips and activities as well as transportation to those activities. The deadline for applications is March 13, 2015.

The Business of Sport Institute
Medicine Institute
Leadership Institute
Business and Entrepreneurship Institute

All Students, Faculty, and Staff: Cannon’s TED Talk series will continue today (THURSDAY) during lunch in Foundation Hall. In light of the recent event in Chapel Hill, three students (Mimi Wahid, Ryan Emerson, and Ayesha Syed) have courageously stepped forward to lead today’s presentation and follow-up discussion. Bring your lunch to Foundation Hall to support your classmates and participate in this much needed conversation. NOTE: Moving forward, this series will take place on Thursdays rather than Tuesday.


The following representatives will be on campus during the next week – please register on Family Connections to meet with College Representatives.  Summer Program representatives do not require pre-registration and are open to all upper school students.


Catawba College Whitney Paschal 616 2/19/15 9:10 AM
Wake Forest Pre-College Summer Programs Kyla Acie Private Dining Room 2/23/15 11:15 AM
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Richard Long 616 2/26/15 2:25 PM



Cannon Theater Company’s winter musical “Carousel” runs next week Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 7pm! Admission is free for Cannon students and employees, but space is limited, so make your reservations in advance at  Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” is a powerful story featuring amazing lead performances by seasoned CTC actors, virtuosic singing and dancing, and high-energy fun from an extremely talented supporting cast of veterans and newcomers alike. Don’t miss it!feb18

The hallways are a great place to work.

The hallways are a great place to work.

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Our BTB Mining & Crafting: LEGO class is looking for an upper school student to help students in class on Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. starting on February 23 and ending on May 4. Please contact  if you are interested.


Summer Programs Lunch & Learn – Interested in doing something fun while building your resume this summer? Come hear from Cannon students about how they have made the most of their summer vacations. Different programs will be featured each Wednesday during lunch in Foundation Hall.

Seniors working on English IV papers!

Seniors working on English IV papers!

2/18 – Summer Academics

2/25 – Summer Adventures

3/4 – Summer jobs



The middle school dance is having a dance On Friday, February 20th from 7-9pm, “Lite Up the Nite” will take place in Taylor Hall. The dance will be chaperoned by middle school faculty and admin, but we welcome  student volunteers for set-up (from 5:30-6:45pm) and clean-up (from 8:45 – 9:45pm). Please contact me with questions via email or use the Sign Up Genius link below to volunteer. Thanks for your support!


Lekisha LeBlanc – 7th/8th Grade Dean

Amazing swimmers.

Amazing swimmers.


 look for information about the rescheduled  interest meeting for the new Student Intern Network.  The Student Intern Network is a: 

  • New leadership opportunity available to Upper School Students.
  • Gives students the opportunity to intern within the different offices of Cannon. (Admissions, Advancement, and Athletics)
  • Help students develop themselves as leaders, learners, and teach students how to navigate the professional world.

If you are interested in the following careers come to the interest meeting.

-Journalism  -Finance  -Non-Profit Work -Business -Photography -Cinematography-Public Relations -Social Media



Can you kick like her? Wow!

Can you kick like her? Wow!

Martial Arts Kick-A-Thon

See how many times you can kick a target in two minutes.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Event fee is $5.00

All the money raised goes to St. Jude’s Hospital

2335 Concord Lake Road, Concord, NC, 28025

Concord Taekwondo America School

Win a $50 Amazon gift card and a trophy

The caption, “Can you kick like a girl?


 Did You Know? DYK
feb177* Nicki Cusumano, a 9th grader, was awarded a Golden Key Award for her digital artwork titled “False Reflections” on Sunday, February 8th.  Ellen Loflin was her art advisor.  Nicki’s work is now on to Nationals

* Mimi Wahid’s writing  entry was chosen as  a state winner in the North Carolina Reading Associations’ young Authors’ Writing Project.  She will be honored at a celebration in Raleigh on March 14.

* Mimi Wahid, Lindsey Turbeyfill, Sean Lytle, Floris Stratman, Michael Dacus, and Kenny Clarke  represented Cannon so well at the 2015 Cabarrus County All-County Honors Band.




There is lots for us to know! If you have something that you would like to share with the Cannon Upper school community, please email the information to All information must be received by 3pm  to guarantee next day publication. Thanks for keeping us in the know!



 After school events:


SAT Test Prep Course
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Foundation Hall