ADVISORY AGENDA October 9, 2014

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                                             “ Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin

                                                                                                      Day 3  Social Studies drops

                Because of the intense playing that band members did this past Tuesday, there will also be an upper school band and band combo drop today.
                                               Birthdays: Zach Ransom and Grace Turner. 10/10  Joanna Copio  10/12 Allie and Tim Bunton

House Standings

Animus Shield Humanitas Shield 2 Impetus Shield  Integritas Shield
               330 points          246 points            344 points            307points


Core Value

Shout out to all those who attended the kickoff for the Student Hunger Drive.

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Kierstyn Jones demonstrated KINDNESS when she emptied Mrs. Stavrakas’s trash can after a lunch meeting in which other students filled it.  Thank you Kierstyn for going above and beyond!

Leah Sussewell and Ellie McGeough showed KINDNESS when they cleaned up trash left in the hall by a classmate.

Dalton Phillips showed KINDNESS when he brought a teacher her vegetables from the porch.  Thank you Dalton!

Joe Russell demonstrated INTEGRITY when he refused to accept partial credit on an assignment he completed late. He chose instead to accept full responsibility for not completing it on time.

Sara Serulneck demonstrated RESPECT for her school when she removed old piece of tape from one of the black squares on her way out of the building for the fire drill.

Summer Shinn and Ellie McGeough showed RESPECT when she walked around to the back entrance and rang the bell instead of banging on one of the locked doors to enter the school after 4:00.

Taylor Stevanovski demonstrated INTEGRITY when she arranged to take a portion of her test in advance of an upcoming absence.  Way to go, Taylor!

Will Yoder showed KINDNESS when he volunteered to accompany a fellow student to the nurse’s office.




Attention Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors – The PSAT is being given on Wednesday, October 15. Please plan to report to your assigned testing room by 8:05am. Rosters with rooming assignments are already posted at both the front and back entrances of the Upper School. You should plan on bringing number 2 pencils, erasers, and may choose to bring a scientific or graphing calculator.



There will be a MANDATORY meeting Thursday during Lunch for any girl planning to try out for basketball this season in Coach Kulp’s room (612).  Important tryout and team information will be discussed. If you are unable to attend, please see Coach Kulp ASAP.

oct 914 October 11th is National Coming Out Day, a day when people of all sexualities and gender identities can come out to their friends, family, and colleagues. The Cannon School GSA is going to show our support of our LGBTQ classmates by wearing PURPLE this Thursday, October 9, and we would love for you to join us in creating a safe and supportive environment. Cannon faculty with rainbow “Safe Space” stickers on their doors are ready to listen to and support anyone wishing to come out as LGBTQ or an ally.

Musicians prepare for their concert in the CPAC.

Musicians prepare for their concert in the CPAC.

The student hunger drive starts ! For every 10 cans brought in for a house, that house is rewarded with 1 house point. More information to come, check your email!


This is the last week to register for the Fall Princeton Review SAT Prep course at Cannon. The course runs 10/18/2014 through 11/22/2014 in preparation for the 12/6 and 1/24 tests.

Soccer SENIOR night is Thursday! Come support your seniors! 

BV v Charlotte Christian 7PM Oct 9th.

Girls walk across the front green-way to enter CPAC for performance.

Girls walk across the front green-way to enter CPAC for performance.



Seniors we need your 3 pictures and quote for yearbook by October 15th. On October 15th we will have a table where we will be scanning the photos right there and giving them back to you. But if you have digital copies please email them as soon as possible. Please check your email for more information. If you have any questions email Emily Malmstrom, Madeleine Farrington, or Claire Malia. 


This year our goal for the yearbook is to cover more people and more events. We know everyone is doing awesome things during fall break so please take pictures and email them to


All are invited to donate used uniforms and costumes to help benefit needy children and families in our area. The costumes will be on sale Oct 8 from 12-6 in the private dining hall area  and Oct 16 from 11:00-1:30 in the private dining hall as well. Please support our



“Spanish Club Hispanic Heritage Month Fact of the Day:

Indigenous people from Mexico believe the soul is eternal and that it can travel back and forth from this world and the next. The celebration of the Day of the Dead is based on the belief that the souls of their loved ones will come back and visit them…




oct 710Why did the chicken cross the road to PDQ and Tenders? To help raise funds for the arts at Cannon! PDQ at Concord Mills, a Cannon School Corporate Partner, and Tenders in Cornelius are joining with Cannon Advocates For The Arts (CAFTA) to help raise funds for the arts at Cannon. And we need your hungry tummy! On Family Day, Wednesday, October 15th take your hungry tummy to PDQ for lunch or dinner or a snack between 11:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. or to Tenders for lunch or a snack between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., mention you’re from Cannon School, and 10% of the cost of your order will go to CAFTA to support the arts at Cannon. Dine in or Drive-thru, just mention you’re from Cannon. The classroom or advisory with the most participation will receive a FREE chicken tenders party! Thanks for supporting the arts at Cannon

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 CPAC Facilities Use Policies & Restrictionsoct 711

  • Students are prohibited from being in the building unless in the company of a faculty/staff member.
  • Students are prohibited from accessing the audio-visual control booth unless in the company of the Event Technology Coordinator or other appropriate performing arts faculty member.
  • Students are prohibited from accessing the cat-walk unless in the company of a faculty/staff member and after having received the proper training for working at heights.
  • Students are prohibited from operating the theatrical sound and lighting equipment until they have received proper training.
  • Except for water, food & drink are not allowed in the Performance Hall.  Food is anything edible, including candy and gum.  Special consideration will be considered for the cast, crew and other event personnel.
  • Food & drink are permitted in the Campbell Gallery if in conjunction with a school-sanctioned event.  Eating & drinking (except for water) in the Campbell Gallery outside of a formal event is prohibited.
  • Art work to be displayed in the Campbell Gallery should be approved by the Visual Arts Director.
  • For informal or outside events, use of the piano must be approved by the Music Arts Director.
  • Affixing paper, signage or other objects to the walls of the Performance Hall and/or Campbell Gallery via tape, push pins, etc…is prohibited.
  • Helium balloons are prohibited in the Performance Hall and Campbell Gallery.


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Are you interested in running the lighting board in the CPAC for Cannon events? If so, our new Event Tech Coordinator Mr. Storr is giving introductory tutorials on the CPAC lighting system on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week from 11:30-12:00. If you want to run lights, you’ll need to attend at least one of these

Friendly face .

Friendly face .



Google Drives for Education are coming to Cannon!

We are happy to announce that students have been added to our google drive account and are ready to be set up.

In order to do this, all students will need to change their passwords to their computer/email accounts. An instructional video will be emailed to all students prior to the change date with a tutorial on how to change the password. Reminders will be added to the Cannon News show as well as announced in the Blog.


The schedule for password changes are as follows:

Tuesday October 14 – Freshman Class

Friday October 17 – Sophomore Class

Monday October 20 – Junior and Senior Class


Celebrating the day of the dead.

Celebrating the day of the dead.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors please register on Family Connections to attend the following college representative sessions:

Oct 9: College of Charleston and University of Notre Dame


Upper school Shelfie

Upper school Shelfie

Hey seniors! The US Aesthetic Committee is working on the banner that will hang in the senior lounge, as you may remember us talking about at Montreat. We need everyone to paint a symbol on the banner of something that represents you!

The banner will be in the commons from October 16th until the 23rd during lunch, as well as student choice on the 21st and 22nd. We need everybody to come and paint their symbol! If you do not show, we will write your name in your square for you. Thanks!




After school events:


Tiffany devises a Spanish study guide.

Tiffany devises a Spanish study guide.

Anyone interested in playing girls soccer in the spring is encouraged to attend these strength and conditioning workouts. These are joint workouts with other Cannon women’s sports teams (all held in new S&C Center):

Friday, October 3 – 3:15-4pm

Wednesday, October 8 – 3:15-4pm
Thursday, October 9 – 4-4:45pm

Tuesday, October 14 – 4-4:45pm

Happy birthday Grace

Happy birthday Grace

Friday, October 17 – 4-4:45pm

Monday, October 20 – 3:15-4pm
Wednesday, October 22 – 4-4:45pm

More dates are to come! If you have any questions, email Kendall Thomas,

// Cannon School | Calendar

Advisory love.

Advisory love.

Tennis (Fall) – Girls Varsity
4:00 PM
Location: Cannon School
Tennis (Fall) – Girls Varsity vs Charlotte Christian
College counselor McClanahan brought donuts to Mrs. Clarke's Advisory so she could break bread with her freshmen friends.

College counselor McClanahan brought donuts to Mrs. Clarke’s Advisory so she could break bread with her freshmen friends.

ready for game night.

ready for game night.



Volleyball – Girls JV
4:30 PM
Location: Cannon School
Volleyball – Girls JV vs Charlotte Christian

Volleyball – Girls Varsity
6:00 PM
Location: Cannon School
Volleyball – Girls Varsity vs Charlotte


Studying hard for AP exams

Studying hard for AP exams

Soccer (Fall) – Boys Varsity
7:00 PM
Location: Cannon School
Soccer (Fall) – Boys Varsity vs Charlotte Christian

Admission Open House — Grades JrK-12
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: CPAC, Campbell Gallery, Taylor Hall, Foundation Hall
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