ADVISORY AGENDA November 10, 2014

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                                     ” We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.”- Ernest Hemingway


                                                                                                      Day 1  schedule English Drops

                                               Birthdays:  Mohit Bajaj, Bryce Estes, Meghan Hendry

House Standings

Animus Shield Humanitas Shield 2 Impetus Shield  Integritas Shield
               16 points          15 points             19 points             10  points

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Twinsies on Claire's birthday.

Twinsies on Claire’s birthday.

Shout out to all Student Council members who showed PASSION for learning when they attended the student council conference at Charlotte Latin. Way to go beyond Maddie Woods, Harrison Barrone, ,and Hope Springate .

Congratulations to AnnaRedding for her debut in Sports Illustrated last week.

Darby West and Jenna Metwalli showed PASSION when they hung our nation’s great flag in the Atrium!  We salute you!!!!



There will be a Math Competition  on Tuesday, November 18, 2014  in Mr. Scurlock’s room during lunch. It will start promptly at 11:22 AM. You can win iTunes gift cards just by attending.Teams of three people are allowed to enter the competition. Come join!

There will be an athletic signing in Taylor Hall at 11:15am on Wednesday, November 12. All seniors and all teammates of the signees are invited to attend. Congratulations to Noah Edmondson, Davis Keiger, Will Gordon, Anthony Perrino, Anna Redding, Annie Collum, Jordan Wallace, Savannah Gandy and Patrick Hunter.

Students make beautiful music at 7 am.

Students make beautiful music at 7 am.


If you are interested in learning about the Oxbridge Study Abroad their representative will be on campus on November 11th at 9:40 in room 616.  You may register on Family Connections to attend with permission from your teacher.  Freshmen – if you would like to attend please email  to register once you have gotten permission from your teacher to attend.



Students adorn Rob Lewis' cast with math!

Students adorn Rob Lewis’ cast with math!

Students are invited to participate in the second annual International Festival!


The festival is a celebration of the many cultures that form the Upper School. Students are invited to represent a country of their heritage or a country close to their “heart.”


The festival is scheduled for Friday, November 21st during student life (10:20 – 11:15) in Taylor Hall


This year’s theme focuses on the festivals and holidays of a country. Students are asked to share the details and practices that define the festivals and/or holidays.  Below are some ideas to consider:

  • The flag of your country
  • Photographs
  • Arts and Crafts

    Ladies caroling in November.

    Ladies caroling in November.

  • Artifacts
  • Music
  • Traditional clothing
  • Foods (with ingredients listed)


Integritas smile

Integritas smile


Certainly! You may work on your own or, if you prefer, work with a friend.


Countries already represented include:

Argentina,Bahamas,Chile,China,Colombia,Costa Rica,Finland,France,Guatamala,India,Jamaica,La República Dominicana,Mexico,Nicaragua,Panamá,Perú,Poland,Puerto Rico,Serbia,South Korea,Spain,Switzerland,Uruguay .A country may be represented by more than one team.



If you are interested in representing a country, please email Mr. Kmidowski with the following information:

No challenge to great for him..

No challenge to great for him..

  • Your name
  • Your country you will represent


Cannon Theater Company is excited to present the first ever theater production to be performed in the Cannon Performing Arts Center! “Hay Fever” is a play about a hilariously dysfunctional family in 1920s London, and was performed to uproarious laughter this past weekend at the North Carolina Theater Conference. Our performances at Cannon will feature a few extra scenes and songs, as well as a brief presentation by sophomore Sara Serulneck on the playwright Noel Coward. Come join us next week Thurs Nov 13, Fri Nov 14, and Sat Nov 15 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm.


Harrison worked with student council members from other independent schools.

Harrison worked with student council members from other independent schools.

the service (fundraiser approval process) changes:

  1. Administrative Team Level – We will engage in up to two school-wide service projects each year (division heads will be the first point of contact if further projects are proposed).  We will call for proposals on May 1, and ask that they be turned in on June 1.  The administrative team will then spend retreat time (possibly) to decide which one(s) will be school wide.  The planning begins at that time and owners are designated.  This year’s school wide projects are as follows: the Student Hunger Drive (US & MS), Project Wrap-in (US, MS & LS), and the JDRF walk in the Spring.  These may change next year.
  2. Division initiatives in addition to the school-wide initiatives will be at the discretion of the Division Head, and if the Heads decide to join forces that is an option.
  3. Student-led initiatives (fundraisers, etc.) will remain in the division in which they are initiated, and other divisions will NOT be “solicited” for participation.
  4. Any project involving the raising of funds or materials, must be approved by the Division Head, the Director of Community Outreach in that division, and the Advancement office through a form available on the Community Outreach Haiku page.
  5. Publication of fundraising efforts will be done with a “click through” in the Cupola or other Push pages indicating that parents have an option to view these projects and get involved but only if they are interested.  This page will change based on current projects, summaries of concluded projects, etc.
  6. Celebration/Publication of service projects may take the form of the same “click through” page, or perhaps a feature in Cannon Magazine.
  7. Capstones/Cornerstones – MS and US Division Heads have encouraged minimal fundraising efforts, but this will be at the discretion of lead teachers.  Fundraising efforts should follow the same intra-Division policy as listed in items 2 and 3.  Solicitation or participation involving  other divisions might come from a Capstone Mentor or Cornerstone teacher.


“FCA is going to the Operation Christmas Child packaging center on Friday, December 19 from 10-4. If you are interested email Taylor Stevanovski at as soon as you can as only 15 spots are available.”

Hope and Maddie enjoyed meeting and exchanging ideas with other student council members at Charlotte Latin.

Hope and Maddie enjoyed meeting and exchanging ideas with other student council members at Charlotte Latin.

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