ADVISORY AGENDA February 20, 2015

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” It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”- Ernest Hemingway



                                                                                                     Day 5 schedule  No drop

                                                                       Junior Ring Ceremony during Student choice in Foundation Hall    

                                                             student life: email to be sent to advisors
                                    Birthdays: 2/22 Alex Cox, Dasha Duncan, Zach Venos

House Standings

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



Cougar News



Core Value

feb20 Thank you to all the ladies who supported Kris Russell’s capstone yesterday morning. Way to show TEAMWORK!



Senior Dante Lowe is signing to play football at Shaw University. Teammates and classmates are welcome to celebrate Dante’s achievements during lunch today in Foundation Hall. Congratulations Dante!


Honor Council needs your COURAGE, INTEGRITY, and PASSION.  We will be electing new members to serve on next year’s council.  Please submit a speech to Dean Booker or Ms. Lineberger before 3pm on 2/27. Speeches will be on 3/2 during Community meeting.  Feel free to meet with Dean Booker or Ms. Lineberger for insight into the rewards and demands of serving on Honor Council.  Speeches should reflect the serious nature of this commitment. 

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. 

Thanks for sharing your beautiful voice with us Sierra.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful voice with us Sierra.

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.

Dante and Jordan were wonderful hosts in the CPAC last week.

Dante and Jordan were wonderful hosts in the CPAC last week.

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

Mrs. Otey congratulates Kristin Russell on a capstone well done!

Mrs. Otey congratulates Kristin Russell on a capstone well done!


House Impetus is sponsoring a school supply drive from February 3rd to March 6th for Classroom Central. Classroom Central is a nonprofit that collects school supplies and distributes them to students living in poverty. It serves 100,000 students in over 200 schools. All Upper School advisories are invited to participate. Advisors, if your advisory is interested in participating, please email Mrs. Zelaya to receive more information. School supplies are preferred and can be placed in the boxes around school, but donations will also be accepted. Every $1 that you bring in will be matched for $5 in school supplies. The advisory that brings in the most school supplies will receive a pizza party. Thank you!



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.


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

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.

2/25 – Summer Adventures

3/4 – Summer jobs


Teachers talked passionately about their subject matter with parents during curriculum night.

Teachers talked passionately about their subject matter with parents during curriculum night.


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



A powerful poem shared by Montel.

A powerful poem shared by Montel.

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
*Mimi Wahid, Ayesha  Syed and Ryan Emerson led a fabulous Ted Talk discussion yesterday during lunch.
* Student Council elections will be held on March 9th

Curriculum night was a success.

Curriculum night was a success.

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:


Jazz at Lincoln Center Live Webcast
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: CPAC