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Principal: Tona Blizzard
Asst. Principal: Anne Ricci

Thank You Brownie Troop 1456
Brownie Troop 1456 used their engineering design process to build a new trash can for the Cannon playground. This project was a result of their Leadership Journey in their Brownie Quest. The brownie quest laid out three keys to becoming a leader: discover, connect, and take actions. The brownies discovered a need for less pollution, made the connection to their school, and took action by building the new trashcan structure.
Brownie Troop 1456

Design Club's Big Reveal

April is Autism Awareness Month
Autism Awareness  

World Read Aloud Day - March 5, 2014
Students across the school connected to classrooms around Texas to participate in World Read Aloud Day 2014.

Congratulations to Heather Hagar, 5th grade and Laura Green, Special Ed. assistant,  for being selected as Cannon's Teacher and Paraprofessional of the Year!!

All grades celebrated National Engineering Week in a special way last week!  Kinder students tested airplane designs, 1st graders designed stepping stones for Cannon gardens, and 3rd graders had a special visit from a Lockheed Martin engineer! 
Students from Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School had the opportunity to celebrate National Engineering Week in a very special way last week!  Several student engineers were selected to be an actual exhibit at the Ft. Worth Museum of Science & History during this special week, along with engineer representatives from Lockheed Martin, IBM, Mouser, and various other engineering organizations.  Cannon students presented engineering projects they have done at school this year, as part of Cannon's STEM program to engineers and museum guests throughout the day on Friday, February 21st.  

STEMtastic Storm, Cannon's Robotics team, had a great day at Hockaday in Dallas, competing at the North Texas regionals. They received the Rising Stars award from the judges after a tough competition with 59 top-level teams! Way to go team!

2nd grade engineers had a great visit today from Mr. Loftice from FEDEx! They learned about packaging engineering and how to safely ship plants, fragile items, and even Beluga whales!! 

GCISD is gathering information about the instructional impact of technology in our schools via the Bright Bytes Clarity Survey. Opportunities for teachers and students to provide feedback through this survey is being provided at school. Parents can take the Bright Bytes survey using the following link

5th grade kicks off their aerospace engineering study with a visit from Mrs. Sweeney, from the National Archives in Ft. Worth. She shared interesting historical documents from NASA about animals in space!

Cannon's 1st robotics team, STEMtastic Storm performed great in the FLL qualifiers today. They are advancing to regionals on Feb. 1!!! They also took the 1st place overall Project Award!! Way To go team!!

National Geographic Explorer, Andres Ruzo surprised a Cannon 5th grader at school on Friday, after receiving a letter from her, telling him he had inspired her to become a geologist when she grows up! 

Kindergarten students construct gingerbread houses with help from their Dads!

Cannon 2nd grade Dual Language scholars had the opportunity to apply their math skills to a real-world experience today when they went shopping at our local Big Lots store to purchase toys to donate to Santa Cops. These scholars recently created "can structures" from canned foods donated to Cannon, as part of a holiday food drive. These structures were photographed and sold at an art show. The scholars decided that the proceeds from this art show should go towards purchasing toys to donate to the local Santa Cops effort. The scholars raised $180 from their art show and walked to Big Lots today, with a VIP police escort from the Grapevine police department. After making their purchases, Officer Rhoades, from the GV Police department was on hand to accept their toy donations to Santa Cops. Way to go 2nd grade!!

Our campus-wide community service project was a huge success!!  Cannon Cubs raised over $1,000 for Habitat For Humanity by selling home-themed holiday ornaments they designed in class.  Thank you to all for your support of this effort! 

Cannon Cubs were treated to a special presentation on Friday when Mr. Steve Lowe visited Cannon with his candy house, inspired by the Disney movie, Up!    He spoke with the students about the design process utilized in creating this wonderful (and tasty!) structure!  Thank you Mr. Lowe! 

The Cannon Cub choirs performed a beautiful holiday program!  Thanks Mr. Lollis!
Choir 2013  

Family STEM Night Fall 2013

3rd Grade's visit with Engineer Jim Miller

Character Pumpkins in the Library
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Pumpkin Character contest! 

2nd Graders Creating Weather Vanes

2nd Graders Exploring during Engineering

First LEGO League

3rd Grade Design Challenges - Fall 2013

Watch D.O.G.S 2013-2014

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    Please note our campus will have STAAR testing for some grades April 22nd - 23rd.  
    Due to testing, Cannon will be closed to visitors on these days.  
    Please do not plan to bring your child lunch on these days as students will not be allowed to have visitors join them in the cafeteria. 

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  • Parent Meeting
    Parent Meeting for Existing Dual Language Students
    Thursday, April 24th
    6:00 PM 

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  • Rachel's Challenge
    Rachel's Challenge 5K
    Saturday, May 3rd 8:00 am
    Mustang-Panther Stadium

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  • Information
    STEM Parent Information Night
    Tuesday, May 6th
    Cannon Cafeteria
    Families with students attending any GCISD elementary school may attend. 

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    Kindergarten Registration
    May 5th - 9th 8:00 AM -3:00 PM
    May 6th 5:00-7:00 PM 

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  • Math Telescoping Exams

    Testing opportunities for telescoping in math for the 2014-2015 school year are available in May and August for students in grades K through 7.  A completed registration form and payment for the exam(s) must be received in the Assessment & Accountability Department by the registration deadline for each exam date.  The Information Packet with Registration form may be accessed on the district website under the For Parents and Students Directory and then selecting the link for Acceleration Exams, Math Telescoping, Grades K-7.

    May Exam Date:  Saturday, May 17th                  

    Registration Deadline:  April 30th

    August Exam Date:  Monday, August 4th           

    Registration Deadline:  July 21st

    Please visit us at the following link for more information:    

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    Doctor Dr. Note Required
    Don’t forget…if you check your child out of school early for a doctor’s appointment, a note from the doctor/dentist is required to excuse your child’s absence.

    Early Pick Up=Partial Day Absence=Unexcused (without a doctor’s note)

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  • Want to Volunteer?
    In the interest of safety and security for students and employees, GCISD requires an annual criminal history check on all Volunteer applicants before campus access is allowed.  Please take a few minutes to complete the online form here.

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