Cannon Life

  • Middle School Parent Night for 5th Grade Families Rescheduled
    Due to inclement weather and icy road conditions, Middle School Parent Night has been canceled for Tuesday night and rescheduled to Thursday evening, 6:30-8 p.m. This information night is for parents of current fifth-grade students who will be transitioning to middle school next school year. All four middle schools -- Colleyville Middle, Cross Timbers Middle, Grapevine Middle and Heritage Middle -- will be hosting their information nights at the same time on Thursday, just as was planned previously. Thank you to all our parents for your flexibility during this winter weather event, and we look forward to introducing our fifth-graders and their families to middle school on Thursday!
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  •  Teacher Para of the Year
    Congratulations to Cannon's Teacher of the Year, Julee Vorachard and Paraprofessional of the Year, Anna Weston!  

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  • Thank you to all the families who attended the GCISD Special Programs Expo!

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  • 2nd Grade 3D Printed Robots
    2nd graders have been studying three dimensional shapes.  They then planned and designed a robot using only three dimensional shapes.  Students were able to see their designs come to life using the MakerBot 3D printer in the library!

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  • GCISD School Board Trustees toured Cannon last week. Thank you for visiting our school!! 

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  • 2nd grade built and tested packages engineered to contain and protect a cookie being shipped. After analyzing the properties of the packing materials, students packed a box with materials their team felt would protect the cookie during shipment.  Teams sent packages down multiple "conveyor belts" as well as a bumpy ride across the playground. Several of the "trucks" even wrecked and spilled the packages, sometimes that happens in real life! Some cookies remained whole and others were damaged.

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  • Hour of Code

    ​​​Cannon scholars are already busy learning to program for Hour of Code this week during Computer Science Education Week!


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  • Cannon's robotics team, RoboSTEM, had an exciting day at the FIRST LEGO League competition in December! They received the 1st place Project Award, out of 31 teams, for the best project idea and presentation to the judges! Way to go RoboSTEM! We are proud of you!!

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  • Family STEM Night Fall 2014
    More than 350 families attended the first Family STEM Night of the school year at Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School. Students explained science, engineering, math and technology concepts to their families, and helped them construct windmill blades, bridges, ramps and more. Families worked together to engineer their designs and then tested them for stability, strength and balance.

    Families also toured the Cardboard Creations Museum, an exhibit created by Cannon students. They built more than 250 cardboard designs that were invented for this year’s Global Cardboard Challenge, which is a world-wide celebration of child creativity. There was also a demonstration from Cannon’s competitive robotics team, RoboSTEM. They showed off their project and robots that they designed for their upcoming LEGO League competition in December.

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  • Cannon had an amazing Friday assembly last week! Scholars met some very special guests who spoke to them about service, freedom and citizenship. One of our special guests was Medal of Honor Recipient, Doc Ballard. The Medal of Honor is awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. There are fewer than 100 Medal of Honor recipients alive today so it is a rare opportunity, indeed, to meet one of these heroes.

    Another of our special guests was former Army Night Stalker Helicopter Pilot, Gary Linfoot. Gary sustained injuries during his service which left him paralyzed from the waist down. He currently uses an exoskeleton device to walk. He spoke to scholars about his injuries and how this special device was engineered for him and others like him. He explained that this device is in its infancy and engineers gather data from his experiences to improve the device to make it better for future users. He hopes that one day the device will allow him to jump and run.
    What an amazing, real life, engineering connection!

    Col USMCR, Tim Raynor was on hand and talked to scholars about The Pledge of Allegiance. He explained that the flag is our national symbol and that each time we say the pledge we are committing our allegiance to our country and honoring all those who fought and still fight to help maintain the freedoms we enjoy everyday.

    Finally, scholars were treated to a few songs from country recording artist Corrine Chapman. In addition to her career as a singer/songwriter, Corrine volunteers and shares her talent at numerous Veterans events.

    Cannon Elementary scholars are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet these real life heroes!

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  • Meteorologist Jeff Jamison visited CAN 4th grade students for an upcoming Real Science segment! Students shared how they are using robotics to learn more about systems, models, and energy.

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  • Teachers and Scholars share their College Colors!

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  • Scholars were busy all over the building on the 1st day of school for the 2014-2015 school year!

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Latest News

  • Math Telescoping Exams

    Testing opportunities for telescoping in math for the 2015-2016 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 posted registration deadline for each exam date.

    Parents need to watch the video GCISD Math Acceleration 2015 posted on the Math Department’s homepage prior to completing the Registration form. 

    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 9th                    Registration Deadline:  April 17th

    August Exam Date:  Monday, August 3rd          Registration Deadline:  July 2nd

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  • Picture Day
    Picture Day!
    Tuesday, March 3rd!

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  • Open House
    Thursday March 5, 2015
    Open House 6:00 - 7:00

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  • Scholastic Book Fair
    Book Fair Volunteers  
    Book Fair
    March 2-6
    8 AM - 3 PM

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  • "Cannon's Got Talent" Show 2015
    Talent Show  
    Auditions - Monday, March 16th 2:50-5:00
    Dress Rehearsal - Monday, March 23rd 2:50-5:00
    Performance - Friday, March 27th 6:30 (Acts & Crew must arrive by 5:30)

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  • Spring Break
    Monday, March 9th - Friday, March 13th

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  • STEM Magazine

    Below is the link for the current issue of the STEM magazine. Enjoy!!

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  • Cannon 2014- 2015Yearbooks
    are now on sale!
    Only $18 if ordered by December 31st.  The price will increase later to $20, so order your book now.  
    Click "buy your yearbook".  
    (Note:  tax will be charged.)  
    The online option will only be available until January 1st.
    Extra options available with online ordering include:  adding your child's picture on the cover, your child's name on the cover, a special year in review section.  These options will be at an additional cost.

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    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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  • Year Opened - 1959
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