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Day 4 No Drops

Student Life  12:05-1:00 Advisory Activity on Safe Space


          Birthdays:  none

House Standings

Animus Shield Humanitas Shield 2 Impetus Shield Integritas Shield






                                                                       Core Values:


Happy Sophomores planning advisory Christmas gifts already!

Happy Sophomores planning advisory Christmas gifts already!


Rebecca Akat, Kimmy Byrd, Theresa Dornburg, Amanda Harris, Greyson Bell and Erin Mason demonstrated TEAMWORK by coming in early to school to Skype with a new advisee! Thank you!

Nicole Voulgaropoulos and Brooke Wurzburger demonstrated COURAGE by completing an AP Spanish oral presentation with no notes! Gracias, Nicole

Katharina Christiansen and Greyson Bell showed KINDNESS when they turned in a phone they found left on campus.


  Josh Lewis demonstrated KINDNESS when he ran an errand for Mrs. Stavrakas before class

         Public Proclamations:

House Impetus is selling amazing BOW TIES! Each home-made, hand-sewn bow tie is only $30! 15% of the money is going to benefit the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte! We will be taking pre-orders every day during lunch this week. We can either be paid in advance with cash or on Friday with cash or credit card. Buy for yourself, your dad for Christmas, or the boy you are trying to impress! 

How do you get to work for National Geographic? Meet Conservation Scientist, Dr. Luke Dollar, Program Director for National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative this Friday during Career Lunch & Learn in the Upper School Annex. Dr. Dollar is a Duke University graduate (BS, MS, PHD) and is also currently Adjunct Professor of the Environment at Duke. Visit

Senior Athletes Kate Collum and Maija Roses are signing National Letters of Intent at 1:05 today in Foundation Hall . All are welcome to attend as these girls commit to Samford and University California at Berkeley. Congratulations girls, we are all so proud. 

Rachel Harris will be will be representing Cannon School in the Miss Dance of North Carolina competition this week in Greensboro, NC. Rachel will be judged in a panel interview ,as well as in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and acrobatic classes. During the final phase of the competition she will perform an open routine for professional judges from all over the country. If Rachel is successful at winning the state level competition she will move on to the Miss Dance of America competition in Orlando, Fla. In July. Please wish Rachel good luck.

Freshmen read their personal sonnets to their peers during class time.

Freshmen read their personal sonnets to their peers during class time.

Recycling Resumes at Cannon:  

Cannon will launch their new and improved recycling program on Friday, November 15th to coincide with America Recycles Day. America Recycles Day is a program of Keep America Beautiful® and is “dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products.” Cannon staff, faculty, and students will kick off the new recycling efforts with a special dress-down day on Friday, November 15th. Everyone is encouraged to wear appropriate jeans and an appropriate shirt that is either green or has a green message (Recycling, Earth Day, Save the Trees, etc.).

The US will utilize the larger rolling bins for collection.

Senior girls chat by their monogrammed lockers.

Senior girls chat by their monogrammed lockers.

Cannon Theater Company will perform their production of Rhinoceros, winner of seven North Carolina Theater Conference awards, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week at 7:00pm in Taylor Hall! Each performance night will feature a different special guest presentation and a post-show Q&A with the cast and crew. On Thursday, Mrs. Huffman will discuss the personal and world events that led the playwright Ionesco to write Rhinoceros. On Friday night, Cannon visual arts students will present a gallery reception featuring original work related to themes of Rhinoceros. On Saturday night, Mr. Burlington will discuss “Music of the Avant Garde,” featuring both live and recorded performances. Tickets will be sold at the door and are free for Cannon students, faculty, and staff, and $5 for everyone else.

English III students present on the Crucible.

English III students present on the Crucible.

Attention students planning on joining the Quebec trip on June 7-13 2014, a  deposit of $200 is due by December 2nd  .    

Please email Ms. Simard Newman any

All students interested in writing for The CUSP are invited to attend a meeting in Room 703 during lunch today.

Student anouncement: My name is Austin Coale, I am in the 10th grade here at Cannon School, and I am collecting goods for the Humane Society this year. I have recently volunteered there, and I realized that they needed some goods badly, after talking with someone who works there; I decided to collect goods at school. I will be collecting puppy and kitten food, and also paper towels. My project is different because instead of collecting goods in the Upper School exclusively, I will be collecting canned goods at 2 home varsity basketball games. The dates for these games are the 19th and 22nd of November. There will be labeled bins near the entrance to the game where people can place their donations. If anyone has questions, he or she can e-mail me at These goods will be going to help all of the animals at the Humane Society of Concord.

Grey works in Visual Foundation's class.

Grey works in Visual Foundation’s class.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Please register on Family Connections to visit with college representatives from the following colleges:aa November 21st: Ringling College of Art and Design 9:10

Cannon School’s student theater company kicks off season with Ionesco’s Absurdist classic

Cannon School’s student theater company kicks off season with Ionesco’s Absurdist classic

The first annual International Festival is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st during student life. The festival is a celebration of the many cultures that form the Upper School. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to represent the country of their heritage or a country of their “heart”.   If you are interested in representing a country or performing during the festival,  please contact Mr.Kmidowski for more information.


Do you like winning easy money? Well you’re in luck! The Class of 2014 Senior Gift Committee is holding an Upper School 50/50 raffle from November 4th to November 15th.Tickets are just $1 for 1, $3 for 4, or 5$ 10! Tickets will be sold outside of foundation hall everyday during lunch. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of  a Cannon School inflatable cougar sports tunnel (seen below) that will be used at outdoor athletic events! So stop by during lunch for your chance to win big and to support Cannon School spirit!


Chad lounges in Senior hallway during drop.

Chad lounges in Senior hallway during drop.

 JuniorsSeniors: The Princeton Review SAT Prep course can help students determine strengths and weaknesses, develop a study plan, and gauge progress. The Winter course is open for registration at Space is limited, so please register early.

Students converse between classes.

Students converse between classes.





      After School Events:

Mr. Jean lends a helping hand to his student.

Mr. Jean lends a helping hand to his student.

  Driver’s Education
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Foundation Hall

Overworked Teacher?

Overworked Teacher?



About The Dean Team

Student Life: Our passion is to know our students, create an unforgettable high school experience, celebrate student achievement; and to empower every student to know themselves, own their actions, seek adventure, conquer challenges, lead others, and pursue balance.
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