“The truth is not for all, but only for those who seek it.” – Ayn Rand


House Standings

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Happy Birthday:

Michael Childress

Core Values

Amelia Andretti, Mirabella Calabrase, Greta Gruber, Muskan Uppal, and Meg Weinstock displayed COURAGE by being one of the only freshmen at our first Leadership Lunch! WTG! 

Cade Lewis, Sam McDermott, Joseph Guasco, Celine Ortiz, and Izzy Ortiz showed RESPECT by showing up early to community meeting! Thanks, Cade! 

Danielle Phillips showed KINDNESS when she returned two stacks of trays to the cafeteria. Thank you.

Meghan Hendry showed KINDNESS when she picked up papers that had fallen from the CTC board. Thank you!

Eli Ben displayed INTEGRITY when he returned money he had found to the main office! Thanks, Eli!

Artemas Brown and Garrett Compton displayed KINDNESS when they used their muscles to help Ms. Hurtado move a big heavy thing.

Public Proclamations:

Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores:  College Admission Representatives begin visiting Cannon School on September 2nd!  Please sign-up to attend sessions by registering on Family Connections.  Remember you must get teacher permission prior to signing-up.  If you need assistance with Family Connections or Signing–Up for a session please contact your college counselor.  For a complete list of who will be visiting Cannon this fall visit the Family Connections site – it is updated daily!!

Upcoming Visits:

September 2nd:             Berry College; Gettysburg College; Lafayette College

September 8th:             Univ. of Alabama; Villanova Univ.; Univ. of Rochester

September 14th:           Christopher Newport Univ.; Vanderbilt Univ.

Need some helpful advice from Cannon’s US Learning Specialist on best-practices for successful learning? Mrs. Hurtado is offering a brand new Beyond the Bell class, Habits for Successful Learning, for students ages 14-17. Students learn and actively engage in study and organizational strategies that help maximize their learning while in class and when studying outside of class. The class runs for 8 weeks, from 9/1 through 10/20 on Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.; cost is $128. Registration is available on the BTB website on the Cannon website.

Register Early! The Princeton Review SAT Prep course includes a scored pre and post-test, and 18 hours of instruction. The course runs from 10/17 through 11/21. See the SAT page on the Cannon website for the complete list of dates and times. The Fall course is geared toward the current SAT test, so students taking the course should be prepared to take the SAT test on either 12/5 or 1/23. For questions, contact Mrs. Brashear at

Any student interested in leading a club this year must fill out the CLUB REGISTRATION FORM on the US Clubs page on Haiku, or by using this link:

All forms are due by Thursday, 8/28 at 3pm.  Please see or email Dean Zelaya ( if you have any questions.  


If you’re thinking, “I’m interested in auditioning for Cannon Theater
Company but I’m not sure about (fill in the blank)”, just send an email to
Mr. Mac with your question, or ask someone you know who does theater here!
Auditions start this Thursday and Friday, and will continue next week
Monday and Tuesday. To sign up for a half-hour time slot, just visit, where you can also find a pdf of audition
materials to print, prepare, and bring with you. Or hard copies of
audition materials can also be found by the CTC board.

Note: These auditions are only for those interested in acting in the
plays. For all those interested in doing tech work for the plays, more
information on that will be coming once the plays are cast.

Service Opportunity of the Week: United Way is having their annual Day of Caring on September 12th with our kickoff at The Cove Church in Mooresville at 8:00am.  There will be a lot of excitement.  Live radio station coverage, superhero’s, police cars, food and a hip hop dance routine by Lem Houston.  Volunteers will come to the registration table upon arrival and receive their assigned project site and get their t-shirts.  At approximately 8:45am all volunteers will disperse to their project site assigned to them.

Underclassmen:  Dreading the long walk to your parked car this fall? Interested in parking in a prime spot close to the US building this semester? If you would like to bid on a special senior parking spot this semester, please email Mrs. Ramsey to place a silent bid on the awesome and close senior parking spots. All proceeds will be used for the senior gift this year and no bid is too grand! Consider supporting the senior gift fund raiser and park unbelievably close to your classes.

There will be a MANDATORY meeting on TODAY, in Coach Kulp’s room (612) during Lunch for any girl interested in and/or planning to play girls’ basketball this winter.  Important information about off-season workouts, spirit packs, and other team business will be discussed, so grab your lunch and join us!  If you are unable to attend, please see Coach Kulp sometime during your English drop period on Monday.

Looking for volunteer hours? Cannon’s Beyond the Bell LEGO class is looking for a US student helper. The class is Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. from 9/1 through 11/3. Please email if you are interested.




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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