“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.”— Edwin Louis Cole


House Standings

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Happy Birthday:

Noelle Ross & Greyson Thompson

Core Values

Mattea Williams displayed KINDNESS by offering a spare lab book she had in her locker to a student, so that student would not fall further behind in class.

Allyson Slattery and Alexandria Mills did a wonderful job today helping the MS Honor Assembly.  They deserve kudos for their COURAGE and INTEGRITY in presenting to the MS students.  Please recognize them with a big Cougar Growl from their MS people!

Public Proclamations:

Cannon Junior Tim Bunten won the Cabarrus Country Club Men’s championship over the weekend.

Freshmen: If you are interested in serving as the intern with the Honor Council, email Ms. Lineberger or Dean Booker.  Applications are due on Friday 8/28 at 3:15pm.

Sophomores: Break in your boots and earn House Points! Wear your boots every Friday for the next three weeks before the Outward Bound Class Trip!

US Students: The Academic Center is now open in Room 610. This 100% quiet space is used for making up a missed test or quiz and for personal general study time. The Academic center is proctored every block on Day 1, 2, and 3. Please know that in order to be admitted for the block, you must arrive in the first 5 minutes of a block time. If you do so later that you will not be allowed to enter. This minimizes the number of interruptions for those in the Academic center due to the opening and closing of the door. Do not enter or use the Academic center without a proctor present.

Anyone interested in serving in an officer position in the History Club please attend a meeting during student choice on Friday 28 August in Mrs. Huffman’s room. ALL POSITIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN. Questions? Email or see Mrs. Huffman.

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, 8/27 at 3pm.  Please see or email Dean Zelaya ( if you have any questions.  

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.

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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