“The first and best victory is to conquer self.”— Plato


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Happy Birthday:

Core Values:

Paige Brenner, Ali Bunten, Caroline Campbell, Amy Clark, Jakob Diskin, Danielle Phillips, Sara Serulneck and Zack Olguin showed PASSION when they volunteered to talk to parents about the upcoming Outward Bound trip. Thank you!!!

A big thank you to Hannah Wheeler for cleaning up a cluttered table in the library after another student neglected to throw out his/her cup.

Public Proclamations:

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!!! Mrs. Hurtado is offering a brand new Beyond the Bell class, Habits for Successful Learning, for upper school students. 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 9/8 through 10/27 on Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.; cost is $128. Registration is available on the BTB website on the Cannon website.

JUNIORS: A representative from Herff Jones will be on campus TODAY during LUNCH to share information about ordering a class ring. Feel free to bring your lunch to ?????? if you are interested in learning about class rings. No orders will be taken today. This is simply an informational meeting.

Interested in swim team? There is a mandatory swim team meeting next Wednesday, September 9, during lunch in the new “Think Tank.” It is in Coach Northrup’s new room where Taylor Hall used to be. We hope to see you there, and get ready for another great season!

Eight participants are needed to represent Cannon School at the upcoming Academic WorldQuest Competition scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th.  AWQ is a trivia competition consisting of questions focusing on contemporary politics, geography, and world history.  Participants will have dinner provided before the competition begins.  The highlight of the evening is having WCNC’s weatherman Larry Sprinkle serve as the moderator. Interested students should contact Mr. Kmidowski for more information.

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!

Any students interested in becoming an ABT (asset-based thinking) certified mentor and working with the author of the book, Change the Way You see Everything, Kathy Cramer, please email Dean Booker.

Students: Please ask for a to-go box rather than a tray if you are not eating IN the cafeteria.

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

September 14th:           Christopher Newport Univ.

September 15th:        Vanderbilt Univ.

September 21st:        St.  Lawrence Univ.

September 22nd:       Southern Methodist Univ.; Queens Univ. of  Charlotte;

September 23rd:        Stetson Univ.; Randolph College; University of New Hampshire; Case Western Reserve Univ.




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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