“A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.”— David Gergen


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Happy Birthday:

Sydney Frazier & Daniel Patton

Core Values:

Claire Christman, Mary Edwards, Eva Kozlowski, Noor Qasim, Dominique Ramirez-Bejarano, Hope Springate, and Leah Sussewell demonstrated PASSION and TEAMWORK by volunteering Saturday at the Charlotte Independent Schools College Fair – you were a big help and showed a passion for exploring future opportunities!
Thank you Lydia Pinto for showing KINDNESS and RESPECT by cleaning up the hallway by the commons…. picking up other students’ stuff shows you have respect for your school!
Chandler Frazier showed KINDNESS when he helped find a missing phone for a guest to Cannon.
Allison Andretti, Lydia Pinto, and Hadley Neal demonstrated KINDNESS when she stayed beside a friend who was in a difficult situation during the Freshmen Beach Trip. Thanks!
Grayson Herrera demonstrated TEAMWORK when he helped clean up the classroom on the Freshmen beach trip. THANKS, Grayson!
Anna Hiza demonstrated KINDNESS when she gave up her seat on the bus to a student who wanted to sit where she was. Thanks, Anna!
Connor Hynes demonstrated INTEGRITY when he returned a lost cell phone he found!
Tamer Metwalli demonstrated INTEGRITY when he returned money he found. Thanks, Tamer!
Tiffany Knox, Ann Fisher Lindsay, Erin Mason, Jena Metwalli, Emma Montgomery, and Izzy Sofio demonstrated COURAGE when she agreed to show up for Zumba in the quad! MUCHAS GRACIAS!

Rebecca Field and Kennie Kufner demonstrated TEAMWORK when they agreed to hang blood drive posters around campus during their drop.

Although this is a little late, George Lovett demonstrated KINDNESS when he graciously assisted a terrified and on the verge of tears, Mrs. Stavrakas, on the high ropes course of the Senior class trip.  Thanks for being a hero, George!

Public Proclamations:

Seniors: on Friday during student life, please report to Foundation Hall at 12:05 to hear about possible senior gift ideas. Once the senior committee has revealed its ideas, you will be dismissed back to your advisory for academic advising. Thanks.

October 11 is National Coming Out Day, a day for LGBTQIA+ people across America to embrace who they really are and come out to their friends and family. To honor this day, the GSA is making Thursday, October 8, a t-shirt day for anyone who would like to wear PURPLE to show their support for Cannon’s LGBTQIA+ community. We hope to see you sporting purple!

Ms. Eury’s ELP class is hosting a voter registration for anyone who will be 18 or older by November 3, 2015, Please register to vote outside of foundation hall for the next four days during lunch!!! You will need your driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your social security number.

All welcome- The EMPOWER! Club: A chapter of the National SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) will meet this Friday during Student Choice, 1:05-1:30, in the Academic Center (room 610) . Come find out about this semester’s activities and available class representative leadership positions. There will be snacks!

Vocalists needed– Mr. Davis is looking for students who might be interested in recording vocals for his students’ Music Tech projects. They are currently doing cover versions of pop tunes. Wanna sing some Radiohead, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, or Coldplay? Then come in and lay down a track for us. Each brave vocalist will earn a core value! Email Mr. Davis ( or come by the Music Tech Lab if interested.

Juniors – The process for Governor’s School is beginning. If you would like more information about this amazing educational summer program please come to 616 on Friday, October 2 during Student Choice.

Cannon School’s first blood drive will be Oct. 1, and the link to sign-up to donate is:  I’d love to have a larger donor population than we’ve ever had, so please sign-up if you feel compelled to do so.  If you should have any questions, please either email Mrs. Stavrakas or stop by her room 611 in the Upper School.

Juniors: There will be an interest meeting for the Cougars On-Site Program on October 5th during Student Choice in Room 616.  Please attend to learn more about this internship and job shadowing program.

Upcoming College Admissions Visits:

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors – please sign up on Family Connections to meet with college admission representatives from the following schools:
September 30:
Hollins University
Roanoke College
Wake Forest University
Virginia Tech
Clemson University
Presbyterian College
October 1st:
Hampden-Sydney College
October 5th:
Guilford College
October 6th:
UNC – Charlotte
Carleton College
October 7th:
DePauw University
Furman University
University of South Carolina
Boston College
High Point University
Lehigh University
Wofford College
Birmingham-Southern Coll.
Salem College

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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