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Tyler Bell demonstrated tons of COURAGE when she decided to stay out in the field on the Outward Bound trip after getting sick on the second day. WTG, Tyler!

Mudi Tokunboh demonstrated TEAMWORK when he cleaned up trash left behind in the commons. Thanks, Mudi!

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Cannon US Robotic Team will hold its first meeting during Student Choice (1:05 pm) on Thursday 9-22-16.  Please come to room 606 if you are interested in joining the team! Contact Mr. Ruddy if you have any questions. This is a new beginning for the Upper School so please come and help us build something great!

Freshmen, Sophomores, and JuniorsAre you interested in learning more about colleges in California?  The College Counseling department is teaming up with area high schools to offer a Tour of California Colleges in June, 2017.  This tour will be organized by EF Tours.  A mandatory information meeting is being held at Christ the King Catholic High School, 2011 Crusader Way, Huntersville NC 28078 (right off Hwy 73 near the intersection of Poplar Tent and Hwy 73) on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00pm.  Parents of interested students must be in attendance to learn more about the trip.  An email has gone out to all parents of 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.  If you’re interested, encourage your parent(s) to attend the meeting on September 27.

 Having difficulty citing your sources?  Want to learn about the changes to the new MLA format?  Attend a workshop on using Noodletools to help you properly cite your sources when writing your research paper.  The workshop will be held in the US library reference room on Thursday, Sep 22 during Student Choice. (1:05 -1:30).  Please email Mr. Kmidowski to register.


We have a lot of exciting things we hope to do this year including serving in the Spanish Community, (YES THAT MEANS SERVICE HOURS) as well as some fun activities, like watching Spanish horror movies in the month of October and learning how to make Spanish recipes. We really hope you guys are as excited as we are! Our first meeting will be held on September 22 during Student Choice, so the Thursday after class trips are over. We will introduce ourselves to you all and discuss ideas for the future of Spanish Club this year. Hope to see you all there, Morgan Waite, Alex Holloway, Mary Edwards, and Mrs. Cabrera

Homecoming and the Fall semi-formal are right around the corner! This year’s dance will be full of surprises and prizes as we celebrate our Cannon Community. Join DJ Phalse iD for a fabulous dance, great snacks, and a night of fun and entertainment! Tickets will go on sale Monday after class trips. The tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You may get tickets from Student Council representatives when they come to your advisory, or you may purchase at any time from Ms. Harley or Ms. Eury.

ATTENTION JUNIORS—If you are interested in being nominated to attend the Governor’s School of North Carolina, you must attend a mandatory Lunch & Learn meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in Room 616.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Please sign up on Family Connections to meet with College Admission Representatives from the following institutions:


Virginia Commonwealth University – Public, Richmond, Virginia, 24,000 Undergrads

Urban research university that received more than $270 million for sponsored research.  Known for their leading medical center and top arts school.

Dartmouth College– Private, Small Town, New Hampshire, 4300 Undergrads

Member of the Ivy League. Home to both undergraduate liberal arts and engineering schools.  Operates on a quarter system. Undergraduate courses taught by faculty only.

Colby-Sawyer College– Private, small town, New Hampshire, 1300 undergrads

A liberal arts and sciences college located in the scenic Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire.  100% of students participate in internships in their fields of study.

September 21st:

Florida State University -Public, City, Florida, 33,000 Undergrads

A top research university comprised of 17 colleges. Known for its arts programs and Florida’s only national lab. Home to renowned college athletics & a signature outdoor adventure program.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute– Private, suburban, New York State, 5600 undergrads

Nation’s oldest technical research university. RPI uses a system called CLASS (Clustered Learning, Advocacy & Support for students) that seeks to build a supportive network among students, faculty & staff.

Ringling College of Art & Design– Private,  (urban) Sarasota, FL, 1200 undergrads

A noted innovative visual arts college with a highly acclaimed computer animation program.  Also lauded as “the Most Wired Campus in the US” by Us News & World Report.

September 22nd:

Elon University – Private, Large Town, North Carolina, 5800 Undergrads

One of only a few private universities with accredited schools of business, education, communications, law and health sciences. Renowned as a national model for engaged & experiential learning.

Villanova University– Private, Suburban, Philadelphia, PA, 7100 undergrads

Roman Catholic university that offers, liberal arts, engineering, business & nursing.  Integrates a commitment to service & sustainability into their mission.

September 23rd:

Georgia Southern University – Public, Small City, Georgia, 18000 Undergrads

Offers more than 100 degree programs.  Largest Army ROTC in the Southeast. 

Fordham University-Private, urban, New York City, 8600 undergrads

The catholic university offers more than 60 undergraduate degrees.  Has partnerships with New York Botanical Garden & the Bronx Zoo for research opportunities. 

St. Josheph’s University-Private, suburban Philadelphia, PA, 5500 undergrads

A catholic university that offers not only 59 majors, but opportunities for internships in DC with their Washington Center.  Known for their Food Marketing program & Cooperative Education programs with their school of business.

September 26th:

The New School-Private, New York (Greenwich Village), NY, 6900 undergrads

Offering 135 degrees within its 7 schools & colleges, including the highly regarded Parsons School of Design & Mannes School of Music.

Loyola University Maryland – Private, Large City/Near Baltimore, Maryland, 4000 Undergrads

A Catholic university where 1/3 of all students choose to study business, marketing or a related field.  Grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Strong community service and study abroad programs.

Roanoke College – Private, Small City, Virginia, 2000 Undergrads

Second Lutheran-affiliated college in America.  A liberal arts college offering 34 majors & pre-professional programs such as dentistry, ministry and veterinary medicine.

September 27th:

Hendrix College           – Colleges That Changes Lives, Private, Large Town, Arkansas, 1400 Undergrads

A liberal arts college with strong sciences program. the Hendrix Odyssey program ensures that every student takes part in hands-on learning experiences such as research, study abroad, internships and service.

Northeastern University           – Private, Urban/Boston, Massachusetts, 13,500 Undergrads

The Coop program allows students to integrate periods of study with 3 to 6 month periods of full-time employment starting as early as their second year. The 24 PlusOne programs enable you to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.

September 28th:

Birmingham-Southern College – Colleges That Changes Lives, Private, Large City, Alabama, 1200 Undergrads

In addition to the 25 majors and minors, the school offers 24 Explorations Lectures & Arts events on campus.  Their January Exploration Term allows students to take four weeks of class, do an internship or travel abroad.

Washington University– Private, suburban St. Louis, Missouri, 7400 Undergrads

Touted as a Midwestern alternative to the East Coast Ivies. Offers over 90 fields of study with a focus on interdisciplinary studies.  

Washington College- Private ,rural, Chestertown, MD, 1500 undergrads

10th oldest chartered higher education institution in the US. offers 40 majors & the Center for Environment & Society that offers internships and fellowships in the great outdoors.

September 30th:

University of South Carolina – Public, Small City, South Carolina, 25,000 Undergrads

Offering 324 unique degree tracks and home to one of the highest regarded international business programs. The school is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its research & community engagement.

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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