“You get told to look before you leap, but if you are too careful, you may just end up looking.” – Max McKeown 

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Julia Dunn and Sara Serulneck showed TEAMWORK when they helped Mrs. Pinto to revise the senior photo list.

Caroline Livingston showed KINDNESS by picking up and delivering several lab supplies that a teacher dropped in the hallway.

Austin Morris showed COURAGE when he sang for his class.

Lydia Pinto showed PASSION when she volunteered to share information about HUGS with the freshmen class.

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Senior Picture make-ups will be in the CPAC from 8:00-noon


Leadership Lunch “No Bad Teams, Just Bad Leaders” will be this Friday in Foundation Hall.  All leaders and leaders in learning are welcome!

Participants are needed to represent Cannon School at the upcoming Academic WorldQuest Competition scheduled for Thursday, November 10th at the Westin Charlotte.  The competition begins at 5:45 pm and ends at approximately 9:30 pm. AWQ is a trivia competition played by teams representing area high schools with questions focusing on contemporary politics, geography, and world history. Students interested in participating should contact Mr. Kmidowski for more information.

Princeton Review SAT Prep Fall and Winter Workshops are open for registration. The Fall Course runs 10/15 until 11/19 for the 12/3 or 1/21 test. The Winter Course runs 1/21 until 2/25 for the 3/11 or 5/6 test. Detailed schedules and registration link can be found on the SAT Prep page on the Cannon website. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

Are you looking for credible sources of information to complete your research paper?  Are you wondering why you can’t use Wikipedia as a source?  Then attend a workshop on the incredible online resources EBSCO has to offer. The workshop will be held in the US library reference room on TODAY during Student Choice. (1:05 -1:30).  Please email Mr. Kmidowski to register.

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

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.

QPR Question-Persuade-Refer

Suicide Prevention Training

TODAY, September 29th, 3:15-4:30PM Foundation Hall

So we can have enough materials & snacks: RSVP to

What is QPR?

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

In 90 Minutes, You Can Become a Gatekeeper

According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

[if !supportLists]v  [endif]recognize the warning signs of suicide

[if !supportLists]v  [endif]know how to offer hope

[if !supportLists]v  [endif]know how to get help and save a life


QPR is recognized by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations as a “best practices” model and was selected by the American Psychiatric Association’s Task Force on Patient Safety as an “exemplary suicide risk reduction approach.” 


Cannon School QPR Training Sponsored by: Davidson LifeLine & Town of Davidson

Class of 2019 Mental Health Awareness Service Project      EMPOWER! Club (A chapter of SADD)

Out of the Dark ness Community Walk for Suicide Prevention Capstone       pst; (Peer Support Team)

Questions? Ms. Hoffman, US Conselor:

“Interested in a Summer Study Abroad or exploring GAP Year options after high school? Come speak with a representative from ISA on Wed., Oct. 12th during lunch in the Private Dining Room. ISA High School offers summer programs through accredited foreign universities in China, Costa Rica,France, ItalyPeruand Spain. Students are able to sign-up independently, and have the opportunity to earn college credit  and volunteer hourswhile abroad.”  Open to all Upper School students. 

Seniors interested in applying for any one of the following scholarships, must submit his/her scholarship applications to Ms. Mann no later than Oct. 19th at 3:30 pm.

        Centennial Scholarship (NCSU)

        Danforth Scholars (Wash U.)

        Jefferson Scholars (UVA)

        Belk Scholarship (Davidson)


Juniors-North Carolina Governor’s School applications are due to Ms. Mann by Oct. 19 at 3:30 pm.


Sophomores—If you are interested in being nominated to attend the HOBY Leadership Seminar, please contact Ms. Mann.  Applications (which will include a brief essay and resume) for nomination consideration will be due no later than Oct. 19 at 3:30 pm.

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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