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Austin Cindric showed INTEGRITY when he cleaned up the half-eaten apple thrown behind the vending machine in the senior lounge.

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The upper school community is invited to attend the latest Cougars Talk session on Thursday, October 13th, during lunch in room 616 (the college counseling room). Bring your lunch and come ready to share your thoughts and ideas. NOTE: A link to Thursday’s video will appear in Thursday’s “Dean’s Daily Blog.”

Any girls interested in playing soccer this spring please come to the meeting TODAY in Foundation Hall at 11:15.

Spirit Week Themes:
Friday (10/14): Jersey Day
Monday (10/17): Dress Up Day- Smile for the Camera
Tuesday (10/18):Hawaiian
Wednesday (10/19):Decade Day
Thursday (10/20):Twin Day
Friday (10/21):Cannon Spirit Day!!!

There will be a meeting for the Muslim Students Group this Friday at lunch in Mrs. Huffman’s room. All students are welcome to come to learn more about Islam. Please contact Ayesha Syed with any questions ( 

MS Student Council will be holding a Krispy Kreme donut sale from Thursday of this week through Tuesday of next week. They will have a table set up outside during lunch from 11:20-12:50 where students can order donuts. Plain glazed and chocolate glazed donuts will be available for $8 a dozen and will be delivered during lunch on Friday, October 21st. (If students ask, they would pay $8/dozen if they bought directly from a Krispy Kreme store.) Students must pay when they place their order. 

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.


Homecoming 2016

Friday, October 21st

5:30pm -Steven Metz Band , Quad outside of Cougars’ Den entrance.  First 100 people get a free giveaway from the Alumni Office: Cannon Crazies sunglasses

6:50pm- Senior Night, Randy Marion Field

7:30pm- Homecoming game kickoff – Cannon School v. Metrolina Christian


Saturday, October 22nd

Annual Homecoming 5K and Kids’ Fun Run

8:00am- On-site registration opens

8:45am -Kids’ Fun Run on Tysinger Track

9:00am -5K begins, Cannon School Cross Country Trail   ($15 Registration fee includes a participation gift)

5K online registration form (

Refreshments provided

For questions, contact Sarah Allgood, Alumni Relations Coordinator (

Cougars On-Site Workshop: Friday, October, 28th 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Cannon School College Counseling will host a workshop for Juniors focused on developing the skills necessary to secure a summer job, internship or job shadowing experience.  An overview will be given on topics of decision making, cover letter and resume writing, interviewing and networking. Juniors must register by October 24th to attend, space is limited.  Email Kristin McClanahan at to secure your spot.  Cougars On-Site will also be offered as a 4-day Winterm Course in January.  The course will be more in-depth than the workshop.  Students who complete the Winterm course will have a finished resume and cover letter, have experienced a mock interview, participated in an etiquette lunch and developed a networking contact list. More information will be released soon on how to register for Winterm courses.

On 10/17 we will have yearbook pictures in the CPAC.  Please follow the schedule below:
11:45 – 12:15 9th grade
12:15 – 12:45 10th grade
12:45 – 1:15 11th grade

October 13th:

University of Mary Washington – Public, Small Town, Virginia. 4200 Undergrads.

Appalachian State University – Public, Small Town, North Carolina, 16,300 Undergrads. Located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, the school offers six undergraduate colleges and an accelerated baccalaureate to master’s program. The school is committed to environmental sustainability and students enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Auburn University-Public, large town, Alabama, 21,800 Undergrads. With more than 140 undergraduate majors to choose from and a unique blend of colleges that focus on core curriculum & applied sciences. Students consistently admitted to med school at a 30% higher rate than the national average.

Johns Hopkins University – Private, Large City/Baltimore, Maryland, 6400 Undergrads. Known for STEM, nursing, engineering & public health programs. Touted as the #1 research university in the country. The school has campuses in Italy & China in addition to those in the Baltimore/Washington DC area.

October 14th:

Clemson University – Public, Small Town, South Carolina, 17.300 Undergrads. Divided into 7 colleges with over 80 majors. The largest enrollment is in engineering & science, followed by business & behavioral science. Well known for its classic Southern college town & its living/learning communities.

Campbell UniversityPrivate, small town, NC 4300 undergrads. A regional Baptist university that endeavors to present Christian principles in and out of the classroom.  It offers 150 majors, tracks & concentrations in liberal arts, sciences & professions.

Wofford College – Private, Small City, South Carolina, 1700 Undergrads. A liberal arts college known for student engagement (high impact & transformative learning experiences), study abroad & faculty-only teaching.

October 17th

Washington & Lee University= Private, small town, Virginia, 1900 undergrads. Proud of their depth & breadth of curriculum which is augmented by offerings from the only fully accredited business school and fully accredited journalism program among top tier liberal arts colleges.  A longstanding tradition, the W & L community regularly say “hello” to one another reflecting the warmth and civility of life on campus.

October 18th:

Kalamazoo College – Private, Small City, Michigan, 1500 Undergrads.

Presbyterian College – Private, Small Town, South Carolina, 1200 Undergrads.

Brandeis UniversityPrivate, suburban near Boston, MA, 3600 undergrads. Known for a longstanding commitment to social justice & giving back. Its science division encompasses 7 departments and more than 50 labs. Brandeis offers an accelerated BA/MA in international economics & finance.

Southern Methodist UniversityPrivate, urban, Dallas, TX, 6400 undergrads. Home to the George W. Bush Presidential Center & one of the top collegiate lecture programs in the country. Offers a strong liberal arts foundation & comprehensive curriculum.

University of California, Berkeley – Public, Small City, California, 27,000 Undergrads. A top public university that offers over 350 degree programs in 130 academic departments. Committed to social justice & the country’s top producer of peace corps volunteers.

University of Southern California– Private, urban, Los Angeles, CA, 19,000 undergrads. Business, social sciences & visual & performing arts top the university’s list of popular majors. Located in the heart of LA, USC is opening a $700 million residential/retail project in 2017 bridging the gap between living & learning environments.

October 20th

Lees-McRae College – Private, Rural, North Carolina, 1000 Undergrads.

Trinity College Private, urban, Hartford, CT, 2100 undergrads. Offering an interdisciplinary liberal arts & sciences program where all classes are taught by faculty. It offers a Human Rights Program that is the first of its kind among US liberal arts colleges.

October 24th:

Washington & Jefferson CollegePrivate, rural, PA, 1350 undergrads. Offering a liberal arts education with an on-time graduation guarantee & themed residential living communities. Business majors are exposed to real world experiences through the Small Business Center.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Private, Small City, Massachusetts, 4200 Undergrads. A research university that prepares students for STEM careers where 60% of students pursue an engineering degree. The Global Perspective Program allows students to learn in one of over 40 project centers on six continents.

October 25th:

Providence College – Private, Small City, Roman Catholic, Rhode Island, 4000 Undergrads.

The College of Wooster – Private, Small Town, Ohio, 2000 Undergrads.

Boston College- Private, urban, Chestnut Hill, MA, 9100 undergrads. A Catholic research university committed to rigorous intellectual development in conjunction with religious, ethical & personal formation of its students to better serve the community & world at large. Home to the recently opened Center for Entrepreneurship.  BC students and alumni in the past decade have garnered more than $100 million in venture backing.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art – Private, NYC, New York, 900 Undergrads. The college located in the East Village is home to schools of engineering, architecture & art.  All students pay half tuition & students who demonstrate need can get additional assistance.

October 26th:

Lafayette College – Private, Small City, Pennsylvania, 2500 Undergrads.

Miami University – Public, Small Town, Ohio, 16000 Undergrads.

Samford University – Private, Large City/Near Birmingham, Alabama, 3100 Undergrads. A private research university rooted in Christian spirit.  The university offers 158 majors, minors, concentrations & pre-professional programs.  Students committed to community service.

Sewanee: The University of the South – Private, Rural, Tennessee, 1600 Undergrads. America’s only university owned & governed by the Episcopal Church. The liberal arts school offers outside the classroom study opportunities including a semester at Yale’s Directed Research Program. Also known for their Outing Club.

Wittenberg University – Private, Small City, Ohio, 1950 Undergrads. The liberal arts university is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Students of all faiths are encouraged to participate in services. In addition to a full array of majors, the school offers cooperative programs with other US schools including: Case Western, Columbia, Washington University & Duke.

November 1st

Bridgewater College – Private, Small Town, Virginia, 1800 Undergrads.

Bryant University – Private, Small Town, Rhode Island, 3300 Undergrads.

The American University of Paris – Private, Paris, France, 1000 undergraduates. A successful experiment in international, interdisciplinary education.  The school brings together the American university model with cultural, social & professional opportunities of Paris.

November 4th:

Ohio Wesleyan University – Private, Small Town, Ohio, 1700 Undergrads.

Florida Institute of Technology- Private, Large Town, Florida, 3600 Undergrads.

November 11th:

Lynn University –Private, Large Town, Florida, 2000 Undergrads. Just three miles from the beach, the school offers career-focused majors that help you build your resume before you graduate.  Consistently ranked as one of the top five most international universities in the US.

November 16th:

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.

November 17th:

MCPHS – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences – Private, Large City/Boston, Massachusetts, 3900 Undergrads. Training professionals for the healthcare industry with over 108 health science programs to choose from. The school has prepared more students for professional careers in pharmacy than any other academic institution in the world.

November 28th:

Savannah College of Art and Design – Private, City, Georgia, 9700 Undergrads. Located in the heart of Savannah, SCAD exists to prepare talented arts students for professional careers. SCAD also has a location in Hong Kong.

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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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