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Freshmen:  During New Student Seminar on Thursday, October 20th, the College Counseling Team will meet with you to introduce the computer program you will be using with us for the next four years.   Bring your charged laptop to Foundation Hall during your drop.  You will receive an email on Wednesday from Family Connection with login information – do not delete this email as you will need it on Thursday.  This program will take the entire drop to complete.

Spirit Week Themes:
TODAY:Decade Day
Thursday (10/20):Twin Day
Friday (10/21):Cannon Spirit Day!!!

National Arts Honor Society will meet this Thursday October 20 at 11:30 in the US Art Studio. All visual (media and studio) art students are welcome, even if you were unable to make the last meeting. We will be voting for officers and choosing service projects for the year. Treats will be provided. 

Next WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26TH is Movie In The Quad!!!! It is the night before house games so you won’t have any homework :). Last year we had over 100 people attend so this year let’s make it 200! We will be showing Pitch Perfect as the movie this year. There will be all you can eat pizza for a small price of a $5. Come dressed up to enter the Costume Contest and win a Chick-Fil-A  gift card! We will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. You can enter alone or as a group! The event will take place in the outside cafeteria with heaters. Bring blankets and pillows! There will be candy and popcorn since it is close to Halloween. If you are interested in entering the costume contest, then see the rules below: 

Costume rules:
-All people participating in the costume contest must write their name, grade, and costume upon entering.
-All costumes must be school appropriate
-Each contestant can wear and present just one costume only.
-Participants must wait in the cafeteria until their name is called to enter the stage.
-Make the most of your time on the runway.

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

        Centennial Scholarship (NCSU)

        Danforth Scholars (Wash U.)

        Jefferson Scholars (UVA)

        Belk Scholarship (Davidson)

 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 TODAY 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.

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.

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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