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Student Drivers: You may not park on the grass on campus.  Violators will earn a Community Restoration.

As the second quarter begins, please remember that the US library is reserved for academic pursuits.  Students who choose to study in the library agree to maintain a respectful and productive learning environment. Students who feel the need to take a break from their studies (ex. video gaming, fantasy football, socializing, etc.) should use the Commons.  


Starting Monday, October 31st, Cannon will have each week day dedicated to a different theme (including Mix It Up Day on November 1st). 

Monday- Be Sweet Day
Tuesday- Mix It Up Day
Wednesday- Random Acts of Kindness
Thursday- Thankful Thursday
Friday- Forgiving Friday

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST  is MIX IT UP DAY!! Mix it Up day was created in 2002 to “encourage students to break down social barriers by sitting and interacting with someone new for just one day.” Cannon will be celebrating by giving each upper school member a sticker in advisory. Around the school, students and teachers will have the same stickers, and everyone is encouraged to talk or introduce themselves to people with the same sticker in the hallway or classes. At lunch, tables will be set up according to what sticker you have, and people can to sit with someone different or include someone new at their table.

TONIGHT 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. 

Halloween is coming up quickly, and House Animus wants to make sure that our armed forces can get some treats too. The House is teaming up with Operation Gratitude in their Candy Buyback program  to collect any leftover candy you may have from Halloween (including chocolate, but no Pixy Stix please) and unused dental hygiene products. There will be collection boxes at the front and back entrances to the school  for everyone and one for teachers in the teacher workroom. All donations will be accepted until November 11 (Veterans Day). If you have any questions, please email (Animus Service Prefect) or (Animus Head Girl). Thank you for your support!!

[My name is Karlie Redfern and I’m a senior. For my Capstone, I am hosting a 4v4 COED volleyball tournament (all skill levels are encouraged to play :)) to raise money for the Military Order of the Purple Heart. My Grandfather received a Purple Heart during the Vietnam war and has done a lot for his community such as establishing many organizations as Purple Heart Supporters (High Schools, businesses, and even the Bank of America Stadium). He plays a big role in the organization and in my life so this means a lot to me. This is open to all upper school students and faculty who want to participate. The tournament is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 3rd at 2pm (@ Cannon). This means those who are taking the SAT that day will have plenty of time to get to the school and play! The entry fee will be $20 per team ($5 per person) and those who aren’t able to participate can also donate money. You will pay upfront as you check in your team. The winning team will receive four $20 gift cards to Chick-fil-A and most importantly, bragging rightsI need to know your team (first and last name of each player) and team name or if you are dropping out by November 25th!!!! You can email, text, or tell me in person. If you are interested in playing but don’t have a full team, I will help you find other players or teams who are needing an extra player or two. As the date gets closer, I will send out more information on the format of the actual tournament and who is going to be playing who. It’s going to be very relaxed and fun so don’t worry if you’ve never played before! I hope you all will participate and please let me know if you have any questions about anything!

My email is and you can also get in touch with Coach Marten, Varsity volleyball coach and P.E. teacher who is helping me run the tournament, at]

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.


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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