“I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.” – Evan Peters

House Games Standings

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4th Place

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Amelia Andretti, Cole Batchelor, Justin Boyd, Thomas Bragg, Jake Diskin, Abhi Gadudasu, Mackenzie Hanby, Camille Harley, Taylor Lumpkins, Jackson Lods, Peyton Skill, Holly Springate, Hope Springate, Osahon Tokunboh, Mudi Tokunboh, Alex Varghese, and Maddie Woods demonstrated PASSION and TEAMWORK in planning and executing this year’s Homecoming festivities.

Michael Baker, Jarius Hamilton, Liselotte Stratman, Adam Parks, Carter Otey, Dominque Ramirez-Bejarano, Zion Hendrix, and Qon Murphy demonstrated TEAMWORK when he stepped in to help Student Council during homecoming.

 Grace Turner, Alec Easton, and Catie Kuralt demonstrated TEAMWORK when they cleaned up a mess left over from lunch in the atrium.  Thanks so much!

Joe Wilson demonstrated INTEGRITY when he turned in another student’s wallet that he found.

Jackson Cooksey showed INTEGRITY when he cleaned up the disastrous Junior Hallway after school.  Thank you!!!!

A big thank you to Morgan Waite, Alexandra Holloway, and Mary Edwards for planning and organizing the Upper School Spanish Club Faculty Taco Lunch! These girls demonstrated tremendous leadership skills by setting up meetings, delegating tasks, and problem-solving under pressure. Your hard work is an example to others! Way to go!

Also – thank you to all of the Spanish Club volunteers who helped prepare, pack and deliver food: Sarah Edwards, Taylor Watson, Renee Boisvert, Sarah Kuo, Mason Waite, Summer Shinn, Eva Kozlowski, Caroline Livingston, Gabby Holloway, Kaylin Slattery, Haley Gullett, Stephanie Grissom, Madeline Calcagno, Holly Springate, Hope Springate, Luke Thomas, and Annie Earnshaw

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Today is BE SWEET DAY! Try to go out of your way to compliment someone or do something to make someone’s day better.

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

On Friday, Nov. 4 during lunch, stop by the table set up outside the lunchroom to meet with a representative from Oxbridge Academic Programs. Oxbridge offers students the opportunity to spend the summer in one of 10 locations across Europe and the United States. Students select from over 180 subjects such as Medicine, Law, Engineering, Drama, Photography and Fashion, in cities like Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Barcelona, New York, Los Angeles and more. Stop by to pick up a brochure and learn more about this amazing summer study abroad opportunity.

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.

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]

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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