“For every ‘yes’ on something, you’ll get 25 ‘no’s’. But it’s crazy how much that ‘yes’ gives you hope.” – Andre Agassi

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Ally Dressler

Brennan Kelley showed great KINDNESS and patience by helping the College Counseling team work through technical problems with their Freshman program last week. Thank you Brennan!

Sarah Kate Edwards and Ava Cooksey demonstrated INTEGRITY when they notified a teacher that a grade entered in the grade book was too high.

Khayden Harris showed KINDNESS when he used his drop to help clean the Art Studio. Thank you Khayden!!

Girls Lacrosse interest meeting this Friday! (11/10) When: During lunch (11:15-11:45) Where: Mrs. Smith’s room (Science hallway) If you have any questions, email them to or

On Friday November 10, 2017, we will be hosting a “school day” Open House.  Prospective grades 1-12 parents and students will be on campus from 8:45a.m.-12:00p.m.  We are expecting approximately 60 visitors.  Our guests will enjoy breakfast in the Dining Hall followed by breakout sessions with Division Heads, classroom visits and opportunities to engage with students, faculty, parents and alumni.  Please be sure to say hello to our guests on Friday!  We appreciate your understanding that due to this event the Dining hall will be closed from 8:45-10:00a.m.

Questions? – Please feel free to reach out to Mr. Diskin or Mrs. Weinstock.  Thank you for sharing your Cannon spirit with our guests on Friday!

Check out The Cannon Upper School Paper – online! Visit to read about what’s going on at Cannon, in the community, and around the world. See what your peers have to say about Model UN and the importance of the arts, or view articles of years past in our archives! Interested in joining The CUSP? Email us, at

After school make-up will now meet in the Academic Center.  As a reminder, after school make-up session begins at 3:15 pm.

The women’s basketball team is looking for two managers to help this season. Managers are not required to attend practice, but the team needs someone to help film home & away games as well as keep stats. If you have any interest please email Coach Drakeford

Please join Dean Zelaya in Foundation Hall during lunch on Thursday November 9th to learn more about getting involved in the NewGen Peacebuilders program.  There will be a representative on campus to answer any questions you may have.  Bring your lunch and join us!

WINTERM 2018: We are excited about this year’s Winterm program that is scheduled for Tuesday January 2nd – Friday January 5th, 2018!  Course information and the registration form can be found and downloaded on the Cannon School website at   Registration will take place Monday November 13th, Tuesday November 14th and Wednesday November 15th, 2017.  The registration table will be set up outside the Upper School Office between 7:20 – 8:05 am and between 11:20 am – 12:00 pm each day.  Please make sure that you turn in your form directly at the registration table during one of those scheduled times to ensure that your form is received.  Please do not turn your form in to your advisor or to the office, but only at the registration table.  If you have questions about a specific course please contact the teacher.  If you have questions about registration please contact Mr. Campbell at

Congratulations to Cannon Theater Company for receiving four awards at this weekend’s NCTC Festival for their production of “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind”: Patrick Dodds for Excellence in Stage Management, Zoë Smith for Outstanding Achievement in Assistant Direction, Mr. Macdonald for Excellence in Directing, and the cast for Excellence in Ensemble Acting. CTC is excited to now bring “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind” to the Cannon community Thurs Nov 9, Fri Nov 10, and Sat Nov 11 7:00-8:15pm! This high octane 45-minute show had the NCTC audience laughing and occasionally even screaming. And with a high reliance on audience interaction, the show changes with each performance, so come see it more than once!

Sophomores— Nov. 10 during Student Life, meet by House in the following locations:
Animus-614 (Miller’s advisory room)
Impetus-620 (Oswald’s advisory room)
Integritas- 610 (College Counseling room)
Humanitas-621 (H. Smith’s advisory room)

Travel Abroad???? Come check out the Experiment in International Living all day in room 509 and in the Private Dining Room on Wed., Nov. 15 during lunch, 11:15-noon. “For 85 years, our summer study abroad programs have enabled students to explore the world in a personal, meaningful way, and to develop new, enduring friendships through hands-on cultural experiences and homestays in 27 countries. With specific themes to match student’s unique interests and passions, The Experiment believes in creating educational experiences that positively impact both students and the communities they visit. Each year, hundreds of students come away from The Experiment with invaluable cultural, leadership, language, and college prep skills that help them thrive in diverse environments.”

College Admission Representatives Visiting Cannon School: Visits are open to current seniors, juniors and sophomores.  Students should register to attend on their Family Connection site and must request permission from the teacher of the class they will me be missing before attending.

Visits are open to current seniors, juniors and sophomores.  Students should register to attend on their Family Connection site and must request permission from the teacher of the class they will me be missing before attending.


November 9th:

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.

Kansas City Art Institute: Private, Large City, Kansas City, MO, 700 Undergrads

November 14th: 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 21stSavannah College of Art and Design – Private, Small City, Savannah, GA, 9000 Undegrads

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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