“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”
― Sigmund Freud

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Emily Aldous
Adam Parks

Nathan Campbell and Harshini Gadudasu demonstrated TEAMWORK when they helped their classmates access the online textbook.  Thank you!

Emily Cleveland showed TEAMWORK when she led her French 4 class when her teacher was absent due to illness. Great job!

Eliott Diskin showed TEAMWORK when he led his French 3 class yesterday when his teacher was absent due to illness. Great job!

Mitchell Skolaris showed TEAMWORK when he led AP French and Global Ed classes yesterday when his teacher was absent due to illness. Great job!

Roshni Desai and Maya Goldsberry demonstrated INTEGRITY when they contacted a teacher on the day they were absent in order to keep up with the class. Way to go!

Jack Mahar demonstrated KINDNESS by helping a new student find a classroom. Thanks, Jack!

Leadership Lunch TODAY in Foundation Hall: All are Welcome!!! 

Seniors: The College Counseling Team will offer Drop – In Hours for Seniors in The Cube on the following dates: 9/18, 10/3, and 11/7.

(Please make note of this change in your planner)  There will also be a College Application Workshop on 10/10 from 9 – 11:15 a.m. in the CPAC

Do you have an interest or a passion that you want to share with the rest of our student body? Have you considered starting or leading a club? If so, fill out this Google Form to propose your idea for a club in the Upper School.  Club leadership is open to ANY Upper School student.  Deadline for club proposals is 8/31 by 3pm. Club proposal form:

We will have a Club Leader meeting on 8/31 during Student Choice in Foundation Hall to ensure you all have the information you need to be ready for Club Fair on 9/7!

Spectrum will be meeting on Day 4 during student choice in Ms. Harley’s room. All are welcome!

US Students: The Testing Center will open TODAY, AUGUST 22 in Room 604. This 100% quiet space is used for completing a missed assessment or any assessment requiring the testing accommodation of separate setting.  This space may also be used for personal general study time. The Testing Center is proctored every block, every day.

Please know that IF YOU ARE COMPLETING A MISSED ASSESSMENTyou must arrive in the first 5 minutes of a block time. If you do so later than that, you will not be allowed to enter. This minimizes the number of interruptions for those in the Testing Center due to the opening and closing of the door.

Please be mindful of noise levels directly outside the Testing Center, and do not enter or use the Testing Center without a proctor present.

Student Ambassador Network

The Student Ambassador Network (“SAN”) is a group of Upper School students who represent Cannon School and demonstrate Cannon’s core values in their academic, athletic and artistic pursuits, both on campus and in their communities.  All Cannon Upper School students are invited to be active Cannon student ambassadors.  To get involved all you have to do is complete the Student Ambassador Profile (an 8-10 minute Survey) so we are better informed about you and your interests!  Please complete the profile by Friday, August 31.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Weinstock, in the Admission Office.

Want to talk to a student who has been an Ambassador, feel free to connect with one of our 2018-2019 Interns: Abigail Hedgecock, Achsah Koshy, Caroline Carr, Emily Cleveland, Ava Cooksey, Gabby Holloway, Maddie Johnson, Anna Ruth Morrison, Alex Erdin, Anna Galloway, Jack McDermott, Gabby Polsky, Ella Ruddy 

There will be an meeting of all students interested in playing women’s basketball on Thursday, August 23rd at 11:15 am in the Private Dining Room.  Please meet Coach Drakeford at this time if you have an interest in playing this year.

Seniors: Park (NC State) , Bryan (Davidson College), Levine (UNCC)  and Morehead-Cain Scholarships (UNC) forms are due August 27th if you are interested in being considered for the Cannon School nomination. Your materials must be submitted by 3 p.m. on 8/27/18 to Dr. Wilner ( (No late submissions will be accepted) Additional information is available on the College Counseling Power School page or through your college counselor.

College Admission Events in the Charlotte Area:

8/27: University of Notre Dame, the University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins, and Emory University will host an evening program. Register to attend. 7-9 p.m. Charlotte Country Day School, 1440 Carmel Rd.

9/16: Carnegie Mellon University will host an afternoon program.  Register to attend. 2 – 3 p.m. Charlotte Marriott SouthPark, 2200 Rexford Rd.

9/26: Tulane University will host an evening program.  Register to attend. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Providence Day School, 5800 Sardis Rd.

Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores are invited to sign-up on Family Connection to visit with College Admission Representatives coming to Cannon School.  Students must get permission from their classroom teachers prior to attending an admissions event. Log into your Family Connection account to learn more about the colleges, find out visit times and register to attend. Visits will be held in The Cube or College Counseling Offices.

August 28:

Sewanee: The University of the South

September 4:
Guilford College
Campbell University
Lynn University
University of South Carolina
University of Georgia
September 5
Hillsdale College
Meredith College
Presbyterian College
September 6
Vanderbilt University
St. Lawrence University
September 7
Washington University in St. Louis
September 11
Bryant University
University of Notre Dame
Gardner-Webb University
Haverford College
September 17
East Carolina University
Furman University
Ursinus College
Christopher Newport University
September 21
Davidson College
University of St. Andrews
Elon University
Roanoke College
September 24
St Michael’s College
September 25
Wake Forest University
September 26
Gettysburg College
Tulane University
Mercer University
October 1
High Point University
Georgia Tech
October 2
Fordham University
October 3
University of Rochester
Dennison University
Colgate University
UC Berkeley
Butler University
October 4
Hampden-Sydney College
College of Charleston
University of Mary Washington
October 9
Allegheny College
Clemson University
Carleton College
Auburn University
Johnson & Wales University
October 11
University of Chicago
October 12
American University
October 15
University of Miami
Trinity University
The American University in Paris
Villanova University
October 16
Wofford College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
October 17
Dickinson College
Appalachian State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Nova Southeastern University
October 22
Fairfield University
Queens University of Charlotte
October 23
Baylor University
Lafayette College
October 24
Rhodes College
October 30
Hofstra University
St. Mary’s College
October 31
Berklee College of Music
November 2
Ringling College of Art & Design

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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