“Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.”
― Michelle Hodkin

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Sam Hilbish showed KINDNESS when he personally returned a lost item to a teacher. Thank you Sam!

Muskan Uppal showed TEAMWORK when she sent individual reminders to teachers about the first Advisory Buddy Breakfast. It was very helpful!

Olivia Wells demonstrated INTEGRITY when she contacted a teacher on a day she was absent to find out what she missed. Way to go, Olivia!

Emma Little demonstrated KINDNESS when she allowed a group member in class to use her laptop for an assignment.

Emmaleigh Northrup demonstrated PASSION for volunteering to take pictures for Yearbook at different events this week.  WTG, Emmaleigh!

Harry Alexander, Ellen Weinstock, Nathan Campbell, Amaya King, Mahesh Vankineni, Harshini Gadudasu, and Olivia Olson, Owen Koehler showed INTEGRITY when they cleaned up a major popcorn mess that their classmates left on the front steps.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Students interested in helping with the School Wide Counseling TAKE CARE Campaign, please email Mrs. Hoffman with a “Yes to TAKE CARE!” and you will be invited to a planning meeting (there will be snacks!).

If you have a passion around physical and/or emotional/mental wellness and have strengths in any of the following:

  • Ideation/Creative Thinking
  • Graphic Design/Visual Arts
  • Creative Writing/Slogans, etc.
  • Social Media marketing
  • Public Speaking (to lower & middle schoolers)

This is a fun, low-stress way to get involved in helping others.

The Cannon Upper School Paper (CUSP) will have a general interest meeting on TODAY, August 24th during Student Choice in room 703. Come out and learn about contributing to your student-run newspaper!

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

Any student interested in have a PRIMO parking space for the year, and supporting the Class of 2019’s gift…email Dean Booker with a bid.  Deadline is September 7th at 3:15.

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!

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 

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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