“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain

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Mitch Jeter

Thank you, Brandon Turner, for showing TEAMWORK by stopping and helping the Athletic Department pick up traffic cones after you had already played a whole football game! “Taking care of each other!” Awesome!

Harshini Gadudasu showed TEAMWORK when she offered to take count our advisees and report attendance if needed.

Nathan Smith demonstrated KINDNESS when he stopped what he was doing to help Ms. Banks return a cooler to the upper school after the football game.

Cam Ray and Tyler Chase demonstrated RESPECT when they took a stack of lunch trays back to the cafeteria

Emmaleigh Northrup and Morgan Jeter showed KINDNESS when they organized a birthday surprise for someone in their advisory!

Megan Kunkle showed KINDNESS when she ran an errand for a teacher during her student choice.

Isabella Friedli showed COMPASSION by helping a fellow classmate find the nurse’s office.

Todd Pelino displayed TEAMWORK by assisting other classmates with with their printing issues.


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 bidDeadline is September 7th at 3:15.

FRESHMEN: If you are interested in working with the Honor Council, applications are available from Dean Booker.  Deadline for submission is: Sepember 7th at 3:15pm. 

There will be a Varsity Baseball interest meeting on TODAY, August 29th at 11:45am in the upstairs area of the weight room.

If you cannot attend but are in interested in playing baseball, please contact Coach Rachal

For students interested in being math tutors:  Mathnasium of North Charlotte is hiring! Come and share your math expertise. Mathnasium is a math-only learning center that helps kids catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math.

We offer part-time, flexible instructor positions working with students K-12. We are located in North Charlotte only 10 minutes from Cannon.

Take a look at our website if you’re interested You can call us at (704) 940-2882 or email us at if you would like to find out more.

Students: We will have videographers on campus on Thursday, September 6. Please dress up for the day.


Auditions for Cannon Theater Company’s winter musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” are happening September 4 and 11 (with some additional dates/times available for fall athletes.) All interested students grade 8-12 should follow the four steps/links below, which will also be accessible soon at
Step 1: Sign up here for one acting/singing time slot and one dancing time slot.
Step 2: Fill out this online audition form.
Step 3: Find audition instructions, scripts, and sheet music, here. It’s a google drive document that should be accessible by any Cannon student.
Step 4: Follow these YouTube links to hear recordings of the audition songs; male auditioners will sing “Accident Waiting To Happen,” (0:00-0:47) and females will sing “As We Stumble Along” (0:00-1:02.)
If you have any additional questions, contact

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!

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 

College Admission Events in the Charlotte Area:

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.

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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