“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.” ― Henry James

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Riley Fraser
Austin Ward

Jessi Dickerson demonstrated COURAGE when she sang the Epic of Sundiata in its original language (which she learned phonetically!) for the Global Renaissance Festival! Way to go, Jessi!

Kayla Goldsberry demonstrated KINDNESS when she stopped what she was doing to open the door for Dean Zelaya when she noticed her struggling with lots of bags in her hands. Thanks, Kayla!

Lydia Pinto demonstrated PASSION for her Class of 2019 by spearheading a fun activity yesterday for her classmates. Thanks, Lydia!

Grades 9, 10 & 11: Career Exploration Day is coming Wednesday, October 10th after PSAP! There are 30 great speakers coming including a lot of young alumni who would be great to connect with!  During advisory, please respond to the email sent to you Ms. Hoffman to sign up for your top choices. If you do not respond, you will be assigned speakers (and they will be great!).

Students for Constitutional Government will meet for the second time today, October 4th, in Foundation Hall (11:15am-12pm). We will discuss originalism and its most recent standard-bearer, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming Court!
Class of 2022: Kennedy Nemechek and Ben Childress
Class of 2021: Sofia Rooney and TJ Moyer
Class of 2020: Megan McKinsey and Davis Norton
Class of 2019: Mirabella Calabrase, Caitlyn Kunkle, Liselotte Stratman, Tyler Chase, Khayden Harris, Timmy Jones
Come see the Homecoming Court’s coronation on October 19th!

Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15- October 15th.  Want some culture? Check out the HOLA CHARLOTTE festival this Saturday from 12:00-7pm!

Student Council Event of the week this week will be a PARTY IN THE QUAD TODAY!!

What’s going down you may ask?

– NEW WRAP ORDER Food Truck  @ Lunch (menu attached)

– The first Concert in the Quad of the year!

Honoring our Fall Girls Golf Athletes 🐾🏌🏽‍♂️

We already have some awesome people performing including Brandon Meeks, Izzie Ortiz, and Vincent Vaccaro!!!!

Model UN team members who have signed up for CHARMUN: there will be a mandatory meeting Tuesday, October 9, in the Library Annex. We will be working on preparations for CHARMUN, announcing your country assignments, and helping you master Parliamentary Procedure. On Tuesday, October 9, your position papers are DUE at the time of the meeting for review by Declan Hurley and other members of the executive board. If you have issues with attending the meetings, please see Mrs. Shaefer, to ensure that your country assignment will be held for you.


Seniors: The College Counseling Team will offer Drop – In Hours for Seniors in The Cube on the following dates: 10/24 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

10/10/18: East Carolina University Parent and Student Reception. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 7415 Waverly Walk Ave. Charlotte. Register at:

Tuesday October 2nd at 7 p.m.: College Information Session with Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and The University of Chicago. Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte. Register to attend:

Seniors: The deadline to apply for Cannon nominations for Jefferson,Centennial or Belk Scholarships is Oct. 19th. Submit the Request for Nomination form, the required essay(s), and a list of activities/resume to Dr. Wilner via email by 3 pm on Oct.19th.

Juniors: The deadline to submit an application for Cannon nomination to NC Governor’s School is Oct. 19th. Materials must be submitted to Dr. Wilner as a printed packet by 3 pm on Friday, Oct. 19th. If you are interested in applying, please let your college counselor know ASAP, and s/he will help you understand the requirements for applying (which includes two letters of recommendation).

Sophomores: Interested in a fantastic 3-day HOBY Leadership Seminarthis summer? Please read about HOBY online and submit these two items to Dr. Wilner via email no later than 3 pm on Oct. 19th:

  1. Brief paragraph detailing why you want to participate in HOBY.
  2. List of activities/resume

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.


Hampden-Sydney College

UNC Chapel Hill

Northwestern University

University of Delaware

College of Charleston

University of Mary Washington

October 9th:

Allegheny College

Carleton College

Auburn University

Belmont Abbey College

Johnson & Wales – Charlotte

University of Southern California

October 11th:

University of Chicago

University of Pennsylvania

October 12th:

American University

Washington and Lee University

October 15th:

University of Miami

Trinity University

The American University in Paris

Radford University

Berry University

Catawba University

Villanova University

October 16th:

Wofford College

Southern Methodist University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Moravian College

Columbia University

October 17th:

Dickinson College

Randolph Macon College

Appalachian State University

UNC Greensboro

Illinois Wesleyan University

Nova Southeastern University

October 22nd:

Fairfield University

Queens University of Charlotte

Miami University of Ohio

October 23rd:

Baylor University

Lafayette College

October 24th:

Rhodes College

Clemson University

October 29th:

Oglethorpe University

Texas Christian University

October 30th:

Hofstra University

St. Mary’s College

October 31st:

Berklee College of Music

November 1st :

Eckerd College

November 2nd:

Ringling College of Art & Design

Merrimack College

November 9th:

Birmingham Southern College

November 12th:

University of Lynchburg

Samford University

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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