“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude
toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather
than allowing it to master you.” ― Brian Tracy

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Thank you, Katie Combs and Tommy Jones, for sharing your college process experiences at this week’s Junior Parent Meeting.


Hey everyone! Vote for Ms. Mattsson’s nephew! He’s the super cute one against the brick wall background! #TeamJake – the Mattsson Advisory:

Current Events Club is having its first meeting today in Mr. Ross’ room (during Student Choice). We are discussing whether marijuana should be criminalized or legalized.

Tomorrow during choice, Humanitas will be a hosting Stress-Free Friday in the Cube. We will be making bracelets and playing board games. Come join us at 1:05 to have some stress free fun. See y’all there!!

Juniors: You will be meeting with your college counselor today during Student Life. Please bring your lap top computer or another device that will provide you access to Naviance. Below are the meeting locations. If your counselor is:
Dr. Wilner – meet in The Cube
Mrs. McClanahan – meet in the US Library Annex
Mr. Segura – Foundation Hall


Interested in getting real-world job experience and receiving credit at Cannon at the same time? Come to an information meeting to learn about a potential new class offering for 2019-2020.  This course will balance leadership skills with real-time internships in fields such as business, communications, publicity, hospitality, sports therapy, teaching, etc.
See you there! 
DATE: Thursday, Oct. 18th
TIME:  Student Choice
PLACE: Room 606

Attention all students! Next week is Homecoming 2018! As a culmination to all of the festivities, STUCO is hosting an ‘80s themed homecoming dance on Saturday, October 20th. There will be fun food, dancing, and activities as well as a best ‘80s themed costume contest. If you do not want to dress in ‘80s style, no problem! The dress code is ‘80s or game day dress. Tickets are $12 in advance via Google doc or you may purchase directly from Ms. Eury in room #701. Ticket price at the door is $15.

Let’s all go back to the ‘80s…”Don’t you forget about me!”

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9th-11th grade students!!! Please note Yearbook Picture Day schedule for Friday 10/12:
11:15-12:00- 10th and 11th grade
12:00-12:45- 9th grade
Your Advisor will give you a “picture card” that you must present to the photographer. Picture orders and money will be taken at the camera.
See Dean Zelaya if you have any questions.
Dress nicely and smile big!

Just in time for Halloween…. Nicki Cusumano’s (’18) third novel is out and ready to be ordered on Amazon. Nicki sends her regards from the land of the Tar Heels.

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:

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.


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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