“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ― Albert Einstein

House Points* see below for new info

Humanitas Shield 2

Humanitas Shield 2 Humanitas Shield 2





A message about Trimester 1 House Points:  This year was a record year for keeping track of points.  The Admin Points section of the points document was my responsibility.  For a host of reasons that do not absolve me, I incorrectly recorded the points for T1, resulting in a 1st place finish for Integritas and a 2nd place finish for Animus, when it should have been a 1st place finish for Animus and a 2nd place finish for Integritas.  Fortunately, Mush Hughes caught my mistakes after the trimester had ended.  The leadership teams of both Houses met and decided that BOTH Animus and Integritas should earn 1st place for T1.  If you want to understand more about this decision drop in on our Leadership Lunch today at 11:15 in Foundation Hall.  – Dean Booker

Mr. “Papa Smurf” Aldridge, Collier Leatherman, & Jadon Williams

Lydia Pinto, Brandon Meeks, Mirabella Calabrase, and Clint Harris showed INTEGRITY and COURAGE when resolving a thorny issue.  Thank you!!!

Amelia Andretti demonstrated KINDNESS when she helped clean up Foundation Hall after lunch.

Emma Little demonstrated KINDNESS when she stayed after class to help a student with the material covered during the class.

Liselotte Stratman demonstrated KINDNESS when she made cookies for her teachers.

Allison Abel, Leah Shaw, and Muskan Uppal demonstrated TEAMWORK by leading a class during a teacher’s absence

Students for Constitutional Government will meet on Thursday, December 6, 2018 during lunch in Foundation Hall. Mr. Hurtado will speak about the natural law roots of the American founding.

Image result for pancakesHey everyone! Cougars Fighting Cancer (formally Relay for Life) is hosting our annual Pancake Breakfast  Friday, December 7th! It is $5 for unlimited pancakes and access to the topping bar. It takes place right after Project Wrap-In, so after you wrap with your buddies, come enjoy some breakfast! All of the money goes to the American Cancer Society to help with cancer research, paying for treatments, and supporting families. We all know somebody who is fighting this battle, even here in the Cannon community.

ALSO, if anyone has a griddle, a spatula, a big cooking bowl, or a ladle, please email me at That would really help us out. Many thanks,

Holly Springate, Mitchell Skolaris, and Izzie Gosling

Image result for wrapping presents

Project Wrap-In is Coming on December 7th, 2018!

It is almost that time of year again! Project Wrap-In is coming soon! To demonstrate Cannon’s commitment to the core values of teamwork and kindness, the student body will participate together as a community in our annual Project Wrap-In on FRIDAY, December 7, 2018. This project is designed to bring the entire Cannon community together in a meaningful service opportunity!

Each student in the Lower, Middle, and Upper School is asked to bring in one new, unused gift ($5- $15) to store in homeroom the week of December 3. Students in grades JK- 12th should buy a gift for a child their own approximate age and gender. (Students in grades 8th– 12th may instead buy a gift for a young child of any age with their own gender in mind if they would like; however, keep in mind that children benefiting from this outreach opportunity may also be teens.)  Additionally, students are asked to bring wrapping materials like wrapping paper, tape, ribbon, bows, etc.

We are hoping for 100 percent participation in this event and are looking forward to making a difference in the lives of many children! This is a highlight for many students every year, and we hope that you will enjoy it too!

Our hope for all students (Lower, Middle, and Upper School) is:

  • Bring in one present ($5-$15)
  • Contribute wrapping paper and/or other wrapping supplies like tape.
  • Bring a giving and positive attitude.
  • Have fun!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the following:
Muskan Uppal
Caroline Livingston
Connie Stavrakas

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.
This entry was posted in Cannon School Upper School, Upper School, Upper School Dean’s Core Values. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s