Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities, they vary in their desires to reach their potential.  -John Maxwell 

Gossage Cup

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Ms. Oswald, Chloe Winchester and Grace Winchester

Over the weekend 8/18: Jimmy Kinsella and Alyssa Foster

Alivia Calabrase demonstrated INTEGRITY when she found a lost wallet in the hall and returned the wallet to its owner.

Morgan Brown demonstrated KINDNESS when she agreed to have a new student shadow her for the day.  Thanks, Morgan!

Dillon Casey showed KINDNESS when he helped a new student find his classroom.

Isabella Friedli showed KINDNESS when she went out of her way to help a new student.

Liam Peterson demonstrated PASSION as brought great energy and TEAMWORK during A block! Thank you for positivity and encouraging your group.

Courtney Phelps showed KINDNESS when she welcomed the newest members to our advisory with goodies bags without even being asked to do so. Thank you Courtney for always thinking about others.

Josh Robinette showed TEAMWORK when he helped Mr. Aldridge gather data on a PowerSchool issue.

A new student was confused about the location of visual foundations. Meghan Schreck started to give directions but then said “How about I just walk you there.” and she did.  Meghan thank you for your KINDNESS!

There will be a meeting of all girls interested in playing basketball for Cannon School for the 2019-2020 season on Thursday, August 22 at 11:25 am in the Private Dining Room.  Please meet Coach Drakeford at this time for important information concerning the upcoming basketball season.

The Grief Affinity Group is sponsoring a 3-week grief seminar during lunch Wednesday, August 21st, Wednesday, August 28th & Tuesday, Sept. 3rd in room 512. Mrs. Hoffman, US Counselor, and Shea Collins, grief counselor, invite all students wishing to talk, listen, or learn about how to handle grief and/or support a friend. Contact Mrs. Hoffman or Mr. Ross if you have any questions.

It’s HOT outside. Soon it will be cold, icy, and miserable.  The Class of 2020 is trying to raise funds for a gift to Cannon School.  If you are interested in submitting a bid for one of four PRIMO parking spaces, email Dean Booker with the maximum you’d be willing to donate.  All bids must be received by 8/30 at 3:05pm.  Help yourself and the Class of 2020!!!

The MiLL at Cannon School (aka The Upper School Makerspace, or what used to be called the Outback) is open and ready for Making! All students are welcome to stop by during lunch and choice to see and use the space, and to learn both more about what resources are available to use and how to get trained on the equipment. Keep an eye on the blog for information about this year’s Make of the Month projects, where you’ll have the opportunity to make a number of seasonal one-shot projects from decals to decorations and more.

This year, video gaming in The MiLL will be welcome only on Fridays and open only to students who have utilized the space to work on projects outside of class time earlier in the week. For more information please contact Mush Hughes in person or at

Welcome back to school!  Thank you to ALL of you who wrote notes of encouragement last year that were sent to Mr. Riley.  We continued to send these notes his way throughout the summer.  Many of you may have heard that Mr. Riley will not be here at the start of the school year.  We would like to continue to send our memories, words of encouragement, PUNS, dad jokes, etc. his way.  If you would like to contribute, please bring your contribution to Mrs. Mattsson (Room 630).  Thank you!  Have a great year.

There will be an interest meeting for the Upper School Robotics Team this Tuesday, 8/20, in The Mill during lunch.  We’ll discuss the year’s competition, practice schedule, and other engineering opportunities.  No experience is necessary, and feel free to attend even just to check it out!  For more information, or if you’re interested but cannot attend, contact Mush Hughes at

Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores are invited to sign-up on Naviance Student 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 Naviance Student account to see the most up to date list of colleges visiting Cannon, to learn more about a specific college, to find out visit times and to register to attend. Visits will be held in The Cube or College Counseling Offices.


9/3:      Guilford College

9/4:      Franklin & Marshall College, Furman University, Meredith College and University of New Hampshire at Durham

9/5:      East Carolina University, Haverford College and St. Lawrence University

9/6:      Hillsdale College

9/9:      Xavier University, University of Notre Dame, Union College (New York) and Bucknell University

9/16:    Christopher Newport University

9/17:    Catawba College and Stetson University

9/18:    University of Georgia and Villanova University

9/19:    Saint Michael’s College

9/23:    The University of Alabama in Huntsville and Northeastern University

9/24:    Clemson University and Jacksonville University

9/25:    University of Cincinnati, Dartmouth College, and  Samford University

9/26:    Campbell University

10/1:    High Point University and Allegheny College

10/2:    Mount St. Mary’s University – Maryland, Agnes Scott College, Butler University and Miami University, Oxford

10/3:    University of Chicago, Georgia State University and University of Miami

10/4:    College of Charleston, University of North Carolina at Asheville and Washington and Lee University

10/7:    Denison University and Wittenberg University

10/8:    Colgate University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Wake Forest University, Appalachian State University, Auburn University and Elon University

10/10: Wofford College, Roanoke College and Dickinson College

10/11: Vanderbilt University

10/14: The George Washington University and Brandeis University

10/15: Trinity University and Baylor University

10/17: Gardner-Webb University, Bowdoin College, American University and Washington University in St. Louis

10/22: Sewanee: The University of the South

10/23: The University of Arizona, Clark University and University of Richmond

10/29: Texas Christian University

11/4:    Gettysburg College

11/5:    Hofstra University

11/6:    Lynn University

11/7:    University of Delaware

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