I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers the fear. -Nelson Mandela

Gossage Cup

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Lia Carnes

Over the weekend 8/24: Randy Marion III and Sadie Miller. 

Members of the Peer Support Team (pst;) showed TEAMWORK and KINDNESS when they came to Welcome students at the NEW STUDENT SEMINAR and Grief Affinity seminar. Megan Hnilica, Chrissy Stamey, Haven Hall, Gabby Holloway, Griffin Jones, Georgia McKay, David Boisvert, Evan Essex, Jackson Hammock, Maya Goldsberry, and Sara Trufant.

We appreciate Rob Trufant and Kate Nelson early arrival to school! They displayed KINDNESS in helping the College Counseling Team get ready for our parent College Kick Off!

Maddie Johnson, Gabby Holloway, Matthew Leonard, Emily Cleveland, Chloe Winchester, Kate Nelson, Lauren Skolaris, Sophie Collins, Brooke Wesselman, Olivia Wells, Maddie Reiss, Amaya King, Virginia Robertson, Sydney Wood, Jake Wood, Colin Gacek, and Ella Ruddy demonstrated PASSION when they helped orient the new students!

Deuce Rolle displayed COURAGE and KINDNESS when he welcomed the Grief Affinity lunch seminar this past Wednesday. Thank you, Deuce and the many students who attended.

Courtney Nix demonstrated COURAGE when she volunteered to present her artifact box presentation first, and even revolutionized a way to do it!

Randy Marion III demonstrated COURAGE when he stood up at the Community Meeting to announce the JV Football game

Matthew Leck displayed INTEGRITY and KINDNESS when a MS student accidentally took his backpack and he turned hers into her coach.

Sophia Segura demonstrated COURAGE when she corrected a teacher who used the wrong word to describe something.


Seniors should report to The Cube today during their English drop for a required meeting with college counseling. Please bring your lap top computer.

We would love STUDENT input to help make Winterm 2020 the best yet! Fill out this quick survey to let us know what types of classes you’d like to see offered. Thank you!

Auditions for Cannon Theater Company’s winter musical “Bright Star” will happen on Thursday September 5 and Monday September 9! Special audition slots are reserved for fall athletes who can’t come during the regular audition times. For more information and to sign up for an audition, go to!

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 8/29 by 3 PM. Club proposal form:

The Club Leader meeting will be on 8/30 during Student Choice in Foundation Hall. We want to make sure you have all necessary information heading into the 9/5 Club Fair.

Sophomores: You will earn points for your Houses by breaking in tour boots for Outward Bound. Wear your hiking boots on the following days and let your House leaders know: 8/30 and 9/6.

The Grief Affinity Group is sponsoring a 3-week grief seminar during lunch  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.

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. Students who need assistance accessing their Naviance account or registering for college visits should contact their college counselor.

9/3:      Guilford College, Duke Kunshan University

9/4:      Franklin & Marshall College, Furman University, Meredith College, Randolph 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:      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, Hollins, Hampden-Sydney and Northeastern University

9/24:    Clemson University and Jacksonville University

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

9/26:    Campbell University

9/27:   Connecticut College

10/1:    Xavier University, 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, Queens University – Charlotte 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, George Mason and Dickinson College

10/11: Vanderbilt University

10/14: The George Washington University and Brandeis University

10/15: Trinity University, Sweet Briar College 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 and Lafayette College

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

10/24: Chapman University

10/28: Merrimack College

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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