DEANS DAILY DOWNLOAD 12.4.20 (Social Studies Drop)

“In life, be a participant, not a spectator. -Lou Holtz

Schedule this week:


Gossage Cup

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No birthdays. 


Rayyan Syed, Charlotte Ostema, Sophia Palermo, Teri Pridgen, Gavin Powell, Leo Kohlhepp, William Lomax and Isaac Szilagyi demonstrated COURAGE when they volunteered to act in a performance of Antigone in history class. Way to go!

Kate Booker and Quentin Clarke displayed TEAMWORK as they gave up their time to answer questions from prospective new-to-Cannon students during an admissions zoom call. 

***Harshini Gadudasu (’22) and Sarah Combs (’23) from the Impetus Service team have created bracelets with an encouraging message on them to raise awareness for mental health! Each bracelet is only 3 dollars and all proceeds will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness which educates and provides support to those who suffer from it. Below and attached to this email is a google form that you can fill out if you wish to order one. 

To pay for the bracelets, you will have the option to either Venmo @Harshini-Gadudasu or pay Mrs. Ross upfront. Again, they are only 3 DOLLARS! So why not show your support for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and your leadership team?

If you have any questions email:

@Gadudasu, Harshini

@Combs, Sarah F.

@Ristich, Nadia

Thank you! 

Link to purchase:


The Cougs For A Cause club wants to spread joy to the Ronald McDonald House!!! We wanted to get you all involved and spread the holiday spirit so we will be selling candy cane, candy grams. The candy canes will be 2 for $1. They will be sold during lunch in the commons next week. Hope to see you there!!!

***S.H.R.E.D. Charlotte – Skaters Helping Realize Excellent Dreams – is a Charlotte Nonprofit Organization that helps families with children suffering from extraordinary medical conditions. Their main event each spring is a custom skateboard art auction, and Cannon has been given two blank skateboard decks to design and donate to the cause – one with “traditional” art, and one with “maker” art. All Cannon students are encouraged to submit a proposal for a design! Design finalists will be chosen by the Upper School Arts department on January 8, and you’ll have from January until early April to complete the piece. If you’re interested, email Mush ( to get more info or to submit your design.

***Cannon Longboarders: join Mush on Mondays to walk to Dorton Park and skate the greenway paths during lunch and office hours. Eat your lunch in your advisory and then meet at the MiLL by 1200. Helmets, masks/distancing, and parental permission are required. Join the Discord server for more info and a link to the permission form:

Animus Weekly Trivia

Last Week

1st Sinden (8)

2nd Mattsson + Mush (7)


Trimester 2

Mush (14)

Sinden + Shanahan (13)

Animus + Humanitas 


There is no better time to give back than during the holiday season! 

We have partnered with Operation Paperback to deliver gently used books to troops abroad. 

We are hosting a book drive to collect new or gently used books over the next week. 

December 7th- 11th

Students, faculty, and staff we hope you all join us in spreading love and kindness during this unique Christmas season. 

Books can be dropped off below the Animus and Humanitas walls by the spiral staircase.

Check your email for book guidelines! 

Thank You

Humanitas is hosting Stress Free Friday in Foundation Hall! We will be making snowflakes ❄️ See y’all there!!

Cougars Fighting Cancer t-shirts order for the 2020-2021 school year!

They are $25 and can be charged to your Cannon account with permission (the last question on the google form). 

Also – thank you to our creative director, Sarah Combs, for the amazing design!

Please have the form filled out by this Friday (December 4th)​ so we can get the t-shirts out to everyone as quickly as possible 🙂


Our friends at Taylor Glen Retirement Community are organizing a Holiday Parade for the residents on Friday afternoon, December 18. Any student or group interested in decorating a car or float, please reach out to the Activities Director, April Weddington @ Let’s provide some holiday cheer for the residents.




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