“Never let anyone, any person or any force dampen, dim or diminish your light.”

-John Lewis

Gossage Cup

           743                            846                           864                       762

No birthdays. 

Big shout out to Gabby Polsky displaying PASSION as she so diligently and effectively communicated Animus events to everyone as PR rep.

Natalie Ray has showed great integrity and dedication to Spanish during her Upper School career. Even if she is absent, she makes sure to complete her work honorably and jump right back in to what we are learning!

Reilly Smith, displaying PASSION, has continued to put forth 110% to his Spanish studies, and has made huge leaps in his proficiency. Thanks for taking risks in the classroom and modeling what it means to set goals and reach them.

Austin Swartz and Greg Watson extended KINDNESS to their teacher when they got breakfast for her on a day she forgot to eat.

Bernard Boon demonstrated RESPECT and KINDNESS when he held multiple doors for a slow moving teacher during the fire drill. Thank you, Bernard!

Way to go Robert Burlington! Thanks for showing PASSION and reminding our AP class what an advanced level Spanish e-mail should look like. Thanks for your hard work in this class. 

Shout out to Liv Calabrase, showing PASSION, for showing up to advisory & student life, even if she’s remote and/or traveling. Even if your schedule is crazy, you still have a smile on your face and make us all laugh with your fun sense of humor!

Bella Edmonston – you are such a role model when it comes to leading with passion and maturity. Thanks for all of your hard work motivating House Animus and our advisory.

Amelia Ferris displayed KINDNESS when she took the time this week to personally congratulate a fellow peer on the wonderful work they did on a Lunch & Learn poster. Way to support, encourage, and lift another young lady! That’s what community is all about.

Izzie Gosling has demonstrated amazing empathy and KINDNESS for others both at Cannon and in the community. Just this month, she made sure a fellow advisee was included in a group picture, and retook the photo!

Thank you to Hayes Leatherman who has continued to show amazing dedication and PASSION to his Spanish studies. You are a collaborative and hard-working student!


This week’s schedule: 

***Leaders interested in learning more about OWNERSHIP should plan to attend our March 3rd Leadership Lunch with Dr. Regina Nixon, our Lower School Director.

***Are you interested in working with middle schoolers after school?  ASP is looking for upper schoolers to work 5days/week from 3-6 with energetic middle schoolers.  Email if you are interested!

I am dedicating my spring lacrosse season to the Jason Foundation.  This past year, my sibling lost his best friend to suicide, and many of my close friends grew up with him.  Upon hearing this news, I was compelled to try and make a change and help people who go through these mental challenges.

The Jason Foundation focuses on the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide. They offer educational and awareness programs for young people, educators, and parents with tools and resources to help and identify these situations.

I have created a GoFundMe and 100% of all donations will go to the Jason Foundation.  Look for information on upcoming fundraisers soon too.

Thank you for the support.  It means so much to many people around the world and me!!


Thank you, 

Miles Edmiston

Cougars Fighting Cancer is hosting a $3 dress down day next Wednesday (February 24)!! All proceeds go to American Cancer Society 🙂

FOR CASH : Advisors will have envelopes to collect the $3 any day next week 

FOR VENMO : Venmo $3 to @laurenskolaris by Wednesday morning! 

Thank you all!!

Cougars Fighting Cancer leadership team

If anyone is looking for extra help with their SAT Math, please contact Drake Griffith at 

It’s Been A LOT is the understatement of the century.

Join us for time to process or escape through art expression

Upper School Students, Faculty & Staff,

The Upper School Counselors invite you to:


Art Expression for Everyone Series

Flex Time 12:30-1PM

Fridays February 26th 

In Person or ZOOM!

(Sign up for one or two!)

Art Expression Series RSVP

All are welcome—draw or color— no art experience needed to join! 

Artwork serves as a visual documentation of our thoughts and feelings. Engaging in creating these images can offer solutions to problems and insights into the cause of these feelings.

Join Ms. Cabellos and Ms. Hoffman for a short series of art expression exercises, both in person and online, to create, process, and share work in a safe group space. 

The series will run during flex time 12:30-1 PM on Fridays during February in Foundation Hall and Zoom. Please RSVP at the following link:

Art Expression Series RSVP

Have an idea for a program or series you would like to lead? Please set up a time to talk with Ms. Cabellos or Ms. Hoffman!

Schedule a meeting with Ms. Cabellos

Schedule a call/video meeting with A. Hoffman

CSG eSports – Recruiting players for Madden 21, FIFA 21, and Smash Bros Ultimate. If you are interested please email Mr. Tran @

Interested in running for a Student Council Officer (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, PR Rep) position?  The officers’ election date is March 10th. Campaigns open Wednesday, February 24. Candidates must attend a mandatory interest meeting on February 22 at 703 during flex. Speeches are due by 3 pm on March 8th. Remote students may log into zoom for this meeting.

As always, all campaign materials must be approved before they are posted, and any social media campaigns must be public.

Black History Month Trivia Table

Stop by the hallway outside of Foundation hall for a chance to spin the wheel and win some fabulous prizes, including dress down passes from the Dean Team.

When: February 25th during lunch (11:40-12:20)


Course Registration Key Dates!  

Wednesday, March 10

Last day of course registration

Please watch the following videos about submitting course request.

Rising Sophomores                    Rising Juniors                            Rising Seniors

Meditation with Mrs. Miller

Thursdays at 12:15

Mrs. Miller’s classroom 614

Also on Zoom:

Are you stressed out? Bored? Seeking greater insight? Just want a quiet place to be? Join Mrs. Miller on Thursdays at the end of lunch to practice a short meditation (10-15 mins). You don’t need any experience. Students and adults are invited. I will be meditating whether anyone joins or not, so feel free to slip in silently and join if you want. I will guide a short, secular mindfulness meditation. No commitment needed. Come once or every week.

Seniors, Juniors & SOPHOMORES!!  are invited to sign-up in SCOIR for Zoom meetings with College Admission Representatives. Sessions will be during lunch and office hours. Check SCOIR for the most up-to-date listing of college representative visits and click HERE for full registration directions. Use this Zoom Meeting Link to connect and, if required on your device, the meeting ID: 707 028 3745 to tune in remotely.

You may come to The Cube if you are on campus during the rep visit and need a place to log into the Zoom session. We recommend you bring headphones for the Zoom visit!

2/24: Auburn University

2/25: NC State University and University of Alabama in Huntsville

3/9: Virginia Commonwealth University, Hendrix College and NC A&T State University

3/11: Tulane University

3/23: Johnson C. Smith

4/6: Clemson University and Gardner-Webb University

4/20: Butler University

The University of South Carolina is among more than 500 institutions participating in a National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) virtual college fair series hosted throughout the spring. Events will be offered on February 28, March 21 and May 7 from 1 – 7 p.m. EST. For more information or to register for the event, students may visit


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