“If you have an opportunity to make things better and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.”-Roberto Clemente

Gossage Cup






No birthdays.  

Karon Boyd demonstrated KINDNESS when he offered a helping hand after seeing Dean Zelaya struggle with 2 heavy boxes. Thanks, Karon!

Sam Lack has demonstrated great passion as the only junior in an AP Spanish class of seniors. He is ahead on all of his mastery checks and now has extra time to work on his “Go Beyond” aspire to do proficiency work.

Caroline Mills was KINDNESS embodied when she shared her umbrella on a dreary, rainy morning with a fellow student making his way from the parking lot. 

Emma Northrup demonstrated PASSION for Yearbook by being the first staffer to sell a business ad! Way to go, Emma

Merriwether Whitlow demonstrated TEAMWORK for Yearbook by volunteering to take pictures at a Cross Country meet that nobody else could attend, even though she is on the team and will be running an event! Make sure to leave the camera behind when it’s time to run your race, Merri! 😉

**Homecoming Spirit Week Themes for next week**

Monday: Superhero

Tuesday: Color Wars 

  • Freshmen: GREEN
  • Sophomores: RED
  • Juniors: BLUE
  • Seniors: BLACK 

Wednesday: Iconic groups/Famous people

Thursday (Picture Day): Dress to Impress (Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors); Tacky or Wild Mismatch (Seniors)

Friday: Cannon Spirit! 


***Thursday, September 23rd the Student Council is hosting a SCHOOL WIDE GAME called the Number Game! The goal is to connect with members of our community.


  1. During advisory, all students will receive a number which matches up with another person in the Upper School in another grade. 

  2. If you find your match, (it could be anytime during the day), take a photo with them and DM the Cannon StuCo Instagram

    3. The first group to find their partner will receive a gift card!

***Hey everyone!

The Creative Writing Club will be hosting Megan Miranda, New York Times Bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, The Perfect Stranger, and The Last House Guest, which was a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, on Thursday, October 7th at 11:40 am. We will have the pleasure of hearing Megan speak in person about her career and best writing advice. The event will likely take place in one of the English hallway rooms. Please email me if you are planning to attend, and let me know if you have a specific question for Megan. Hope to see you there!


Sarah Leonard ’23

***September 26th through October 2nd is Banned Books Week.

Banned Books Week is an annual event that spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools and brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even ideas that contain uncomfortable truths.

Authors and leaders will discuss censorship at the September 29th Zoom event “Ideas & Action,” hosted by One World (an imprint of Random House), with co-sponsorship from American Library Association and partnership from BookPeople. Attendees will hear from authors who have faced censorship such as Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me), Nikole Hannah-Jones (“The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story”), Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist), and Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy) as they reflect on the question “What do you wish you had learned in school?” The event starts at 8:00 p.m. and registration is free.

We have improved the sign in process in the Upper School Office by adding bar codes to the back of student ID’s.  Please see the video below showing the new procedure.


If you haven’t received a bar code, please stop by the office and one can be added to your key card.


Also, as a reminder……please do not keep your card by your phone.  While it is a convenient place, the phone actually heats up the card causing it to stop working.

Cannon School Drumline

The Cannon School Drumline will be holding its first rehearsal this Wednesday, September 22nd at 3:10 in the band room (located in the Middle School building.) No percussion experience necessary – I will teach you what you need to know. Please email me (Mrs. Hughes, the middle school band director) at for more information or to let me know you plan to attend!



Project Spread JOY is a 501c3, NC Non-Profit whose primary mission is to “Join Older Adults and Youth” via Phone or Mail for Sharing, Caring & Laughter. JOY’s secondary mission is to help young leaders gain hands-on business knowledge and experience.

​As Project Spread JOY’s current team members transition to their next chapters at their respective colleges & universities (including Georgia Tech, Brown University, Duke, and UNC Chapel Hill to name just a few!), JOY is seeking new student volunteers to help fill certain leadership roles!

PROJECT SPREAD JOY aims to give students the opportunities to develop their leadership, business & project management, communication, and corroboration skills, among MANY others.
JOY wants to help prepare our future leaders for optimal success!

Be a part of the next generation of leaders at PROJECT SPREAD JOY! If interested, please contact Michael Wang at and visit for more information.

Hey everyone! National Art Honors Society (NAHS) will be doing an interest meeting on TODAY during Office Hours. Anyone who is doing an art and is interested in being a part of NAHS can swing by the US Art Room (located in the middle school) and join the meeting to learn more about what the NAHS does.

Thank you!

Gaby Phillips

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national mentoring organization.  Its mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1 to 1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Would you like to offer friendship, guidance and support to a child?  Here is how YOU can help.  We are currently in need of mentors (Bigs) at our site based program at the Cabarrus County Boys and Girls Club.  Below is the criteria:

  • You need to be at least 16 years old
  • You need to be able to commit to at least to 15 months of service
  • You need to be able to serve (1) hour per week

Complete the following google form if you are interested in learning more/participating in this opportunity:

Become a Big and make a difference in child’s life!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Intutorly or the signup process feel free to contact Sophia Toback at

***Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores are invited to sign-up in SCOIR for visits with College Admission Representatives. Representatives have the option to visit Cannon School in-person or via Zoom. Check SCOIR for the most up-to-date listing of college representative visits and to learn in what format they will visit Cannon. Use this Zoom Meeting Link to connect for virtual visits. 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!

***National Christian College Fair

Hosting more than 30 colleges

September 27th from 6-8 p.m.

Charlotte Christian School

7301 Sardis Road


***University of Chicago Charlotte Area Information Session

Hosted by Admissions Counselor Gabby Campbell

September 23rd, 2021 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 Event Details

Gabby Campbell, Admissions Counselor, will offer families a general information session about undergraduate admissions at the University of Chicago.

The program will last roughly 60 minutes with an additional 30 minutes reserved for Q&A from the audience.


Location: Cannon School, Room TBD

Registration Required

All Upper School Students: The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is hosting a series of virtual college fairs. Follow this link to learn more.

Upcoming Events:

  • September 28, 2021: Northeastern U.S. College Fair 3:00 – 7:00 pm CDT
  • October 3, 2021: Signature College Fair 12:00 – 5:00 pm CDT
  • October 14, 2021: Midwest U.S. College Fair 4:00 – 8:00 pm CDT
  • October 24, 2021: Signature College Fair 12:00 – 5:00 pm CDT
  • November 2, 2021: Arts and STEM College Fair 3:00 – 7:00 pm CDT
  • November 14, 2021: Signature College Fair 12:00 – 5:00 pm CDT


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