“Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence.”-Jorge Luis Borges

Gossage Cup





No birthdays. 

Carter Huffman demonstrated KINDNESS and TEAMWORK when he tracked down a mask for a student who didn’t have one.

**Homecoming Spirit Week Themes **


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

Friday: Cannon Spirit!


Are you ready to have fun and learn about the environment? If yes, then Envirothon is a great start! The sign-up for Envirothon is officially out! Envirothon is a fun hands-on, natural science academic competitive event that challenges and engages students to think critically about the natural world and their role in it. We will have our first interest meeting on Friday, October 1st during Lunch in Mrs. Mattsson’s room. Please fill out the Google Form below to sign up for the club.

Envirothon Sign-Up Form:

If you have any questions, please reach out to Rayyan Syed (, Ashwika Battu (, or Mrs. Mattsson (

***Cannon Wrestling Interest Meeting

If you are interested in excellence and want to be around others who are committed to being part of something bigger than themselves, please join us for the wrestling interest meeting on Tuesday, October 5th during Office Hours (11:45 am – 12:10 pm) in Foundation Hall to learn more about what is often called the world’s oldest and greatest sport, and how we will embark on our journey with wrestling this year. NOTE: Both boys and girls are encouraged to attend.

***Testing Center Policy Reminder: If you are making up an assessment in the Testing Center, you are REQUIRED to be in the Testing Center within the first 10 minutes of the block. If you arrive after the first 10 minutes, you will be reminded of the policy and asked to return at a different time. This rule ensures that you will have sufficient time to complete your assessment. The Testing Center opens up after school at 3:15 pm. Thank you!

The Model United Nations team is hosting a meeting in the Library Annex on Monday 10/4 during lunch. They will hold a position paper workshop, provide a resource for resolution papers, and do an overview of crisis committees. If you’re interested in or already are a part of Model UN. This is a great opportunity to learn more about it and become a stronger delegate!

Upper School students!  Do you ever miss being in the Middle School halls?  Do you wish you could see some of your favorite Middle School teachers more often? Well, here is your opportunity!  The Middle School Math Department is looking for Upper School students to help with our morning math tutoring sessions.  “Math Mornings” (similar to the US Math Café) are being offered daily from 7:30 – 7:55 am.  MS Math teachers are there each day, but we have such a good turnout of students seeking help, we could really use your help!  You can help once a week, twice a week, or any amount of days you desire.  If you are interested in helping students in the Middle School with some fun math, please email Mrs. Stephens at  Thank you!! 

The History Club is having a club meeting in Mrs. Huffman’s room (705) next Tuesday, October 5th during Office Hours. If you like learning about our past, then you should definitely show up, as we’ll be discussing our plans for the future of our club and all the great and amazing things we’ll be learning about!

Leaders and learners, Please welcome Mr. Walter Joyce on TODAY at 11:00 in Foundation Hall for our leadership lunch conversation about self-awareness.

Impetus Peer Tutoring!

Now is a great time to work with a peer tutor or to become a tutor! If you are interested in becoming a tutor please reach out via email (listed below). You can log peer tutoring for service hours! If you are interested in being tutored, please scan the QR code listed below to sign up for a session with our tutors (QR code also posted around the school!)

Please reach out to and if you have any questions.

Go Big Blue! 💙

Thank you!

Student Drivers,

It’s nice outside now, but….soon it will be cold, icy, and miserable.  The Class of 2022 is trying to raise funds for a gift to Cannon School.  If you are interested in submitting a bid for one of PRIMO parking spaces, email Dean Booker with the maximum you’d be willing to donate.  All bids must be received by 10/8 at 3:05pm.  Help yourself and the Class of 2022!!!

Cougars Fighting Cancer is selling pink out t-shirts in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October!! They will be worn to school October 22nd and to the pink out game later that day. An email was sent out last for the google form to purchase! Here is the link to the form as well:

Please see Halle Toya or Kate Christman for any questions.


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.

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

***UNC System Virtual Open House!




Monday, October 4

Tuesday, October 5

Wednesday, October 6

Thursday, October 7

Elizabeth City State University

Fayetteville State University

UNC Greensboro

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina A&T State University

UNC Wilmington

Winston-Salem State University

Appalachian State University

UNC School of the Arts

UNC Asheville

UNC Pembroke

UNC Charlotte

UNC-Chapel Hill

NC State

East Carolina University

Western Carolina University

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:

  • 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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