“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.”-Carlos Santana

Gossage Cup





No birthdays. 

Thank you to the over 20 students, faculty and staff who showed PASSION for helping others by attending the Davidson LifeLine QPR- Question, Persuade, Respond training and learned how being COURAGEOUS enough to ask a question can bring hope and save lives:

Kayce Campurciani, Jackson Carlock, Helen Craft, Meg Crosbie, Miles Edmiston, Julia Ellington, Maya Goldsberry, Grace Hurtado, Addie Krug, Sarah Leonard, Abigail Lowe, Taylor McGibbon, Jasmine McRae, Campbell O’Brien, Olivia Olson, Todd Pelino, Brooke Thurman, Sara Trufant, Lucy Way, Faith Carpenter, Marielle Bumgarner.

Helen Craft consistently shows Integrity, Kindness & Leadership with Peer Support Team & I’M FINE. Thank you, Helen!

Will Jones and Elias Simon demonstrated KINDNESS and TEAMWORK when they jumped into action to help a student whose lunch tray collapsed unexpectedly. Thank you!

Thank you Addie Krug for showing KINDNESS on a regular basis!

Todd Pelino was super KIND when he went out his way to show a student to Gay’s Garden.

Thanks Jibraan Syed! for your KINDNESS is donating resources to the C+CS class that allow us to have a better collaborative coding experience. 


***Attention Freshmen and Sophomores, the Admission Office at Cannon needs you! We are excited to begin welcoming prospective students to spend the day on campus again.   Hosts are needed to help ensure a great visit day.  Hosts are expected to take their visitor to classes, lunch, and clubs, introduce them to friends, and make them feel welcome at Cannon. Visitors will spend all or part of the day with the host.  If you’d like to host, please complete this survey. Keep in mind that students are asked to host via email, if you choose to volunteer, please ensure that you check email on a regular basis. 

Cannon Club Meeting today: 

Note from FLIK:

***Good morning Upper School students. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are having to modify lunch services for Friday 10/1.

Our secondary option will be changed to Chicken Tenders and French Fries and our Deli will be closed.

Expect slightly longer wait times/lines today.

Thank you for your continued patronage and we hope to return to normal service on Monday

Fall 2021 Driver Education Program (Virtual)

***This year, Cannon School has contracted with a local company to offer a virtual driver education program during the fall semester. Classes and behind-the-wheel instruction will be provided by WatsOnWheels ( WatsOnWheels has agreed to offer Cannon students a discount and provide the course for $350 per student.  The classes will be held Monday, November 8th through Friday, November 19th.

Students must be 14½ years of age when the classes begin to be eligible to register. To complete the class, students must have thirty hours of class time and six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.  We hope to offer another class in the spring through WatsOnWheels, but we have yet to schedule specific dates. 

After the class portion is complete, the instructor will coordinate with students individually to complete the behind-the-wheel requirements during their school drop periods or after school hours.

The $350 fee is due on the first day of class and may be charged to the student’s Cannon School account or paid in the form of a check made out to “Watson Wheels LLC”.

To register for the fall driver education class, please complete this Google Form

If you have additional questions, please email me (

***ATTENTION Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors – on Wednesday, October 13, Cannon will administer the PSAT. Please review the following logistical information to ensure a smooth testing experience:

  1. Standard Testing Administrations will begin promptly at 7:45 AM. Please arrive and be seated in your testing location prior to that start time. Late arrivals will not be admitted to testing locations.
    1. Freshmen will test in the CPAC.
    2. Sophomores will test in Blue Gym.
    3. Juniors will test in Boswell Gym.
    4. Specific seating information will be shared closer to test day.
  2. Accommodations Testing Administrations will begin promptly at 7:30 AM. Please arrive and be seated in your testing location prior to that start time. Late arrivals will not be admitted to testing locations.
    1. Freshmen and Sophomores will test in English hallway classrooms.
    2. Juniors will test in Social Studies classrooms.
    3. Specific room locations will be shared closer to test day.
  3. Regardless of your test location, you must park in STUDENT PARKING on test day. Plan accordingly.
  4. Standard Testing Administrations are scheduled to dismiss at approximately 12:00 PM. Accommodated Testing Administrations are scheduled to dismiss at approximately 1:00 PM. Those who do not drive will need transportation for these earlier dismissal times. There will not be lunch or mid-day bus service.
  5. You should bring two sharpened No. 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils!) and an acceptable calculator. Test proctors will not provide extra calculators.
  6. You will be asked to store any personal items at the front of all testing locations – this include CELL PHONES and SMART WATCHES. These electronic devices must remain OFF until you are dismissed from testing.  
  7. College Board’s digital 2021 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide contains a complete description of the test, test-taking tips, sample questions with explanations, and a complete practice test. If you prefer to familiarize yourself ahead of October 13 with the format and content of the PSAT, additional full-length practice tests can be found HERE on College Board’s website. An answer key is provided for each practice test. 
  8. As always, our community’s health & safety are of utmost importance. Everyone will wear a mask or face covering at all times indoors, and if you don’t feel well on test day, please stay home.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the PSAT, please reach out to Mrs. Kulp at Thank you! 


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!

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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