Animus – Mrs. Mattsson’s Room

Humanitas – Foundation Hall

Impetus – Mrs. Reulbach’s Room

Integritas – CUBE 


Enrichment or Free


Advisory (See your advisor for more information)


Advisory (Zoom) 

“Everything good that’s ever happened to me, came out of helping others.”-Danny Trejo

Gossage Cup





10/1: Ryan Ramirez

10/3: Greg Watson and Angelina Chen 

Today: Austin Ward 


Meg Crosbie and Kadin Simmons showed PASSION when they shared their experience with UNCC professor, Dr. Paul Fitchett, during a lunch event!  Thanks so much!

The Fleckman Advisory has been very RESPECTFUL this year as they always put away their phones and tune-in to one another as we read through the blog each morning. Many thanks to Liam Gibbons, Amir Morocco, Grant Mills, Greg Watson, Reid Morgan, Caden Elnaggar, Balin Surface, Carter Huffman, Ben Maynor, Nolan Crandall, Jacob Herr, Nayak Duggal, Ty Wettengel, Jack Jones & Alexander Freidli.

Destiny Thomas and Bella Coughlin showed kindness when they cleaned up ketchup off the staircase that someone else spilled and left.

Ari Lopez, MaryAnne Lewis, and Jolie Matthews showed kindness when they showed another student where Gay’s Garden was for pictures. 

Evan Ingram showed TEAMWORK by moving furniture for a teacher. Thanks, Evan!

Sophia Palermo showed kindness when she cleaned up the freshman hallway one afternoon after decorations had been torn down.

Ashton Cunningham showed TEAMWORK when he gave jumper cables to help Mr. Booker to help start Mr. Donovan’s car. 

Andy Harris and Kyle Manzoor showed TEAMWORK when they helped Ms. Eury move hay bales in preparation for Homecoming.

Carter Rice, Ainsley Smalley, Victor Lopez, Caeden Otey, Dylan Kabasakalian, Will Rauer Aliza Anderson and Jessica Russell all displayed PASSION and TEAMWORK as they worked together to pick up trash from the student section after Friday night’s game. 

Shoutout to Karon Butler and Miles Edmiston for their PASSION, TEAMWORK and leadership in leading the student section in cheers during the game. 

Dylan Kellman, Caeden Otey, Will Rauer, Conrad Randall-Bauer and Dylan Kabasakalian displayed TEAMWORK as they offered to carry the push-up board back to the Mill after the football game. 

Andrew Legra showed KINDNESS by risking his vision to correct the sloppy mistake of a teacher.

Contest Winners!!

Hall Decorations: SENIORS!!!

Pumpkin Carving Contest: HOUSE ANIMUS!!!!

Business Club:

***Join the Business Club in the Library Annex this Thursday during Lunch to hear Mr. Yin share his journey creating Greenworks and have a conversation about entrepreneurship!

Yin Chen is a part of the Cannon family with two daughters in high school. He is the founder, owner, and President of Greenworks. 

Greenworks is a young company leading the industry in battery-powered outdoor power tools with an emphasis on “best-in-class technology” and competing with its gas-powered counterparts. 

Thank you,

Fiona and Max

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 from 4:00 – 7:00.

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 (

***The Model United Nations team is hosting a meeting in the Library Annex on TODAY 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!

***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. 

***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! 

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.

The History Club is having a club meeting in Mrs. Huffman’s room (705) 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!

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.



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

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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:


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