“The goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will.”-Selena 

Gossage Cup





Over the break:

10/9: Caroline Bentley 

10/10: Jimmy Anderson and Aliza Anderson, Amaya King, Wylie Neal, Chase Herring Jr. John Kroll and Mrs. Hurtado 

10/11: Anna Kinken 


Gates Ravin, Thomas Coffey and Samuel Duty 

Wylie Neal and Lucy Way showed teamwork when they cleaned Mrs. Smith’s tables before advisory.

Courtney Phelps, Taylor Denby, Olivia Varghese, Ben Childress, Hannah Denby and Josh Reid displayed TEAMWORK helping he CC Team brainstorm for upcoming programming! Thank you!!

Colin Bullard demonstrated RESPECT and KINDNESS when he offered his seat to a teacher at a standing-room only event. Thank you, Colin

Von Pelow demonstrated passion when he emailed his physics teacher to let him know he would make up his physics quiz even before he missed the quiz… He set up at time and a place… He was very proactive.. a trait that is to be commended. 

Erin Lehman showed integrity when she turned in AirPod Pros to a teacher that she found.

Braden Polsky showed respect and kindness when he waited patiently while his teacher had to print off another copy of a quiz she did not have enough of in class.

***Attention Juniors! The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a multi-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two college campuses. Students can take interested courses during the summer and spend several weeks experiencing college life. To learn more about the application process and deadlines, please join the College Counseling Team in the Cube on Monday, October 18th during lunch for a lunch and learn.  

***Monday 10/12 Model United Nations is meeting during lunch in the library anex to prep for CHARMUN, learn parliamentary procedure, and work on public speaking. If you are attending CHARMUN this is a great opportunity to prepare, and if you are not it is a good opportunity to learn more about Model UN! 

***Senior Night Soccer game vs. Providence Day on Thursday October 14th. 

Senior recognition starts at 6:30. Game starts at 7:00. Please come support the Varsity Team and the seniors. 

Hello Tegs! Our team store is officially open! To order follow the instructions on the pdf by going to and and putting in the access code. Due to BSN’s high demand we only have until next FRIDAY the 15th of OCTOBER  to order. BSN doesn’t have any beanies at the moment so they are sold out but everything else is available. Remember the store closes next Friday so get your orders in before then. If you have any questions ask me(Josh Reid), Siyu Chen or Mr West. Hope you guys enjoy!!

Positivity Club Meeting TODAY in Foundation Hall during Office Hours, all are welcome!!

If you were absent for your YBK picture last week, you must report to Gay’s Garden on TODAY, during your morning drop or lunch break.  This is your last opportunity to get your photo taken on campus. 

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 (

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! 

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!!!

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!


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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