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“We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.”

—Jesse Owens, world record-setting Olympic athlete

THANK YOU to Alicia Equan for showing TEAMWORK by writing up the daily assignment on the board everyday for her classmates. 

THANK YOU to Maya Goldsberry for showing KINDNESS by handing out and taking up the blue boards before and after assessments. 

No birthdays. 

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***If you are interested in running for Student Council Officer (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer or Public Relations Representative) position? Please peep the details below: 

Candidates must attend the mandatory interest meeting February 22nd during lunch (10:55-11:40) in Room 621. 

Campaigns begin February 23rd

Speeches are due March 7th by 3PM to Dean Williams

Student Council Speeches March 9th in the CPAC

***Hey all! The history club is having a meeting during office hours on February 24th in room 705, along with a presentation on Judaism! Make sure to show up to room 705 if you’re interested!

RHO KAPPA, Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. RHO KAPPA provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in the social studies. 

The mission and purpose of this organization is:

    • to promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies in secondary school environments and the community. 
    • to provide through its local chapters opportunities for exploration in the social studies in secondary school environments and the community.
    • to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.

Candidates for membership should:

  1. Have been in attendance at the school in which the chapter resides for the equivalent of one semester prior to being considered.
  2. Have completed four semesters of courses in the field of social studies and be prepared to complete at least six semesters. The minimum grade point average for these courses is a weighted 3.67 or the numerical equivalent.
  3. Have an overall cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or the numerical equivalent.
  4. Have a proven track record of interest and participation in service-related activities.
  5. Have a proven track record of strong attendance and positive contribution to a community of learning in a social studies classroom.

If you meet the requirements listed above, please request an application from Ms. Huffman at no later than Tuesday 22 February 2022 at 3 pm.  Applications are due back to Ms. Huffman no later than Monday 28 February 2022 at 3pm. Questions? Speak with any Social Studies teacher.

Students wishing to serve on next year’s Honor Council should reach out and speak with either Mrs. Lineberger or Dean Booker and submit a speech by Tuesday Feb 22, no later than 3pm

Course Registration Key Dates!  

Wednesday, March 23

Last day of course registration

Friday, April 8

Last day to submit course petitions

If you have any questions about course registration, please review this presentation from student life and contact Mrs. Snowfrock (


Twelfth Night Tickets Now On Sale!

Cannon Theater Company will perform “Twelfth Night: The Musical” Feb 17-20, and this year we are moving to a reservation-only system for ticketing, so make sure to click here to reserve your seats, or just go to and follow the link on the front page. Please only reserve the number of tickets that you know you will use. As always, Cannon employees, students, and parents don’t have to pay; guest tickets are $15. Named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018 by TimeThe Hollywood Reporter and The Washington PostTwelfth Night is a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy featuring a genre-spanning score by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shania Taub.

Spring 2022 Driver Education Program (Virtual)

This year, Cannon School has contracted with a local company to offer a virtual driver education program during the spring 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 March 21st – April 1st from 4:00 – 7:00 (virtually), and the maximum number of spaces available is 25.


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 fall 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 spring driver education class, please complete this Google Form


If you have additional questions, please email me (

To celebrate 100 days until Graduation student council is hosting an upper school spirit week! 


Wednesday– Senior citizens day (everyone dress as a senior citizen to celebrate 100 more days with our seniors!)

Thursday– Anything but a backpack (no backpacks allowed at school so be creative!)


  • 11:30-11:42 Every day in 614 (Miller’s room)

  • Everyone welcome. (Students, Faculty, Staff)

  • You don’t even have to meditate. Just come find a space to breathe.

  • Contact Mrs. Miller if you have any questions.

Be a Special Olympics Volunteer!

Cannon School has been asked to take 20-30 Upper School students to volunteer at Special Olympics Spring Games on Wednesday, April 6thWe are looking for responsible and energetic students to volunteer as athlete buddies.  Buddies help athletes get to their events and cheer them on.  This will be a fun and impactful day for student volunteers.  If you are interested in attending as a buddy, please fill out this application form no later than February 28th.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Weakland.



What better way to spend Spring Break 2K23 than in Peru exploring ruins with some of your friends?! From March 11th – March 17, 2023, we will travel to Peru through Explorica to sightsee, hike and engulf ourselves in another culture. 


Please discuss this special opportunity with your family and follow this link to see pricing and the day-by-day breakdown of the trip.


If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to me (Sinden) via email or swing by room 703. This will be an incredible experience and I hope some of you are interested in this adventure!






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!

The College Counseling Team is excited to offer a new lunch and learn series for students, providing insight and information on post-graduation options outside of a traditional domestic 4-year school. Please note events are open to specific grade levels (listed below) and RSVP is required.
Please RSVP HERE for all events you plan to join.


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