“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and to change the world.”

-Harriet Tubman

Aubrey Haas & Gates Ravin demonstrated kindness when they signed up to clean a chalkboard wall in Spanish class.

Sarah Leonard continues to show an impressive passion for Spanish. She uses her extra time to practice her conversational skills, and even asks for additional resources and strategies to immerse herself in the language. Way to go, Sarah!

Kennedy Nemechek has demonstrated an incredible amount of proficiency growth and passion in Spanish class. She has stayed ahead of pace in every unit, and elevated her level of speaking and writing.

Brody Schleck has demonstrated great passion for the Spanish language during his time in the Upper School. As a senior, he has pursued an independent study of music in the Spanish speaking world; with units devoted to specific regions. He has even interviewed native speakers to further his research and understanding of music and culture.  

Jibraan Syed has been a phenomenal student in Spanish class, showing passion all year! He models to others what it means to be organized, dedicated, and in charge of your learning. In the self-paced classroom, he tackles all of the “nice-to-do” and “aspire-to-do”s to make sure he is fully prepared to perform well on mastery checks! Thanks for your dedication, Jibraan

Robert Walley has demonstrated kindness all year by offering to help teachers and students when needed. Just last week, he noticed a faculty member moving around large desks, and Robert quickly asked if he could assist them. Way to be a gentleman, Robert!


No birthdays. 

Gossage Cup






Plastic waste caused by the disposal of single-use plastic is one of the largest environmental issues in our world today, making up 80% of Earth’s pollution!


If you have used stationery (such as highlighters, markers, mechanical pencils, glue sticks, paint sets, flexible packaging, and pens) from ANY BRAND, please drop them off in the Collection Bins placed throughout campus. There are bins near the science, English, math, and WL hallways. We would really appreciate your contribution! Help us stand up for this noble cause to #stopplasticwaste


For more information, please contact Rayyan Syed ( and Mrs. Mattsson ( Thank you!

Fellowship of Athletes club will meet EVERY THURSDAY 7:30 AM in Foundation Hall. 

We are looking forward to seeing you there. 

Update for the Peru trip: 


For parents and students interested in the Peru Trip next Spring Break (2023), we will be holding a virtual interest meeting on March 8th at 11:15 via zoom. 


Here is the link to sign up for the trip and feel free to reach out to me ( or (919) 741-7722) if you have any questions.

***Hey all! The history club is having a meeting during office hours on March 3rd in room 705, along with a presentation on Judaism! Make sure to show up to room 705 if you’re interested!

Attention Model UN Delegates

We have two in-person conferences scheduled for March and April:

Tuesday, March 29          Appalachian State MUN

Friday-Sunday 1-3 Apr    Duke University MUN

Please see Mr. Kmidowski for details.  Stop by the library to pick up a permission slip.

There will be a meeting in the library annex on Tuesday, February 22 during office hours (11:45 am – 12:00 pm) to register for committees for each conference.

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.


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 (




  • 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.




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!


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