If you would like to learn more about TCTW please use this link: 

You can also email me with any questions you have! My email is 
Let’s have lots of participation in this food drive/house competition! All the food is going to students in the Lake Norman area who have food insecurities. Thank you for your help, we look forward to seeing which house earns the most points! 
-Sophie Pittman & the House Leadership Teams

Cannon School and OneBlood, in honor of Griffin Gives, Inc. (a nonprofit started by the Evans Family, Emerson ‘21, Leighton ‘23, and Griffin ‘26) are hosting a blood drive on-campus on March 10th from 10:00-3:00. There is a CRITICAL blood supply shortage, and donations are vitally important. You must be 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate. Mark your calendars, as this is also Parent-Teacher Conferences in the Upper School! If you are 17 or under and would like to participate, please see Mrs. Stavrakas for a consent form.

Below is a link to make an appointment online with OneBlood:,1,VmQcaphEOYS1377gytJTva7nNvTELlkeYCiZ-o8CA6nH-8rvB8EJG9sbjrzFCZ28dNQULGKG8NrgVVZmXH_1BBwoguvpBEdPn1pvgGViwKSKc5XPvD719vETC0M,&typo=1

“It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling

Lizzy Clark demonstrated INTEGRITY when she pointed out a grading error in her favor to a teacher. Way to go, Lizzy!

Isabella Friedli demonstrated KINDNESS when she stopped to check in with Mr. Reeves, knowing he had a tough day.

Kenlee Griffin demonstrated PASSION when he gave a presentation to the History Club about the history of Judaism, his trip to Israel last summer, and common stereotypes and Antisemitism around the world. Thank you so much, Kenlee!

Elliette Zukowski and Ellery Biehler demonstrated a combination of all 6 of our core values while completing a very important project.

Over the weekend

3/6: Dr. Eury 

Gossage Cup





***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. The link to my zoom room is: Zoom Link to Sinden’s Zoom Room

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.



***Lost and Found***

Please check lost and found for any items you might have misplaced. After next week’s conferences, the left over clothing will be donated to a local non-profit. Please note lunch boxes and water bottles will be tossed away.  Please make sure to check the lost and found to claim your items. Thanks

***Upper School Students 

For those interested in working with Lower School students, this is an opportunity for you!  On April 1, Lower School will be hosting our annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day from 9:30-11:30.  While most students have a special visitor that day, not all do.  We are looking for Upper School students who could partner with students who do not have a visitor and engage in a variety of activities throughout the morning.  Activities include interactive music and dance session, makers’ challenges, classroom fun, and a photo booth memento!  Please reach out to Dean Fox ( or Dean Dobbins ( as soon as possible if you want in on this amazing opportunity! 

Reminder: If you are interested in running for Student Council Officer (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer or Public Relations Representative) position? Details below: 

Campaigns started February 23rd

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

Student Council Speeches March 9th in the CPAC

Hello Upper School!

My name is Josie Thillet, and I am hosting a Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, March 8th in Room 510 about Essay Writing Tips with specific focus on the College Application Process. If you’d like to get ahead on your application or are just curious about ways to possibly improve your essay writing for class, please bring your lunch and stop on by. I would love to see all of you there!

P.S. Free cookies


You will be meeting with College Counseling for CORE, Monday, March 7th by House.

House Animus – Foundation Hall

House Humanitas – Library Annex

House Impetus – The Cube

House Integritas – The Batcave

Be sure to bring either a pen or pencil! CC looks forward to seeing you!  

The Business Club is happy to announce that Mrs. Brigham, Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Davidson College, will be hosting an entrepreneurship workshop after Spring Break!

We will also reveal our big End-of-Year event and future plans for this club, so bring your friends!

We hope to see you there!

Fiona & Max

The Upper Math Department would like to invite all Juniors and Seniors, who qualify, to apply for induction to Mu Alpha Theta—Cannon’s Math Honor Society.  Applications are due to Mr. Scurlock no later Wednesday, March 9, 2022.  Please print the application at You may give your applications directly to Mr. Scurlock or to your current Math teacher.

To be inducted into Mu Alpha Theta a student must meet all of the following criteria.

You must:

  • Be a junior or senior.
  • Have completed any level of Precalculus.
  • Have been enrolled at Cannon for one full year.
  • Enrolled in or completed an AP or AT math course
  • Have earned a 3.7 unweighted GPA in all math courses.
  • Have earned a 3.5 unweighted GPA all courses.
  • Complete the application by the posted deadline

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who sat for the PSAT in October can still pick up test booklets from Mrs. Kulp in room. PSAT scores are available through College Board’s online score reporting portal.  

 If you would like to make changes to your AP exam order, you must do so until Friday, March 4. You should contact Mrs. Kulp ( immediately with your change(s). After Friday, March 4, absolutely NO changes can be made to AP exam orders. Cancellation and late add fees DO apply this year per College Board. Please contact Mrs. Kulp ASAP if you have questions.

 Trouble getting or staying organized?  Difficulty managing your time? Need an accountability partner to help keep your goals on track? Looking for some fresh work or study space scenery? Absences or early dismissals got you feeling behind? How can Academic Coaching at Cannon (ACC) help you start Trimester 3 strong?  We’re here to support you!

 Sign up for an academic coaching session (Room 606) during your DROP or Office Hours – time slots are available this week! Our Academic Coaching team (Mrs. Weakland, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Miller, Ms. Holston, Mrs. Calles, and Ms. Kaye) are ready to support YOU in the way YOU choose!  YOU decide date and time of appointment, frequency of appointments (3x is recommended!), and the content of appointment.

 Use the ACADEMIC COACHING QR CODES posted throughout the building and outside teachers’ classrooms to secure an appointment with one of our AWESOME Academic Coaches! Reach out to Mrs. Kulp ( if you have questions or need help signing up for sessions.

SAVE THE DATE for Aidan Finn and Charlie Ferris’s Capstone Race on Saturday, MARCH 5th 10:00am at the Cannon Track

Run or Walk 1 mile to help support Achilles International which is an organization that makes running possible for disabled people by making prosthetics and sole inserts.

Cash only (minimum $10)

All ages welcome

We hope to see you there. 

Dear Upper School,

Starting March 1st, a recycling bin will be placed in Senior Hall. It is part of my capstone project regarding recycling plastic bottles. In the U.S., 2,500,000 plastic bottles are being used every hour, and most of them are not being recycled. This contributes to the 80% of ocean plastic coming from land-based sources.  All this plastic in the ocean is affecting wildlife, not only injuring them, but also killing them. 

This is why I ask your help to make a small contribution as a community. 

Please ONLY put plastic bottles in it, and do NOT put anything other in the bin. 

Thank you very much for your contributions.

Estelle Boon


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. 

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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