“One of the greatest things you have in life is that no one has the authority to tell you what you want to be. You’re the one who’ll decide what you want to be. Respect yourself and respect the integrity of others as well. The greatest thing you have is your self-image, a positive opinion of yourself. You must never let anyone take it from you.” Jaime Escalante (Educator – his work inspired the movie “Stand and Deliver”)

Hailey Safranek demonstrated RESPECT when discussing a grading error with a teacher. Thank you, Hailey!

Elizabeth Loveland

Gossage Cup





***Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership is an application-based summer leadership seminar open to current sophomores who would participate in a program held on a college campus in June. HOBY’s State Leadership Seminar is designed to help high school sophomores recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community. When looking for students to nominate from Cannon, we are looking for more than just a good GPA. We are looking for students with some common attributes such as: outstanding communication skills, critical thinking, creative problem solving, strong decision making, courage, and an interest in community service. If you’re interested in learning more, the flyer below is your invitation for an upcoming Lunch and Learn with College Counseling. For more information, contact Mrs. Brayboy at

****Hello Juniors!

Governor’s School Applications are OPEN!

The Governor’s School is an application-based, four-week residential summer program for talented high school students. It allows students to explore an academic or arts discipline on a college campus. Cannon School can nominate as many as 2 students from the academic disciplines (English, World Languages (Spanish at Governor’s School West), Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Science). Regardless of the academic disciplines that students choose to apply for, Cannon School can only nominate 2 students.

If students apply to the performing/visual arts disciplines (Art, Choral Music, Instrumental Music, Dance, and Theater), Cannon School can nominate an unlimited number of students, if the students are solid candidates. Keep in mind that an audition will be required for these programs.

Please click this link for full details: North Carolina Governor’s School | NC DPI.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Brayboy in College Counseling at and please see the invitation below for our Lunch Q&A on Friday, October 14th at 11:00 a.m. in the CUBE. Senior Sarah Leonard, who attended Governor’s School in June, will be our guest speaker.

***Hello All,
Hope and Catherine are looking for help to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s. If you would like to join the club, the things you would be helping with are make shirts and organize the purple out game. If you are interested please email either Hope ( or Catherine ( for more details.
Thanks, Hope and Catherine

***PSAT – October 12

Arrival & Dismissal Times (11th grade)


  • Location = Boswell Gym
  • Arrival Time = 8:00 AM
  • Approximate Dismissal Time = 11:15 AM
  • Needed Materials: Sharpened #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils); approved scientific/graphing calculator; snack/water for breaks

ACCOMMODATIONS ADMINISTRATION (separate setting, extended time)

  • Location = 3rd floor SS Classrooms
  • Arrival Time = 7:45 AM
  • Approximate Dismissal Time = 12:30 PM
  • Needed Materials: Sharpened #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils); approved scientific/graphing calculator; snack/water for breaks

PreACT – October 12

Arrival & Dismissal Times (9th/10th grades)


  • Location = Blue Gym (10th); CPAC (9th)
  • Arrival Time = 8:15 AM
  • Approximate Dismissal Time = 11:15 AM
  • Needed Materials: Sharpened #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils); approved scientific/graphing calculator; snack/water for breaks

ACCOMMODATIONS ADMINISTRATION (separate setting, extended time)

  • Location = 2nd floor English Classrooms
  • Arrival Time = 7:30 AM
  • Approximate Dismissal Time = 11:30 PM
  • Needed Materials: Sharpened #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils); approved scientific/graphing calculator; snack/water for breaks

Cannon Film club will be holding its first meeting this Friday!! The club is open to anyone looking to learn about the different aspects of filmmaking in a fun and supportive environment! Snacks and treats will be provided, we will meet in Mrs. Huffman’s room  (room 705) during lunch! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to

The first edition of the 2022-2023 CUSP is now live! CLICK HERE to access the CUSP website.

The Cannon Upper School Paper (CUSP) is the independent voice of Cannon Upper School community. Our goal is to unbiasedly report about changes in news, sports, and life within the Cannon community. We also work to amplify the voices of students, teachers, and faculty within the community of pressing issues and opinions.

In this edition, take a deep dive into the Cannon community through a new faculty spotlight, updates on Cannon School’s football team, an overview of Club Fair, and solutions to the cafeteria crisis. If current events are more your style, learn about the implications of the summer of Supreme Court Cases, September’s Self-Improvement Month, and the top 8 films of this summer.


Fall 2022 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 $450 per student.  The classes will be held Monday, November 7th through Friday, November 18th 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 $450 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 (

Service Opportunity

Paula Holland is the co-chair for the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation’s Fashion Night that supports the local hospital, Atrium Cabarrus, and the broader community. The fashion show is at Gibson Mill on October 27th. They are looking for volunteers to help with tickets, seating, timing, etc. They have many different roles to fill and any extra hands would be a great asset.

If interested email:


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! For the full remaining schedule, CLICK HERE.

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