“I am a big believer in visualization. I run through my races mentally so that I feel even more prepared.” —Allyson Felix

Henry Dryden continues to show PASSION for podcasts by dropping his second episode into the universe.

Isaac Szilagyi

Gossage Cup





***The Model UN team represented Cannon School at the 23rd UNC Chapel Hill Model United Nations High School Conference this past weekend.

Individual Awards:

Fiona Chen-        Best Delegate- Captain John Stege: Chi-Town Smackdown committee

Annalise Leck-    Outstanding Delegate- Symon Petliura- Russian Civil War

Team Award:  Cannon School – Outstanding Small Delegation

Fiona Chen

Annalise Leck

Hanna Lee

Shuvani Regmi

Maura Zaccarelli

Seth Flaherty

Maddock Griffin

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. Taylor no later Wednesday, March 8, 2023.  Please print the application at You may give your applications directly to Mr. Taylor 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

***Trouble getting or staying organized? Struggling to stay motivated? Difficulty managing your time? Need anaccountability 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? Academic Coaching at Cannon (ACC) can help you start Trimester 3 strong. We’re here to support you!


Sign up for an academic coaching session (Room 606) during your DROP, Office Hours, or after school – time slots are available this week! Our Academic Coaching team (Mrs. Weakland, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Ramsey, Sra. 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.

What an awesome day we had yesterday in Greensboro at the NC Science Olympiad Regionals Competition!

I want to share my genuine pride and gratitude to all of you that competed yesterday!

Please take a moment this week to congratulate the following teams that placed in their event:

Varsity Awards:

Ashmi Trivedi and Nicole Ratterman- Green Generation 2nd Place

Julia Ellington and Nicole Ratterman- Cell Biology 2nd Place

Rayyan Syed and Ashmi Trivedi- Disease Detectives 3rd Place

Julia Ellington- Forestry 3rd

Michael Wang and Jeeti Khurana- Bridge 5th Place

Cassie Lott and Julia Ellington- Write It Do It 5th Place

Junior Varsity Awards:

Nolan Crandall and Nayak Duggal- Bridge 3rd Place

Sun Lee and Nayak Duggal- Cell Biology 3rd Place

William Lomax and Nolan Crandall- Write It Do It 4th Place

Milo Sacks and Dhanvi Movva- Codebusters 4th Place

Congratulations to all the teams! I have medals for you in room 620. Please swing by to pick them up!

Special thanks to your Science Olympiad Leadership Team for a great year: Cassie Lott, Leighton Evans, Nicole Ratterman, and Nayak Duggal!

Excited to see what all you can do next year! Go Cougar Science!!

If you would like to make changes to your AP exam order, you may do so until Friday, March 3. You should contact Mrs. Kulp ( immediately with your change(s). After Friday, March 3, absolutely NO additions can be made to AP exam orders. Cancellation and late add fees DO apply this year per College Board. No exam refunds will be issued after April 30. Please contact Mrs. Kulp ASAP if you have questions.

Worldly Wednesdays – Student Volunteer Opportunities: Cannon Cultures is looking for student volunteers to help adorn the cafeteria and surronding area with themed decorations that will create a festive atmosphere for our monthly Worldly Wednesday events. Decorations and supplies will be provided.  Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up here. . Thank you!

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 19thWe 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 March 3rd.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Weakland

Course Registration Key Dates!  

  • Friday, March 24 – Last day of course registration
  • Thursday, April 13 – 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 (​


CONGRATULATIONS to Rayyan Syed ‘24 for representing Cannon and placing 1ST PLACE at the UNC Charlotte Science and Engineering Fair Region 6 in the Biological Sciences B category (Cellular and Molecular Biology). For the past six months, Rayyan has been involved in an advanced cancer genomics research project, the topic of his study being “Exploring the correlation between mismatch repair (MMR) genes and the fraction of genome altered (FGA) in Glioblastoma multiforme patients.” Upon placing first at the regional fair, Rayyan will advance and present his research findings at the state North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF) held at NC State University in March! Kudos Rayyan!!!


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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