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School officials moving full speed ahead with facilities, grade reorganization plan

Only four weeks removed from their historic vote to reconfigure and renovate the Canton school system, members of the School Committee have already begun making the rounds with town officials and various community stakeholders to discuss and explain their long-term plan for the district. To date, school officials have met with a number of school […]

CHS art teacher’s ‘Sherlock Series’ now on exhibit

A Friendly Supper (Oil on Tar Paper) by Michelle C. Mendez

A new exhibit featuring the artwork of Canton High School art instructor Michelle C. Mendez is currently on view at the historic Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport. The exhibit, entitled “Sherlock Series,” explores variant interpretations of female clichés and stereotypes through a series of darkly dramatic self-portraits of the artist within reimagined “film […]

School officials approve landmark reorganization plan

In a historic vote taken at the September 7 School Committee meeting, committee members unanimously endorsed a grade reorganization and school facilities master plan that could potentially affect every building in the Canton public school system. The changes will not

Celebration of Life event remembers overdose victims

CAASA member Harriet Burak speaks about her son Michael during last week's Celebration of Life event. (Jay Turner photo)

Nearly 100 people, including local officials, first responders, and Canton High School students, gathered on the lawn in front of the Canton Senior Center last Thursday evening for a Celebration of Life event in memory of those lost to drug overdose. The event coincided with International Overdose Awareness Day, which is held every August 31 […]

Schools see spike in new student registrations

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It has been a busy summer for new student registrations with the Canton school system welcoming nearly 90 new enrollees since the last day of school in June, including more than 50 since the last School Committee meeting in mid July. At the most recent School Committee meeting held last Thursday evening, August 17, School […]

BOS OK’s Verizon deal, but Blue Hills costs loom

The Board of Selectmen received mixed financial news at its most recent public meeting on Tuesday, August 8. On the plus side, the board signed a new five-year extension of the town’s cable agreement with Verizon that comes with more than $450,000 in capital funding and revenues. On the other hand, selectmen learned that the […]

Rez dam repairs to cause road closures, detours

Motorists and school buses traveling in the vicinity of Pleasant Street can expect to encounter some road closures and detours as repairs to the Reservoir Pond Dam get underway in early September. The repairs are expected to start after Labor Day and could cause road closures along Pleasant Street and detours to Sherman Street as […]

Parents’ pick: 8th grade to Rodman, preK to elementary

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It’s still early in the planning process, but an informal poll of parents attending a public hearing on a new school facilities master plan favored a new grade configuration that would have pre-kindergarten through grade 4 students at each of the elementary schools; grades 5-7 at the Galvin Middle School; grade 8 students at a […]

Facilities plan offers options to reconfigure schools

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A private facilities planning firm has recommended three options to the School Committee that involve new grade configurations, including a plan to relocate Canton’s eighth graders to the Rodman building in front of CHS. All three options will be explained to the public at a meeting Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria. […]

‘Game-changing’ CHS Class of ’17 completes high school journey

Valedictorian Dasol Lee addresses the CHS Class of 2017. (Mike Barucci photo)

This story appears in the Canton Citizen’s annual graduation issue, available now on newsstands. The rains stayed away and the skies above were bold and dream-like as the 217 members of the Canton High School Class of 2017 marked the end of their high school journeys in an emotional and reflective commencement ceremony on the […]

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