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BHRTS renovation project achieves key milestone

The long-awaited school renovation project at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton took a critical step forward on November 13, announced Superintendent James Quaglia. As of that date, all of the school’s nine district towns, including Canton

CHS raises nearly $10K for new stage lights

L-R: CHS Principal Derek Folan, Drama Club Advisor Katie Brobst, Bank of Canton Assistant Manager Mary Czyras, Drama Club President Kimmie Wong, Bank of Canton Branch Manager Geri Ryan, Drama Club VP Tyler Czyras, Drama Club Secretary Amanda Romano, and Drama Club Treasurer Jake Sockett

Canton High School recently unveiled a new LED stage lighting system, funded largely by $2,500 donations from Bank of Canton, MusicCounts! and the CHS Alumni Association. Two anonymous parents donated the remaining funds. The new LED units were installed in the CHS auditorium earlier this month and will be used to light the CHS Drama […]

School officials encouraged by Next-Gen MCAS results

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The first results of the newly updated MCAS tests from last spring were released to the School Committee by School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller and her administrative staff on Thursday night, October 26. While the state Department of Education said the 2017 MCAS test is not comparable to the 2016 test, there were still some […]

Canton High performers win prestigious theatre awards

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After last year’s stunning success of Hairspray, two CHS actors and the hair and makeup crew went on to win MET awards — a competition entered by over 60 high schools and middle schools throughout Boston and surrounding areas. Antonino Ruggeri, who is now attending Emerson College, won the award for Best Leading Actor for […]

CHS students raise thousands to help fight cancer

Fifteen years ago, Ed Amico decided to participate in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The director of the Career Education and Community Service program and a guidance counselor at Canton High School, Amico had several reasons to get involved. “One of my family members had cancer,” he said. “I thought […]

FinCom to split cost of school feasibility study

The Canton Finance Committee has agreed to split the cost of a feasibility study that will help to determine some of the key components of the Canton Public Schools’ facilities master plan and associated grade reorganization proposal. The landmark plan, approved by the School Committee last month, calls for a series of renovations and a […]

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 […]

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