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School Committee seeks public input on FY18 budget

The Canton School Committee remains undecided on the level of operating funds to pursue for fiscal year 2018 and is looking for public input at its upcoming budget hearing. The hearing is set for tonight, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the CHS Learning Distance Lab, and school officials will need to decide whether to […]

Public input sought for future school space needs

Canton school leaders have begun studying in earnest the findings of a private architectural firm that was hired to examine current and future school building needs, and the project has advanced to the public input phase. Representatives from Dore & Whittier Architects will present its latest findings to the public on Wednesday, April 5, at […]

School leaders make hard push for bigger FY18 budget

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The Canton public school system remains a high-performing district, but performance has been slipping and Canton has begun to fall behind many of its neighboring towns, particularly when it comes to per-pupil spending. That, in a nutshell, was the message that school leaders attempted to hammer home during its presentation to the Finance Committee last […]

GMS closes out Pawsitivity Week with Ryan’s Story

When John Halligan was a senior in high school, his art teacher walked into class one morning with tears in her eyes. She told the class that she had just learned that a former student had committed suicide. She then added something that Halligan has always remembered. “She said, ‘Don’t ever forget this. You can always turn […]

Supt outlines action plan after fountain tests for lead

School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller notified all Galvin Middle School parents and staff last week after a drinking fountain at the school tested for slightly elevated lead levels. The fountain was shut down and removed from service and there are plans for immediate replacement. Three other kitchen faucets — one each at GMS, Canton High […]

GMS students shine at MathCounts competition

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In an unprecedented performance, students from the Galvin Middle School in Canton swept the most coveted awards at this year’s MathCounts Metrosouth Chapter Competition held at the Sage School in Foxboro. The competition attracted 11 schools and 85 mathletes, including teams from Sharon, Milton Academy, Derby Academy, Westwood, Braintree, Foxboro, and Walpole. Representing Canton at […]

Selectmen welcome Community Problem Solvers

The Canton Board of Selectmen welcomed members of two Community Problem Solving teams at their past two meetings and offered their congratulations while pledging their continued support for both groups. On Tuesday, January 24, the selectmen heard a presentation from Team CROWN, a group of Kennedy School fourth graders who are committed to reducing the […]

School enrollment to level off, consultant says

Despite continued economic growth and several large-scale residential and commercial projects in the works, a private architectural firm that was hired to conduct an assessment of all public schools in Canton is predicting that school enrollment will remain relatively flat over the next 10 years. School Committee Chairman John Bonnanzio summed up the early report […]

Canton named to prestigious AP District Honor Roll

When Canton High School and Canton school district administrators made the decision in 2014 to do away with prerequisites for Advanced Placement (AP) courses, they did so with the conviction that all students are capable of achieving success. Two years later, not only do they have some promising data that they can point to; they […]

Acclaimed youth speaker captivates CHS audience

Motivational speaker Mike Smith challenged CHS students to 'be extraordinary.' (Ed McDonough photo)

Popular youth motivational speaker and self proclaimed “professional teenager” Mike Smith brought his message of positive thinking, passionate giving, and extraordinary living to a packed Canton High School gymnasium last Wednesday, December 14.

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