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GMS students earn top awards 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.

Schools expect to save on full-day kindergarten

In its first year of offering tuition-free, full-day kindergarten to all students in the district, the Canton School Department is operating at a projected surplus and may end up giving a portion of the money back to the town. The surprising news, announced at the December 15 School Committee meeting, comes just seven months after […]

School board voices concerns over declining test results

Canton School Committee members want some answers concerning two discouraging trends found in the 2016 Massachusetts School Report Cards that were recently released by the state education department. The committee is alarmed by a system-wide drop in the composite performance index (CPI) score in science from a high of 89.1 in 2013 to 86.5 in […]

CHS singer performs with All-National Chorus

Canton High School senior Antonino “Nino” Ruggeri, an accomplished vocalist and a member of the CHS chorus and drama club, traveled to Grapevine, Texas recently to perform with the National Association for Music Education’s prestigious All-National Chorus. Selection to one of NAfME’s All-National Honors Ensembles is based on an audition process and is an honor […]

‘We Are Canton’ portrait exhibit to premiere Nov. 16

Canton High School English teacher Kate Kelly has taught a professional development course that deals with race, gender and sexuality to teachers over the last few years, based on the curriculum for the American Identities class that she teaches to CHS students. Both classes are designed to allow for personal reflection on biases that people […]

Schools to commence building study, master plan

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The Canton School Committee last week formally approved a contract for Dore & Whittier Architects of Newburyport to conduct a facilities assessment for each school building and propose a master plan for future building uses. Preliminary reports will be issued in March of 2017 with the final plan expected to be finished by June 30. […]

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