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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


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. […]

CHS student dazzles in solo dance debut


Guests in both traditional Indian and Western attire flocked to Sharon Middle School last month to witness the magnificent Bharathanatyam Arangetram (solo dance debut) of 14-year-old CHS student Anvitha Addanki, daughter of Chandana and Vijay Addanki.

Chief reports resolution on JFK fire investigation

Police Chief Ken Berkowitz reported a resolution in the joint Police/Fire Department investigation into the suspicious fires reported on the grounds of the Kennedy Elementary School on Sunday morning, September 25. Firefighters had initially responded to a dumpster fire around 8 a.m. and then were called back at 9 a.m. for a second fire behind […]

Canton voters face tough decision on ballot question 4

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

The debate over whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in Massachusetts has kicked into high gear in recent weeks as voters in Canton and across the commonwealth continue to mull the pros and cons of the proposed ballot initiative in the run-up to the November 8 state election. Ballot Question 4, submitted by the […]

Luce School most improved on ’16 standardized tests

The Luce Elementary School had the largest rate of improvement in the most recent round of standardized testing, with Jen Henderson, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, reporting significant gains in English language arts and math scores, particularly in grade 3. Henderson credited the efforts of Luce Principal Robie Peter and her staff, especially in […]

CHS student progressing after rare medical emergency

Monday, August 15, started as any other summer day for Alaina Goodwin. The 17-year-old was enjoying the last weeks of summer before returning to Canton High School to start her senior year with her twin sister, Darria. On that day, the family planned to go to the beach and everyone was getting ready when Alaina […]

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