Category archives for: Schools

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. […]

CHS student dazzles in solo dance debut

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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 […]

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