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Schools toughen policy on excessive student absences

New benchmarks to address excessive student absences, particularly at the high school level, are among the noteworthy policy changes included in the Canton Public Schools’ updated student/family handbooks, which were published online for students and their parents/guardians earlier this week. Canton School Committee members were also briefed on the rule changes during their meeting last […]

New supt. wraps up busy 1st month with CHS dean hire


Completing her first busy month as school superintendent, Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller appointed Julieanne (Julie) Shore as the new Canton High School dean of students. Shore replaces Jim Goff, who will be returning to full-time teaching in the social studies department at CHS. Fischer-Mueller said Goff was a “critical” member of the CHS administrative team, having […]

Galvin Middle School hosts Cultural Heritage Night

L-R: Principal Dr. Bill Conard, GMS dean of students and event organizer Annya Haughton, and student Helpers KT Conard, 13, Kaitlyne Theodore, 14, and Valenda Mecca, 13 (LoriAnn Romano photo)

On Wednesday, June 15, the Galvin Middle School hosted its 2016 Cultural Heritage Night, a fun-filled evening of music, dance and food celebrating the cultures in the school and local community. Organized by GMS Dean of Students Annya Haughton, the inaugural event featured performances by the Stajez Cultural Arts Center of Randolph, Rumba y Timbal […]

Saint John the Evangelist School appoints new principal

Dr. Chris Flieger

Saint John the Evangelist School in Canton is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Flieger will serve as its new principal beginning next month. Flieger has served in leadership positions in Catholic education, most recently as associate superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Boston. Flieger earned undergraduate and master’s degrees at Truman State University […]

Matty Marcone documentary premieres Monday at CHS

He inspired an entire community back in January with his unforgettable “one shift” against the rival Stoughton Black Knights, and now Canton’s Matty Marcone will get the star treatment yet again as the subject of a new documentary film celebrating his “life and spirit.” One Shift: The Story of Matty Marcone will premiere on Monday, […]

GMS 8th graders honor soldiers’ sacrifices

Galvin Middle School eighth graders reenact the battles of Lexington and Concord. (Tanya Willow photo)

On Thursday, May 26, thanks to the generous funding of the Canton Alliance for Public Education, the eighth grade students at the Galvin Middle School, along with the Canton Honor Guard; the fifth grade students and teachers from the Hansen, JFK, and Luce schools; family, friends, and the Canton community celebrated Memorial Day with speeches, […]

Schools mulling public stance on marijuana question

The Canton School Committee plan to reach out to other school boards and the Massachusetts Association of School Committees before deciding whether they should take a public stance on the state ballot question proposing the legalization of recreational marijuana in the commonwealth. The ballot question, which will likely go before voters in November, has been […]

In the Spotlight: Canton graduates and dean’s list

The Canton Citizen’s In the Spotlight section celebrates the academic and professional achievements of Canton residents. The section appears weekly in our print edition. Click here to order your subscription today. Stephanie Gowing, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Gowing of Canton, graduated from Dickinson College on May 22 with a BA in psychology. The following Canton […]

Canton High School graduates Class of 2016

Class President Michael Noone addresses the graduates. (Mike Barucci photo)

See this week’s Canton Citizen for complete graduation coverage, including then and now photos, future plans, scholarships and awards, and more. Decked out in their new green gowns and custom-designed caps, the 233 members of the Canton High School Class of 2016 celebrated both their unity and uniqueness during a memorable commencement ceremony held last […]

Memento from Blue Hills headed to space station

By Judy Bass When NASA astronaut Scott D. Tingle goes up into the heavens aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017, he will be traveling with a very special and unique item symbolizing his former high school, Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton. Students in the school’s Engineering program, under the direction of […]

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