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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 […]

CHS embraces ‘be one’ motto with new grad traditions

In a major departure from school tradition but a big step forward in the name of equity, Canton High School has become the latest academic institution to end the practice of assigning graduation gowns by gender. CHS Principal Derek Folan had been mulling the change over the past several months and recently made it official, […]

CHS extracurriculars riding historic wave of success

Members of the state semifinalist CHS mock trial team are dressed for success.

From the excellence of its volleyball and hockey teams to the individual brilliance of many wrestling and track stars, Canton High School has long been a household name in the arena of competitive athletics. But success at CHS is certainly not just limited to sports — a fact that has been proven time and again by the school’s elite math team and one that was hammered home again this winter by a trio of triumphs in competitive extracurriculars.

CPS nixes plan to hold school on religious holidays

In a 3-2 vote, the Canton School Committee decided last week to retain the current calendar setup for religious holidays, defeating a proposal that would have allowed the district to hold school on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Good Friday. After hearing from a few local clergy members and debating the issue at the March […]

Schools trim budget, seek compromise with FinCom

The Canton School Committee last week trimmed almost $227,000 off its proposed $38.3 million budget in a show of good faith to their colleagues on the Finance Committee. The two boards were due to meet this week to further discuss the budget. Despite better than expected projections from the town’s Revenue Forecast Committee, the FinCom […]

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