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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 […]

Community Problem Solvers bridging generation gap

The Canton Community Problem Solving Team BRIDGES recently completed its fifth oral history interview of senior citizens in Canton. Galvin Middle School students Bella Botelho, Mary Kelley, and Carly LaFrance along with Hansen Elementary fifth grader Emily Kelley have been at it since last October. BRIDGES stands for “Building Relationships in Diverse Generations Entails Sharing” […]

Revere Commission greenlights museum proposal

Talking portraits, state-of-the-art exhibits, a “destination” restaurant and taproom, a true village green — it’s all part of the bold vision for the future Paul Revere Heritage Site and cultural center off Neponset Street, and it is rapidly moving into the realm of possibility, armed with the backing of the influential Revere Heritage Commission and […]

School Committee announces choice for superintendent

The Canton School Committee announced on Friday that it has selected Jennifer Fischer-Mueller as the new superintendent of schools. The appointment will take effect July 1, pending contract negotiations. Currently the deputy superintendent for teaching and learning in the Brookline Public Schools, Dr. Fischer-Mueller was chosen as the finalist by a search committee and interviewed […]

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