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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 […]

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 […]

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