CHS Weekly News – January 23, 2017


photograph by Matt Fitts
Good afternoon CHS families!
Notes from the Principal:
In spite of being pushed back by a day due to the winter weather, exams appeared to go well and we are now full-swing into the second semester. It is amazing how quickly this year is passing by!
As the second marking period has come to an end, report cards will be distributed via email next Wednesday afternoon.Please use this opportunity to celebrate your child’s accomplishments as well as to discuss areas of concern.  As always, if you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher or school counselor.
The course registration process for students will begin next week as well. All students have been given information about this process. Specific information, directions and tutorials for registration will be sent out to parents and students in a separate email on Monday, January 30th.
The weather hasn’t held back our Indoor Track and Field athletes as this week several school records were broken! Check out our website for a wonderful exposé highlighting their accomplishments written by Coach O’Donnell.
Athletic News
Check out the athletics/CIAC website for the most up to date information on home and away contests.
Music News
Prisms Through Time is here!  Our students have been preparing for the upcoming February 4th show to be held in the auditorium at 7:30pm.  Tickets are available from Mr. Mastrioanni or in the CHS office.  Adults are $10, Students and Seniors are $8.  This show is a project led by seniors from beginning to end, from everything from the background lighting to the writing of original scores, and it is always incredible!  Mark your calendar because you won’t want to miss it.
The Arrow is looking for student help!
The Arrow, Canton High School’s news, arts & literary magazine is now online at, and there are so many ways students can get involved.  Whether they are interested in journalism and photojournalism, creative writing, art, or photography, we’d love to have them contribute to the publication, either as regular staff or a freelancer.  The Arrow and Creative Writing Clubs meet on Thursdays at 2:30 in room 214.
Notes from School Counseling:
Mid Year Reports: Will be sent automatically to all colleges.  There is no need to make a separate request.
Scholarships!  While you wait for our CHS Local Scholarships application to become active (March 1), don’t forget to check out the scholarship list on Naviance! This list is regularly updated and many of the scholarships listed are local. Log into your Naviance account, click on the “colleges” tab, and scroll to the bottom for the “scholarship list” link.
Juniors: You may be considering a March SAT exam. Students currently taking Pre-Calculus will have reached all math content on the SAT. If you are preparing on KHAN Academy, you have until February 10th to register for the March 11th exam.
Senior Photo Collages
Seniors have the option adding photo collages and short write-ups into the 2017 Yearbook. Each Senior has a space next to their portrait for this purpose. Please follow the directions provided to you by email on January 20th if wish to include a write-up and collage in the Yearbook.  COLLAGES AND WRITE-UPS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17,  2017 to Mrs. Hartley
Valentine Brick Sales
What will you give your loved one this Valentine’s Day?  Chocolates melt, flowers wilt, but nothing says love…like a BRICK!  What could be a more timeless way to say I adore you than a loving message that will last for decades?  Lights On Canton makes the ordering of your personalized Valentine’s brick so very easy – just order on-line at  Choose a brick with or without the heart design.  Your sweetheart surely will be delighted with your lasting words of affection and Lights On Canton will appreciate the donation!
$50K For February!
Help Lights On Canton make it to $50,000 in February!  Support Lights On Canton with a purchase of a brick for your family or consider a larger donation.  Donations of $1,000 or greater receive a $100 brick credit, donations of $5,000 or greater receive a $250 brick credit.  Also, check out our new Lights On Canton website or follow our “Lights On Canton” Facebook page for the most updated information on events, news and progress.
UPCOMING CALENDAR:  For the most up to the minute calendar, please check our Google Calendar on our website, which will indicate any changes in event dates.
January 28                   All-State Auditions – North Haven High School (snow date Feb 4)
January 30                   Incoming 9th Grade Orientation
February 1                   Spanish National Honor Society Induction Ceremony – 3:30 pm
February 4                   National Ocean Science Bowl SEARCH at UCONN (snow date Feb. 5)
February 4                   Prisms Concert – 7:30 pm
February 11                 Berklee High School Jazz Festival –
Jazz Ensemble & combo at Hynes Convention Center – Boston
February 14                 Collaborative Tuesday – Students arrive no later than 8:15 am
February 18 – 25        World Language International trip to Spain
February 20 – 21        Winter Recess – No School
February 28                 Collaborative Tuesday – Students arrive no later than 8:15 am
​​​​​​​Drew DiPippo, Canton High School Principal