CHS Weekly News – February 3, 2017


photograph by Matt Fitts
Notes from the Principal
We hope you can make it to our Prisms Through Time show on Saturday!  This is a wonderful show that displays the vast talent of our music students, and is something you will want to make time for!   The show is held in the auditorium at7:30pm, and tickets will be available at the door.  Adults are $10, Students and Seniors are $8.
As the 3rd quarter begins, two important reminders need to be shared with families.
First, it is already time to register for classes for the 2017-18 school year.  You should have received detailed correspondence this week with all of the information, but for your convenience we have also posted the information on the CHS website.  Note all registrations must be complete by February 10th.
In addition, if your student has received an incomplete in a specific class on their Quarter 2 report card, this incomplete should be resolved by the end of the Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Students should see their teacher if they have questions.
Student Activities
Thirty-one CHS students from grades 10 and 11 participated in an overnight trip for Model UN at Yale last weekend.  The students debated issues ranging from the use of biological and chemical weapon, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, women’s reproductive rights, the use of military drones, and many other issues and we are extremely proud of their performance. For more information and pictures, check out our website.
Mu Alpha Theta, the Math Honor Society, is selling chances to win a TI-84 plus graphing calculator. Just guess the number of Valentine’s Day candies in the container and the calculator could be yours if you have the closest guess. Second prize is the jar of candy. Guesses are $1 for one or $5 for 7. Guesses can be purchased during lunches starting next week or by stopping by the math office. The jar will also be circulated to all math classrooms. Drawing is February 28. Good luck!
The SEARCH Environmental Club along with CHS students, teachers, and friends participated in the first ever Winter Walk on Saturday, January 28th. The SEARCH Club is always looking for new members!  For more information and pictures, check out our website.
Athletic News
Check out the athletics/CIAC website for the most up to date information on home and away contests.
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
All Students: The final day to make a semester two schedule change is TUESDAY, 2/7. All proposed changes are subject to availability and policies regarding minimum course and credit load requirements. Seniors who wish to make a schedule change are advised that colleges will review final transcripts for the match between the initial schedule and any changes, and that admission is contingent upon the successful completion of the senior courses listed at time of application. Please see your counselor with any questions.
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
Lights on Canton News
Nothing says love…like a BRICK!  What could be a more timeless way to say I adore you than a loving message in that will last for decades? Check this out and Gift a Brick! Or…Lights On Canton makes the ordering of your personalized Valentine’s brick so very easy – just order on-line at  Choose a brick with the heart design for maximum sweetness or celebrate a special friendship with a lovely small brick.
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.  Check out the Lights On Canton website and the  “Lights On Canton” Facebook page for incentives and giving challenges throughout February.
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.
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