CHS Weekly News – January 20, 2017


Good afternoon CHS families!
Notes from the Principal:
Although it was a shortened week with the holiday and some minor weather woes, we managed to keep exams on track.  Students who were taking exams seemed to come in prepared to do their best.  As a reminder, more exams will be administered on Monday and Tuesday as follows (Please note that final exams will have no impact on the regular, daily class schedule for these days.  Also note that in the event of a snow day, exams will be pushed out 1 day.):
Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th:  
AP World History (Grade 10)
Anatomy and Physiology
Semester English Courses (Heros & Monsters and  Shakespeare (H))
We are proud to say that twelve Canton High School students participated in the CMEA’s Northern Regional Music Festival this past weekend.  For pictures and more information, check out our website.
CHS student, Laura Obermeyer, was recognized with an honorable mention award at this year’s CAEA Art Award competition.  Her artwork titled, Snowmass Rodeo, was based on a photograph that she shot at the Snowmass Rodeo during a summer she spent in Colorado.   To see this wonderful artwork and more information on how to see Laura’s work, check out our website.
The Arrow, Canton High School’s news, arts & literary magazine is now online!  They are looking for student journalists, creative writers, artists, and photographers to contribute to the publication, either as regular staff or freelancers.  The Arrow and Creative Writing Clubs meet on Thursdays at 2:30 in room 214.
Thanks to all who donated to CATA’s Winter Clothing Drive. Students sorted the clothing on Thursday and it will be delivered next week. Clothing will be given out through the Canton Food Bank and Gifts of Love in Avon. Check out pictures on our website.
Athletic News
Last Friday the boys and girls basketball teams both had big wins over SMSA. Congratulation to both teams!  Wrestling is finishing off their season and looking forward to hosting the NCCC championship on February 11th.  Indoor Track is preparing for the NCCC championship coming up in a few weeks.  Check out the athletics/CIAC website for the most up to date information on home and away contests.
Notes from School Counseling:
SENIORS:  Midyear reports will be sent automatically to colleges by February 3. There is no need for a special request. Local scholarship programs will go live and be announced in February.
JUNIORS:  Please schedule your Junior Meeting right away if you have not done so. Please complete the Junior Questionnaire in Naviance BEFORE the meeting.  If you have questions about course selection for next year, see your counselor.
SOPHOMORE PARENTS:  Please help your student create an account at to access PSAT scores if you have not already done so; counselors will visit classrooms later next month to link to Khan Academy. PARENTS:  Be sure that the account is created in the STUDENT’S name, not yours, and be sure that student knows and has access in school to their user name and password.
FRESHMEN: Counselors have met with all ninth graders individually and have also visited classrooms to create CollegeBoard accounts. Any students who were absent should see their counselor.
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 Jan. 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.
Snowflake Scramble
Join your friends on snowshoe or hike through the forest on a frosty day for the Snowshoe Scramble!  Lights On Canton is partnering with Canton Parks & Recreation Department to hold Canton’s first Snowshoe Scramble on Sunday, January 29 at 1 p.m. starting and ending at Canton High School.  The Snowshoe Scramble is a gentle, rambling snowshoe or walk through the woods and Mills Pond Park (or a brisk walk if Mother Nature does not cooperate with snow).   Hot chocolate and donuts will be waiting at the end, sledding and snowball fights are highly encouraged and four legged friends are welcome, too!  The Snowflake Scramble includes a toasty hat in Canton pride colors and entry into a fantastic raffle.  Registration for this fundraiser is $25 per person or $75 for a family of four. On-line registration can be found at the Canton Parks & Recreation website,  Be sure to check the Canton Parks & Recreation website or the “Lights On Canton” Facebook page before you go to get the most updated course information!
Lights On Canton, the committee raising funds for permanent lights for the CMS/CHS track & field athletic complex, is proud to announce the opening of its “Leave A Legacy” patio brick fundraiser. This large, gorgeous new patio will be placed at the heart of the athletic complex and will feature a dramatic “BIG C” design in Warriors colors.  We invite everyone in Canton to show your Warrior pride and donate a brick to the new patio. Here is your ordering information!
Fully customizable bricks make an amazing way to recognize family members, an organization name or an individual achievement.  A brick also can serve as a lasting memorial to a loved one or a cherished veteran.  A variety of clipart can be added to the brick to reflect a commitment to sports, the arts, our nation or Canton Warriors. Bricks also make outstanding gifts to recognize a parent, teacher or coach!
Standard size (4-inch-by-8-inch) richly hued red bricks are available for $100 donation and include three lines of customizable text.  Larger (8-inch-by-8-inch) red bricks are $250 and include 5-6 lines of text and the addition of optional clipart from the library on-line.  Our premium, large grey bricks are featured in the center of patio inside the bold “BIG C” design.  These limited bricks are available for $750 and include 6 lines of text. Your donation is fully tax deductible. Don’t miss this opportunity to leave a legacy while supporting Canton athletes and the Canton community!  For more information or to donate your brick, visit
Lights on Canton also invites you to “Be a Beacon” in the Canton community by making a larger donation as well. Donations of $1000 or greater will be recognized on a handsome bronze plaque prominently placed at the athletic complex. Consider donating with another family, friends or even your street! In addition, many employers will match your donation at 100%.  Here is your donation form!
Please contact Kimberly Marze at [email protected] or Angela Tollis at [email protected] for questions about brick donations or “Be a Beacon” gifts.
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 19 – 21         Model UN trip
January 23                 Incoming 9th Grade Orientation (snow date: January 30th)
January 24                 2nd Quarter Ends
January 24                 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
Drew DiPippo, Canton High School Principal