Friday, January 27, 2012
Claire Lund is passionate about education and her students.
This Canton teacher dove right into the world of education. Claire Lund, who has taught at the Lt. Peter M. Hansen Elementary School for the past four years, has always been passionate about education. She uncovered her hunger for working with and helping children while spending over twenty years as a lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and Pool Director at the Ponkapoag Civic Association in Canton. “I think I’ve always had a desire to help influence and shape the lives of young children,” Lund said. According to Hansen Elementary Principal Peter Boucher, she continuously “strives to better herself, is always looking to improve her skill set. Her willingness to grow and take on multiple responsibilities and roles is wonderful.” After …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Students from the Hansen School in Canton attended the Fall Festival.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Students, parents and teachers celebrated fall last weekend at the Hansen Fall Festival in Canton. The elementary school hosted the festival on Saturday, October 15. The festival, organized by the Hansen CAPT, included raffles, a silent auction, a cake walk, crafts and more. The fest raised funds for Hansen CAPT (Canton Association for Parents and Teachers.) The CAPT provides financial support to the Hansen school community.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The students at the Hansen School are fundraising again this year for the Food Pantry.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
By Taylor Gardner and Kiki Karavas At the end of last school year, the Hansen School’s Student Council members, Kiki Karavas, Tommy DeLello, Christopher Milne, Dan Cohen, Chloe Pennacchio, Jacqueline Nannery, Araman Kaiser, Elizabeth Seto, Siobhan Hall, Sarah Conolly, John White, Drew Curtin, Hannah Lewis, Jack Healey, Devin Foster, Taylor Gardner, and (former) principal John Maxwell worked on a project called Coins for Canton. Coins for Canton’s goal was to raise money for the Canton Food Pantry to help provide food and toiletries for those in need. The students raised $460.10. The Student Council worked throughout lunchtime and recess to decorate about 24 jars and shoeboxes to distribute throughout the school. The cafeteria, offices and …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Canton students kicked off the new school year Tuesday.
Welcome back, Canton students! Summer flew by and the school year officially kicked off Tuesday in Canton. In their rain gear, the kids hit the school bus for the first time since June. Although the Galvin Middle School did not have power for the first few hours, it was a successful first day all around, according to Superintendent of Schools Jeff Granatino. The school had emergency lighting for the first few hours and by 9:00 a.m., power was restored, Granatino said at a Tuesday meeting. Also, despite power being out to the high school for several days due to Tropical Storm Irene, teachers and staff were able to prep their classrooms and set up for the new school year. Granatino said he was "proud of the work teachers and staff did. It …
Monday, July 4, 2011
Students at Canton's Hansen Elementary School honored their outgoing principal on the last day of school.
Students excitedly exited the Lt. Peter Hansen Elementary School in Canton on the last day before summer break. Before they bid farewell, the kids presented outgoing Principal John Maxwell with a gift. The photo collage featured each students' autograph. Maxwell is departing for a position in the Lexington Public School system. The newly named principal, Peter Boucher, will take over this month. Enjoy your summer vacation, teachers and students!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Announcements and updates from the Canton School Committee.
Here are a few highlights from the Canton School Committee's last May meeting: The Search Continues for New Hansen Principal The district is still seeking to fill the open position, left by current principal at the Hansen Elementary School Mr. Maxwell, who will be departing for Lexington at the end of the school year. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Granatino said the search committee received about 50 applicants, however, the "candidates didn't really meet the truly excellent criteria, so we are not naming a principal." The search for an interim principal has begun. The committee will consider internal interim candidates first, according to Granatino. "Ideally, we'd like to get someone home grown," he said. New Date for Kindergarten The …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Prom and graduation season, plus a publishing party and a retirement.
District Art Show a Success The Canton Public Schools Annual Spring K-12 Art Show was held from May 23-26. For those four evenings, the Canton High School gymnasium was filled with art created by all students from all schools, and many families and community art-lovers enjoyed the exhibits as well as hands-on arts activities. Congratulations on another artistic triumph! Galvin publishing party at Barnes & Noble The latest edition of Fresh Ink, the Galvin Middle School literary magazine, will be unveiled at an evening reception on June 16. English teacher Julie Ghostlaw, co-advisor for the magazine, is “very excited” for the launch and invites all interested students and families to join the reception at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 82 …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Catch up on the latest school updates. The school committee is meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m at Canton High.
Catch up on all the latest school news and announcements before tonight's meeting. The Canton School Committee is meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Canton High School. Here are a few highlights from last week's meeting.
Monday, May 16, 2011
MIT honors Mass Hospital School students, CAPT Fundraiser and Luce School ceremony.
MHS Students Honored at MIT Three Massachusetts Hospital School students were honored at a special ceremony of The Cambridge Science Festival presented by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Sunday, May 1. The Curiosity Challenge is a science contest that invites students to explore their curiosity and to be creative. The challenge was designed to promote an interest in students who may or may not be drawn to science. Students were asked to write, to take a picture or draw what they are curious about. MHS winners were curious about tornadoes (Alexander H.), liquid eyeliner (Jessica F.) and snow (Christina Y). The students, their parents and teachers were invited to MIT for an awards ceremony and brunch with keynote speaker …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Cheer on Canton's student actors in this weekend's musical production.
This weekend, the musical Beauty and the Beast will be presented by the Lt. Peter M. Hansen Elementary School fifth-graders. Directed and choreographed by Patty Willis, teacher at the Hansen, performances are tonight at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday May 7at 7:00 p.m. at Canton High School. The fifth grade at the Hansen presents a play each year and this year's spring production promises to be a wonderful re-telling of this “tale as old as time.” The first published version of the traditional fairy tale was in 1740, with an abridged written version appearing in 1756. In 1991, Disney produced an animated musical version on which the Hansen production is based. That film, Beauty and the Beast, won Academy Awards for Best Song and Best Original …