Thursday, June 16, 2011
The regional high school held commencement outside on the field Wednesday evening.
Family and friends filled the bleachers and covered the hill side to watch as 188 members of the Class of 2011 graduated from Blue Hills Regional Technical School on Wednesday night. Congrats, grads!
Friday, May 13, 2011
Remembering the friendships that lasted through the years.
I have gone to Canton Public Schools my whole life, and our schools are part of a great system, if I do say so myself. I have thoroughly enjoyed my thirteen years in the public schools in Canton. Obviously, I cannot compare my time in Canton to other public school systems or private schools, considering I have never been educated in any place other than Canton. Lately, however, I have been thinking a lot about the 6th, 7th, 8th, and even the few 9th graders who venture off from Canton Public Schools and enter into private school. I remember when I was at the Galvin Middle School and in the 8th grade it seemed as if a lot of students were considering attending a private school for high school. When our peers consider leaving the local …
Friday, April 22, 2011
High school students should start their summer job hunt.
It can be difficult to find jobs for kids my age, especially in the summer. The college students come home for the summer and it is as if there are no jobs left in the whole world, because they rush to fill those job openings! My recommendation: find a good, stable job as a freshman or even younger and keep that job throughout your high school career. The job could be anything from waitressing to lifeguarding, landscaping, babysitting, or working at a summer camp as a counselor. You can be creative and find work, too, such as dog walking or pool cleaning. I am lucky enough to have a great, year-round job at Orchard Cove, where I lifeguard. During the summer, I work at Peppercorns at the YMCA in Stoughton, where I am the snack shack girl. …
Friday, March 4, 2011
Canton Police searched CHS today with drug-sniffing canines.
After a morning sweep of Canton High School, Canton Police found drug paraphernalia and alcohol in three cars in the student parking lot. With six canine dogs, the Canton Police Department searched the school this morning at 8:45 a.m., according to officials. Canton High School Principal Dr. Doug Dias said the entire school building, including student lockers, the sports locker room, the physical education area and the parking lot were searched. The search took place while students were in class. “There were well over 200 cars,” in the lot today, Dias said in an interview. Three of the vehicles turned up either drug paraphernalia or alcohol, he said. “I’m happy that very little was found, but I’m disappointed anything was found,” the …
Senior gives advice to students on getting through the stressful time.
Here come the research papers! The end of February vacation normally marks the beginning of the strenuous and tedious work on research papers at Canton High School. For the most part, history and English are the only two classes that require a research paper, but unfortunately these papers happen to fall around the same time. English requires a book to be read prior to writing the paper, which makes sense for an English class. But generally, and unfortunately, we students are known for our procrastination and tend to leave reading the book until the last minute. This creates a scenario where we sometimes miss important fact, events and circumstances in the novels. My advice? Try not to fall behind on reading your English book! For history…
Friday, February 25, 2011
Reflecting on the past, focusing on the future, life goes by so quickly.
Recently, I walked down the hallway of the Dean S. Luce Elementary School to help entertain the elementary students for an hour or so. My friend Amy and I have done this volunteer activity before, and each time it gets more and more humorous. Amy reads children’s books such as “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and “Corduroy” to the children, while I dress as a character in the book. I do not mind the silly costume and I even enjoy it for the most part. The kids run up to me and ask for hugs or high fives and the teachers take a seat while Amy and I help to entertain the children, all the while enjoying ourselves. Other than getting overwhelmingly hot in the costume, it is absolutely amazing to be given the opportunity to make the children …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Here is what is happening in and around Canton today.
Five Things You Should Know Today is a new Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. In need of some business networking? The Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a networking event in Dedham at 12:00 p.m. today. 2. Parents, want the latest school info? The JFK School has a CAPT meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m at the JFK School. 3. Music lovers and school supporters can listen to the middle school and high school students perform tonight in their recital at 7:00 p.m. at Canton High School. 4. Painters and budding artists can attend the Oil Painting Class at the Senior Center today at …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Women's rights, human rights and current events in Egypt all come into conversation after reading novel.
I have learned so much in my English literature class at Canton High this year. I have learned things about different writing styles and vocabulary. I have even learned about women’s rights. Yes, I am learning about women’s rights in English. Since English class is English class, and history is history, we are not necessarily learning the details and developments of women’s rights, but instead we are learning all about the growth of women simply by reading novels. One novel by Henrik Ibsen called, “A Doll’s House,” is subtly about women’s rights and was a very interesting read. I enjoyed it very much because I saw the development and growth of the main character, Nora. As we all clearly know, women’s rights has been one of the biggest …
Sunday, January 23, 2011
A recent tour of the regional school, which includes many kids from Canton and surrounding towns, shows its diversity of students and concentrations.
The students at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton come from all over – Braintree, Milton, Canton, Westwood, Dedham, Norwood, Randolph, Avon and Holbrook – for the technical facilities and courses that will put them a step ahead for a career or higher education. Below is a small sample of what goes on at Blue Hills, from cosmetology to auto repair.
Friday, January 7, 2011
New technology makes teens wonder what the future will bring.
My sisters and I were very lucky and grateful to have received a Wii video gaming system for Christmas. After we had eaten our Christmas dinner and cleaned up after our guests, it was game time in the Schutt household. My sisters and I got very competitive with the Wii and we found ourselves challenging each other to rematches in tennis and bowling. Playing was a lot of fun, and we also found that we got a good workout from this game. While I enjoy the Wii very much, I particularly enjoyed watching my parents play the games and talk about the video technology from when they were my age. Mom and Dad were shocked over the technology of the Wii. They reminisced on the days when they played the Atari video games that consisted of two paddles …