Tuesday, August 30, 2011
It's back-to-school time in Canton.
Welcome Back! After reporting about summer camps and activities for the past few months, columnist Julie Fay is again writing “In the Schools” as we begin another school year. Best wishes for a successful academic year, and be sure to send your school news to firstname.lastname@example.org. St. John’s Opening Day Congratulations to teachers, parents and students at St. John the Evangelist School today, the opening day of the 2011-12 school year. Students in kindergarten through grade 8 are in classes today, with pre-k students beginning tomorrow. Have a great year! Canton Public Schools Important Dates September 1 First day for CPS teachers; Hansen kindergarten orientation (evening) Luce, JFK & Hansen first grade orientation (evening) September …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Parents need not fret, there are plenty of ways to keep your kids busy and active this summer in Canton.
The last day of school is always bittersweet. For parents, it is yet another reminder of how much your child has grown, while for kids, it is the beginning of the best time of their young life – summer vacation! I’ve always loved summer above all other seasons and I think the reason for that was because summer as a kid meant two full months of carefree days playing with friends, swimming in pools and hitting the beach. If I only I had realized how numbered and short-lived those carefree days had been when I was in the midst of them. Adulthood kicks in and before you know it, you realize you haven’t had a summer off since you were a teenager and will not have another one in sight until, I don’t know, retirement? The hot days, humidity, and …
Monday, June 20, 2011
BHR Graduation, a new playground for Luce and a language learning opportunity for the fall.
Blue Hills Regional Graduates 188 The Class of 2011 graduated from Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical School in Canton on June 15. Superintendent/Director James P. Quaglia addressed the soon-to-be graduates, saying, “You are embarking on a great journey, and doing it largely on your own…Congratulations!” Quaglia, Chairman Fistori, and Assistant Superintendent/Principal Michael J. Barrett handed out diplomas and good wishes as the seniors moved on to the next phase of their lives. Luce CAPT News The Luce CAPT held officer elections on June 14. Elections were held during Tuesday night's meeting. The newly-elected officers are Katie Colson, President; Erin Weitz, Vice President and Julie Albert, Secretary. Dianne Wright will continue …
Monday, April 11, 2011
The JFK School's 4th and 5th graders collaborate to raise funds. Read their own persuasive essays on Canton Patch.
The John F. Kennedy School’s Room 24 Heifer Helpers are hosting a benefit concert for Heifer International. Heifer International is a global nonprofit with a solution to ending hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. Heifer helps empower millions of families to lift them out of poverty and hunger to self-reliance through gifts of livestock, seeds and trees and extensive training, which provide a multiplying source of food and income. The JFK Xylos love Heifer International, so they are bringing their unique sound and music to the benefit concert on Wednesday April 13. The concert takes place from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the JFK Elementary School in Canton. Elisa Blanchard, a fourth grade teacher whose class is managing the project said…
Blue Hills talent, JFK artists and an upcoming 5K.
"In the Schools" is a new Canton Patch column that will inform Canton residents about the latest happenings, events, announcements and need-to-know news from the Canton School District. Have some school news to share? Let us know by emailing the author or adding a comment to our site. Blue Hills Regional Talent Show The Second Annual Blue Hills Regional Talent Show took place on April 1. Sponsored by the Senior Student Council, the event raised money to defray the cost of the Senior Prom. A variety of acts “provided tremendous fun and enjoyment for all,” according to Judy Bass, Blue Hills Regional communications specialist. The talent show winners were April Dedos, Peter Chrispin, and Christie DeBlasi, with judging by teachers Jen D’…
Friday, March 4, 2011
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…
Monday, February 7, 2011
Changes to preschool, an upcoming half-day for students and scholarships for seniors.
There will be more slots available for preschoolers in Canton this coming school year. The School Committee approved an increase in the number of slots for incoming students and also restored the old fee of $2,000 for half-day preschool for the year, according to School Committee Chair Reuki Schutt. Canton Preschool at the Early Childhood Center offers programs for children ages three to five. “We take a mix of special needs students and model students,” Schutt said. “It’s a great experience for everybody.” The role model students take what they have learned and teach the other students, which reinforces learning, the chair stated. The committee also discussed:
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 …
Wednesday, February 2, 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. Lucky kids–another snow day! Canton Public Schools and Blue Hills Regional High School are closed today due to the storm. 2. Tonight's Conservation Commission meeting has been postponed. The new date is February 16. 3. There will be no trash pickup today. The rest of the week's trash schedule will be delayed by one day. 4. All non-essential Municipal Offices will open at 10:30 a.m. today due to the storm. 5. There will be no transportation for the Canton Council on Aging and no HESSCO meal program.
Tuesday, February 1, 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. Canton Public Schools have an early release today due to the snow storm. Check the early release times here. 2. There is no morning or afternoon half-day Kindergarten or Preschool for Canton Public Schools due to the storm. 3. Kindergarten registration has been postponed. The new date is February 9, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Luce School. 4. All after-school and athletic activities for Canton Public Schools have been cancelled. 5. Today is the last day to pay the third quarter real estate and …