Friday, July 8, 2011
Our columnist and recent grad gives middle schoolers some words of wisdom.
The transition from middle school into high school is tough for any teenager. Some get lost on their way to a class, confused in the freshman algebra course or find themselves literally looking up at the upperclassmen who seem to be about two-feet taller than the freshman. Here are a few things to remember for those parents who are nervous for their blossoming adolescents and for those kids who can feel little butterflies in the stomachs. 1. Do not be late for class! I'm sure you've learned this before. But as summer settles in, and laziness takes over, do not let this laziness affect your tardiness. 2. Ask for help! Lost? Ask an upper classman! Struggling in class? Stay after or raise your hand with questions. 3. If you hear yourself …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Grateful for the teachers, faculty and staff that helped through the years.
Happy Summer! Schools are officially closed after today. As the summer kicks off, a lot of kids are attending end of the year parties, saying bye to friends and trying not to think about the fall when they will be moving on to another grade, different teacher, more homework and in some cases, even a different school. Now, they are thinking about their summer plans, and those lazy days of unscheduled relaxation. Despite the fact that the students are not in school; school committee, administration, staff and faculty work throughout the summer to prepare for the coming school year, which is going to be here sooner than I care to admit. Every year when I returned to school, I was always impressed by both the cleanliness of the shiny hallways…
Friday, June 10, 2011
Graduating seniors feeling mixed emotions about bidding farewell to high school.
I cannot tell you how many times I started this article and rewrote it or was at a loss for words. I am struggling to write this one because all I can think about, while typing, is that by the time you read this I will be an official graduate of Canton High School, Class of 2011. Where did the time go? High school was the best four years of my eighteen years of life. Of course there were some times that I could not wait to get out of high school and away from the drama, early mornings, homework and cafeteria food. But looking back on it, I have had so much fun and learned great, new things that have helped me to expand myself in the way that I think, the things that I do, in what I expect from life, what I expect from others and in my …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Wish your favorite member of the Class of 2011 well on Canton Patch!
As the year is winding down, proms have come and gone, lockers are getting cleaned out and yearbooks are being passed around, it is now time to say farewell to the Canton High School Class of 2011. Now is the chance to publicly acknowledge your stellar senior and all that he or she has accomplished! Would you like to spotlight your student on Canton Patch? Send an email with a photo or video to email@example.com. Patch will profile the Class of 2011 all week leading up to graduation and continue throughout the summer. Enjoy your Senior Week, Class of 2011!
Friday, June 3, 2011
The Senior Prom and Graduation mark the end of high school for the class of 2011.
I am preparing for the Senior Prom, however by the time you read this, prom will have come and gone. I can not tell you how prom was, considering I am writing this article a little in advance, although I am sure prom was excellent and lived up to all my expectations! It is a weird thought that prom marks the closing of senior year. Of course graduation is a big deal and that officially marks the end of senior year, but prom is one of the biggest nights that most Canton High seniors look forward to. Senior Prom is on the Spirit of Boston this year. I think this is a very unique venue and I do not know of other classes that have had a prom on a boat! From what I have heard, the Spirit of Boston is a pretty luxurious boat. I can not wait to …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Teachers inspire and instill motivation at Canton High.
It is a really weird feeling, but I sometimes miss school. I never thought I would say that! The externship is going great and I really love all the work that I am doing at the Hansen Elementary School, working with special needs students and helping wherever I can, while learning about this career choice. Regardless, nothing beats Canton High. Now, I will share with you something that is even weirder than missing Canton High–I miss my teachers! I have been so lucky to have amazing teachers throughout my high school career. If I tried to name each of the wonderful teachers that I have learned from, this article would be way too long. For now, I will share with you one special teacher who is known to the students as Senora D’Agostino. …
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 15, 2011
Canton High students participate in the National Day of Silence.
I have lived in Canton all my life and one thing I really love about this town is that the general population is very liberal and open-minded. Canton has always been known as a “safe zone." Unfortunately, there are some some bullying problems. The Canton public school system has never been one to tolerate bullying or harassment and are actively teaching students about bullying and how to prevent it. The accepting, open manner of Canton is evident when I look back to my freshman year in high school, when the the drama department performed a play called, "The Laramie Project." The play was about a gay man who was killed due to his sexual orientation. When students heard there was protesters coming from outside of Canton, we all rallied …
Friday, April 8, 2011
Members of Canton High's senior class are starting their externships.
The seniors in the hall are slowly but surely starting to filter out. With some students in Germany, and now 30 seniors leaving to venture on to their externship, the senior class becomes a much smaller one. Not too long ago, the upper lot, reserved for seniors, was swarmed with people trying to get a spot. Now, the lot seems quiet and people feel a little more at ease, since there are plenty of parking spots to go around. It is an eerie feeling however. I do not always see the students that I went to school with since preschool in the halls anymore. After today, I will no longer be seeing any of my high school friends in the hall. I am off on a new journey to the Hansen School to work with Julie Gelerman for my externship, working with …
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…