Monday, January 9, 2012
The Force at BHR and black-belt third-graders
BHR Student Builds Darth Vader Replica Blue Hills Regional Technical School junior Eric Manning of Canton has built a nearly life-size model of Star Wars villain Darth Vader. Made out of plastic tubing, wood and aluminum parts, the robot can move its one arm and speak when controlled by a computer. Manning, who began the project during his freshman year, plans to make the robot completely autonomous and computer-controlled. Vader currently keeps watch over the Engineering Technology department at BHR. New Student Registration Information If your child will enter the Canton Public Schools in September 2012 as a kindergartner, first-grader or transfer student, you must register him or her this month. Find all the information you need online …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Change for CHS and winter vacation ideas.
Spare Change? Support CHS! Turn your coins into cash and The Bank of Canton will donate its service fee to Canton High School. The bank branch at 557 Washington Street has a new coin-counting machine, where Bank of Canton customers can turn their coins into cash free of charge. Non-customers are subject to a 6% fee of all coins counted, but Bank of Canton is donating that entire fee to the Canton High School general fund for the month of December. DESE Coordinated Program Review in January The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be doing a Coordinated Program Review of the Canton Public Schools this school year. DESE staff will visit the district during the week of January 16, 2012. DESE regularly conducts …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Vacation programs for the kids, plus financial aid information.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Julie Fay
Monday, December 12, 2011
Vacation Yoga Class Sign the kids up for a yoga class during the upcoming school vacation, and find your own inner peace. Yoga instructor and Canton Recreation favorite Sherry Herzog will offer yoga for children ages 3-8 on Thursday, December 29 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Armando Recreation Center. Register at 781-821-5030. Wild at Art Winter Programs If your kids are the artsy type, help them get creative during winter vacation with Mass Audubon’s Wild at Art programs. Offerings include pottery, photography, silk screening, winter games and more. Find more information here. Boy Scout Tree Pickup The tree looks beautiful now, but what to do with it when the holidays are over? Why, let the Boy Scouts of Troop 77 haul it away, of …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Winning Warriors, Canton's Blue Hills Regional takes Super Bowl title.
Blue Hills Wins! The Blue Hills Regional Technical School Warriors prevailed in the Division 4A Super Bowl at Bentley University on Saturday, beating Cathedral High School, 16-14. Their victory followed a tense playoff game on Tuesday, which they won 25-22 over East Boston, on a field goal kicked by David Neil. Congratulations Warriors on an outstanding season! Canton Public Schools’ Snow Day Procedures With winter nearly upon us, the Canton Public Schools have posted inclement weather procedures, with details about snow days and delayed openings. Read the procedures here. CAPE Awards Fall 2011 Grants The Canton Alliance for Public Education awarded its Fall 2011 grants to teachers at Canton High School and Galvin Middle School, as …
Monday, November 28, 2011
A win for the Warriors plus bully-proofing for parents.
Blue Hills Wins, Advances to Semi-Finals The Blue Hills Regional Technical School Warriors won over the Bristol-Plymouth Craftsmen on Thanksgiving Day, 38-6. With a record of 10-1, the Warriors will advance to the Division 4A state semi-finals tomorrow, where they will play East Boston. Good luck, Warriors! Mass Hospital Students Visit State House Massachusetts Hospital School students visited the Massachusetts State House on October 17. Jude O'Hara, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Lisa Spindler, parent representative, presented on MHS programs and the school’s significance to the children and families served by the school. Students also toured the nearby John Adams Courthouse, headquarters of the Massachusetts judicial branch. CPACSS …
Monday, November 14, 2011
A musical at Canton High and a ladies night out.
“Once Upon a Mattress” at CHS This Weekend Canton Drama presents the musical “Once Upon a Mattress” at the Canton High School Auditorium this Friday and Saturday. A musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” the musical tells the story of Prince Dauntless’ search for a wife, and the plucky princess Winnifred (or “Fred”) who swims the castle moat in her quest to be the lucky girl. Show time is 7:00 p.m. for both nights, and tickets are available at the door for $12 adults, $10 students and seniors. BHR Student Chosen for DESE Advisory Council Torey Johnson, a senior at Blue Hills Regional Technical School, has been chosen to represent career and technical students on the Vocational Technical …
Monday, November 7, 2011
A visit from the Patriots, a musical and a pizza fundraiser.
Blue Hills’ Coach Catabia Honored by Patriots Blue Hills Regional High School’s Ed Catabia has been named the New England Patriots High School Football Coach of the Week in recognition of his team’s 24-0 victory over Diman Regional High School on Friday, Oct. 28. The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will donate $1,000 to Blue Hills Regional High School’s football program in Catabia’s name in recognition of his Coach of the Week selection. Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited Coach Catabia and his team on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Blue Hills Regional High School. The visit and check presentation was featured on the team’s weekly television magazine …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Adams Scholars at Blue Hills and a Family Reading Initiative.
Blue Hills Regional Announces John and Abigail Adams Scholars Fifty-three Blue Hills Regional Technical School seniors are recipients of the 2012 Adams Scholarships. Included among the recipients is Canton resident Shannon Green, who studies Health Assisting at the school. According to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website, “Massachusetts public high school students become eligible for the scholarship when they score at the Advanced and Proficient levels on grade 10 MCAS tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. (A student must earn a score of Advanced on the ELA or Mathematics test and a score of Proficient or higher on the second test) and have combined scores from the MCAS ELA and …
Monday, October 24, 2011
A film screening, art classes and a "howl" of a Halloween party.
"Race to Nowhere" Screening Tuesday Tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m., Canton Public Schools will be showing the documentary film, Race to Nowhere. The documentary features stories of students across the country who have felt the pressure to be successful while trying to balance school, homework, extracurricular activities, friends, family and work. The film illustrates the extremes some go to in order for children to be successful. Following the screening in the Canton High School auditorium, there will be a short period for reflection and discussion. The program is free; attendees are requested to register at http://rtncantonhsma.eventbrite.com/. Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center Classes Elementary students in Canton are invited to register …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Hansen helps animals and Massasoit goes dumpster-diving
Hansen Students Help the Animals Fourth-graders in Ms. Mahan’s class at the Hansen School are hosting a drive to collect items for three local animal shelters. The drive will benefit the Canton Animal Shelter, South Shore Ferret Care and the New England Wildlife Center. Donations of all kinds are needed; click here for details. Massasoit “Zero Waste Day” Today Students and staff at Massasoit Community College are holding a “zero waste day” on campus today. This recycling event is intended to bring awareness about recycling and reducing waste, to encourage people to recycle more and waste less, and to educate them about what can and can’t be recycled. People can bring in any of the items listed here to recycle for free, and if they do they’…