Canton High News

As you may know, in August when your student returns to school, Canton High School will have a new modified schedule that will include an 8 period day. There are several goals with this new schedule.  First, it will give students opportunities for additional electives which will allow for the attainment of 25 credits which are required for graduation beginning with the class of 2019.  Also, it should prove to reduce scheduling conflicts and provide more opportunities for student internships, VHS courses and is in alignment with the state graduation requirement that all students earn a credit in Senior Capstone. 

As we have done in previous years, all students will participate in our CHAT (Canton High Advisory Time) each Wednesday.  Student lunch periods have been scheduled into D, E, F or G period. 

Mon, Tues*, Thurs, Fri                                                       
  7:30      Warning Bell
  7:35 - 8:23 A
  8:26 - 9:14 B
  9:17 - 10:05 C
10:08 - 10:56 D
10:59 - 11:47 E
11:50 - 12:38 F
12:41 -  1:29 G
  1:32 -  2:20 H
  7:30      Warning Bell
  7:35 -  8:20 C
  8:23 -  8:41 CHAT
  8:44-  9:29 A
  9:32 - 10:17 B
10:20 - 11:05 D
11:08 - 11:53 E
11:56 - 12:41  F
12:44 -  1:29  G
  1:35 -  2:20  H  

The schedule will rotate the first three periods of the day (as opposed to the first four last year) to afford teachers and students the opportunity to benefit from learning different subjects at different times of the day.

Rotation Period A,B,C
    M     T     W     Thu Fri
    A     B     C       B  A
    B     C     A       C  B
    C     A     B       A  C

Additionally as a part of our new schedule, the Board of Education has set aside time for Canton High School teacher’s to collaborate on a myriad of school and district initiatives with the goal of improved student learning. Twenty Tuesday’s have been selected for this “Community of Practice” time. On these dates, school will begin at 8:23 for students.

          September 29
          October 6, 20, 27
          November 10 
          December 1,8,15
          February 23
          March 1,8,22, 29
          April 5, 19, 26
          May 3,10,17,24 

The schedule for these days will be as follows: 

(Community of Practice Dates)

  7:30       Warning Bell
  7:30 -  8:20     Teacher’s meet
  8:23 -  9:05    B
  9:08 – 9:50     C
  9:53- 10:35     A
10:38 - 11:20     D
11:23 - 12:05     E
12:08 - 12:50    F
12:53 -  1:35    G
  1:38 -  2:20    H  
On these pre-scheduled dates please keep in mind the following important information: 

   - Busses will run at normal time and students are encouraged to come by 7:30.
   - Students can choose to come to school at 8:20
   - If students choose to come to school at “regular time”, they will be afforded the following options:
                 -  Supervised area of Library Media Center, Cafeteria, Gymnasium and Guidance
                 -  Guidance-Method Test Prep, Guidance meetings
                 -  Club meetings- NHS, CATA, Student Council, Science NHS, other
                 -  Meet with SRBI tutor, Language Arts consultant, paraprofessionals
                 -  Assembly Time
                 -  Class or school-wide testing

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Canton High School Principal, Drew DiPippo, at 693-7707.

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News from October 13, 2017

Good afternoon CHS families:

You can feel the energy in the halls as the students are gearing up for homecoming and spirit week.  As you know, Spirit Week kicks off October 16th wraps of on the 21st.  The week should be a fun filled week for the students and is a great way for students to display their school pride as they support our teams as well as our greater community.  There are a few events to highlight:


The hurricanes in the past few weeks have devastated places such as Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the US Virgin Islands. The Big Brother Foundation, in partnership with the Connecticut Association of Schools, is going to match any amount of money raised by each school in our state for hurricane relief. Student Council is holding a fundraiser to participate in this amazing opportunity.

We are asking for donations of any amount to reach our goal of $500 by October 20th. Each morning, outside the office, Student Council Representatives will be collecting these donations and selling support bracelets for $1.00 each. If you choose to send a donation in with your child, they will receive a bracelet as well. We appreciate any amount you can contribute and look forward to all of the help this donation will provide to the hurricane relief. 

Saturday, October 21st:

            Boys Soccer v Classical Magnet         5 pm

            Girls Soccer v Classical Magnet         7 pm


Volunteers Needed!  The Booster Club is looking for volunteers to work admissions, concessions, and apparel sales for all of the night games. Please sign up for a shift using this link. 


Canton High School will hold its 15th Annual Alumni Weekend on October 19th, 20th and 21st, 2017. All alumni and their families are invited to return to Canton High School to participate in this rich tradition of community spirit.  Come cheer on our athletic teams as they play under the lights beginning on Thursday, October 19th  with Field Hockey followed by Football on Friday the 20th , ending with our traditional Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer games on Saturday the 21st

In addition, the 2017 alumni nominees will be inducted into the Canton High School Wall of Fame honoring graduates who have made outstanding contributions to their chosen field of work and/or community.  This year the following graduates will be added to the CHS Wall of Fame: Susan (Hart) Bahre – 1964 , Tracy (Troiano) Enns – 1982, Lorinda (Miner) Pane – 1964 and Michael Small – 1975.  

The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, October 20th at 5:30 pm in the Canton High School Library Media Center.  The cost to attend the reception is $15.00 per person. Additional details can be found on the Canton Public Schools website: or by contacting Lisa Davidson at CHS at or (860) 693-7707.


Canton Parents for Music will be presenting their next “Coffee House” on Friday, October 27th from 6:30 to 9 pm in the CHS Cafeteria.  The event is free, and all are welcomed to come see our CHS students perform.  If you have a student who would like to perform, please return a sign up form to the Canton Parents for Music mailbox located in the main office.  It should be a great night, and we hope to see you there!


ALL PARENTS:  Please attend College Financial Planning Night on Tuesday, 10/24 in the auditorium. Parent of a freshman and think it is too early? It is not! Valuable and eye-opening information.

Seniors: Please watch application deadlines!  Seniors needing transcripts delivered by 11/1 MUST meet with counselor with blue sheets by 10/18! Resume should be complete, and Junior Questionnaire in Naviance is required if requesting a counselor letter of recommendation.

Juniors and Seniors:  Bring your questions and your interest to the College Fair in the gym on Wednesday morning! Juniors will attend from 7:30-8:15; followed by seniors from 8:20-9:00.  Parents are welcome to attend!


Senior Yearbook Portraits  DUE December 15, 2017

A digital photograph is the best method to submit for the yearbook in terms of production quality. If sending by email, please send the photo as an ATTACHMENT  to:

If you use a professional photography studio, they will usually send in a disc with several students included.  The committee will check that all seniors are represented and let you know if photos are not received.

Senior Quarter Pages

Each senior will have one quarter page for a senior portrait, a photo collage and/or message.  More information will be coming about these options in January.

Baby Picture Ads

Each year we offer parents and guardians (or grandparents, siblings, etc.) the opportunity to purchase a baby picture ad.  Baby pictures, along with a message of your choice, are placed in a special section of the yearbook.  This is a way to offer congratulations and reflect about how far your student has come. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please assemble the following:

-  a check payable to Canton High School for $30 (or cash)

-  a baby picture of your senior (write the name of your student on the back)

-  a message of 25 words or less

-  if sending by email, please send the photo as an ATTACHMENT  to: and mail/deliver payment

Mail or deliver by Nov. 10 to:        

Kerry Hartley

Canton High School

76 Simonds Avenue

Canton, CT 06019


BUCKET BAILOUT! on Saturday, Oct 21st starting at 5:00pm.  We can’t wait to see some our favorite Canton personalities:  Patty Canny, Andy Robbin, Chris Weller and Bill Phelps get in the bucket and take a WILD RIDE!  Who will go the highest?  Your donation decides whether they go UP or DOWN!  Enjoy the CHS Varsity Boys & Girls Soccer teams in action "under the lights" and BAILOUT Patty Canny, Andy Robbin, Chris Weller and Bill Phelps.  Can’t make it to the event and still want to participate?  You can make your donation on-line - pick your most WANTED and even choose UP or DOWN -

Brick Sales - Final Phase   Did you want a brick in the new "BIG C" patio at the CMS/CHS Track & Field Athletic Complex, but didn’t get around to it last year?  This is your last chance!  Our patio is big, beautiful and has plenty of room for YOUR brick.  Sales conclude forever on Dec 1.  Donate yours at

NovemberFEST - Mark your calendars for a fantastic night out on Saturday, Nov 11th from 7-10pm!  Join Lights On Canton for an evening of live music, dinner, delicious desserts, outrageously fun cornhole competition, and spirits tasting at Waypoint Spirits in Bloomfield.  Buy tickets at:


October 16                  Spirit Week begins

October 18                  Consortium College Fair

October 24                  Collaboration Tuesday: Students to arrive no later than 8:20 am

October 24                  Financial Planning Night

October 25                  Spanish Honor Society Induction Ceremony

October 31                  Collaboration Tuesday: Students to arrive no later than 8:20 am


Enjoy the weekend! 

Drew DiPippo

Canton High School Principal









Pink week will be from  October 21st through October 28th and the dates of the pink games/meets are as follows:


Saturday, October 21st:                                                    Wednesday, October 25th:

Cross Country                                                                     MS Cross Country

Girls Soccer                                                                         MS Field Hockey


Monday, October 23rd:                                                      Thursday, October 26th:

Field Hockey                                                                         Volleyball



Tuesday, October 24th:                                                     Saturday, October 28th:

Boys Soccer                                                                         Football


Pink baked goods will be for sale during any games on the turf, and all proceeds will go towards Play4theCure. 


Throughout October we are going to have a competition between the high school sports teams to see who can raise the most money. On Frida, October 27th, the money will be tallied.  The Captain of the team who raised the most money slime their head coach on the grass football field at halftime of the football pink game on Saturday, October 28th!


Attached in this link is a picture of the actual sliming of counselors. Slime Time I can't wait to slime one of our coaches :)   


Ways to collect money are as follows:

  • A pink jar for each sport is located on the counter in the main office.  Anyone can drop checks, cash or change in the jars throughout October.. All checks should be made out to "Canton High School".
  • You can also advertise on social media! You can post on all of the social media platforms and send out emails to reach out and see if any of your family and friends would like to donate.  A sample blurb that you  can use may be "The (sport) team is raising money for Play4theCure and if we raise the most money out of all the fall sports by the end of October, we get to slime ourr head coach at halftime of the football game on Saturday, October 28th! Please help the team win by sending a check to the address below and make sure to write (sport) in the memo section. Checks can be made out to 'Canton High School.' Thank you!"


The athletic department is hoping to have some area vendors selling their products on the grass football field on Saturday, October 28th where a portion of their sales will be donated to Play4theCure. The athletic council will also be running some carnival games with various prizes, so it should prove to be a very fun day for the entire family!