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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Welcome to the Canton High School website. Canton High School (CHS) includes grades 9 through 12 containing approximately 500 students. Our mission is to engage all students in learning by providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum in an environment of mutual respect and personal responsibility. Our dedicated faculty and staff focus on these values every day, as they challenge students to grow through fostering critical thinking and individual reflection, encouraging development of skills for life long learning, supporting students to reach their full potential, while providing a safe and secure environment.  

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Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of current 9th, 10th and 11th graders:

It is hard to believe, but Friday, January 26th was the last day of our first semester. With our new semester underway, it is now time to look forward to the course registration process for the 2018-2019 school year. As you may know, our course registration process occurs electronically using Power School. The purpose of this parent alert is to provide you direction on our electronic course registration process that will open on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 after 3 pm.

Both Canton High School and Middle School students have received a great deal of information about this process through communication with teachers, school counselors and administration and we are excited about the opportunity for families to be involved in this important process. If you have questions regarding specific courses and overall course options, please review Canton High Schools Program of Studies.

Registration Window:

Access for student registration will begin, January 31, 2018 at 3:00 and end on February 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm. This ten day window is purposeful as it affords families the opportunity to peruse the Program of Studies, review recommendations, discuss options and get any questions answered.  It is expected that all students will be registered by February 9, 2017.

Login Information: To register via the portal, you must Login using your child’s username and password Most students actively use this account and know their name and password. However, if there are issues with accessing the username & password, contact my administrative assistant, Donna Miscikoski, at or call at (860)-693-7707.

Directions and tutorials:


With regard to questions or concerns about core academic courses our academic levels, please contact your student’s current academic teacher or department chair listed below. You are also encouraged to contact your student’s counselor with any questions or concerns throughout the process.

Department Chairs:

English:  Dr. Kidwell              

Math:  Mrs. Aitchison            

Science:  Mrs. Jorgensen        

Social Studies: Ms. Mocarski 

World Language:  Ms. Subrizi

School Counselors:

Deb Schwager                        

Jen Theodoratos                     

Mike Furey                             

Waiving of a recommendation:

If you disagree with a specific teacher recommendation and would like to “override” a teacher recommendation, students can access a “Request for Course Recommendation Override” form directly from their school counselor. It is important the student meets directly with their counselor to initiate this process.Override forms will be honored through Friday, February 23.

Please know that we stand ready to assist you in any as you work through the course registration process.

Drew DiPippo. CHS Principal