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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The Canton High School Final Exam Schedule for grades 9 thru 11 and grade 12 has been finalized.  Here is the link.

The senior information sheet including graduation rehearsal and ceremony information, student responsibilities senior breakfast and picnic permission slips and other announcements was emailed to senior families and students during the week of May 6th.  We have pasted that same information below.  Also note there is more information from Substance Free Grad Committee posted under the senior page of the CHS website.

Senior Scholarship Awards

  • Thursday, June 6, 6:30 pm, in the auditorium; reception in the library immediately following the assembly for seniors, parents, donors and invited guests.
  • Dress:  Out of respect for the scholarship donors who have been invited, please dress neatly; a tie for gentlemen and a dress for ladies receiving awards would be appropriate.
  • Parents will be informed by May 17 if their child is to receive an award.

Senior Breakfast

The Canton area churches will sponsor a breakfast for the seniors on Friday, June 14 from 8:00 to 9:15 am at the First Congregational Church of Canton Center.  All students are expected to ride the bus to and from the breakfast.  In addition, permission slips are mandatory and must be returned to Mrs. Miscikoski in the main office by Wednesday, May 15.  Although sponsored by the local churches, this is not a religious event.

Student Responsibilities

Students must fulfill all of the following to receive their cap and gown:

  • Senior exit survey in Naviance must be completed by end of day June 7th.  All senior must complete the survey.
  • All bills or fines owed to the school must be paid by Thursday, June 13 at noon!  If not, your diploma will not be issued.  No fines will be accepted the night of graduation.
  • Lockers must be clean and empty by Thursday, June 13, 12:00 noon.

Graduation Rehearsals:  Scheduled on 2 days

  • Wednesday, June 12, 9:45 – 11:45 am 
  • Friday, June 14, 9:30 am – 11:00 am    
  • Be respectful of your peers and be on time!  Practice should last about one hour and will not start until everyone is present.

Please Note:  Graduation will be held outdoors, weather permitting.  If it is outdoors, there is no need for tickets.  However, if graduation has to be held indoors, students will get 6 tickets due to limited seating in the gym.


  • Friday, June 14, 6:30 pm.  Sharp!! – Outside, weather permitting
  • Report to the gym no later than 5:45 pm.  Ladies should wear a dress or slacks/skirt with a blouse.  Gentlemen should wear slacks, a collared shirt, appropriate shoes and socks.  NO SHORTS!  Any senior inappropriately attired will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.
  • Immediately after the ceremony, you should return your gown to your advisor in the area adjacent to the outdoor reception where you will be given a receipt.  Since at the ceremony you will only receive your diploma cover, you will exchange your receipt for the actual diploma in the gym.  Anyone with book fines or chromebooks outstanding will not receive the actual diploma. All books, chromebooks, and other materials must be returned by Thursday, June 13, noon.
  •  Diplomas will be held in the Canton High School office until fines are paid.
  • Caps and gowns will be given to seniors at rehearsal on June 12.  Be sure they fit when you receive them.  Gowns should be pressed neatly for graduation.  See Mrs. Hartley or Mrs. Principe as soon as possible if a problem should arise.
  • Nutmeg TV will film graduation.  If you wish to order a copy of the video, please complete the attached form with a check and mail them to Nutmeg TV.  We need 20 paid pre-orders for Nutmeg TV to film graduation.

Substance Free Graduation Party

  • Senior permission slips/RSVP forms are due no later than Wednesday, June 5.  If a senior does not plan on attending the party the form must be signed and returned.  Permission forms can be given to Ms. Miscikoski in the main office.
  • NOTE – all checks for SFGP fundraisers should be made out to CABC-SFGP.