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5/20/2016 - CHS Weekly News - May 20, 2016

Good afternoon CHS families!

This week was a very special week in a couple of ways.  First, on Tuesday night we held our 41st Annual Outstanding Academic Achievement and Honors Awards Celebration.  Mr. Kevin Case, Superintendent of Schools, addressed the honorees, and several faculty members gave some heart felt speeches in recognition of their students.  Students who were recognized are noted below.  Congratulations to all!

Honored Seniors (students with a 10.0 GPA and above):  Sabrina Almeida, Carly Atkinson, Emily Barnes, Hannah Bonini, William Briggs, Sara Byrnes, Will Carlson, Emma Charron, Carver Coleman, Devon Daubert, Christopher Downs, Julie Ericson, Adam Eytan, Sarah First, Bethany Gagne, Ashley Jarrett, Cameron Lange, Jessica Lyons, Gabrielle Manna, Aidan McCue, Natalie Nardello, Zachary Oliver, Natalie Olmstead, Sophia Pelehach, Joseph Perks, Austin Reid, Jacob Schaetzel

Morgan Schroeter, Brendan Shepard, Anna Shine, John Solomon, Matthew Sullivan, Abigail Szpekman, Mia Tuccillo, and Jacob Whittingslow.

Honored Juniors (students with a 10.0 GPA and above): Joseph Bowman, Emily Briggs, Anthony Burns, Kasey Charron, Bradley Connolly, Samantha Dionne, Henry Engvall, Leah Eschenbrenner, Nathan Fulham, Chloe Gucciardi, Devin Kadis, Jake Lachance, Lindsay LaClair, Sofia Langou, Cameron McCauley, Lynzee Mills, Emily Mitchell, Santiago Noriega, Noah O’Leary, Adeline Obrzut, Gabriel Ortiz, Matthew Pickett, Ethan Porter, Elizabeth Raynor, Jocelyn Rossitto, Kayla Underkoffler, Dustin Van Kirk, Alyze Vazquez, Colin Welcome, and Ian Witzgall.

Cord Award Recipients: Art-Emily Barnes, Biology-Emma Charron, Chemistry-John Solomon, Vocal Music-Will Carlson, Photography-Bethany Gagne, English-Gabrielle Mann, Family and Consumer Science-Ashley Jarrett, French-Sabrina Almeida, Health & Wellness-Zachary Oliver (M) and Carly Atkinson(F), History-Cam Lange, Instrumental Music-Adam Eytan, Mathematics-John Solomon, Physics-John Solomon, Pupil Services-Matthew Sullivan, Social Science-Mia Tuccillo, Statistics-Carver Coleman, Spanish-John Solomon, Technology Education-Matthew Sullivan.

Junior Book Awards:

THE BROWN BOOK AWARD – is awarded to honor an exemplary junior who best combines academic excellence with clarity in written and spoken expression.  (The English Department chooses this award.)        ­­­­­­­­                                    

Gabriel Ortiz

THE BRANDEIS BOOK AWARD – is presented to a member of the junior who ranks in the top 10% of the class and has demonstrated a commitment to civic engagement, community service, political activism, social justice and volunteer work.                                                           

Adeline Obrzut

THE DARTMOUTH BOOK AWARDis presented to a member of the junior class who has demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership qualities, coupled with imagination, concern for others and loyalty to school, family, and friends.  The award is intended to recognize consistent superior performance in a number of different areas such as the arts, academics, and athletics. 

Noah O’Leary

THE GETTYSBURG COLLEGE BOOK PRIZE  recognizes a member of  the Junior Class who has distinguished himself or herself in the study of American History.  The ideal student for this honor is someone who demonstrates a dedication to scholarship and is among the top 10 percent of his or her class.                                                                                                            

 Santiago Noriega

THE GOODWIN COLLEGE BOOK AWARD - is presented to a member in good standing in the junior class who has demonstrated significant work ethic, plans to pursue a career in service to others; and demonstrates a commitment to living a life of significance.   

Anthony Burns

THE HARVARD CLUB BOOK PRIZE – is awarded to the best all-around student in the next graduating class who is taking a college preparatory course and who is deemed most likely worthy because of high scholarship and service.                                                                                          

Ethan Porter


­THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE BOOK AWARD - is presented to a high school junior who is academically strong and possesses leadership potential.                                

Bradley Connolly

SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE BOOK AWARDS – is awarded  to an inductee of the National Honor Society who demonstrates a sustained and sincere commitment to community service activities through their high school or organizations within the community and have exemplified social conscience and leadership within their community service endeavors.

Ian Witzgall             Emily Mitchell

            Male                                               Female                  

THE SMITH COLLEGE BOOK AWARD – is presented to an outstanding junior who exemplifies the academic achievement, leadership qualities, and concern for others that characterize the women who have graduated from Smith.                                 

Jocelyn Rossitto

THE TRINITY COLLEGE BOOK PRIZE – is awarded to a student in the next graduating class for high scholastic standing and service to the school.                                   

Matthew Pickett

THE WELLESLEY CLUB OF HARTFORD BOOK AWARD – is given to a female honor student in the junior class who has demonstrated intellectual curiosity and excellence in scholarship.

Sofia Langou

 THE WESLEYAN BOOK AWARD - is granted for demonstrating the attributes necessary to succeed in the pursuit of a liberal arts education at the college level:  independent and creative thought and academic excellence in a wide range of subjects, as well as commitment and achievement in non-academic fields of interest.                                              

Cameron McCauley

THE YALE BOOK AWARD – is sponsored by the Yale Club  and Scholarship Foundation of Hartford.  This is awarded to a member of the junior class pursuing a college preparatory course of study.  The student must have demonstrated high scholarship, leadership, teamwork, and organizational ability in extracurricular activities.                                         

Elizabeth Raynor


This week we were also honored to host 16 students and 5 teachers from our Chinese sister school, the Affiliated Middle School of Jining.  The week proved to be a wonderful experience for both students and staff, and we wanted to thank the host families that provided them with a ‘home away from home’ for the days they were in our company.  You may view pictures from this wonderful experience on our website.

Lastly, our student driven school newspaper, Quipo, has released its May 2016 issue, which features alumni interviews, creative writing, a letter from the editors, and much more.  We hope you enjoy!

Please make a note of the due dates for senior activities that we have also emailed under separate cover and posted on our website.  Remember, Senior Picnic Permission slips are due on Wednesday! 

Tuesday, May 24th is the date for the Free Football Safety Symposium to be held at 7 pm in the auditorium.  This program is for parents, coaches and athletes at the youth and high school level that are playing or are interested in better understanding the facts around athletic safety related to all sports so that you can make an informed decision on whether to play the game or not.  The program will feature Chris Golic, Advisor with the USA Football’s “Heads Up Football” and Mike Golic, former NFL player.  Dr. Carl Nissen of CCMC’s Elite Medicine Division will also be presenting.

Wednesday, May 25th is the date for the End of the Year Sports Awards Celebration to be held at 7pm.  Beginning at5:30 pm the Maui Hawaiian Coffee and Pulled Pork Food Truck will be serving food and beverages outside the school.   All proceeds will go to Canton Athletics. Bring your family and friends to celebrate all the achievements that our athletes have accomplished this year.

We wanted to share the exam schedule with you so that you and your student are able to plan your school year end.  Exams are planned as follows:

Monday, June 6 (Note this is a full day of school, with an adjusted schedule)

7:35 – 9:35 Exam B

Tuesday, June 7                                                                      Thursday, June 9

7:45 – 9:45 - Exam A                                                              7:45 – 9:45 - Exam G

10:00 – Noon - Exam C                                                            10:00 – Noon - Exam H

Wednesday, June 8                                                                Friday, June 10

7:45 – 9:45 - Exam D                                                             7:45 – 9: 45 - Exam E

10:00 – Noon - Exam F                                                          10:00 – Noon - Make-up Exams

  • Online ordering for yearbooks is closed.  You can still order a yearbook.  Extra copies are first come, first serve.  Send in cash or a check for $45 made out to CHS.  Be sure the student name is identified.  Send info to Mrs. Ruby’s Attention. 

Student News and Accomplishments:

The Science National Honor Society in celebration of Earth Day 2016 has revitalized the garden in front of the school. Seniors John Solomon, Zach Oliver, Cam Lange, Will Briggs, Jake Schaetzel and Mia Tuccillo  along with juniors Elizabeth Raynor and Ethan Porter all pitched in as did passersbys Connor Treadwell, Stephen Oliver, Aidan O'Donnell and Dustin van Kirk. They planted annuals that will flower all season long. Wildflower seed was strategically placed with the thought to attracting bees and pollinators and adding color to the garden year after year.

Science National Honor Society and SEARCH Club (environmental) teamed up to offer members a hike to Giuffrida Park in Meridan. Students hiked around Crescent Lake before ascending Chauncey Peak for spectacular views along the Mattabesett Trail, part of the National Scenic Trail. This 2.7 mile hike showed the beauty of nature starkly contrasted by an active strip mine on the eastern side of the mountain.  For pictures of both events, check out our website.

JUNIORS Please choose ONE academic teacher from your junior year to request a letter of recommendation from.  You must provide a resume to the teacher, a draft is fine.  Use this template to download and adapt.  You will update this document over the summer/early fall.  Please find the downloadable template here:   YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND THEN EDIT.  Otherwise, your work will be saved on the public drive!

SAT/PSAT SCORES:  March SAT Scores Are Available Now (previous PSAT scores too):

High schools no longer receive paper reports from College Board.  You must access online.

Creating a College Board Account
Students need to create an account to access the recent SAT score report, as well as PSAT and AP scores. 

1. Go to 
2. Click on "sign up"
3. Select "I am a student"
4. Provide contact info.
5. Create user name/password. DO NOT LOSE!! CHS does not have access!
6. Read/agree to Terms/Conditions.

For lost passwords, multiple account merging, call Customer Service at 

Mark Your Calendars!

May 24                        Collaborative Tuesday; Students arrive by 8:20 am (Last one for year)

May 24                        Free Football Safety Symposium  - 7pm - Auditorium

May 25                        CHS Bands March to the Senior Center

May 27                        Early Release – Professional Development

May 27                        Senior Picnic – High Meadow

May 30                        Memorial Day – No School

May 30                        CHS March in Memorial Day Parade – Combined Bands

June 1                          Senior Scholarship Awards Ceremony

June 3                          Senior Prom – Aquaturf

June 7 – 9                    Early Release for CHS students per exam schedule

June 9                          CHS Senior Citizen’s Cabaret at the Community Center –

                                    Jazz Ensemble, Combo & Vocal

June 10                        Last Day of CHS exams

June 10                        CHS Graduation Ceremony

Have a wonderful weekend!

Drew DiPippo, Principal