District News

2/24/2017 - CHS News for the week of February 24th, 2017

Good afternoon CHS families!

Notes from the Assistant Principal:

Students appear to have again settled into their routines after the short winter recess as we roll further to the midpoint of the third quarter.  We wanted take this time to let you know about some upcoming events you will want to mark on your calendar. 

It’s once again time to schedule your parent/teacher conferences via pickatime.com.  Pickatime.com opens up tomorrow, February 25th.  You should have received an email earlier this week with relevant information.  Conferences will be held on March 14th, 15th (evening conferences), and 16th.

We hope you can make it to the CHS Choral Concert on Thursday, March 2nd at 7:30 pm.  This year’s theme is “Songs of the Continents”, and will be featuring a tour of music from around the world.  For more information check out the cantonmusic.org website. 

The Spring Sports Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. Note that this is a time change from previously published times.  Every student-athlete that would like to play a spring sport MUST attend this meeting with their parent/guardian. All paperwork will be handed in to the spring coaches that night. Paperwork needed to play a spring sport is:

     - Athletic Form Packet

     - Updated physical on file with the nurse

     - Pay to participate dues ($100) or a financial waiver

We continue to wrap up a fabulous winter season in which all of our athletes performed outstandingly.  Although the girl’s basketball team lost in the NCCC semi-finals to East Windsor on Tuesday night they have had a great season. Their state tournament begins on Monday, February 27th where they will be playing Derby High School at 7 pm at home.  The boy’s basketball team plays in the NCCC quarter-finals this tonight at 7 pm at home.  We hope you can come support our girls and boys!

On a wrestling note, Brian Connolly came in 4th place at the State Championships and is competing today in the wrestling State Open on Friday at Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.  We wish him luck!

Canton Dollars for Scholars (CDFS) has announced their 2017 scholarship season.  Online applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday, March 1st and ends on Friday, March 31st.  High school seniors residing in Canton may apply regardless of whether they attend Canton High School or a private, parochial or homeschool program.  Scholarships are offered for a broad range of post-secondary programs including vocational and technical schools as well as two-year and four-year college degrees. 

Canton Dollars for Scholars seeks the well-rounded student who is achieving his or her personal best grades while serving the school, community and the greater good.  CDFS focuses on school involvement, work and community commitments.   Teacher recommendations and financial information are not considered or required, however, the student may provide this information if they want to pursue certain national scholarships through our parent organization, Scholarship America.

Students and parents can find information on both local Canton scholarships and national awards by visiting the CDFS website at www.canton.dollarsforscholars.org.  Anyone interested in making a donation to support our scholarship programs should visit the website as well. 

On a logistical note, we would like to remind students that they should be parking in the lower parking lot and/or  a NUMBERED space in the upper lot only.  If student’s do not comply with the parking rules, they are at risk of losing their parking privileges or disciplinary action

Student Activities:

Donate a toothbrush is a community service organization created to help children and adults in third world countries with their dental hygiene.  With your help (and plenty of toothbrushes… no electric please), we can help make their smiles bright!  LEO club is running a tootbrush drive to collect new toothbrushes.  Please consider making a donation of a toothbrush or a monetary donation so we can purchase toothbrushes for this great cause.  Donations can be brought to room 109/110 through the end of February.

It’s not too late!  Mu Alpha Theta, the Math Honor Society, is selling chances to win a TI-84 plus graphing calculator.  If your student can guess the number of Valentine's Day candies that are in the container, the calculator can be theirs!  Guesses are 1 for a dollar or 7 for five dollars, and can be purchased during lunches or by stopping by the math office. The jar will also be circulated to all math classrooms.   The drawing is February 28th.  Good luck!

Notes from School Counseling:

Juniors: Check your Naviance account for an updated five semester GPA. This cumulative average is meant to assist in college planning, and it includes all courses from grades 9 and 10, along with the 1st semester courses concluded in January (example: Culinary I) and the midyear average of your full credit courses (example: English 11).

Sophomores:Counselors will visit math classes on February 27th to assist students who have been unable to access PSAT scores.  Please create your CollegeBoard account before this date.  Please be sure that you know your user name and password to complete the activity on this date.

Substance Free Graduation Party Information

Our Substance Free Graduation Committee has been working hard to raise funds for a memorable and safe evening for our seniors.  If you would like to read more on what they have been doing, see how you can help and/or contribute to the cause, check out this Substance Free Graduation Party  information.  One of the activities planned to help raise funds is an upcoming comedy night.  If you are interested in this event, check out our Comedy Night flyer.

March Madness KIDS Night Out for Lights On Canton

Drop off your KIDS for an action-packed night of sports, activities and games at Mandell JCC Valley Sports & Community Center on Saturday, March 25th.  The fantastic fun begins at 5:30pm and includes basketball challenges & games, activities in the gym, crafts & board games, and snacks & pizza.  The cost is $20 per child, $10 for each additional sibling, ages K-6th grade.  All proceeds benefit Lights On Canton! Pre-register with Mandell JCC Valley Sports Center at 860-693-2378.  More details on attached flyer.

Garden Flag Sale 

Show your Warrior pride as the snow melts with our super fun WE ARE CANTON garden flags!  These black and maroon 12” x 18” flags are perfect for the front lawn or garden bed.  Purchase yours at KIDS Night Out (March 25th), in the concession stand at most home Lacrosse and Track & Field events this spring, and youth sports events TBA.  

PARENTS Night Out at Parrott Delaney

This night is for YOU, PARENTS!  Enjoy a night out at Parrott Delaney Tavern on Sat, April 8th beginning at 5:30pm- boogie down with your friends to the music of West Hill Groove band, enjoy great snacks and bid on superlative raffle baskets and items.  Special Warrior menu available.  $10 per person at the door.  Co-hosted by Warriors Youth Football & Cheer and Lights on Canton.  More details on attached flyer.

"Leave A Legacy" Brick Campaign

Many families have purchased their bricks for the new patio for the CMS/CHS Track & Field Athletic Complex.  They have included such beautiful words of love, encouragement, remembrance, family and Warrior pride!  Don’t get YOUR name left out!  Donate your brick at www.polarengraving.com/LightsOnCanton.  Need ideas?  

Contact Kimberly Marze kamarze@yahoo.com or Angela Tollis angelatollis@sbcglobal.net.  

Community Flyers: Jumping for Canton

UPCOMING CALENDAR:  For the most up to the minute calendar, please check our Google Calendar on our website, which will indicate any changes in event dates. 

February 25                  pickatime.com opens up to schedule conferences

February 28                  Collaborative Tuesday – Students arrive no later than 8:15 am

March 2                        CHS Vocal Music Concert – All choruses, 7:30 pm

March 7                        Collaborative Tuesday – Students arrive no later than 8:15 am

March 11                      UNH Jazz Festival – Durham, NH

March 14                      Early Release – Conferences

March 15                      Early Release – Conferences (including Evening Conferences)

March 16                      Early Release – Conferences     

March 17, 18, 19           CHS Musical – “How to Succeed in Business…”

March 21                      Collaborative Tuesday – Students arrive no later than 8:15 am

March 21                      Tri-Town Music Festival – Warner Theatre

March 28                      Collaborative Tuesday – Students arrive no later than 8:15 am

March 30, 31, April 1    All-State Music Festival / YHB at Hartford Convention Center

April 5                          End of Quarter 3

Eric Verner, Canton High School Assistant Principal