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12 receive National Merit honors

Twelve members of the Class of 201813% of the senior class – have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their performance on the October 2016 PSAT:

  • 6 seniors recognized as National Merit Semi-Finalists
  • 5 seniors recognized as Commended Students
  • 1 senior recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar

We will await information regarding whether any of our Semi-Finalists will be named National Merit Finalists. Last year, 9 members of the Class of 2017 – 10% of the senior class – were similarly recognized. The following received awards:

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Canterbury students receive 79 AP Scholar designations and 7 National AP Scholar awards

Canterbury students continue to outperform area high schools on the Advanced Placement Exams. For the testing that occurred last May, students scored an average of 3.98 out of a possible 5.0 on all exams taken, with 90% of those exams considered to be "passing" – that is, scoring 3, 4, or 5. AP courses are taught at the college level. The College Board awarded Canterbury students with 79 AP Scholar designations and named 7 National Scholars in recognition of our students' exceptional achievement on these tests. The AP exam is required for all high school students enrolled in AP courses for the school year. Following are the results for each award:

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Register for the Fun Run Oct. 14

The Canterbury Family Fun Run/Walk - Tin Can 5K is an annual community event. This race offers great fun, fitness, prizes and the opportunity to serve the hunger needs of our community. Whether you love to run or walking is more your speed, bring the whole family on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Pre-register online for the race/walk at

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Math for Fun

Kelly Madarang, Canterbury's math specialist, loves to focus on interactive, hands-on math application with her students. During this recent workshop, students practice essential equations, improve their spacial cognition and understanding of geometry using blocks and group-oriented activities, and learn to think about math creatively through stories. One of Mrs. Madarang's primary goals is to break down the fear of math often instilled in students at a very young age. The students are not afraid to try and fail, and are encouraged to learn from their mistakes. Click through for video.

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Ready for the first day of school? We are!

We are so happy to have first graders through seniors back at school on August 23. Faculty and staff have been back on campus meeting, training, and preparing their classrooms for the new school year. Many of our teachers experienced professional development opportunities or did research on their favorite topics over the summer and will be sharing what they learned with their students and peers this school year. Eventually, we will have all our students (Early Childhood and Kindergarten) back on campus again, and the new school year will really be underway. School begins at 8:00 a.m. for Grades 1-12. There is no morning Extended Day Care on August 23.

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Canterbury plays in Semi-State Oct. 21

The Canterbury Boys Soccer Team spent a long day in Kokomo, first playing Liberty Christian at noon and then University High School at 7 p.m. on October 14. The Cavs were victorious over Liberty Christian 2-0 in the Semi-Final. They won the IHSAA 1A Regional Championship 1-0 over University. The Cavs will play in the Semi-State Saturday, October 21, at 1 p.m. against Boone Grove. The game takes place at St. Joseph HS in South Bend.

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Music adds dimension to social studies class

Music is one of those great equalizers that can really bring a history lesson to life. Mr. Westfall, social studies teacher, and Mrs. Tan, orchestra teacher, planned a cross over Americana Unit for the seventh grade. Some of the string students learned a few pieces of music relevant to the times being studied in social studies. The teachers then helped students make connections about the time period, travel, instruments and lyrics.

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In The Spotlight

Mr. Kim teaches students creativity through tech

Edward Kim is new to Canterbury this year. He teaches the High School computer science and technology courses, lending his perspective with 16 years in the software development world. His approach to teaching is to let students find their passion. The courses are not just about tech - but about being creative and the relationship between the two. Special thanks to Canterbury and Northwestern grad Olivia Torres for interviewing Mr. Kim and producing the video.
Interested in learning more? To schedule a student visit day or to ask for more information: Click Here.

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