Pennsylvainia is the location of this year's annual College Trip. The Class of 2017 is visiting a variety of schools over Nov. 1-5 as part of their College Bound class, with their college counselors. The junior class tours the schools, talks with admissions directors and college students and evaluates each school they visit. The PA college visits will give the students a feel for the types of schools they would be comfortable attending. They'll be able to apply what they learn from this trip to other schools they'll visit. Their evaluations will be used as part of their course paper and lay the groundwork for finding a"fit" as they begin college tours with their parents later this year and next.
Canterbury School has completed construction on its newest addition, the Steffy Family Event Center. Construction began over the summer on the new versatile auxiliary gymnasium on the upper field of the Covington Road campus, adjacent to the current Middle School gym. A Ribbon Cutting was held Monday, October 19, inside the 5,160 square foot event center. Lower and Middle School students gathered for the ceremony which took the place of their Chapel time. The Early Childhood, Lower School and Middle School students began using the space for classes later that day.
Through a special educational partnership with Eagle Marsh, Canterbury Middle School students spend designated days in the fall and spring in this outdoor classroom. Grade 5 recently spent the day in this setting. "It was a wonderful day at Eagle Marsh with fifth graders," said Ben Ottenweller, Middle School director. After collecting seeds and replanting them on various trails, students engaged in a Social Studies, English and French Language activities. "Every discipline connects their curriculum to Eagle Marsh, taking learning beyond our classroom walls, and bringing context to their studies," said Mr. Ottenweller.
Last May, 159 Canterbury High School students wrote 376 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Out of a possible score of 5, 94 percent earned 3 or higher and 75 percent earned scores of 4 or 5. Additionally, 98 AP Scholar designations were awarded by The College Board in recognition of the students' exceptional achievement.The AP exam is required for all high school students enrolled in AP courses for the school year. By the Numbers: Canterbury students averaged a 4.08 on all exams, compared to 2.84 for Indiana and 3.06 National; 94 percent of exams scored a 3 (college credit of higher on the 1-5 scale); 75 percent of exams scored a 4 or 5
During High School Chapel, Julia Baird shared stories from her life and lessons she learned as the sister of one of the "Boys from Liverpool." She touted the value of education, and told about how her brother, John Lennon, encouraged her to finish her schooling. In addition to being author of Imagine This, she's an educational psychologist. Canterbury was one of two schools in the U.S. she visited.
The Lady Cavs went in to battle Evansville Mater Dei in back to back state championship games and emerged victorious for a second time. The Wildcats put pressure on the Lady Cavs the whole game, scoring the first goal at the six minute marker. Canterbury answered back with a goal by Sydney Colby later in the half. The teams were tie going into the second half 1-1. Within the first minute Sydney Colby kicked the ball and Abby Bergeron completed the goal, making the score 2-1. Mater Dei then tied the game up. The teams went into overtime. In the first 7 minutes the combination of Colby with a kick and Bergeon with the tap in put the Lady Cavs in the lead at 3-2. A great save by goalkeep Alexa Habig kept the Lady Cavs ahead with Mater Dei remaining scoreless in overtime.
The Middle School Speech Team recently competed in the first meet of the season at Stanley Clark School. "Congratulations, to those 16 Speech Team members who competed," said Coach Miriel McFarland. "The first round of your first meet is always a feat of bravery; way to go!" Additionally the High School Speech and Debate Team came in 5th out of 30 teams at the New Castle Meet.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Do you know about Giving Tuesday? December 1 is your opportunity to give back to an organization that has impacted your life. The goal is for 100 Alumni to give to the Canterbury Fund. So, let's hear from our alumni who are #MAD4Canterbury - Make A Difference. Give a gift and send in your video or written testimonial, Tweet or Comment. Learn more at www.canterburyschool.org/mad4canterbury. Enjoy the video featuring some of the many faculty who Made A Difference in the lives of our alumni.