All area eighth graders are invited to compete for merit scholarships to attend Canterbury High School next fall. The 36th annual Canterbury Scholar Competition will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Canterbury High School - 3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Up to 10 students will earn $2,000 annually ($8,000 total for Canterbury High School) in merit scholarships. Register online at www.canterburyschool.org/scholars.
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 www.canterburyschool.org/funrun.
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.
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.
School begins August 23 at Canterbury School, but the Math classroom already has had a workout. For three days in August, Kindergarten through Grade 5 students had the opportunity to participate in the Math for Fun workshop, refreshing their math skills in fun and interesting ways before the school year starts. Kelly Madarang, Canterbury's math specialist, designed the program with a focus on interactive, hands-on math application.
Our Homecoming sporting events kick-off with dinner, Friday, Sept. 15, from 5-6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop by the Senior Lot. The High School House Board will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and chips for $5, and treats for an additional cost. #CavEats and then get ready to cheer for the boys and girls soccer teams as they play Lakewood Park Christian at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Admission is charged for soccer. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the High School campus will host Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball all day. The Girls Golf Team will compete in Sectionals at Timberridge Golf Course at 8 a.m. - Go Cavs!
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.
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.
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