Canterbury is pleased to announce the 10 new Canterbury Scholars who will attend the High School next fall as freshmen. The 34th annual Canterbury Scholar Competition was an opportunity for all area eighth graders to compete for $8,000 ($2,000/year) in merit scholarships. Additionally, Cynthia Diaz will come to Canterbury School as a freshman for the 2016-2017 school year through the prestigious Malone Scholars Program. Canterbury School was selected in May 2009 by the Malone Family Foundation to receive a $2 million endowment for the funding of educational opportunities for academically talented and motivated students.
Mrs. Laipple's Kindergarten students were all smiles after a recent visit from the Coldwater Orthodontics staff. Canterbury parent Jennifer Poe, her father Dr. Barry Whateley, and two other members of the orthodontics team put together four stations in the classroom where students could try their hand at orthodontics for themselves. After learning about alginate and how dental impressions are formed, students each made an impression of their own thumb to be molded in plaster and taken home later. Mrs. Poe and Dr. Whateley then taught the children how to use a digital scanner and 3D imaging software to predict and plan shifts in a patient's teeth over time.
Junior Emily Westropp spends her free time helping a very special organization: Erin's House for Grieving Children. On Monday, Emily was featured on a segment of Insight, where she talked about her commitment to the organization as a facilitator working every other week with children ages 6 to 9 years old.
Canterbury alum Robby Brothers has been very busy since he graduated in 2013, and he's sharing what he's learned with young students and their families during Young Paleontologist Night. Robby has had fossil prep and field experience in Wyoming with The Chicago Field Museum. He spent this past summer at Grand Staircase National Monument in Southern Utah. His work included locating, excavating and preparing Cretaceous vertebrate fossils (turtles, fish and dinosaurs). At Whitman College, he works to database recently donated fossil collection and aids in isotope research of Pliocene horse and camel teeth while working on a Bachelor of Science in Geology.
If your third grader has been talking about "Flappy Bird," it is a good thing. It means he or she wants to work on coding and programming exercises – a computer science skill that promotes problem-solving and nurtures logic and creativity. Sabrina Minser, LS tech specialist, works with students throughout the school year on coding and programming exercises. Mrs. Minser added to the Hour of Code experience with guest experts Jon Fazarro and Rob Sandoz from Aptera Software. They spent an hour with the third graders explaining the concept of MOB Programming, and then they used this concept to have the students code the Flappy Bird game.
The girls swim team completed their prelims on Thursday with fantastic results. Coach Lombard is very proud of their achievements as they head into the next round of sectionals on Saturday at South Side Natatorium. Diving begins at 9 a.m. and the Sectional Final is at 12:30 p.m. Following is Coach Lombard's report on the Thursday prelims:
Canterbury artists and writers earned 208 Scholastic awards. Students and their teachers will be recognized at the Regional Awards Ceremony at the Grand Wayne Center Sunday, February 14, at 1 p.m. The regional winners art and writing will be on exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art February 14 through April 10. Entries awarded a Gold Key, will go on to the national competition. For art, there were 13 HS Gold Keys and 3 MS Gold Keys. In writing, there were 51 HS Gold Keys and 8 MS Gold Keys.
Help students change the world - Laughing Cavalier Special Focus
Help make the division directors dreams come true by giving a gift to this year's Laughing Cavalier Special Focus. With the help of teacher and film director Adam King, Canterbury students tell the story of four projects that will help them change the world through this video.Give a gift online at www.canterburyschool.org/special-focus. Please help Canterbury to build hands-on science facilities for Early Childhood, robotics labs for Lower School, and design-thinking innovation labs for Middle and High School students.