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  • JOE WESTROPP HONORED FOR PHILANTHROPY

    Posted November 14, 2014

    Service was a special theme this week at Canterbury High School. Students had the opportunity to participate in activities each day to help others and to learn about volunteering in the community. All high school students are encouraged to volunteer and during their sophomore and junior years they fulfill a 20 and 40 hour requirement in the community. The week was made even more special when Joe Westropp, senior, was recognized on Thursday by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Northeast Indiana with the "Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy" award as a part of the National Philanthropy Day 2014 celebrations. He also received a special congratulations from Mayor Tom Henry.

    Joe was nominated by Rachel Burkholder of Erin's House for Grieving Children based on his years of service there, including work he is currently completing for the center as a part of his Eagle Scout project. Here are a few words from the awards presentation, written by Rachel Burkholder, "Joe continues to be a driving force at Erin’s House. His willingness to help and continual encouragement of others, volunteers and grieving children included, sets him apart. Joe’s openness about his journey through grief continues to help him heal but has also helped countless others. He allowed Erin’s House to share his stories with friends, families and donors last year in their year-end fundraising efforts, and the results were astounding. It was by far the most successful year-end campaign to date. Joe has an amazing ability to connect with people. He listens and supports everyone he meets. He understands that all of us are on different tracks with respect to the healing process involved in grieving the loss of a loved one and considers it a privilege to walk alongside many of them during his time at Erin’s House. Joe’s philanthropic spirit and potential is limitless."

  • Students dressed as fairy tale characters (and so did their teachers) and rotated through six stations.

    FIRST GRADERS CREATE MAGICAL MOMENTS AT THE FAIRY TALE BALL

    Posted November 14, 2014

    First grade students are immersed in a year-long adventure through literature and writing as they concentrate on "Books and Places - Magic Moments and Memories." In this Signature Program, they meet knights, are involved with fairy tales and visit castles. They experience national landmarks and the monuments of Washington D.C; the wonders of space and oceans. Virtual tours, guest speakers, research projects and simulated trips to far-away places all provide truly magical moments for first graders. Students develop literacy and communication skills, collaboration techniques and proficiency in technology applications.

    Click the Read More link to enjoy photos from the First Grade Fairy Tale Ball and to learn more.

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  • IN THE NEWS

    Posted November 14, 2014

    It was a very busy week at Canterbury. Click on the news links below to read more or to see video of our students and teachers in the news. Visit our Facebook Page at facebook.com/CanterburySchoolFW​ for even more stories.

    SEVENTH GRADERS TESTIFY FOR THE CONSTITUTION
    Canterbury Middle School’s entire seventh grade participated in a We the People Hearing at the Allen County Court House November 11. We The People is a Signature Program that begins in Grade 5 and then continues in Grade 7. This social studies program is an intensive study of the United States Constitution. In honor of those who have served our great nation, the students discussed the Constitution and its values. The hearings were open to the public. Four veterans were part of the panel of “hearing” judges. The panel also included members of the community. Canterbury parent and board member Byron Lamm was one of the judges. "The seventh grade students were amazing. Great presentations and impressive answers to difficult Constitutional questions. Bravo to the students and their teachers, Mrs. Bernstein and Mrs. Wallace," he said. Parent volunteer Cathy Diamente echoed his sentiments, "Very thoughtful and thought filled presentations. It was a privilege to help judge."

    www.journalgazette.net/article/20141112/LOCAL/141119846

    WALTER LI EARNS REGIONAL FINALIST SCHOLARSHIP AT SIEMENS COMPETITION
    Senior Walter Li received a $1,000 scholarship for being a regional finalist in the Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier research competition for high school students. A record 4,428 students registered for this year’s competition and submitted a total of 1,784 projects for consideration. Entries are judged at the regional level by esteemed scientists from six leading research universities, which host the regional competitions: California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Notre Dame and The University of Texas at Austin.


    CANTERBURY CAVALIER TO BECOME A XAVIER MUSKETEER
    Canterbury High School senior Matt Kent signed a National Letter of Intent this week. Matt will play Division I baseball for Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, next school year. During his two-year stint on the mound, Matt is 11 and 5 with a 2.4 ERA. The Cavs pitcher has an impressive 111 strike outs in 84 innings and his batting average is 410 with 42 RBIs.

    wane.com/2014/11/12/canterbury-baseball-standout-kent-signs-with-xavier/

    TEAM OF THE WEEK: GIRLS SOCCER
    The girls soccer team had to wait a week to officially celebrate their victory. The juniors left for the annual college trip the day after the girls won the state soccer championship. On Monday, Kindergarten through Grade 12 celebrated with a Pep Rally and Mayor's Proclamation. WANE-TV named the Lady Cavs as the Team of the Week.

    wane.com/2014/11/10/totw-canterbury-girls-soccer/

    PERFECT DEBUTS ROLLING STONE COLLECTION
    Canterbury High School photography teacher Stephen Perfect unveiled his latest exhibit in the Artist Spotlight Gallery in the Rolland Art Center at the University of Saint Francis. The News-Sentinel and WANE-TV covered this iconic story. The gallery features photos he took when the Rolling Stones appeared on the "Ann Colone Show" in 1964, just hours before the group's performance to more than 2,000 people at the Memorial Coliseum. The gallery celebrates 50 years since the historic performance. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

    http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20141107/NEWS/141109800/0

    http://wane.com/2014/11/06/photo-exhibit-documents-1964-visit-by-the-rolling-stones/