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Even though you have graduated, there are many ways to stay involved with Canterbury. Join us for events on campus including Homecoming, Alumni Tailgate, Fall Family Picnic, Alumnus Festivus, Laughing Cavalier, Trivia Night, Graduation and our many arts and sports events. Local and regional alumni gatherings happen throughout the year. There are also many opportunities to volunteer through the Alumni Association.

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The high school cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast invite you to be their guest at this spectacular musical. Choose from Thursday, Friday or Saturday at 7 p.m. at Summers Auditorium. Tickets are sold at the door, $10 Adult, $5 Student. Catch up with Belle, the Beast, Gaston, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts and a castle full of dishes and objects just wishing to be human again. Don't miss this tale as old time.

The girls volleyball team will travel to Bluffton for sectional play. The girls play Eastside HS October 20 at 6 p.m. With a win they play again on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m. against either Woodlan or South Adams. The Sectional Final will be at 4 p.m. that day.

Matt Kimbrell and Hannah Hoffman were the overall male and female race winners of the Canterbury 5K Fun Run, benefitting Associated Churches Food Network on Saturday, Oct. 8. Kimbrell posted a time of 16:43.5 (5:24/M) and Hoffman posted 20:04.6 (6:28/M). Kimbrell came in first over all racers and Hoffman came in fifth. Click through for the full race results and more.

Girls Cross Country continues on to Regionals. The girls team placed fifth at Sectional, advancing them to the next race which takes place Saturday, Oct. 15, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion at 10:30 a.m.

Lower and Middle School students enjoyed a music workshop with guest artists WindSync. The quintet introduced the students to each of their wind instruments and kept them entertained and tapping their toes with different genres of music and storytelling. The Canterbury Fine Arts Department invited this internationally recognized group to school, which features 2007 Canterbury alum Emily Tsai, oboist. (Video Post)

Mrs. Presser, LS librarian, and Mrs. Minser, LS technology specialist, arranged a SKYPE with award-winning author Avi, who lives in Colorado. Fourth graders learned about the author and wrote questions to ask him during the SKYPE session. The students gathered in the LS library story pit to learn from Avi. Students listened to his advice about developing story lines and characters, writing and re-writing, about listening and looking at things through a new eyes, and about being imaginative and creative.

Canterbury boys tennis team will be in action for sectionals Wednesday and Thursday September 28 and 29 at Homestead. The Cavaliers will play Wayne HS at 4:30 p.m. The sectional championship takes place Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

The Canterbury School Fine Arts Department will host visiting artists WindSync, a wind quintet ensemble featuring 2007 Canterbury High School graduate Emily Tsai, oboe. The group is currently on the Fischoff Double Gold Tour. The concert event "Pies and Pipes" will take place at the Canterbury Middle School Auditorium on Friday, September 30. The WindSync concert is free and takes place from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Before the concert enjoy pizza, salad and pie from 6-6:45 p.m. available for purchase in the cafeteria. Please email to let her know how many plan to come for supper.

Last May, Canterbury High School students wrote 403 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Out of a possible score of 5, 89 percent earned 3 or higher and 72 percent earned scores of 4 or 5. Canterbury students averaged 3.98 on all AP exams. The Indiana average was 2.63.

Additionally, 94 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.

The girls golf team begins post season play Saturday, Sept. 17 with Sectionals hosted by Norwell. Tee times are 9 a.m. #5 Canterbury- Sara Diem; 9:08 #4 Canterbury – Samantha McAllister; 9:16 #3 Canterbury – Elisha Scott; 9:24 #2 Canterbury – Deborah Choe; and #1 Canterbury – Maria Teel.

Are the students writing on the table tops? Yes, they are working together on a problem from BC Calculus class. These new whiteboard tables are used by companies (eg. Google and Apple) that are very much into the design thinking movement. The tables are perfect for encouraging collaboration, innovation and fun.

The Enrichment Programs in Early Childhood help to balance out our youngest students' school day by offering the opportunity to create up to a full day experience. New to the menu of enrichment programs is ArtSci Conservatory led by Jane Berner and Jennifer Reelsen.

Marylynn Hammond, math teacher, decorated a portion of the math and science hallway with examples of Growth Mindset. Mrs. Hammond hopes to boost students' confidence and to change the way they perceive their own abilities. "I love sharing short videos and stories with my students that demonstrate how changing their mindset can impact their learning and success in a huge way," she explained.

It was a big day for Kindergarten students on Wednesday as they attended their first K-12 Convocation at the High School. The student and faculty event is a tradition to bring everyone together in Summers Auditorium to celebrate the beginning of a new school year and to put emphasis on "Building Community."

All area eighth graders are invited to compete for merit scholarships to attend Canterbury High School next fall. The 35th annual Canterbury Scholar Competition will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Canterbury High School - 3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

As many as 10 students will be named Canterbury Scholars and they will be awarded $8,000 merit scholarships, $2,000 for each of the four years they attend Canterbury High School. Walk-in welcome or Click to Register Online.

Canterbury artists and writers earned 208 Scholastic awards. Students and their teachers werel recognized at the Regional Awards Ceremony at the Grand Wayne Center. Entries awarded a Gold Key, went on to compete n 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.

It is time to begin planning for next school year and for fall athletics in particular. Fall practice opportunities for many teams will begin on the first date allowable by IHSAA by-laws: Monday, August 1. Athletes must plan to be present for 10 practices (one per day) prior to being eligible for a contest in that sport (Exception: Girls Golf requirement is 2 practices). Mandatory forms for High School athletes are due before your first practice on August 1. Forms are online now. Links are listed in this article to all four forms. Coaches, Practice Dates and more also are listed.

The summer reading lists are up on the Parents/Students Forms and Info page. This is the page you will use all summer as directed to download items and update information. We also have the summer reading list in this news item. Reading lists have been compiled for each grade level beginning with Early Childhood (age 2-K-Prep), Lower School (Kindergarten through Grade 4), Middle School (grades 5-8) and finally High School (grades 9-12). The High School assignments that go along with the reading and are due in August, also are posted.

The Class of 2016 had an amazing year at Canterbury High School as artists, athletes and scholars. All 90 of them graduated and have been accepted to colleges and universities. The entire class earned more than $8.2 million in merit scholarships. Where will they go next? Click the read more button to see the full list.

Please join us in celebrating retiring Headmaster Jonathan Hancock Sunday, June 12, from 2-4 p.m. on the Canterbury High School Lawn. Remarks will be at 3 p.m.

In possibly the wisest decision in its history, the school hired Jonathan Hancock in 1982. Jonathan was raised in England, where he received both a bachelor's and master's degree from Oxford University while studying the classics. He continued his studies at Harvard University, where he received a graduate degree in education. Jonathan also teaches seventh-grade Latin. He is retiring after 32 years of amazing accomplishments at Canterbury, and he will be greatly missed.

Click to see Mr. Hancock's Top 10 Memories and more.

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