Welcome home, alumni.
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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Canterbury Soccer Coach Greg Mauch was honored January 13 in Los Angeles during the NSCAA Awards Banquet in conjunction with the 70th annual NSCAA Convention. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America honored him with the Robert W. Robinson Award - High School Long-Term Service Award sponsored by the american Youth Soccer Organization. The award is presented annually to someone who has exhibited a career of contributions and service to both the NSCAA and the game at their constituent level.
Canterbury is pleased to announce the Canterbury Scholars who will attend the High School next fall as freshmen. The 35th annual Canterbury Scholar Competition was an opportunity for all area eighth graders to compete for $8,000 ($2,000/year) in merit scholarships.
Children in K-Prep through Grade 4 and their parents are invited to enjoy the weather with Canterbury Lower School teachers, Science Central Experts and local meteorologists. This free event is open to the community and will take place from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Canterbury School, 5601 Covington Road. Enter Door 19.
Joyce Lazier will direct the next Canterbury High School Theatre production: The Three Musketeers. The show is scheduled for February 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. in Summers Auditorium. Auditions were held December 12 and the cast list is up. Musketeers will be played by Bo Geyer, Nicholas Kobs, Evan Stoddard and Case Davis. Click through for the complete cast list. One For All, All For One!
More than 50 students tried to spell their way to victory in the annual Middle School Spelling Bee. Students competed in their grade level and then first place winners from each grade spelled off to see who would represent the school at the county bee. Madeline Phuong, Grade 6, is the school winner and Vonnia Anwar, Grade 7, is the school runner-up.
The Model United Nations Delegations from Canterbury traveled to the Indiana University Southeast Conference in November. The topics they debated included the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Chinese Expansion in the South China Sea, Syrian Conflict, and Crisis in Ukraine. The group took away Best Delegation and Best Delegate awards.
Senior Emily Westropp was profiled by 21 Alive's Zach Groth as the ABC21/Parkview Sports Medicine Scholar of the Week. Emily is captain of the swim team and runs track and cross country. She is an active volunteer, including with Erin's House. Click through for video link.
The HS Horticulture Science class has successfully carried out a first in the campus Crawford Family Greenhouse. The class has grown a crop of lettuce using the hydroponic system. The produce was used for lunches and the salad bar menu. Growing this lettuce involves planting seeds in a soil medium, germinating the seeds into young lettuce seedlings, transferring seedlings to a hydroponic growing medium and net pots, placing net pots into the wells of the hydroponic system, allowing time for the lettuce to mature, harvesting and finally transporting to the school kitchen for prepping and serving.
What is the All School Hoopla? It's kind of like homecoming for basketball. Canterbury families from all school divisions, alumni and their families, faculty and staff, friends and fans are all invited. You will have free admission to a hot dog and chili supper in the HS cafeteria Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. As a special treat, basketball teams from Australia will be in town to play alumni/faculty teams at 6 p.m. and and 7:30 p.m. So, bring your family and your Canterbury spirit to the HS campus Thursday. (Change in schedule due to IHSAA ruling.)
Canterbury performing artists will give a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W Berry St., Fort Wayne. The concert features Canterbury Children's Choir, High School Orchestra, Middle School Chamber Orchestra, Middle/High School Band, High School Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.
Giving Tuesday, November 29, is a national day to support non-profit organizations that have made a difference in your life. This is the second year we have participated in Giving Tuesday as a campaign for our alumni -#MAD4Canterbury - Make A Difference, encouraging them to support the Canterbury Fund. Alumni have already begun to participate sending in their written testimonials along with their gifts. We hope to have at least 120 alumni participate for Giving Tuesday (20 of which are new givers), but all our friends and family are invited to give as well.
Canterbury seventh graders testified about the United States Constitution today at the Allen County Courthouse. The students have been studying the Constitution in social studies class through the We The People program. They read, write, research and put together their testimony. During the hearing they present their findings and answer questions related to their research. Judges include Veterans, experts in the legal field, faculty, Canterbury High School students and other professionals.
Senior Mason VanHouten is the recipient for District 1 IBCA Player of the Week for October 31-November 5. VanHouten tossed in 33 points with three rebounds, three assists and two steals as Canterbury defeated Wayne High School in its season opener. VanHouten, a Cal State-Fullerton recruit, sank 12-of-16 from the field, including 3-of-3 3-pointers, and 6-of-6 free throws.
Canterbury broke ground October 31 on the new Conservatory, which will be located on the northwest corner of the Clubhouse property. "This new structure will facilitate Early Childhood's innovative art and science programming," said Cherie Bowen, Early Childhood director. "You may have noticed new fencing which was set in anticipation of both the Conservatory and a raised garden bed. The project was supported by the Special Focus dollars raised during the Laughing Cavalier 2016 for which we are very thankful."
College Board Advanced Placement exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5 and 5 is the equivalent to an A in a corresponding college course. According to a letter from Trevor Packer, College Board Senior Vice President of AP and Instruction, Benjamin Ryker received the top score of 5, resulting in his being "one of only three students in the world (amounting to just 0.006% of all 2016 AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam takers) to earn every possible point on this difficult assessment."
Mrs. Butler's Grade 8 Shakespeare class produced a unique audio recording. The assignment is a full-class collaboration to create a vocal interpretation of this famous monologue from Hamlet. "The challenge is to use all members of the class, choose what the most important pieces of the passage are, and to develop a way to express these thoughts through sound only," said Mrs. Butler. (Click through for the rest of the story and the recording.)
On Friday, November 4, 2016, the Canterbury High School Orchestra, directed by Mrs. Tan, performed at the Indiana High School Orchestra Invitational, sponsored by the Indiana Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
The Haven Interfaith Parents (HIP) at Canterbury School is hosting an interfaith event on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium, 5601 Covington Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46804, titled "Love Thy Neighbor." The moderated hour-long event will feature panelists from different faiths offering responses to questions posed by Canterbury students relating to the concept of "Love Thy Neighbor."
Canterbury's Equestrian Teams are competing in the 2016-2017 Interscholastic Equestrian Association events. IEA is unique in that riders do not need to own a horse to compete. They are assigned a horse at random and judged on their skills alone.
Six High School and five Middle School students participated in a Novice Speech Tournament at Bishop Dwenger. The High School team brought home the 3rd place trophy.